Arcadia University News

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 10, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Dean Cahill

Dean Cahill Major : Bachelor of Science in Biology Hometown : Mount Laurel, N.J. Favorite Arcadia memory : “The biggest thing I’d say is you don’t realize how much you take for granted in person, seeing classmates and faculty members. One of my most enjoyable moments was being back on campus after...

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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 5, 2022

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Maria Terrinoni

Maria Terrinoni Major : History, with minors in Law and Public Policy and International Studies Hometown : Clarks Summit, Pa. Why Arcadia : Its small class sizes, forming relationships with professors, the opportunity to research with faculty, and the ability to study abroad. Study abroad,...

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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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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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January 31, 2022

Wingfield '22 Helps Start Online Poetry Collective of BIPOC Womxn Poets

As one of the founding members of Tenderheart Collective , an online poetry house led entirely by BIPOC womxn poets, Arcadia University History major Emily Wingfield ‘22 hopes to uplift the voices of BIPOC poets, women, and gender non-conforming individuals. The six founding members, all of whom...

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December 14, 2021

Honors Students Spread Holiday Cheer Through Letter Writing Campaign

The Senior Social committee of the Honors Program helped to spread holiday cheer through a letter writing campaign to local nursing homes. The students also held a donation drive for slippers, socks, and other non-perishable items and collaborated with the Community Outreach committee on collecting...

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November 23, 2021

From Curiosity to Discovery to Impact

On the second floor of Arcadia University’s Boyer Hall, Katelin Decker ‘22 and Michelle Frank ‘23 pull on rubber gloves and huddle at the biosafety hood in the compact Tissue Culture Lab. The Biology majors are growing cancer cells to test a promising compound—an early step on the road to...

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September 21, 2021

Testa ’22M Uses Social Media for Environmental Justice

By Rikki Rosenthal Honey Testa ’22M is using their 123,000 social media followers to inspire environmental justice and action through their work with the Braided Justice Collective. As a member of the Braided Justice Collective, which began in July 2021, Testa is part of a national group of diverse...

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July 29, 2021

Students Present at Mathematics Conference

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Arcadia Computer Science and Mathematics students presented at the spring conference of the regional section of the Mathematics Association of America , which was held online this year. Erik Edward ’21 and Kody Ream ’21 , with support from Luke Thatcher ’21 , presented...

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May 13, 2021

Arcadia Cyber League Team Places in National Competition

Arcadia University Computer Science and Mathematics students Alexandr Chebatarev ’22 , Käthe Specht ’22 , Shane Leinbach ’21 , and Nicholas McAndrew ’22 participated as a team in the National Cyber League competition in April, placing in the top 3 percent. As a team, they came in second in the...

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April 21, 2021

Knight Owl Comics Launches to Showcase Student and Alumni Work

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 What started as an assignment in Digital Imaging has turned into a portfolio building opportunity for Perri Schlosser ’22 . After Schlosser completed the assignment, Adjunct Professor Christian (Patch) Patchell decided the Graphic Design major and Mayfair native had a lot of...

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April 20, 2021

After Australia, Philippines, and U.S., Joseph ’22 Studies in South Korea

While Education Studies major Mercy Joseph ’22 has lived in Australia, the Philippines, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, she’s been dreaming of living in South Korea. This spring, she made that dream a reality, studying at Ewha Womans University in Seoul. “Korea’s been an interest to me,” said Joseph...

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March 24, 2021

Collins ’22 Selected as Short Story Winner

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Jazmin Collins ’22 , a double major in English and Computer Science, was selected as the winner of the 2021 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing for her story, “My Gardening Journal: Tales from a Psychic Gardener.” Collins...

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