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personalities, roles, parts, characters

Explore the roles, responsibilities and relationships of persons in communities.

PERSONAE is full for 2014-15. If you are coming to the College as a first-year student in fall 2014 please choose a different learning community.

Co-directors: Prof. Ava Cipri, Department of English & Prof. Marcia Rapchak, School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

Faculty members of Personae from left to right: Dr. Maureen O'Brien, Professor, Ava Cipri, Professor, Marcia Rapchak,

Pesonae Faculty

Watch this PowerPoint slide presentation to learn about PERSONAE's activities in 2015-16.


Fall 2015
UCOR 030C, Research and Information Skills, Prof. Marcia Rapchak
UCOR 101C, Thinking and Writing across the Curriculum, Prof. Ava Cipri
COMM 103C, Exploring Interpersonal Communication, Prof. Joshua Hill
PSYCH 103C, Introduction to Psychology, Prof. Jeremy Axelrad

Spring 2016
UCOR 102C, Imaginative Literature & Critical Writing, Prof. Ava Cipri (optional)
UCOR 142C, Theological Views of the Person, Dr. Maureen O'Brien

PERSONAE students helping with ESL at the Allegheny Intermediate Unit


Students in PERSONAE learn about human diversity not only in class, but through community engagement.  See photos and read reactions of students to their experiences.


PERSONAE resident students live in St. Ann Living-learning Center:

St. Ann is in the lower right-hand corner of the campus map.