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Muskingum University Recognizes Alumni with Emerging Alumni Awards
Emerging Alumni Awards

Muskingum University recognized Eric Anderson, Sarah McBeth, Julie Travaglini with Emerging Alumni Awards. They were honored at the Alumni Banquet as part of the University’s Reunion Weekend at Homecoming.

The Emerging Alumni Awards recognize and honor Muskingum University alumni, who in the first 15 years of their careers, have made significant contributions to their profession and their world.

Eric Anderson '08

Anderson received the award for Social Responsibility. An Urban Missionary and Assistant Director of Performing Arts for the Urban Impact Foundation, Anderson created a touring Shakespeare company featuring at-risk teenagers and semi-professional actors. In 10 seasons, “Urban Impact Shakes” has performed for thousands in five states.

Anderson has mentored dozens of teens, helping them develop strong moral character, an understanding of calling, and a Christian faith foundation. A recognized graphic designer, Eric’s work is found at and, and in the publication Presenting Shakespeare: 1,100 Posters from Around the World.

Sarah McBeth '04

Dr. McBeth received the award for Personal Initiative. As Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Medical Director for Allies for Health + Wellbeing, Dr. McBeth provides health care for people living with HIV, managing her patients’ complex medical problems while helping them address stigma, psycho-social issues, sexual concerns, and health systems navigation.

Dr. McBeth earned her M.D. and M.P.H. degrees from Wright State University (2010) and completed an Internal Medicine Global Health Track residency (including work in Mozambique) and an Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Julie Travaglini '09

Travaglini received the award for Vocational Achievement. Travaglini has provided impactful environmental education programs for more than 100,000 students, educators, families, and community members. As the Education Program Director for the Allegheny Land Trust, she creates curriculum, delivers hands-on Science Sprouts lessons for PreK-12 youth and adults, and designs and presents Pennsylvania state accredited professional development workshops and national conference presentations for fellow educators.

Travaglini serves on several nonprofit and professional boards, including as board vice president for Science Tots, which equips teachers and families to power early childhood STEAM learning.

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