Arcadia University News


May 18, 2011

A Caribbean Island's Bumpy Road to a Sustainable Economy

By Purnell T. Cropper The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” rings from the trebly speakers in the off-white minibus, the first in a two-truck caravan winding down the island road. Modified to handle tough terrain, the beastly vehicle roars through darkness and pounding rain, a dozen Arcadia students...

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May 18, 2011

Morra and Bonvino Contribute Data Analysis for Local Magazine

Dr. Wayne Morra , Associate Professor of Economics, and business administration student Brittany Bonvino ’12 , were noted in the May 2011 issue of Suburban Life magazine for their research on 2011's best places to live, work and play in the Philadelphia area. Morra and Bonvino compiled an analysis...

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April 15, 2011

Top-Performing Business Students Join International Honor Society

Sixteen business administration students were inducted into the Kappa Upsilon Chapter of Delta Mu Delta, the International Honor Society in Business, on April 11 at Arcadia University. The new inductees who were recognized for their achievements were: Richard Antrom V ’11M.B.A. , Brittany Lynn...

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April 15, 2011

From Arcadia to Wall Street: Business Students Learn about the Options Industry

Students in Professor Anna McAleer 's Principles of Finance course attended "The Road to Wall Street: Analyze Your Options" on April 8, hosted by the Drexel University LeBow College of Business. The half-day seminar was part of a university outreach program created by The Options Industry Council,...

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March 22, 2011

Biggs Talks About Study Abroad at Business Conference

Dr. William D. Biggs , Chair and Professor of Business, Health Administration and Economics, presented at the 38th Annual Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning Conference, March 16-18 in Pensacola Beach, Fla. His presentation was on "Study Abroad: Who, What, Where and Why...

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February 18, 2011

Brinker Addresses Financial Services Industry on Health Care Reform

Thomas M. Brinker Jr., Professor and Accounting Program Coordinator, presented on Thursday, Feb. 17, at the annual 2011 Arizona Institute, one of the premier educational events in the financial services industry. Brinker has been invited twice in the last three years, and this year he spoke in...

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February 1, 2011

Sefranksy ’07 Promoted to Senior Accountant

On Jan. 31, Haefele Flanagan, an accounting firm in Moorestown, N.J., announced the promotion of Cristopher A. Sefransky , CPA to Senior Accountant. Sefransky graduated summa cum laude from Arcadia University, Class of 2007, with a B.S. in Accounting. Sefransky is a licensed Certified Public...

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January 28, 2011

Viscusi, Halpin Paper Accepted for ABSEL Conference

A paper co-authored by Business major Sara Viscusi ’11 and Assistant Professor of Business Dr. Annette Halpin was accepted by the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning for presentation at its March 2011 conference. It will also be published in the proceedings. The paper, "...

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January 19, 2011

Business Student Receives AMBUCS Scholarship

In December, Physical Therapy student Danielle Nields received a $1,000 scholarship from the West Norriton Chapter of American Business Clubs (AMBUCS), as reported by the Jan. 9 edition of The Times Herald. “AMBUCS is a national service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence...

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January 14, 2011

Dominican Historian Brings Volcanic Island's Past to Life

By Purnell T. Cropper Tom Brinker Jr. , Professor of Accounting, and Dr. Wayne Morra , Associate Professor of Economics, led Arcadia students on a trip to Dominica , a Caribbean island noted for its lush forests, mountainous terrain, unique history and precarious economic development. After seven...

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January 14, 2011

M.B.A. Cohort 12 Meets with Microsoft, National Bank in Greece

By Diana Jones On Saturday, Jan. 8, ten M.B.A. students from Cohort 12 arrived in Athens, Greece, for a weeklong international experience that included meeting with local business professionals and studying the country’s economy. They also had time to tour some of Greece’s renowned historical sites...

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January 8, 2011

Hurchick Finds Out What Powers Oceanside Resort

During a visit to Rosalie Bay Resort on the southeast coast of Dominica, Andrew Hurchick ’13 interviewed Joackim Marshall, Maintenance and Construction Supervisor, about the resort’s location—it’s situated on a turtle nesting beach on the Atlantic Ocean in a region prone to hurricanes—and its use...

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January 8, 2011

Arcadia Students Talk Tourism with Discover Dominica Authority

By Purnell T. Cropper Prior to visiting Dominica, Arcadia University students in Tom Brinker Jr. and Wayne Morra ’s ID course studied the island’s tourism industry. Once on the island, the group met with Colin Piper, CEO and Director of Tourism of the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA), and...

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December 21, 2010

Preview Leaders Named for Spring 2011

Janice Finn , Associate Dean of International Affairs, has announced the faculty and staff members selected for the annual Arcadia spring break tradition since 1994—Preview! Preview is a spring break experience for first-year students and transfer students at Arcadia University. Arcadia faculty and...

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December 7, 2010

Business Student Group Honored for Largest Chapter Delegation

Arcadia University’s Business/Health Administration and Economics Department student organization Future Business Leaders of American—Phi Beta Lambda (FBL-FBL) traveled to Washington, D.C. Nov. 19 and 20 for the 2010 National Fall Leadership conference. The 18 members of the Arcadia group in...

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November 2, 2010

Brinker Speaks at Financial Service Professionals Forum, Met Life Symposium

Thomas M. Brinker Jr. , LL.M., CPA, Professor and Accounting Coordinator, was invited to present at MetLife's Annual Symposium on Friday, Oct. 15 in a two-part workshop on Special Needs Planning in Washington, D.C. His topic—designed for special needs planners—was “Understanding the Medical...

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November 2, 2010

Wagoner To Speak at Institute of Management Accountants, Nov. 16

Joel Wagoner , CPA, CMA, CFM , Assistant Professor of Accounting, will speak at the Institute of Management Accountants North Penn Chapter’s meeting on Nov. 16, addressing “How Will the Coming Changes in Financial Reporting Affect Management Accountants?” Wagoner will ask, “What will be the effects...

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September 17, 2010

Shablin Quoted on 'Loving Your Layoff'

"Don’t beat yourself up for feeling down, said Karen Shablin , author of Loving Your Layoff and an Adjunct Professor of Health Administration at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa. She wrote her book after she lost her job as vice president of a health care firm in 2008," reports Florida Today (...

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August 17, 2010

Adjunct Professor Publishes Guide Book on Surviving a Layoff

Karen Squarrell-Shablin , Adjunct Professor of Health Administration, recently published Loving your Layoff through Xulon Press. The book is a guide to surviving a layoff while keeping your family, future, finances and faith intact. She uses her personal experiences to inform the how-to guide,...

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June 15, 2010

Royer Delivers Beanie Babies to Haiti

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 On June 1, Katie Royer ’13 left her hometown of Elgin, Ill., to participate in the 2010 Church of the Brethren workcamp to Haiti, a weeklong program designed specifically for young adults. She came equipped with two large suitcases stuffed with Beanie Babies. With the help...

May 25, 2010

Hertlein Awarded Health Administration Distinguished Achievement Award

Ashley L. Hertlein was awarded the Health Administration Distinguished Achievement Award at Arcadia University’s 2010 Honors Convocation. The award is given to a senior who has demonstrated academic excellence by a senior in Health Administration. "Ashley is one of the most personable students ever...

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