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Two New Faces in the Westminster College Graduate School

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Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Westminster College welcomes two new employees to the Graduate School. Eric J. Perry, MA, assistant director, and Melissa C. Beadle, MBA, liaison, both began their Westminster endeavors last month.

Perry received a bachelor’s in psychology and social science with a minor in education from Ashford University in Clinton, Iowa, and a master’s in counseling from Slippery Rock University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in counselor education and supervision at Duquesne University.

Prior to coming to Westminster, Perry worked as an instructional designer, adjunct faculty member, curriculum developer and classroom instructor in higher education. 

"Westminster is just one of those places that draws you in, makes you want to be there, and inspires you to learn,” said Perry. “The most exciting aspect of my role is being a part of bringing that tradition forward, in all that we do and all that the future holds."

Beadle received a bachelor’s of science in business administration degree and a bachelor’s in psychology with a minor in m

anagement from Youngstown State University and a master’s in business administration from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Prior to joining Westminster, Beadle’s work experience included: national director for medical education programs (nurse assistant training, EKG, phlebotomy), grant manager/writer, hospital surgical residency coordinator, hospital therapeutic group facilitator, and K-12/special education substitute teacher.

“All my life, I have had a passion for education and assisting others in achieving their personal career goals,” said Beadle. “I understand the importance of higher education and the need for individuals to expand their knowledge and professional experiences in order to have a solid and successful future.”  

For more information about the graduate program, contact Perry at or Beadle at