PCPA’s 2019 Annual Award Winners
Dr. Adriel A. Hilton
Dr. Rosalie Carpenter
Ms. Casey Cole
Mr. Cameo Pritchett
Outstanding Contribution to
the Profession Award
Dr. Adriel A. Hilton, Seton Hill University
Adriel A. Hilton, Ph.D. is dean of students and diversity officer at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. Recently, he served as director of the Webster University Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Extended Campus. As the chief administrative officer, he worked to implement programs and policies to achieve Webster University’s overall goals and objectives at the extended campus. In the past, Dr. Hilton has served as chief of staff and executive assistant to the president at Grambling State University and assistant professor and director of the Higher Education Student Affairs program at Western Carolina University.
He was the inaugural assistant vice president for inclusion initiatives at Grand Valley State University. He honed his expertise in higher education administration and teaching at Upper Iowa University (UIU) as executive assistant to the president and assistant secretary to the board of trustees. He was that school’s first chief diversity officer and an adjunct faculty member at both UIU and the University of Northern Iowa.
Dr. Hilton is a noted scholar. As a Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholar at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, he taught and developed academic programs within the Office of the Provost. Previously, he served as the first public policy fellow at the Greater Baltimore Committee, a leading regional organization comprised of civic and business leaders in Baltimore, Maryland. There he worked closely with advisors to research, develop, and advocate a public policy agenda to advance the organization’s work in various areas, including access to health care.
An author and researcher, Dr. Hilton’s research is published in refereed journals, such as Teachers College Record, Journal of College Student Development, Community College Review, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Journal of Applied Research in the Community College, and the Journal of the Professoriate. His numerous service commitments include membership on the editorial boards of the renowned Journal of Negro Education and the College Student Affairs Journal.
Dr. Hilton holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Morehouse College in Atlanta; a master’s degree, with a concentration in public administration from Florida A&M University; an MBA degree from Webster University in St. Louis; and a Ph.D. in higher education, with a concentration in administration, from Morgan State University in Baltimore.
Ronald Lunardini Mentoring
Dr. Rosalie Carpenter, Seton Hill University
Dr. Rosalie Carpenter currently serves as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA. She provides strategic leadership and direction to the offices of Housing & Residential Life, Student Leadership & Involvement, Community Standards, First Year & Transition Programs, Campus Ministry, Community Outreach, Diversity & Inclusion, International Student Services, Counseling & Health Services, and Athletics. She works diligently and effectively to build multi-constituent collaborations across campus to enhance the student learning experience and position Student Affairs as contributors to the educational mission of the College.
She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of South Alabama, and her dissertation was on the Effects of Executive Leadership on Strategic Planning in Higher Education. She received a master’s degree in Positive Organizational Development from Case Western Reserve University, as well as a master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of South Carolina. She has certificates in High Impact Coaching and Corporate Sustainability. Her areas of professional interest are in strategic planning & realignments, retention, creating strong cultures of student engagement and vibrancy, and strengths-based leadership. High-quality supervision, coaching, and mentoring are central to her management philosophy.
Prior to joining the team at Seton Hill University, she was the Vice President for Student Affairs at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, and the Dean of Students at Stetson University where she served as an adjunct professor in the School of Business Administration teaching classes in Business Communications and Management. Additional past professional experience includes working at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and at Syracuse University.
She has been married to her college sweetheart for over 20 years and they love spending time outdoors.
Outstanding Graduate Student
Casey Cole, Slippery Rock University ‘19
Casey Cole is a 2019 graduate from Carmichaels, Pennsylvania. She earned her undergraduate degree from Shippensburg University in 2016 with a major in English with a writing concentration and a minor in Political Science. In her gap year, Casey worked as a Legislative Assistant to Pennsylvania State Representative Pam Snyder. She then began her master’s program in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Slippery Rock University.
In her time as a graduate student, Casey served as the secretary of Slippery Rock’s Student Affairs Graduate Association and was also a Graduate Assistant in the Graduate Admissions office. She also presented at the Department of Counseling and Development’s 2019 Capstone Symposium and was honored for passing her program case analysis with distinction. This case analysis focused on hazing within fraternity/sorority life.
In the summer of 2018, Casey was the ACUHO-I Summer Services Intern at the University of Southern Indiana. Additionally, she was the Student Leadership and Involvement Graduate Intern at Allegheny College throughout the 2018-2019 school year. Through her internships, Casey gained experience in housing and residence life, camps and conferences services, student organizations, programming initiatives, and her functional area of interest, fraternity/sorority life.
Most recently, this summer, Casey had the opportunity to finish her elective coursework by participating in Bloomsburg University’s study abroad trip to Ireland.
Outside of her time as a graduate student, Casey has served as a volunteer for Phi Sigma Sigma International Sorority for the past year and has recently accepted the position of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs Program Coordinator for ACPA’s Commission for Student Involvement. Casey recently accepted the Coordinator of Student Life position at Allegheny College and is excited to continue working with fraternity/sorority life and other functional areas within Student Leadership and Involvement at the college.
Casey’s long-term goals include pursuing a doctorate in public policy and focusing on anti-hazing initiatives and legislation.
Cheyney University of PA, Life Coach & Advisor to Greek Life and Social Fellowships
PCPA President 2019-2020
Cameo Pritchett is a proud Philadelphia native who currently works as a Life Coach and Advisor to Greek Life and Social Fellowships at Cheyney University of PA. In his role, he provides students with holistic wellness support through individualized coaching, a wide-range of student developmental workshops and engagement activities to increase retention and student success at the university as well as providing leadership for fraternities, sororities and social fellowship groups through building organizational development opportunities and success strategies in areas such as academic excellence, leadership development, service initiatives, member development, and risk management. In addition, he serves as an adjunct faculty member with the Community College of Philadelphia’s Liberal Arts First-Year Experience program.
Cameo’s higher education background includes a broad range of experience within student affairs at Kutztown University and the Community College of Philadelphia, working with academic enrichment and retention initiatives, student leadership development, multicultural services, student activities, and summer bridge programming, among others.
Cameo earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 2011 from Kutztown. He returned to Kutztown to earn a master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education Administration in 2015. While in his master’s program, he began his involvement in PCPA, serving as the Graduate Student Liaison.
PCPA has remained a cornerstone in Cameo’s professional journey as he has also previously served as the Graduate and New Professionals Constituency Chair and President-Elect for PCPA. His term as president begins this month. Some of his goals for PCPA include continuing to increase member engagement opportunities, building upon organizational solidarity and collaborative efforts.
Outside of the normal business day, Cameo enjoys being an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. sports activities, the arts, spending time with loved ones, community service and partaking in opportunities to mentor students and new professionals. Not being a stranger to the many of the challenges that face our communities especially for youth, Cameo recognizes the importance of uplifting others and the need to remain dedicated to developing future leaders while also enjoying the journey.