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July 1, 2021

Honors Students and Alumni Thank Klein for Outstanding Mentorship

Assistant Dean for Honors and Accelerated Programs Helene Klein doesn’t expect thanks for the individualized attention and mentorship she provides to her students, but that’s exactly what she received when her graduate assistant presented her with a book of personalized messages. These submissions...

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June 22, 2021

Alumnae, Faculty Publish on Drug-Impaired Driving and Motor Vehicle Fatalities

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Amanda D’Orazio ’15, ’17M and Amanda Mohr ’12M and faculty members Dr. Karen Scott , associate professor and program director of Forensic Science, and Dr. Barry Logan, associate professor of Forensic Science, published “ Recommendations for Toxicological Investigation...

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June 21, 2021

Dr. Riley ’04DPT Receives CHS Alumni Achievement Award

By Rikki Rosenthal '21 Dr. Brooke Riley ’04DPT has used her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree to advance the healthcare options available to the Jamaican people. Her exemplary international work is what earned her the College of Health Sciences Alumni Achievement Award this spring. Dr...

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June 16, 2021

National Science Foundation Recognizes Alumni for Neurological Research

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Ariel Kershner ’19 and Kayla Sansevere ’20 received recognition from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) for their respective neurological research. Kershner was awarded the fellowship for completing research in cognitive...

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June 10, 2021

Arcadia University Earns GOLD Recognition for UKnightedTuesday Achievement

Arcadia University is proud to announce that the Division of University Advancement has again earned recognition from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), this time as one of only two schools to receive a prestigious Gold Circle of Excellence Award. Arcadia received its gold...

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June 4, 2021

Arcadia Again Exceeds Philanthropic Targets

With support from the entire community, Arcadia University exceeded its philanthropic targets for a second year—doubling its achievement since fiscal year 2019. The Arcadia University community came together to donate more than $4 million in the 2021 fiscal year to support the life-changing...

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June 1, 2021

A Year Of Virtual Perfection & Connection

Inspired by the resiliency of Arcadia students, alumni, faculty, and staff, the Arcadia University Alumni Association has leveraged the interconnectivity of our virtual world to connect and champion the spirit of our community like never before. This year alone, Arcadia has launched more than a...

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May 26, 2021

Letter from Outgoing Alumni Association President Costello Leraris

Like many of you, I can remember the moment that I fell in love with Arcadia University. It was 1987, and I had just traveled three hours from New York to tour the Beaver College campus. Immediately, I knew this is where I belonged. Soon after, I received my acceptance letter and...

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May 26, 2021

Q&A with Phyllis Brody Taylor ’63

Last fall, Phyllis Brody Taylor ’63 captivated attendees of the Arcadia Alumni Round Table Talk: Women Who Lead. Discussing her involvement with the Freedom Rides while at Beaver College in 1961, Brody Taylor revealed to the community that there is much more to her story. Brody Taylor has...

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May 17, 2021

Amy Stringer: Master of Science in Forensic Science

Major: Master of Science in Forensic Science Favorite Arcadia memory: There are so many. I use to hold these game nights in the Fall 2019 [as an undergraduate biochemistry student]—had this awesome group of students that came into the honors program. They wanted to play Dungeons & Dragons, and...

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May 1, 2021

A Living History Needs Your Story

Since its inception, Arcadia University has maintained a rich history of being a disruptor in higher education. Educating women was not the norm when Beaver Female Seminary was established, but our institution’s founders believed that women were capable, intelligent, and worthy of the opportunity a...

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April 28, 2021

Stefanik ’11 Hosts Panel About Women Veterans Returning Home

By Nikolai Kachuyevski '21 Spanish Language and Literature and Sociology alumna Ali Stefanik ’11 , along with co-host Alexis Furlong, hosted a panel discussion, “When the Women Returned: The Difficult Journey Home for Women in the Military,” to provide an opportunity for women veterans to share...

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April 16, 2021

Math and Computer Science Department Hosts STEM Panel

By Josephine Mueller ’21 The Math and Computer Science Department hosted the STEM Professional Panel on Feb. 25, which was held virtually this year. Panelists, which included Arcadia graduates, were from computer science, actuarial science, data science, teaching, and engineering fields and...

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April 2, 2021

Physical Therapy Faculty and Students Present at 100th Annual Combined Sections Meeting

The Department of Physical Therapy participated in the 100th annual Combined Sections Meeting hosted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), which was held virtually this year throughout February and March. Eleven core Arcadia faculty, two adjunct faculty, at least seven alumni, and...

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March 31, 2021

Sims ’18 Uses Arcadia Experience to Become First Responder in DC

Alexandria (Alex) Sims ’18 , who helps keep residents, tourists, and commuters safe while they are in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, points to how her International Studies degree influenced her career path as a first responder in the nation’s capital. “Arcadia taught me a lot about what...

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March 30, 2021

Dr. Scott, Krug ’20M Explore Opioid Crisis in Forensic Science Journal

Dr. Karen Scott , director of the Forensic Science program, and Forensic Science alumnus Sam Krug ’20M had their advanced review, “ A toxicological exploration of the opioid crisis ,” published in the August issue of the WIREs Forensic Science journal. In the paper, the two explore the origins of...

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March 25, 2021

Lynn Darling Hendershot ’66 Establishes Endowed Scholarship

Arcadia University is pleased to announce that Beaver College alumna, Lynn Darling Hendershot ’66 has established the Lynn Darling Hendershot ’66 Endowed Scholarship. Specifically designed to reduce the financial burden associated with the pursuit of higher education, the Lynn Darling Hendershot ’...

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March 24, 2021

Brigette A. Bryant Receives the Charles A. Wright Opportunity and Inclusion Leadership Award

Brigette A. Bryant , vice president for Development and Alumni Engagement at Arcadia University has been awarded the prestigious Charles A. Wright Opportunity and Inclusion Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Each year, CASE District II presents its...

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March 24, 2021

Secanechia’s Experiences at Arcadia Fuel Passion to Educate Refugees

By Josephine Mueller ’21 Isabela Arena Secanechia ’17 knows how critical English is for social and professional opportunities, and is working to teach the language to adult refugees. Secanechia is co-founder of the edtech start-up English Language Network of Refugees (ELNOR) , the pilot program...

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March 8, 2021

Dr. Longacre Publishes Paper with Alumnae on Caregiver Health

Dr. Margaret Longacre , assistant professor and chair of Public Health, co-authored an article in the Western Journal of Nursing Research with Dr. Freda Patterson ’00 and Adeline Hubbard '22M, '20MPH . “Caregiver Health by Context: Moderating Effects of Mental Health and Health Behaviors” assessed...

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March 3, 2021

Public Art Alumna Publishes Book Based on Collaborative Art Experience at Arcadia

Art History alumna Sydney Welch ’20 published her first book “The Art of Collaboration: An In-Depth Look at Creative Practices for Creative People,” which takes an in-depth look at the origins of collaboration and how it takes shape in different ways. Welch found much of her inspiration for the...

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