Cal U students embrace during Commencement.Cal U students embrace during Commencement.

ALUMNAE ADDRESS DECEMBER GRADUATES

Two distinguished alumnae will address graduating students when Cal U holds Commencement ceremonies Dec. 14 and 15 in the Convocation Center.

Graduate students will receive their master’s degrees and be vested in their academic hoods at 7 p.m. Dec. 14. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Undergraduates will be awarded their diplomas at 10 a.m. Dec. 15. Doors open at 8 a.m.

Cal U’s 175th Commencement recognizes students who completed their studies in August and December.

More than 683 undergraduates and 730 graduate students will receive their degrees, although not all will attend the ceremonies.

The speakers

Adele Lynn ’74 will address the master’s degree candidates.

Since 1982 she has served as the founder and owner of The Adele Lynn Leadership Group, an international consulting and training firm whose clients include many Fortune 500 names.

Her work on emotional intelligence is offered through strategic partners throughout Latin America, India and Europe.

Lynn lectures at colleges and universities throughout the United States. A member of the National Speakers Association, she is a frequent guest on radio and television shows in the United States and Canada. 

She is the author of six books published in 11 languages, including the critically acclaimed In Search of Honor, Lessons From Workers on How to Build Trust

Her latest book, The EQ Interview, Finding Employees with High Emotional Intelligence, was released in 2008 and endorsed by the Society of Human Resource Management. It also was featured as a cover story for Harvard Management Update

Lynn earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science at Cal U and her master’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In 2011 the Cal U Alumni Association recognized her professional achievements by presenting her with the Meritorious Award.

Teri Dunn ’80 will address the undergraduates. A consultant for manufacturers, finance companies and independent dealerships in the office products industry, she has been delivering speeches and selling managed print services training on behalf of the Learning Outsource Group since 2006.

She currently serves on the board of directors for Rampart Global Inc., an engineering management resource company.

Previously, Dunn enjoyed a distinguished 26-year career with Global Imaging Systems companies in Pennsylvania, Washington and Oregon. She ultimately was named global corporate vice president of marketing. 

As a member of the Leadership Pittsburgh program, she was named one of the city’s Top 50 business leaders in 1998. 

Dunn served on the board of directors for the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank and was board president from 1996-1998. In 1997 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge recognized her personal contribution to the statewide fight against hunger, and she was honored as one of Pittsburgh’s Community Champions in 1998. 

In 2002 Dunn received the Alumni Professional Excellence Award from Cal U, and the following year Kentucky Gov. Paul E. Patton appointed her a Kentucky Colonel.

Dunn’s work has been published in several periodicals. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Cal U and has co-taught at Robert Morris and Duquesne universities.

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More about the speakers

Ms. Adele Lynn ’74

Ms. Adele Lynn ’74 has served since 1982 as the founder and owner of The Adele Lynn Leadership Group, an international consulting and training firm whose clients include many Fortune 500 names.

Her business in North America focuses on helping organizations forge trusting relationships and improve productivity and quality through improvements in emotional intelligence and workplace trust. Her work on emotional intelligence is offered through strategic partners throughout Latin America, India and Europe.

Ms. Lynn lectures at colleges and universities throughout the United States. A member of the National Speakers Association, she is a frequent guest on radio and television shows in the United States and Canada. 

She is the author of six books published in 11 languages, including the critically acclaimed In Search of Honor, Lessons From Workers on How to Build Trust.

Ms. Lynn is the author of a CD-ROM, video and participant’s book, Mentoring: Passing on the Torch, that won the Athena Award for Excellence in Mentoring. 

Her books for trainers and coaches are 50 Activities for Developing Emotional Intelligence in Leaders, which has consistently been a best seller in training and development publications, and The Emotional Intelligence Activity Book, which has been published in five languages. 

Business publisher Amacom released Ms. Lynn’s book The EQ Difference in 2004, followed in 2007 by Quick Emotional Intelligence Activities for Busy Managers.   

Her latest book, The EQ Interview, Finding Employees with High Emotional Intelligence, was released in 2008 and endorsed by the Society of Human Resource Management. It also was featured as a cover story for Harvard Management Update.

Ms. Lynn earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science at Cal U and her master’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

In 2010 she received IUP’s Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award. In 2011 the Cal U Alumni Association recognized her professional achievements by presenting her with the Meritorious Award. 

Ms. Teri Dunn ’80

Ms. Teri Dunn ’80 has been a consultant for manufacturers, finance companies and independent dealerships in the office products industry since 2006, when she also began delivering speeches and selling managed print services training on behalf of the Learning Outsource Group.

She currently serves on the board of directors for Rampart Global Inc., an engineering management resource company.

Previously, Ms. Dunn enjoyed a distinguished 26-year career with Global Imaging Systems companies in Pennsylvania, Washington and Oregon. After starting in sales at Global Imaging, she rose through various executive positions until she ultimately was named global corporate vice president of marketing. In that role she managed the rollout of Global Imaging’s successful national print management initiative. 

Ms. Dunn also was responsible for curriculum, administration and training for the “Sales and Marketing” module within the National Global Leadership Institute. She is a trained facilitator for FISH! Philosophy, a dynamic program that teaches team-building and cultural development. 

Ms. Dunn has contributed to the community throughout her career. As a member of the Leadership Pittsburgh program, she was named one of the city’s Top 50 business leaders in 1998. She was a member of the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh for 12 years and served two terms on its board of directors.

Ms. Dunn served on the board of directors for the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank and was board president from 1996-1998. In 1997 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge recognized her personal contribution to the statewide fight against hunger, and she was honored as one of Pittsburgh’s Community Champions in 1998. In 2001, the food bank’s 15th anniversary, she accepted its award for Vision and Innovation. 

In 2002 Ms. Dunn received the Alumni Professional Excellence Award from California University of Pennsylvania. The following year Kentucky Gov. Paul E. Patton appointed her a Kentucky Colonel, and in 2004 she joined the board of directors for the Wesley Institute in Pittsburgh.

Ms. Dunn holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from California State College of Pennsylvania. She has delivered guest lectures at Cal U and taught at Robert Morris and Duquesne universities. Her work has been published in several periodicals.