Great Valley High School
's animal-rights club honored a photojournalist and author who has brought public attention to the plight of many dogs.
Traer Scott, a Rhode Island photographer and author of two photo books,
s, visited Great Valley last week to receive its first Animal Protector Award. She spoke to about 80 students and displayed some of her photos.
"They're just beautiful, they're haunting images," said Alexis Tsiouris, art and photography teacher and sponsor of the club.
The club is in its third year, and its 30 or so members have volunteered at animal shelters, run blanket and towel drives for the shelters, and circulated petitions concerning animal-rights issues such as puppy mill regulations and dog abuse.
For more information on Scott, visit traerscott.com.
A member of
's famous Mighty Macs has been honored for her part in basketball history.
Theresa Shank Grentz, who played on the women's basketball teams that won the first three national championships, and who just returned to her alma mater after a successful coaching career, will be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame on Dec. 12. Her career at Immaculata included three all-America selections to go along with the national championships in 1972 through 1974.
Her coaching career included stops at St. Joseph's, Rutgers (where she won another national title) and Illinois. Her career record is 671-331 in 33 seasons.
Grentz returned to Immaculata this year as assistant to the vice president for student affairs. She will be inducted along with former Flyer Bill Barber and the late former Eagle Reggie White at the ceremony Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing.
For more about the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, visit phillyhall.com.
Penn State Great Valley
professor will present the findings of her study of women in the workplace next week.
Titled "Kaleidoscope Careers of High-Achieving Women: An Exploratory Study," the event will show the results of Barrie Litzky's research. Litzky, assistant professor of management and organization, studied 66 women in six cities. The study focused on how women climbing the corporate ladder balanced their home lives with work, and how their career goals may have changed.
"Kaleidoscope Careers" will be discussed from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Room 228 in the main building; the event is free and open to the public. For information, call 610-648-3248. The campus is at 30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern.