Hiram College

College commemorates status as Apple Distinguished School

On Friday, January 24, 2020, during a dinner and evening presentation series as part of the Hiram College Board of Trustees’ winter meeting, representatives from Apple Inc. presented President Varlotta with a plaque commemorating the College’s status as an Apple Distinguished School.

In addition to the presentation from Apple representatives, President Varlotta invited faculty, staff, and students to speak with Trustees regarding their projects utilizing cutting edge technology, made possible by the College’s Tech and Trek program. The Board of Trustees and Senior Cabinet met staff from the Office of Learning Technologies, who coordinate Tech and Trek, as well as students and faculty with technology-related projects during dinner and then adjourned to hear presentations from Dr. Cathy Erbes, assistant professor of mathematics; Dr. James Rhodes, assistant professor of sociology; and Giselle Bahena, Class of 2021. Garrett Munro, instructional designer from the Office of Learning Technologies, moderated the event.

Tech and Trek Apple Distinguished School presentation

From left to right: Daniel Fakhoury, learning technologies administrator; Garrett Munro, instructional designer; Dean Scarborough, chair of the Board of Trustees; Matthew McKenna, executive director of IT; Dr. Lori Varlotta, president; Dr. James Rhodes, assistant professor of sociology; Giselle Bahena, Class of 2021; Dr. Cathy Erbes, assistant professor of mathematics; and Litsa Varonis, instructional designer.