Born and raised in Bridgeport, Pa., and a 1993 graduate of Cabrini, Dawn Francis joined the Cabrini faculty this year in the English and communications department.
After Cabrini, Francis received a masters degree in journalism at Ohio University. She returned to Cabrini after leaving her vice president position at Strategic Management Group, Inc., a management consulting firm specializing in the application of technology-based learning products for corporate education, in Philadelphia.
She now teaches classes in public speaking, career preparation and job search techniques, as well as others. She also has research interests to help her gain further knowledge down the road, especially in the fields of instructional technology and learning theory, organizational change, project management and marketing.
She was a multi-faceted student while attending Cabrini. She held important positions in campus activities such as being the managing editor for the college paper, Loquitur, news director of WYBF-FM 89.1, TV producer for “FYI” cable news program and section editor for the yearbook.
Francis was also the recipient of many awards while studying at Cabrini. She was elected to “Who’s Who,” received the Mastronardi Service and Leadership Award and the departmental award in communications.
Many faculty and staff members, who knew her best, commented on her many great qualities. Director of Alumni Affairs, Martha Dale, said, “Dawn was very well-rounded. (She was) bright, focused on a career path and a student leader.” Another colleague here and friend, who had the opportunity to teach her, Dr. Mary Louise Corbin Sicoli, psychology professor, said, that she was “one of the most gifted students, highly motivated to achieve.”