Saint Vincent College is a welcoming environment, sharing the core values of the Benedictine tradition, especially hospitality, community, love, prayer and respect for the dignity of all.
Founded in 1846 by Boniface Wimmer, a monk from Bavaria, we are the first Benedictine college in the United States. Saint Vincent College has striven to embody the ideals and character of the 1,500-year-old heritage of Benedictine education. For 170 years, the monks of Saint Vincent have exemplified and carried on this living Benedictine tradition.
Got monks? We do, and we’re proud of it.
My passion for all things numbers started at a young age when I asked my father to teach me long division during summer break between first and second grade. It eventually fed into a passion for accounting that was fostered during my undergraduate studies at Duquesne University where I earned a B.S. in Business Administration in 1995. Bringing my studies and my faith together was a natural path for me at Duquesne coming from an extraordinarily strong Catholic upbringing.
I launched my professional career as a member of the Deloitte audit team for more than 8 years in the Pittsburgh area and have been a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania since 1998. My expertise in S.E.C. reporting and accounting research excelled under the direction of my many wonderful mentors and colleagues while serving clients financial institutions, higher education, and many other industries.
I made a career choice in 2004, after the birth of my first child, to take this expertise into a corporate setting where a new passion for manufacturing and making processes leaner emerged. For nearly 15 years I held varying positions within Kennametal Inc., located here in Latrobe, including Interim CFO, VP Finance, Industrial Business Segment, and VP Finance and Corporate Controller. What an opportunity to hone my skills as a leader in an international business setting and to bring value to our company through accounting and finance. My tenure as a finance executive drew to a close because of what can only be described as a Divine Calling to serve others in a way I had never before been challenged to do.
It took a little while to sort out the details of my Calling that have ultimately led me here to the St. Vincent’s Community. I have served as an adjunct instructor of Cost Accounting for the 2019/2020 year, and what a year it has been! I am presently completing my MBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (August 2020) and will commence work towards a Ph.D., Business (concentration in Accounting) this Fall at IUP. This has renewed my love for learning as well as my excitement to teach and mentor. The opportunity to work with the amazing students at St. Vincent’s as an Instructor of Accounting at the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will provide a forum to bring corporate expertise to the classroom in a meaningful way.
My husband and I reside in Greensburg with our children and are members of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Parish. For the last 5 years I have studied violin under Ramona Coppage of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra along side my twelve-year old daughter. I also serve the community and foster my love of music as a Board Member of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. I enjoy reading and spending as much time with my family as possible.
My family and I would like to thank you for welcoming us so graciously to the St. Vincent College Community!