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Alumni Profiles

School of Education and Social Sciences


Diane Gorog
2016 RMU Alum, Psychology
Early Childhood Group Supervisor
Sewickley Valley YMCA 

My education at RMU has provided me with several opportunities to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally. I'm amazed and how far I have come from the first time I walked on campus and couldn't be more grateful for the faculty who have always supported me and encouraged me to reach for the impossible. I know that my time here has equipped me well for the future and I look forward to changing lives just as RMU has changed mine.


Erica Tierney
2014 RMU Alum, Early Childhood Education/Special Education
3rd Grade Teacher
Avonworth School District

I started at Robert Morris in 2010 as an undergraduate interested in going into education. I attended the University of Alabama for the previous year and found that it wasn’t the right fit for me. I was hesitant to start college classes again because of, what I considered, my failure at my first college attended. However, from the first classes I took at Robert Morris I knew that it was the right place for me. I started, like all undergraduate students, taking my core Robert Morris classes. I got experience working with professors and students from all different backgrounds and with all different goals. Working alongside this diverse population in my early time at Robert Morris helped me to be more outgoing and more open-minded. As I progressed through my program, my classes got smaller and students’ interests became more focused. In the education program, we became a family. In all of my classes, all of the students helped one another. We helped each other, relied on each other, and trusted each other. The small class size made this possible. Unlike my previous college experience, I felt home. I felt that I mattered to my University; I wasn’t just another student number and a tuition check. Robert Morris University gave me the experience through my course work and international opportunities to be successful in my field. Without RMU, I would not have been placed in the school district that I am now currently employed. Robert Morris has opened doors and widened my horizons in the time I have attended.


Daniel Blevins
2015 RMU Alum, History
Community Relations and Development Manager
Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania

History is a terrific degree that imparts many transferable skills. The education I received here laid the foundation for a wonderful career serving the greater Pittsburgh region.


Ben Stahl
2013 RMU Alum, Social Science - History & Government 
Interim Executive Director
Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania

The education that I received at RMU SESS has proven to be the foundation from which I was able to successfully integrate into civilian life during my transition from the Navy.  The faculty at RMU are dedicated to ensuring that the students are actively engaged in the learning process, and that they enter the workforce with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.  The time I spent at RMU has helped shape who I am today, and for that I will be eternally grateful.


Robert Aitken
2013 RMU Alum, Master of Education (M.Ed.), Reading Specialist, K-12
Reading Specialist
Title I Teacher/RTI Coordinator
Horizon Science Academy
Cleveland, Ohio

I attended Robert Morris University for my Master's degree in Literacy. It was the best choice I made in my teaching career. It was a convenient, fast-paced program that allowed me to complete my degree and certification in just over one year. Since graduating, I was offered a position in the public schools as an RTI coordinator. Every day I am applying all of the theory based practices and hands-on learning that the RMU clinic provided. The RMU clinic provided me the tools and experience needed to truly understand and make policy changes for our reading program in my district. I am forever grateful because without the knowledge and training of the professors and the program at RMU, I would not be doing what I love!