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6/8/2017 Public Administration Instructor Elected to National EMS Board
Jill Oblak was elected to the National Association of EMS Educators 2017 Board of Directors.
1/31/2017 Cranberry Township Administrator Chooses Fully Online Public Administration Program
Meet Jeff Gooch, desktop administrator and volunteer fire captain for Cranberry Township, Pa.
10/21/2016 Public Admin Grad and Instructor Help With Hurricane Relief Efforts
Kate Jones and Roy Cox, Ed.D., deployed to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Florida shortly after Hurricane Matthew hit.
9/23/2016 Public Administration Professor Teaches Fire Instructor Course in Japan
Robert Skertich, Ph.D., recently taught Japanese firefighters and officers a Fire Instructor I certification course at United States Marine Corps’ Camp Foster.
9/15/2016 Public Administration 2015 Grad Promoted to Shift Commander of Swissvale Fire Department
Michael Volpe was promoted after earning a B.S. in public administration in December 2015.
6/2/2016 Public Administration Online Graduate Becomes a State-Certified Fire Training Instructor
Meet Tony Zoroya, a 2016 B.S. in public administration graduate and transport coordinator for STAT MedEvac.
5/19/2016 Deputy Fire Chief, Public Administration Grad Accepted Into National Fire Academy Program
Meet Mathew Davis, a 2014 public administration alumnus and deputy fire chief and emergency management coordinator for Dormont Fire Department.
2/1/2016 Alumna, Professor Serve on Disaster Medical Team During State of the Union
Public administration grad Kate Jones and Robert Skertich, Ph.D., were ready to respond to an emergency during the latest State of the Union address.
9/29/2015 Public Administration Instructor Receives 2015 Firefighter Hero Award
Thomas Cook, assistant chief of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, was honored by the American Red Cross of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
9/25/2015 Students Gain Workplace Experience, Make Industry Connections During Summer Internships
Point Park students interned for Ernst & Young, Prudential, WQED, KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh Riverhounds and more.
8/12/2015 Public Administration Student, Faculty Lead Firefighter Training
Tony Zoroya, Robert Skertich and Thomas Cook led a training at the Allegheny County Fire Academy.
7/14/2015 Public Administration Professor Leads Disaster Preparedness Training
Robert Skertich, Ph.D., recently served as an incident commander at a Center for Domestic Preparedness bioterrorism training in Anniston, Ala.
12/10/2014 Public Administration Instructors Mix Academics with Real-World Experience
Students have the unique opportunity to be taught by city fire chiefs, EMS administrators, public safety professionals and more.
12/2/2014 B.S. in Public Administration Enables 2014 Grad to Land Position as Township Manager
Meet alumnus Harry Faulk, manager of Elizabeth Township in Allegheny County, Pa.
12/4/2013 Professor Selected to Give Commencement Address at Pittsburgh Airport
Robert Skertich, Ph.D., was the keynote speaker at the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighters 2013 graduation ceremony.
12/3/2013 Public Administration and M.B.A. Alumna Working for Management Science Associates
Meet Michelle Herrle, a business systems analyst who earned her B.S. in public administration in 2008 and her M.B.A. in 2009, both from Point Park.
5/6/2013 Baldwin Assistant EMS Chief Pursues Public Administration Degree at Point Park
Todd Plunkett is pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in public administration with a concentration in EMS.
1/16/2013 Public Administration Program First in Pa to be Recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration
The public administration program at Point Park University is the first institution in Pennsylvania — and one of only 13 colleges and universities nationwide — to be recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration.
1/14/2013 Meet Greg Porter, Public Administration Student and EMS Assistant Director
Porter is pursuing his bachelor's degree in public administration with concentrations in EMS and fire service administration.
11/27/2012 Public Administration Professor Leads Medical Team in Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Efforts
Equipped with an extensive background in emergency management, Robert Skertich, Ph.D., assistant professor of public administration, led relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
10/26/2012 Flight Paramedic Pursuing Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration for Career Growth
Meet Peter Frenchak, a flight paramedic pursuing his B.S. in public administration at Point Park University.
8/1/2012 Professor Co-Authors Article on Economic Stress and Disaster Resilience
Robert Skertich, Ph.D. recently co-authored the article “A Bad Time for Disaster: Economic Stress and Disaster Resilience.”
5/23/2012 Public Administration Professor to Teach Course at Training Summit on Emergency Preparedness
Robert Skertich, Ph.D. will be teaching a 16-hour Advanced Incident Command course at the Integrated Medical, Public Health, Preparedness, and Response Training Summit.
3/19/2012 Public Administration Professor to Present Research on Pittsburgh's Cold War Air Defense on March 29
Robert Skertich, Ph.D. will share his research on the history of Pittsburgh’s Cold War air defense on March 29 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Northland Public Library.

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