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Notable & Quotable


  • April Bowling, assistant professor of health sciences, was quoted in a Jan. 9, 2017, story in MedPage Today about the behavioral benefits of aerobic exercise for children with behavioral health disorders. “The big takeaway from this study is that kids with these types of (behavioral) challenges may not need a lot of aerobic exercise to see big improvements in classroom behavior,” Bowling said. “But it is really important to find modes of exercise that appeal to them, and work within the existing structures of school.”

  • Five faculty members, representing all four school at Merrimack, were awarded tenure in January by President Christopher E. Hopey. They are Brittnie Aiello, assistant professor of criminology; Jimmy Franco, assistant professor of chemistry; Sirkwoo Jin, assistant professor of management; Susan Marine, associate professor and program director in the higher education master’s program; and Sally Shockro, assistant professor of history.

  • James Kaklamanos, assistant professor of civil engineering, was honored by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of this year’s 10 New Faces of Civil Engineering worldwide. The program recognizes the next generation of civil engineering professionals, 30 years and younger, who have demonstrated the potential to lead the field to new heights. Kaklamanos, who serves as faculty adviser to Merrimack’s ASCE student chapter, was cited for his exemplary work with students.


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