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Rotary theme Economic and Community Development Month

Our members Renji Kurup, owner of Mathnasium in Collegeville, and Dr. Heather Lobban-Virvong, Vice President for College and Community Engagement at Ursinis College, will be giving their Classification Speeches this evening.

In Renji's words, 

"I am the Owner and Center Director at Mathnasium of Collegeville, and I come from a family of teachers. My mom is a professor of Chemistry and my grandfather was a Math teacher. Before Mathnasium, I worked as a Project Manager in various industries including retail, financial services, architecture, and commercial development. I firmly believe that I'll be able to make a positive impact on the community of Collegeville and beyond by helping children reach their potential. I am passionate about helping children learn how to enjoy and excel at math, build their skills and confidence, and open up opportunities for their future careers. In addition to my responsibilities at Mathnasium, I feel like the Rotary Club will also provide ample opportunities to help children and young adults in the Collegeville community and beyond."

About Dr. Heather~
Prior to assuming her role at Ursinus in July 2018, Dr. Lobban-Viravong served as Senior Associate to the President at SUNY Geneseo. She also spent 16 years on the faculty at Grinnell College, five of which were spent as an Associate Dean. In her capacity as Associate Dean, she played a leadership role in designing programs to improve faculty development and support their integration into the liberal arts approach to teaching, including the creation of a highly successful mentoring program for new faculty. With a PhD in English from the University at Buffalo (State University of New York), Dr. Lobban-Viravong has a wide range of scholarly interests. She has also been an active participant and presenter at national conferences devoted to higher education administration. She was selected as a 2013-14 participant in the Senior Leadership Academy of the Council of Independent Colleges and American Academic Leadership Institute, a development program for promising candidates for cabinet level academic positions. Beyond her current duties as vice president for college and community engagement at Ursinus, she believes in the importance of maintaining close connections to students through personal advising, mentoring, and engagement in programs that support student success.