Marietta's McDonough Center hires Director of Civic Engagement

Tanya Judd Pucella, who earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Florida, was recently named the Director of Civic Engagement at Marietta College's McDonough Center for Leadership and Business.

Pucella is completing her Ph.D. in the College of Health and Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida, while working as an assistant professor at the College.

"Tanya has extensive experience in working with students and faculty in developing service opportunities in a community" said Dr. Gama Perruci, dean of the McDonough Center and McCoy Professor of Leadership Studies.

Judd Pucella, a native of Florida, earned her master's degree in social science education and a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Florida.

She manages service learning and community service opportunities for McDonough Scholars and the College at large as the Director of Civic Engagement.

"Her appointment will allow us to develop more fully the 'action' component in the leadership program," Perruci said. "This component is based on an experiential education model because we want our students to take what they learn in the classroom and put it into practice."

The McDonough Center for Leadership and Business at Marietta College serves three distinct constituencies: participants in the McDonough Leadership Program (certificate, minor and major), the College campus (faculty, staff and students), and the outside community (broadly defined - the city of Marietta, the national network of leadership educations and the international community).

The McDonough Leadership Program, housed in the McDonough Center at Marietta College, helps students gain a deeper understanding of leadership, practice their leadership skills and in the process grow as engaged leaders on campus, in the local community and beyond.