Christine L. Vucinich ‘98 Receives Distinguished Alumni Award for Service

One of Christine L. Vucinich’s first memories of Seton Hill included helping her sister Cathy move into Brownlee Hall in 1992. In the years that followed, she has had several celebrations on campus: three graduations – Cathy’s in 1996, her own in 1998, and her sister Pamela’s in 2022 – and her wedding to her husband Phil in St. Joseph Chapel. 

Christine currently lives in central North Carolina and works in organizational development and training for the PA Education Association (PAEA). It is the only national organization representing Physician Assistant educational programs in the United States. Christine previously worked in Information Technology at Duke University and at Penn State University. She has led a number of presentations, planned events, and published articles and papers throughout her career. 

A member of the ACM SIGUCCS - the Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services - Christine co-developed the SIGUCCS Mentoring Program and has served in a variety of roles, leading to her induction into the organization’s Hall of Fame. Her spirit of volunteerism began as a student on campus and has continued throughout her life. In State College, she volunteered with Soroptimist International of Centre County, receiving the chapter's Outstanding Soroptimist Award and the Soroptimist International Governor's Award for Excellence. 

She recently helped with special projects organized by The Salvation Army and Christians United Outreach Center in North Carolina. Christine has helped organize fundraisers in coordination with fellow alumna and breast cancer survivor Julie Senchak ’00 to support the American Cancer Society. She has also served as a Seton Hill Alumni Advisory Council member since 2020. 

The Distinguished Alumni Leadership Award is one of the highest honors given to a Seton Hill graduate. Since establishing the award in 1987, Seton Hill has honored more than 300 Setonians as distinguished alumni. The award recognizes leadership in education, business, science and technology, the arts, volunteerism and philanthropy.