Arcadia University News

April 13, 2020

Actuarial Science Students Named Finalists in Global Competition for Program to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Four actuarial science majors, Hao Huang ’2 1, Shuhan Qiang ’21 , Minhao Zhang ’20 , and Haoran Zhu ’21 , finished as finalists in an international competition organized by the Society of Actuaries (SOA). The annual competition, called the SOA Student Research Case Study Challenge, asked...

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March 6, 2020

Students and Faculty Attend Regional Actuaries Club Meeting

Four actuarial science majors, Ross Lawnhurst ’22 , Michael Soroka ’21 , Minhao Zhang ’20 , and Carlie Banchi ’20 , attended the Philadelphia Actuaries Club Meeting on Feb. 26 along with Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Dr. Ned Wolff and Assistant Professors of Computer Science and...

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December 4, 2019

MASC and Computer Science Club Host STEM Professional Panel

The Math and Actuarial Science Club and the Computer Science Club hosted their first Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Professional Panel on Nov. 18. The eight professionals represented different areas of expertise in the STEM fields, including engineering, computer science,...

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September 23, 2019

Arcadia Hosts Actuarial Career Day with West Chester University

Actuarial Science students from Arcadia University and West Chester University had the opportunity to network with prospective employers at the third annual Actuarial Career Interview Day on Sept. 20, an event coordinated by the Computer Science and Mathematics Department and the Office of Career...

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June 19, 2019

Banchi ’20 Awarded CAMAR Scholarship for Actuarial Science

Actuarial Science major Carlie Banchi ’20 was awarded the Casualty Actuaries of the Mid-Atlantic Region (CAMAR) scholarship by the Casualty Actuarial Society for outstanding performance in an Actuarial Science program in May. Each year, CAMAR scholarships are awarded to six students from Arcadia...

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June 17, 2019

Q&A with Actuarial Science Student Carlie Banchi '20

Actuarial Science major Carlie Banchi '20 , with minors in Spanish and Computer Science, recently won the Casualty Actuaries of the Mid-Atlantic Region (CAMAR) scholarship offered by the regional affiliate of the Casualty Actuarial Society. This semester, she voluntarily took an independent study...

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April 24, 2019

Mao Li'19 Passes Actuarial Science Exams

Mao Li '19, Actuarial Science major, recently passed the Short-term Actuarial Mathematics (STAM) exam from Society of Actuaries (SOA), representing his third exam completed upon graduation. STAM is a new course offered at Arcadia, which was developed after the curriculum change in Fall...

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April 18, 2019

Philadelphia Actuaries Club Donates to Actuarial Science Program

The Philadelphia Actuaries Club donated $500 in support of Arcadia’s Actuarial Science program during the organization’s meeting on April 2, which was attended by five Arcadia students. The donation will be used for exam reimbursement and study materials for students. This year, the Actuarial...

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April 11, 2019

Actuarial Science Hosts Employer Career Panel

On April 4, Arcadia’s Actuarial Science program hosted an Employer Career Panel with representatives from local actuarial firms. The event allowed students to ask questions about the field and explore potential careers. “A career fair happens every fall for Actuarial Science majors, but we wanted...

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March 21, 2019

UNC Professor Dr. Wang Discusses Post-Quantum and Code Based Cryptography

Computer Science and Math Department hosted Dr. Yongge Wang, professor in the School of Information Systems at University of North Carolina Charlotte, where he discussed his work in cryptography and cryptographic scheme resistancy to quantum computer attacks. Dr. Wang introduced quantum computing...

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January 8, 2019

Actuarial Science Earns Advanced Curriculum Status

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) announced Arcadia’s Actuarial Science program earned the Universities and Colleges with Actuarial Programs (UCAP) - Advanced Curriculum status. Many employers require students to pass two of the four SOA exams upon graduation. Arcadia’s program, which previously held...

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November 29, 2018

Scavenger Hunt Helps Students Overcome Language Barriers

International and American students in Arcadia’s Math and Actuarial Science programs searched for objects hidden around campus during a student-organized scavenger hunt on Nov. 6. Organized by Alyssa Grandmont ’20 and Di Zhu ’21 , the hunt helped students get to know one another better...

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November 20, 2018

Students Attend Philadelphia Actuaries Meeting

Actuarial Science majors Caroline Toner ’20 , Kelsey Mashinski ’21 , Di Zhu ’21 , and Alyssa Grandmont ’20 attended a Philadelphia Actuaries Club meeting on Nov. 8 with Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics Irina Pogrebivsky . Students attended a panel session on non-traditional...

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October 31, 2018

Actuary Derek Eyler Advises Actuarial Science Students

The Computer Science and Mathematics Department invited Derek Eyler, an actuary and associate partner of AON Counseling, to speak to actuarial students on Oct. 23. Eyler advised students on finding careers, taking certification exams, and alternative professional options for students with strong...

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October 22, 2018

Arcadia and West Chester University Host Actuarial Career Day

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Arcadia’s Actuarial Science students had the opportunity to meet prospective employers at the second annual Actuarial Career Interview Day on Sept. 21. Held in collaboration with West Chester University, the event allows Actuarial Science majors to meet with firm...

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July 3, 2018

Actuarial Science Students Contribute Research to Pension Plan Study

The Society Of Actuaries (SOA) published “U.S. Public Pension Plan Mortality Assumptions,” a report using research collected by Actuarial Science majors Allegra Benites ’18 , Lili Liu ’18 , Jesse Marass ’18 , Zheng Sun ’18 , Yang Tan ’18 , and Yuqi Xu ’18 . The paper examines the effects of...

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September 27, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Actuarial Career Day with West Chester University

More than 30 Actuarial Science and Mathematics students from Arcadia University and West Chester University networked with industry professionals at a joint Actuarial Career Day at Arcadia on Sept. 15. Representatives from nine actuarial firms—AON/Hewitt Consulting, Long Term Care Group, Willis...

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April 21, 2017

Dr. Louis Friedler and Jan Tecklin Named Professors Emeriti

With more than 60 years combined teaching at Arcadia, Dr. Louis Friedler , program director of Actuarial Science and professor of Computer Science and Mathematics, and Jan Tecklin , professor of Physical Therapy, have each been named Professor Emeritus. Dr. Friedler Dr. Friedler joined Arcadia in...

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May 25, 2012

Steph Clymer Blog: Olney Center Building a Rain Garden

Steph Clymer ’11 is Tookany-Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership’s Education and Outreach Assistant through the AmeriCorps VISTA program. She is a recent graduate of Arcadia University with a major in Biology and dual minors in Spanish and Environmental Studies and former President of the Arcadia...


January 27, 2012

Charles Ritchie: Where Dreams and Reality Collide

By Michael Schwartz ’14 More than 70 people gathered in Arcadia University’s MainStage theater the evening of Jan. 23 to enter the dreamscape of Charles Ritchie, Artist and Associate Curator of Modern Prints and Drawings at National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. In his lecture, “34 Years of...

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October 7, 2011

Slesaransky-Poe, Speaking as Mom, Before President Obama

By Graciela Slesaransky-Poe Associate Professor of Special Education Over the years, I felt very proud to have been recognized for my professional contributions to the field of inclusive education. This past weekend, the recognition was, not only as an educator, but also as a mom. And it felt great...