Newsmaker: Maureen A. Barcic
Maureen A. Barcic
Noteworthy: The American Society for Engineering Education inducted Barcic as a Fellow Member Honoree for her outstanding qualifications, contributions, and experience in engineering at a special awards ceremony held during the 120th American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Residence: Mt. Lebanon
Family: Children, Julie, 30; Kelly, 29; and Bill, 27
Education: Bachelor's degree in sociology and master's degree in Higher Education Administration, both from the University of Pittsburgh
Background: Barcic helped people with disabilities through the Vocational Rehab Center, now Life's Work, before joining Carnegie Mellon University. There she matched engineering students with internship programs through the Career Services Office. After taking time off to raise her children, Barcic joined the Cooperative Education Program at Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering in 1987. As the program's director, she works with more than 600 students and 200 companies a year. Barcic started the Employer of the Year and Co-Op Student of the Year Awards. She is a board member of the American Society for Engineering Education, and is chairwoman of the organization's Co-op Education Division for the second time.
Quote: “I get to see these students who come in green and don't know what they can go on to do. We help them figure all that out. We have so many alumni come back and say it was the best thing they ever did at school. It changes lives sometimes, and that's why I like it.”
— by Jason Cato
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- City suspending trash collection Tuesday to honor slain worker
- Former Rollier’s store to become art gallery, cafe
- Pittsburgh Trails Advocacy Group volunteers cut trail in South Park
- Rules hamper Franklin Regional attack victim scholarships
- Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent tourney n’at
- Western Pennsylvania residents chill about forecasters’ spat
- Legal titans prepared to tussle in Ferrante cyanide homicide trial
- Water process eyed for 2 parks in Allegheny County
- Pittsburgh photo exhibit shines light on ‘Good’ work
- Prosecutor in Ferrante cyanide trial attacked; partner charged with assault
- Judge expected to sign sale order for August Wilson Center for African American Culture