’Berg Names New Trustees
Three new members have been elected to the Muhlenberg College Board of Trustees. Dr. Paul C. Brucker, Dr. John B. Rosenberg and Robert C. Wood were named trustees at last month’s spring meeting of the Board.
The president of Thomas Jefferson University and chair of the board of Jefferson Health Systems, Dr. Paul C. Brucker returns to the Muhlenberg Board after a one-year hiatus, having served on the Board from 1990-2003. A 1953 graduate of Muhlenberg College, he earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1957. An active member of the College community, Brucker received an honorary doctor of science from Muhlenberg in 1991 and the Alumni Association Award for Attainments in Life in 2003. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Board of Family Practice, the American Board of Medical Specialties and the National Board of Medical Examiners. Currently, he is a member of the President’s Council of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Brucker and his wife, Joan, reside in Ambler, Pa.
Dr. John B. Rosenberg is the vice president of Prudential Securities in Jenkintown, Pa. Previously, he was director of the Philadelphia Society for Children and the Family Institute of Philadelphia. A member of Muhlenberg’s Class of 1963, he earned his master’s degree and doctorate in education at Temple University. He has served as president of the Muhlenberg Alumni Association and was a member of the search committee that selected Peyton R. Helm as Muhlenberg’s 11th president in 2003. Rosenberg and his wife, Stephanie, live in Philadelphia.
Robert C. Wood is chairman of Wood Dining, executive vice president for client development of Sodexho. Wood is a 1967 graduate of Cornell University with a degree in hotel management, and he received the 1997 Fabric Award, given by Northampton Community College. A member of Muhlenberg’s Board of Associates and Corporate Committee, Wood received the Alumni Association Tricorn Award in 1993. He is active in several community organizations, including the Pennsylvania Special Olympics, the Allentown Art Museum, United Way of the Lehigh Valley, Boy Scouts of America and the Economic Growth Panel of Allentown. Currently, Wood is a trustee of the Harry C. Trexler Trust. He resides in Allentown.
New Faces in Development
In the spring, Muhlenberg announced five new hires in the office of development and alumni relations. Tracy R. Kichline has been named director of technology management. Kichline most recently served as an I/S security analyst at Lehigh Valley Hospital, and previously was an information security consultant and specialist at Roche Diagnostics Corporation in Indianapolis, Ind. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska, Kearney. As director of technology management, Kichline oversees the management of alumni and donor databases.
Jacqueline Jones and Jennifer McKee have been named major gifts officers. Jones comes to Muhlenberg from Lafayette College, where she served as associate director of the Lafayette College Fund and assistant director of major gifts. Previously, she served as director of residence life and then dean of student affairs at Cedar Crest College. Jones earned her bachelor’s degree at Assumption College and her master’s degree in college student personnel administration from Northeastern University.
McKee is a 2002 graduate of Muhlenberg College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting. Since graduating, she has served as assistant director of alumni relations. A volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters, McKee was nominated for the “Rookie of the Year Award,” a peer- recognition award for non-faculty employees, in her first year of employment at Muhlenberg.
Jeanne Sharp Wells has been named director of donor relations. Wells comes to Muhlenberg from the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pa., where she served as director of annual giving. Previously, she served as interim director of development at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri and as an officer of the Whitman Fund at Whitman College. Wells holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Whitman College. As director of donor relations, Wells will plan, implement and oversee Muhlenberg’s programs of stewardship and assist with planning and execution of donor-related development events.
Traci Luckenbill-Falco '92 has been named assistant director of alumni relations. She joins the Muhlenberg staff from St. Joseph the Worker School in Orefield. She previously has worked as a sales assistant at the Coplay Plaza – A Wyndham Hotel in Boston, and as an office assistant for James Falco, DMD, in Allentown. As a student, Luckenbill-Falco was president of the Muhlenberg Activities Council. As assistant director of alumni relations, she will coordinate on-campus and regional alumni events, and will plan and implement Homecoming and Reunion programs. Luckenbill-Falco began her duties June 29.