Meet the ELT: Announcing Dr. Dona Marie Fabrizio

DONA - Act101-1AI am on a roll with meeting the Executive Leadership Team, if I do say so myself. Even on this dark and gloomy day I had the joy of speaking with the Dean of Student Services, Dr. Dona Marie Fabrizio. Along with being a pleasure to talk to, she did inform me on some issues that I am very interested in, in order to help out our beloved school! Stay tuned for the new and creative ideas I have in store for P.I.T.

Q: What were your dreams as a kid?

A: “As I was growing up I found a joy in hopefully becoming a United Nations Translator. Although throughout my school years I received awards to achieve my goals in education.”

Q: What high school did you go to?

A: “I attended Archbishop Prendergast High School”

Q: What college did you go to and what was your major?

A: “I went to St. Joseph’s University for my Bachelor of Science degree for Elementary Education, then I went to Widener University and got my Masters for Adult Education, and my Doctor of Education degree for Reading and Language Arts.”

Q: Who inspires you?

A: Although my mom passed away I still believe that she and my kids are my inspiration. My mother played a big role in my life, she always told me to reach for the stars and that nothing was impossible, even for women. My kids are amazing too, they always live life to the fullest and have a positive attitudes.”

Q: What is your goal for the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology?

A: “A lot. The number one goal I would say is to continue to grow and to serve students and help them reach their highest potential and success.”

Q: When did you start working here at P.I.T?

A: “In 1988 I was a full time instructor and head of the English Department and ran the Tutoring Program. Then in 1996 I went back to school for my Masters at Widener. In 2001, Mrs. Garrison asked me to come back and I have been here ever since”

Q: Any hobbies?

A: “Oh yes! I love to read, dance, watch movies and also took up knitting with Annamarie Cassidy”

Q: With the holidays coming up, what is your favorite holiday?

A:” Christmas for sure is my favorite.”

Q: Would you change anything about your past?

A: “Have more kids!”