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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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May 11, 2018

‘Philadelphia Inquirer’ Highlights Dr. Chauhan, Brown as Commencement Speakers

On May 7, The Philadelphia Inquirer announced Commencement speakers at local universities, including honorary degree recipients Hank Brown ’18H , former senator from Colorado, and Dr. Suneet Chauhan ’79, ’18H , professor at the University of Texas Health McGovern Medical School. Brown spoke at the...

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April 11, 2018

Arcadia Holds First Lavender Ceremony May 17

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Arcadia University will hold its first Lavender Ceremony, an event celebrating LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming students in the Class of 2018, on Thursday, May 17. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to be recognized. Participants will receive a lavender cord...

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March 21, 2018

Dr. Suneet P. Chauhan, Former Senator Hank Brown to Address Graduates at 2018 Commencements

Suneet P. Chauhan '79, M.D. , professor at the University of Texas Health McGovern Medical School, and Hank Brown, J.D. , former U.S. Senator and Representative of Colorado, will receive honorary doctoral degrees and address graduates at Arcadia’s 2018 Commencement ceremonies. Dr. Chauhan will...

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January 25, 2018

Physical Therapy Awards Doctoral Degrees at 2018 Commencement

On Jan. 20, the Department of Physical Therapy awarded doctoral degrees to 127 students at the DPT Commencement ceremony in the Kuch Athletic Center. Arcadia’s DPT Class of 2018, including graduates from the Orthopaedic Residency and Transitional DPT programs, collaborated with faculty on research...

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May 23, 2017

Celebrating Arcadia University’s Class of 2017

At Arcadia University’s Commencement ceremonies on May 18 and 19, more than 900 graduates of the Class of 2017 were encouraged to seize opportunities and break down barriers in their career and civic engagement endeavors. President Nicolette DeVille Christensen presided over the Graduate and...

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April 13, 2017

Dr. Boyd Featured in Berkshire Eagle as Honorary Degree Recipient

The Berkshire Eagle featured Dr. Julianne Mamana Boyd ’66 , co-founder of Barrington Stage Company, as the honorary degree recipient at Arcadia University’s Undergraduate Commencement on May 19. Read More

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April 4, 2017

Founder of Barrington Stage Company, Former Red Cross Volunteer of the Year to Address Graduates at Arcadia University’s 2017 Commencements

Dr. Julianne Mamana Boyd ’66 , co-founder and artistic director of Barrington Stage Company (BSC) in Pittsfield, Mass., and Dr. Samuel Cameron , mental health manager with the American Red Cross and Professor Emeritus at Arcadia University, will receive honorary doctoral degrees and address...

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January 18, 2017

Cohen Publishes New Poetry Book Based on Arcadia Course

Marion Cohen , adjunct professor of Mathematics, has taken her in-class discussions and transformed them into a work of poetry with the release of her 27th book, Truth and Beauty . Published by WordTech Editions, the chapbook explores how students and teacher relate to each other in life...

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January 17, 2017

Physical Therapy Awards Nearly 100 Doctoral Degrees at Jan. 13 Commencement

“Be present in this moment,” Tara M. Chadwick ’17DPT , who was selected to give the student address, reminded her “family” of peers at Arcadia University’s Department of Physical Therapy Commencement ceremony on Jan. 13 in the Kuch Center Alumni Gymnasium. “Our day is today.” This year, the...

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May 23, 2016

The Class of 2016 Steps to the Future

Over 1,000 Arcadia University students earned doctoral, master’s, and baccalaureate degrees at Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies on May 19 and 20 on Haber Green. At Thursday's Graduate Ceremony , Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters recipient Lois Haber ’71, ’16H retired CEO and...

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April 26, 2016

Dr. Smith to Receive Michael L. Berger Faculty Scholars and Artists Prize

Dr. Sheryl Smith , associate professor of Biology, has been selected as the 2016 Michael L. Berger Faculty Scholars and Artists Prize recipient at Arcadia University. Dr. Smith is the second faculty member to receive this award, which was introduced by friends of Provost Emeritus Michael Berger to...

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March 14, 2016

Haber, Reedy to Receive Honorary Degrees, Address Graduates at Arcadia University Commencements

Lois Haber ’71, retired CEO and President of Delaware Valley Financial Services, and Gary M. Reedy, CEO of the American Cancer Society, will each receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and address graduating students at Arcadia University’s 2016 Commencement ceremonies. Ms. Haber will...

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June 15, 2015

Dr. Siskind Receives 2015 Lloyd M. Abernethy Faculty Outstanding Service Award

At this year’s May Graduate Commencement, Dr. Peter Siskind , assistant professor of history and chair of the historical and political studies department, received the 2015 Lloyd M. Abernethy Faculty Outstanding Service Award, presented every two years to a full-time faculty member or professional...

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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’...

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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...

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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...

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