Newsmaker: Elisabeth Talamo
Noteworthy: St. Vincent College awarded Talamo, a biology teacher at Quigley Catholic High School in Baden, Beaver County, a certificate of honor through its Great Teacher Recognition Program. She was nominated by a former student enrolled at the college near Latrobe.
Residence: Beaver and Murrysville
Family: Parents, Dr. Thomas S. Talamo and Dr. Barbara Susang-Talamo; brothers, Dr. Joseph A. Talamo, Dr. Thomas N. Talamo and Anthony Talamo
Education: Bachelor's degree in biology and master's degree in science education, St. Vincent College
Background: Talamo joined the staff at Quigley Catholic in 2013. She teaches freshman biology, honors biology II and college in high school biology. She serves as sponsor of Quigley's Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science program. Talamo was named an Outstanding High School Biology Mentor for Beaver County's Region 9 and is an honorary member of the National Youth Leadership Forum in Medicine. She has served as an assistant softball coach for Quigley Catholic. She also is a volunteer pianist for the Catholic service music ministry at Redstone Highlands Nursing Home.
Quote: “Receiving accolades from colleagues or administrators is flattering, but they are not directly influenced by my teaching; hearing one of my students say that I helped prepare him for the rigors of collegiate academics means far more to me.”
— Jason Cato