Arcadia University News

May 18, 2015

Class of 2015 Poised to Impact the World

Against a backdrop of blue skies and Grey Towers Castle, nearly 500 students received baccalaureate degrees at Arcadia’s 2015 Undergraduate Commencement on May 15. The previous evening, approximately 400 graduate students received master's and doctoral degrees. Deogratias Niyizonkiza , founder of...

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March 24, 2015

Niyizonkiza, Vitetta to Address Graduates at 2015 Commencement

Deogratias Niyizonkiza, founder and CEO of Village Health Works in the African country of Burundi, and Francis G. Vitetta, retired chairman and CEO of VITETTA, will address degree recipients and earn honorary degrees at Arcadia University’s 2015 Commencement ceremonies. Vitetta will address master’...


May 23, 2014

Video: Undergraduate Commencement Recap

Read more about the event. Watch video of the complete graduate and undergraduate Commencement ceremonies.

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April 2, 2014

Developer of ‘Reading Rainbow’ Ellen Schecter and Philanthropist Gerri Aaron to Address Candidates at Arcadia University Commencements

Ellen Schecter, author, producer, and educator who has written or collaborated on many multi-award-winning television series for children and families including Reading Rainbow , will address baccalaureate degree candidates at Arcadia University’s undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 16, 2014...


June 21, 2013

Commencement Tradition: The Symbolism of International Sashes (Video)

In 2003, Arcadia University started a Commencement tradition—group photos of students who participated in a global experience. In the photos, and during graduate and undergraduate Commencement ceremonies, students can be seen wearing study abroad sashes representing the country or countries in...


May 21, 2013

Arcadia Graduates Urged to Follow Dreams, ‘Lean In,’ Adapt and Make a Difference

“When you want something badly enough, never take no for an answer,” stated honorary degree recipient Trudy Rubin at Arcadia University’s undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 17. A picturesque spring day served as a backdrop as 475 students received baccalaureate degrees. The previous day,...

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December 14, 2012

Collingswood Patch: Dorney Coaches the Fundamentals at Collingswood High

Collingswood Patch reported on Dec. 13 that Patrick Dorney, former head coach of the Arcadia University men's basketball team, is "Carving out a New Identity for Panthers Basketball." Dorney, who was an assistant coach for Collingswood High School from 1995 to 2000, returned to the school after...


October 23, 2012

Athletic Hall of Fame Welcomes New Members

During Homecoming weekend, the Athletic Hall of Fame welcomed new members in a ceremony that took place on the second floor of the Library. Watch video of the induction ceremony . The inductees included: Tom DeGeorge ’04 Tom DeGeorge joined the men's soccer program in Fall 2001 as a transfer...

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July 5, 2012

Local Basketball Star Justin Scott Named Head Coach of Men’s Basketball

Arcadia University has named Justin Scott as the new Head Coach for Men’s Basketball. Scott was Assistant Coach of the Arcadia Knights for two seasons and led a commitment to academic excellence as the department’s Academic Coordinator. This was the first appointment made by the University’s new...

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June 11, 2012

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch: Taylor ’14 Vies for the 'Miss New Jersey' Title

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Patch reported that Jennifer Taylor ’14 is competing for the title of Miss New Jersey at the Miss New Jersey Pageant, held at Music Pier, June 14-16. At Arcadia, Taylor is a Communications major and President of Arcadia University's Equestrian Club. Her Pageant platform is "To...

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June 8, 2012

Praetzel Embarks on Coast-to-Coast Run

By Chris Macchi ’12 Chris Praetzel ’12 arrived on campus in August 2008 destined to make a splash. Four years later, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Psychology, he has embarked on a new journey. A week after delivering an inspirational speech to his classmates at their graduation...


May 25, 2012

Knights Selected to Spring Sportsmanship Teams

The Middle Atlantic Conference announced its sportsmanship teams for spring 2012 conference sports. These teams include a player from each conference school who has demonstrated exceptional sportsmanship through their actions on and off the field during the season. The players are selected by the...


May 15, 2012

2012 Commencement Ceremony Webcast and Viewing Locations

Arcadia’s Commencement ceremonies will be webcast in real time. The Graduate Commencement webcast will begin at 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 17. The Undergraduate Commencement webcast will begin at 10:15 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 18. The ceremonies will be broadcast live at


May 10, 2012

International MBA Graduates Celebrate Commencement, Welcome Delener to Singapore

Graduating students of the Arcadia University International M.B.A. program gathered at the Grand Ballroom of the Concorde Hotel in Singapore for a graduate commencement ceremony on April 21. The beginning of the ceremony was marked by the U.S. national anthem, followed by the national anthem of the...

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May 10, 2012

Inside Higher Ed: Arcadia Announces Spring 2012 Commencement Speakers

Inside Higher Ed recently noted that Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland at College Park, and Fred de Sam Lazaro, a PBS correspondent, will give commencement addresses at Arcadia University. Read more .


February 10, 2012

Arcadia Student-Athletes Set Record in 2011 for Academic Achievements

By Amanda Card ’12 Since 2008, when Tim Fitzgerald ’08 was honored as the first Middle Atlantic Conference Scholar Athlete for the Knights, Arcadia University has recognized more than 250 student-athlete Academic Honor Roll recipients. The 2010-2011 Academic Year yielded the best results in four...


December 16, 2011

Women's Basketball Breaks into National Statistical Rankings

Arcadia University Women's Basketball has placed three student-athletes among the nation's Division III statistical leaders. Sophomore guard Jenna Crothers of Patchogue, N.Y., is ranked 40th in scoring average, scoring 18.4 points per game through the first five contests—a 16-point improvement from...


October 11, 2011

From 0 to 70: Personal Fitness Club Continues to Grow

Biology major Nick Bongarzone ’13 is a natural leader. As the President of the Student Programming Board, Vice President of his class, Student Government Organization Senator and a Resident Assistant, he’s always striving to give his peers a better experience on campus. This fall he is leading the...

October 11, 2011

Student-Athletes Take Leadership Roles on Advisory Committee

Arcadia's student-athletes aren't just leaders on the field. They also take pride in helping to foster a positive environment for student-athletes through the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, which formed and elected officers at the end of September. "The Arcadia University SAAC is made up of 23...

October 4, 2011

Women's Soccer Ranks #24 in National Poll

Arcadia University's Women's Soccer team broke into the NCAA national rankings on Tuesday, earning the #24 slot in the National Women Division III poll on Oct. 04. ( Complete rankings .) "This is the highest ranking in our history," notes Athletics Director Shirley Liddle . "Congratulations to the...

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September 16, 2011

Women's Soccer Team Moves Up in Rankings, Sets Season Sights High

Arcadia's women's soccer team moves up to fourth in the mid-Atlantic DIII regional rankings this week after an impressive outing last weekend at the Drew University tournament, and earned votes in the NSCAA National Rankings as well. After last year’s impressive 15-4-1 finish, the team is looking...