New Students Gather for Convocation

By Purnell T. Cropper | September 3, 2010

The Class of 2014—the third-largest entering first-year class in the history of the University with 555 freshmen—along with a robust 135 transfer students packed Stiteler Auditorium on Tuesday, Aug. 31, for the traditional new student Convocation ceremony. (See additional story on the 26 freshmen who departed Monday for the First Year Study Abroad Experience.)

The new students began the evening by filling the courtyard of Murphy Hall and having a group photo taken by Orientation Leader Pedro Leal ’13. Find these photos and more of the new class at the Class of 2014 Facebook group.

Each year at Convocation, Arcadia gives special awards to two OLs who are selected by their peers.

  • Ryan Bross, an OL, received the Maude Farran Orientation Leader Award for his outstanding leadership as an Orientation Leader.
  • Dustin Depres, a member of the Orientation Planning Executive Committee, received the Jami Rodriguez Service to Orientation Award for his on-going dedication and extraordinary service to Arcadia University New Student Orientation program. (Read more about Jami Rodruiguez ’00 and the scholarship established in her honor.)

The following Orientation groups were recognized for the greatest participation in orientation events:

  • Group 10, with OLs Selina Eckert and Brianna Pope-McBride
  • Group 9, with OLs Dawnelle Jewell and Kayleen Oliver

The following students were recognized for the greatest participation in orientation events:

  • Shania Jacobs ’14
  • Ashley Booth ’14