November 28, 2018

QU professor inducted into IT professionals group

Photo | Contributed
Photo | Contributed
Wendy Ceccucci.
Kathleen A. McPadden.

Wendy Ceccucci of Middletown, professor and chair of computer information systems at Quinnipiac University, has been inducted as a fellow of the Association of Information Technology Professionals' Education Special Interest Group.

AITP-EDSIG was established to promote and strengthen information systems education by encouraging dialogue between practitioners and academic professionals, facilitating linkages and collaboration opportunities between industry and academia, disseminating innovations and best practices through the publication of scholarly journals, and organizing conferences on information systems education and applied research.

Ceccucci has been teaching at Quinnipiac for 23 years. She earned a Ph.D. in management science and a master's in management science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. She has a bachelor's degree in mathematics and computer science from Union College.

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Kathleen A. McPadden of Naugatuck, senior vice president, relations officer for Ion Bank and executive director of the Ion Bank Foundation, has been chosen by the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce to receive its 2018 Lewis A. Dibble Award.

The award, presented annually by the chamber, recognizes an individual's outstanding contributions to business and the socioeconomic well-being of Naugatuck. McPadden will receive the award during the chamber's 97th annual meeting on Jan. 9 at the Crystal Room in Naugatuck.

McPadden is immediate past president of the United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls board of directors and a member of the Rotary Club of Naugatuck, which honored her as a Paul Harris Fellow in 2014. Since 2011 she has served on the Board of Directors of Wellmore Behavioral Health, and currently serves as chairwoman. She is also vice president of the board of Are You Dense?, which seeks to educate the public about breast cancer. She is also immediate past chairwoman of the board for Jane Doe No More, an organization that seeks to assist victims of sexual assault.

McPadden holds a bachelor's degree in education from Central Connecticut State University, a master's in organizational behavior from the University of Hartford, and is a graduate of America's Community Bankers' National School of Banking.

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