Arcadia University News


June 1, 2017

Rebecca Smith ’16 on Ballot for Norristown Council Seat

Rebecca Smith ’16 , who received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, has moved into the general election for a seat on Norristown’s Municipal Council. She received one of two Democratic spots on the ballot after the primaries. Smith, who is a legislative and communications specialist for...

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February 28, 2017

Dr. Lee and Johnson ’16 Publish on Differentiation of Self

Dr. Hsin-Hua (Cathy) Lee , assistant professor of Psychology, and her research assistant, graduate student Rachel Johnson ’16 , published “Differentiation of self as a predictor of Asian-American immigrants’ perceptions of cultural harmony” in the Journal of Family Therapy on Feb. 10. The Journal...

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January 12, 2017

Sandra Clark ’14MBA Featured in ‘Philadelphia Sunday Sun’

Sandra Clark ’14MBA was featured in the Jan. 8 Philadelphia Sunday Sun for her new role at WHYY as vice president for news and civic dialogue. Clark discussed her plans for WHYY and the hope that the broadcast network will be a place where ideas and information are exchanged, and not just the...

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November 11, 2016

Murer ’06 Recognized for Community Achievement at ANCA World Autism Festival

Phoebe Murer ’06 , a graduate of Arcadia’s Psychology/Pre-Art Therapy program, received the third place International Naturally Autistic People (INAP) Award in Community Achievement at the 2016 ANCA World Autism Festival, held in Vancouver from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5. As an ANCA World Ambassador, Murer...

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November 2, 2016

Dr. Suneet Chauhan ’79 Presents on Paradigm and Pregnancy

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Suneet Chauhan ’79, M.D. visited Arcadia to meet with and speak to pre-med students regarding the medical industry, medical school options, and how to balance life and work in the medical field. He then presented a lecture, “Philosophy 101: Paradigm and Pregnancy,” to nearly...

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September 28, 2016

Arcadia University Alumni Spotlight Exhibition: “Jesse Vincent: Other Than a Memory”

Arcadia University’s Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program is pleased to present a new installation by Jesse Vincent ’11 for the fifth annual Alumni Spotlight Exhibition. On view in the University Commons Art Gallery through Jan. 16, 2017, “Other Than a Memory” combines video, sound,...

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September 12, 2016

Arcadia Alum Brennan Helps Louisiana Flood Survivors as FEMA Disaster Specialist

Shawn Brennan ’16 , who graduated in May from Arcadia University with a degree in Criminal Justice , has spent the past few weeks in Baton Rouge helping flood survivors. Since Aug. 17, Brennan has met with residents of disaster areas as a Disaster Survivor Assistance specialist (DSA) with FEMA to...

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August 23, 2016

Alumna Art Featured in Magazine and Blog for Showcasing Trauma

Artist and actress Jenna Rose Simon ’11 was featured in the June edition of Mode ELLE magazine and in a July 19 blog post by Darkness to Light for her artwork that depicts emotional and physical trauma inflicted by others. Simon, who earned a bachelor’s degree at Arcadia in Psychology, has been...

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July 18, 2016

Clark ’14MBA Selected as WHYY Top News Executive

WHYY announced that Philadelphia Inquirer managing editor Sandra Clark ’14MBA has been named vice president for news and civic dialogue, and will begin her new position on Aug. 22. Clark, who is also the executive editor for the student blog Because Arcadia , will be responsible for the overseeing...

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June 28, 2016

PT Alumna Fortner ’99 Featured in Short Film on Assisting Low-Income Families in Peru

Physical Therapy alumna Jodee Fortner ’99 was featured in the Big Rock Eddies Short Film Festival winner Olga- An Arequipa Story. The film showcased the story of 12-year-old Olga, of Arequipa, Peru, as she was treated by Fortner to correct her congenital clubfoot over three years at MMI Peru’s Hope...

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May 16, 2016

Ahmadi ’16 Selected for U.S. Department of State Critical Language Program

Zahra Ahmadi ’16 , an International Studies major with a concentration in the Middle East and Africa, will learn a year’s worth of Persian in just two months in Tajikistan through the U.S. Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship program. Ahmadi , who is from Afghanistan, is among only...

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April 26, 2016

Mitchell Discusses Equine Therapy as PTSD Relief

On April 4, Adjunct Professor of Public Health Dené Mitchell ’13MPH, CCRP discussed her research on equine therapy on the American Indian Living radio show and podcast. Mitchell partnered with Sebastian Riding Associates to develop Riding Free , which seeks to reduce Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...

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April 14, 2016

Herreid-Halstead ’15 Wins 2016 MCCA Graduate Student Award

Graduate student Stacey Herreid-Halstead ’15 was chosen as the 2016 Montgomery County Counseling Association (MCCA) Graduate Student Award recipient for her counseling skills. Associate professor of Psychology Dr. Eleonora Bartoli recommended Herreid-Halstead to the MCCA based on Herreid-Halstead’s...

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February 25, 2016

Arcadia Alumnae Provide Pediatric Care in Guatemala

Two Arcadia University Physicians Assistant (PA) alumnae provided pediatric health services in southwestern Guatemala from Feb. 6 to 13. Jami Smith ’13 , MPA, MEd, PA-C, associate director of the Physician Assistant program, and Emilee Thomas ’13 , MPH, MPAS, PA-C spent the week in Santiago Atitlan...

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February 2, 2016

Akgumus ’15M Receives Prestigious Genetic Counseling Award

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Foundation announced that Gozde Akgumus ’15M will receive the Carolyn Mills Lovell Award at the 2016 ACMG Annual Meeting on March 10 in Tampa, Fla. The prestigious award, presented annually to the researcher who submits the highest-rated...

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January 28, 2016

Tyson ’13M Takes on Flat Earth Theory

If you tell Stephen Tyson ’13M that the Earth is flat, he won’t just laugh you off—especially if you insult his uncle, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, in the process. When best-selling hip-hop artist B.o.B. challenged the claims of Pythagoras, Aristotle, Magellan, NASA, and others by...

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November 18, 2015

The Arcadia University Art Research Collaboration (ARC) Exhibition Program Presents Arcadia University Alumni Spotlight Exhibition: Jennifer Titone

Arcadia University’s ARC Exhibition Program is pleased to present the work of Jennifer Titone '11 in its fourth annual “Alumni Spotlight Exhibition”. On view in the University Commons Great Room Lobby through Dec. 20, the show features recent works by the alumna, currently based in Fort Collins,...

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November 11, 2015

McKeehen ’13 Wins World Series of Poker Main Event

The poker world has a new champion. Joe McKeehen '13 won the 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, which concluded on Nov. 11. He bested a field of 6,420 players to take home the top prize of $7.6 million and the coveted WSOP bracelet during the ESPN-televised event. In the final hand,...

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October 1, 2015

Maselli ’11M Lends Knowledge to Physician Assistant Exam Study Guide

AJ Maselli ’11M, PA contributed to a chapter on “Nervous System Disorders” for Emergency Medicine CAQ Review for Physician Assistants (Wolters Kluwer Health), a study guide for the Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine Certificate of Added Qualifications (EM-CAQ) exam. The chapter, co-written with...

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