Arcadia University News

January 24, 2014

Cheltenham Township Lauds Arcadia Student-Athletes for Community Service

On Jan. 22, the Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners presented 10 members of Arcadia’s men’s soccer team with Community Service Awards at the commissioner’s monthly meeting at Curtis Hall in Wyncote. The student-athletes were honored for assisting with tree decoration and staffing tables...

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January 2, 2014

Philadelphia Magazine: Arcadia MMS, MSFS, and MPH Degrees are ‘Hot’

In its November issue, Philadelphia Magazine quoted Erin Kardon , director of graduate admissions and enrollment management, in “The Philly Degree: Philadelphia Magazine ’s Guide to the Region’s Top Grad Schools. “The physician assistant program at Arcadia University has continually grown every...

June 26, 2013

Video: Physician Assistant Students Deliver Much-Needed Medical Care in Panama

In May, a joint-effort between Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant program and the local community provided 305 Panamanians with much-needed treatment for infectious diseases, diabetes, and other ailments via a mobile medical clinic. “The learning experience we encountered in Panama cannot be...

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May 8, 2013

Physician Assistant Students Compete at PA Olympics

On April 27, the Arcadia University Physician Assistant Program competed in the 11th Anniversary of the PA Olympics at Bamboo Gardens, along with 286 other students, faculty and guests from five of the local Philadelphia Physician Assistant programs. These students come together each spring to...

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March 18, 2013

Student Volunteers Become Home Cook Heroes

By JAYSON FLORES ’14 While most students were heading home for spring break, executive members of Arcadia for a Better Community (ABC) Shannon Goerke ’12, Kate Slenzak ’15, Jeremy Garcia ’14 and Jayson Flores ’14 gathered groceries and prepared to drive into Philadelphia. They were set to take part...

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January 24, 2013

Arcadia University Takes Action Against Hunger

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography JIN ZHAO ’13 On a glacial Monday afternoon, service-minded Arcadia University students, joined by members of the surrounding community, gathered in the sports dome to prepare nutritious meals for those in need at the second annual Pack-a-thon. Shaking the cold from...

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December 17, 2012

6ABC: Arcadia University Helps SPEAK for the Homeless

6ABC Action News reported that Arcadia University joined SPEAK (Staying Positive Equals Amazing Kids) and other local community organizations to serve Thanksgiving dinners and distribute winter coats, blankets and other clothing to those in need on Nov. 18. SPEAK is a nonprofit organization that...

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December 4, 2012

PA Students Donate 800-Plus Meals for Hunger Awareness Month

Arcadia University's Physician Assistant program organized a food drive for Hunger Awareness Month. Beginning Oct. 18 and concluding with the Empty Bowl Fundraiser on Nov. 12, students collected more than 600 cans of food and 200 assorted pastas, grains and instant meals, which were donated to...

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November 7, 2012

Genetic Counseling Students Volunteer at Ride Ataxia Benefit

Students from Arcadia University’s Genetic Counseling master’s program were up before the sun on Oct. 7 to support Philadelphia’s fourth annual Ride Ataxia , a bicycle race to benefit the Friedrich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), a national, non-profit organization dedicated to curing Friedrich’...

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October 17, 2012

PA Students Exceed Red Cross Goal, Continue Service Efforts with Food Drive

Arcadia University’s Physician Assistant students worked in cooperation with the American Red Cross to hold a two-day blood drive on campus in September. Thanks to the support of the campus community, they exceeded their goal of 80 donations, collecting a total of 124. The PA students look forward...

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September 14, 2012

Glenside's Hunter Soccer Club Trains with Arcadia's Women's Team on New Turf Field

Usually a stronghold full of fans wearing scarlet and grey t-shirts and collegiate gear, Arcadia University's Easton Field was swarmed by players in blue and white uniforms on Sept. 13. That evening, Arcadia's women's soccer team welcomed more than 50 girls from Glenside's Hunter Soccer Club to a...

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August 29, 2012

48 Students Clear a Path for Creativity with Heart of Camden

The chiming of hammers and crowbars could be heard blocks away. As part of Arcadia University's Day of Service, 48 students traveled to Camden, N.J., to help Heart of Camden create a welcoming space for art and craftsmanship in Waterfront South on Aug. 27. Sleeves rolled, dust masks in place, they...

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August 27, 2012

FYSAE Students Participate in Campus-based Community Services Day Activities

Approximately 60 First-Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) students participated in campus-based Community Service Day events on Monday, Aug. 27. Amid the anticipation and excitement of their departure that afternoon for a semester of study in the United Kingdom, students were happily focused on...

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August 15, 2012

Newsworks: Arcadia Honors Students Inspire Local Youth Minister, Bolster New Non-Profit

NewsWorks recently reported on a collaboration between Arcadia University Honors students and local youth minister Amy Scalera, which led to the creation of Teen UpRise, a non-profit organization serving local youth in Manayunk and Roxborough. Roxborough resident Amy Scalera has always known that...

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July 10, 2012

Once Homeless, Reynoso ’12 Graduates with Honors and a Passion for Human Rights Law

Growing up in the Bronx, Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso ’12 was taught that with hard work she could go anywhere and achieve anything. But during the nights she spent sleeping in New York City subway stations, depending on the kindness of acquaintances for her next meal, she was shaken. Attending college was...

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June 22, 2012

Vergara ’12 Aims to Build a Business and Strengthen a Community

Coming from a long line of successful and independent entrepreneurs, Justin Vergara ’12 has some big shoes to fill. And for the Vergara family, business is much more than cash flow and profit margins: It’s about building relationships and strengthening communities. Through rigorous coursework and...

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June 19, 2012

Advocate: Incoming First-Year Accomplishes a Lifetime of Charitable Leadership

Advocate of Eldersburg & Sykesville (Westminster, Md.) reported that Stephanie Feinberg , an incoming member of the Class of 2016, has organized more fundraising and charitable activities during her time at South Carroll High School than many people do in a lifetime. While she has collected...

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June 18, 2012

Sunday Dispatch: Sniegowski ’12 Receives Civic Engagement Award

Sunday Dispatch (Pittston, Pa.) reported that Rachel Sniegowski ’12 received the Civic Engagement Award at Arcadia's Undergraduate Commencement. Sniegowski was one of 14 students to receive the Civic Engagement Award, which honors those students who have man community and civic engagement integral...

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May 4, 2012

Grosslein ’11 Lands VISTA Position with TTF

Abby Grosslein ’11 recently landed a position as a VISTA Tree Campaign Organizer with Tookany/Tacony-FrankfordWatershed Partnership, Inc. (TTF) . This year she will be collaborating on the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Plant One Million initiative to provide street trees for homeowners in...

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March 20, 2012

Clymer ’11, Arcadia Students Collaborate on Cheltenham Clean-up

Stephanie Clymer ’11 , AmeriCorps VISTA/Community Liaison at Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Inc. (TTF) , led 15 Arcadia University students in Social Action and Social Change, a course taught by Dr. Jeffery Shultz , Professor and Assistant Provost of Special Projects, to mark more...

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March 20, 2012

Glenside News: Six Arcadia Students Honored for Community Mural Arts Contribution

Glenside News reported on March 4, “The Cheltenham Township Board of Commissioners honored students from Arcadia University and others for their contributions to a mural on the Roberts block in Downtown Glenside. At the request of the township, students created a mural to enhance a 1916 Beaux-Art...

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