Cate McCreavy

Class of 2017

Cate McCreavy

Cate McCreavy competed and completed her first triathlon on 8/25/18 in Wildwood NJ on a beautiful Saturday morning!

Olivia Bates

Class of 2014

Olivia Bates recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arcadia University with her Bachelor of Arts in Early Elementary and Special Education. She will begin her teaching career in the School District of Philadelphia as a Learning Support Teacher.

Kelly Shannon

Class of 1999

Kelly Shannon

Kelly J. Shannon, Ph.D. (SBA ’99) was recently tenured and promoted to Associate Professor of History at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. Kelly joined the FAU faculty as an Assistant Professor in 2014. Prior to moving to Florida, she was an Assistant Professor of History and International Studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage from 2011-2014. She earned her B.A.in History from Vassar College in 2003, M.A. in History from the University of Connecticut in 2005, and Ph.D. in History from Temple University in 2010. Kelly’s first book, U.S. Foreign Policy and Muslim Women’s Human Rights (2018), was also published earlier this year by the University of Pennsylvania Press. She is currently working on a book-length study of U.S. relations with Iran from 1905 to 1953.

Shannon Ritvalsky

Class of 1991

Shannon Ritvalsky graduated with honors in September, 2017 from Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing. She received her nursing license in November, 2017 and will be working to get her BSN starting in January. Shannon is currently looking for a full time nursing position.

Courtney Walter

Class of 2005

Courtney Walter

Courtney Walter recently received a political appointment to serve as a Policy Advisor with the United States Department of Labor. Courtney moved to Washington, D.C. after having lived in Miami, Florida for the past seven years. In Miami, Courtney attended FIU Law School, where she was named the Editor-in-Chief of FIU Law Review and graduated Valedictorian of her law school class. Upon graduating law school, Courtney practiced as a civil litigator, and she most recently completed a two-year federal judicial clerkship with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Courtney has also served as an Adjunct Professor in the areas of Constitutional Law and Legal Writing.
Courtney is thrilled to be living closer to her hometown of Philadelphia and looks forward to coming back to SBA in the near future.

Katina Sawyer

Class of 2003

Katina Sawyer

Katina Sawyer, Class of 2003, has been selected as one of the recipients of 2017 Philadelphia Business Journal Top 40 under 40 Recognition Award. In order to be considered for this recognition, nominees were judged based on their career growth and success, community involvement, leadership ability and their influence and impact in the region regarding either public policy or on quality of life.  Upon graduation, Katina received her B.A. from Villanova University in Psychology, and her
Ph.D from Penn State University in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Women’s Studies.
Katina currently holds the position as Assistant Professor of Psychology, Graduate Programs in Human Resources Development at Villanova University.

Danielle Schroeder

Class of 2012

Danielle Schroeder

Danielle Schroeder, B.S./M.S. Civil Engineering student, is in her fifth and final year at Drexel University. This past October at National Society of Women Engineers Conference, Danielle won the Outstanding Collegiate Member award which is the highest award given at the collegiate level. A maximum of 10 awards are given annually to collegiates from across the nation. As described on SWE’s website, the award is “Bestowed upon SWE collegiate members with at least two years of SWE membership who have made an outstanding contribution to SWE, the engineering community, and their campus.” Danielle was specifically honored for her dedication and leadership at the section and region levels of the Society, for her commitment to supporting engineering students, and for her academic achievements and community engagement. Danielle was nominated by members of the Philadelphia SWE Chapter and was featured in national SWE’s most recent Magazine and in the program booklet for the Celebrate SWE event.

Photo: Danielle receiving her award from National Society of Women Engineers President, Jessica Rannow.


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