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May 18, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Catherine Bergmueller

Catherine Bergmueller Degree : Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Special Education Hometown : Mifflinburg, Pa. Involvement on campus : Catherine played field hockey for three years at Arcadia and is a member of Arcadia’s Student Athletic Association Council, which supports various...

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May 17, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Mercy Joseph

Mercy Joseph Major : Education Studies, with a concentration in teaching English as a Second Language. Globetrotter : Mercy has lived in Australia, the Philippines, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, and last year, she studied in South Korea. On campus : President of the Kpop Club After Arcadia : Mercy...

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May 17, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Weston Carpenter

Weston Carpenter Major : Health Administration On Campus : Resident Assistant and an Ambassador. Abroad : Weston studied for a semester last year at Edinburgh Napier University in Edinburgh, Scotland. "There, Arcadia hosted a “Goodbye Dinner” at a Duke’s mansion," Carpenter recalled. "We toured his...

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May 16, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Catelyn Ballard

Catelyn Ballard Major : International Studies, with minors in French and Environmental Studies. Hometown : Penndel, Pa. Time abroad : In spring 2019, Catelyn did a First Year Study Abroad Experience in London, England. She spent a semester abroad at Edinburgh Napier University in Edinburgh,...

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May 13, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Chris D’Alessandro

Chris D’Alessandro Major : Bachelor of Arts in Education Hometown : Waretown, N.J. Honors : Chris was named a Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American Scholars for the 2019–20 season by the Golf Coaches Association of America, becoming only the second student-athlete in Arcadia men's golf history to earn...

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May 12, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Victoria (Vic) Fedorko

Victoria (Vic) Fedorko Degree : Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Public Health Hometown : Glenview, Ill. International ties : Victoria is a first-generation American whose family is from Ukraine. MAC Honor Roll : Victoria participated in women’s outdoor and indoor track and field as a...

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May 11, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Amanda Sturman

Amanda Sturman Major : Bachelor of Arts in Theater Hometown : Cortez, Co. Why Arcadia : “I really wanted to come out to the east. I heard Philadelphia was a good place for theatre. I settled on Arcadia because the size was right for me. It wasn’t too big, wasn’t too small, perfect for individual...

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May 6, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Emily Wingfield

Emily Wingfield Major : History, with a minor in Education From : Originally from West Chester, Pa., now in Charleston, S.C., On Campus : Emily is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia. A Place for Poets : Emily is a founding member of...

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May 3, 2022

Arcadia University to Award Honorary Degree to Volodymyr Zelensky, President of Ukraine

Arcadia University is proud to announce that it will award an honorary doctoral degree to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at its Commencement on May 20. Arcadia joins at least 15 other institutions across the country that will confer degrees on President Zelensky this Commencement season. “...

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April 1, 2022

Resist is a Womanist Word: A Tribute to Sonia Sanchez and Call for Submissions: Sonku for Sonia

This year, poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez will receive an honorary doctoral degree and address the Class of 2022 at Commencement ceremonies for Arcadia University. Renowned for the messages of freedom and activism in her work, Sanchez once declared that "[r]esist is an ancient word. A...

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March 22, 2022

Poet Sonia Sanchez to Receive Honorary Degree, Address Class of 2022 at Arcadia University Commencement

Arcadia University is proud to announce that renowned poet, activist, and scholar Sonia Sanchez will receive an honorary doctoral degree and address the Class of 2022 at Commencement ceremonies on Thursday and Friday, May 19-20. Arcadia is one of the first institutions in the nation to offer women...

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June 15, 2021

Arcadia Celebrates LGBTQ+ Graduates at Lavender Ceremony

LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming graduates in the Class of 2021 were celebrated as one “family” on May 18 in Arcadia University’s third Lavender Ceremony. This nationwide annual celebration recognizes graduating students who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. At Arcadia, the celebration was...

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May 24, 2021

Arcadia Celebrates Class of 2021 Following Hybrid Academic Year

After more than a year of mainly virtual learning and events, the Arcadia University Class of 2021 celebrated on campus together in socially distanced, in-person Commencement Ceremonies on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21. Over six ceremonies, Arcadia University awarded more than 900...

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March 29, 2021

Sokolow ’21: A Degree 31 Years in the Making

By Katherine Haines '21 This spring, Marlene Sokolow ’21 will be among the hundreds of students earning degrees at Arcadia University’s Commencement in May. One difference is that Sokolow, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts in English, began her journey in 1990, at age 43, at Beaver College. “I...

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March 4, 2021

Pedro Rivera and Dr. Danchien Lu to Receive Honorary Degrees

Pedro Rivera, former Pennsylvania Education Secretary and member of President Biden’s Agency Review Team for the Department of Education, and Dr. Danchien Lu, professor of mathematics at Jiangsu University, will receive honorary doctoral degrees from Arcadia University. Rivera, president of...

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January 21, 2021

Arcadia Celebrates Excellence, Perseverance in Virtual DPT Commencement

Through live Zoom ceremonies on Jan. 15 and 17, Dean of the College of Health Sciences Dr. Rebecca Craik encouraged the 104 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (TDPT) graduates to be the catalyst of change in health care. “Remember to lead, but if you choose...

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September 28, 2020

Graduates, Families Return to Campus for Joyous Drive Thru Celebration

Rain, wind, and a pandemic couldn’t stop members of the Class of 2020 and their families returning to campus for the University’s first-ever drive thru celebration on Sept. 26 and 27. In groups of 40 or fewer, nearly 200 graduates from the Class of 2020 and their families paraded...

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May 27, 2020

Arcadia Celebrates 2020 Grad-AWAY-tion

The Arcadia community gathered on the ‘virtual’ Green to recognize the Class of 2020 to acknowledge each member and confer degrees in a grad-AWAY-tion celebration on Friday, May 15. On the Arcadia 2020 Commencement website , graduates and their friends and family could hear from Provost...

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May 21, 2019

Arcadia Celebrates Perseverance and Dedication at 2019 Commencement Ceremonies

On May 16 and 17, the 892 members of the Class of 2019 crossed the stage on Haber Green and began their journeys as alumni of Arcadia University at the 163rd annual Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement Ceremonies. In total, 118 doctorate, 325 master’s, and 449 bachelor’s degrees were awarded to...

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March 29, 2019

Drs. Arkoosh, Brown to Receive Honorary Degrees at Arcadia University Commencements, May 16 & 17

Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners and physician anesthesiologist, and Dr. Michael S. Brown, regental professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Nobel Prize laureate, will receive honorary doctoral degrees at...

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May 21, 2018

Class of 2018 Ready to Lead

The spirits of 1,000 students earning doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees could not be dampened by the threat of rain during the 162nd Arcadia University Commencement ceremonies on May 17 and 18 at Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. At Thursday evenings Graduate Commencement Ceremony, 490...

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