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June 12, 2020

Arcadia Announces the Kathleen Demery Valverde Endowed Award for Excellence in Research

Arcadia University is pleased to establish the Kathleen Demery Valverde Endowed Award for Excellence in Research. The award will recognize undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Forensic Science, Mathematics, Psychology,...

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June 2, 2020

Dycus ’16M, MPH Investigates Coronavirus Cases in Bucks County

By Caitlin Joyce '20 “We get reports of different diseases which are of interest around the world, and this was flagged as something interesting going on in China in January,” said Drew Dycus ’16M, MPH , recalling how the Bucks County Department of Health became attuned to the beginnings of the...

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May 15, 2020

Arcadia Celebrates 40 Under 40 Alumni Honorees

Arcadia University is proud to announce its biennial “40 Under 40” for 2020. This is the second class of extraordinary professionals under the age of 40 who are making strides in their careers to shape the future of the industries they serve, to bring change to their local and global communities,...

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May 13, 2020

Alumni Association Elects Two New Council Members

The Arcadia University Alumni Association Leadership Council will welcome two new members: Maya Johnson ’97 and Stacey Downey ’88 . Both begin their tenure on June 1. Voting for the Leadership Council election opened on April 17 and continued until May 1. During that time, members of the Arcadia...

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May 7, 2020

In Memoriam: Walter E. Blankley

Walter E. Blankley, a beloved member of the Arcadia University community and husband of Life Trustee Rosemary Deniken Blankley ’57, ’06H , passed away on April 27. Together for 67 years, Walter and Rosemary established an extraordinary legacy at Arcadia, defined by a lifetime commitment to higher...

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April 9, 2020

Lauren Cain-Baxter '17M Provides Telehealth Counseling, Advice for Self-Care

“When working with clients, l integrate positive psychology as a way to counter the negative things like the grief and sense of loss that they, and many of us, are experiencing,” said Counseling Psychology alumna Lauren Cain-Baxter ‘17M . “But it’s important to recognize the things we have...

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March 31, 2020

Will ’06M, MPH Fights Coronavirus Stateside, Treats Epidemics Around the World

“As a physician assistant, I treat each patient by looking at the whole person in front of me,” explains Scott Will ’06M, MPH about the global perspective and public health training he gained at Arcadia. Will’s health care journey began more than 15 years ago in Dayton, Ohio. After he...

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March 26, 2020

Scholars, Donors Celebrate Endowed Scholarship Support at Arcadia

Aliyah Pulley ’23 , an aspiring teacher, captivated the crowd on Thursday, March 5, when she shared her personal story of adversity, perseverance, triumph, and gratitude with scholarship supporters, fellow students, and University leadership during Arcadia’s Celebration of Scholarship event, held...

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February 21, 2020

Fulbright Helps Long ’17 Find Career Path

Cliff Long ’17 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science 2017 English Teaching Assistant Fulbright Award Recipient 2015 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Recipient If you had asked Cliff Long '17 in 2013 what he imagined doing after graduation, the answer wouldn’t have been teaching...

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February 12, 2020

Arcadia Legacies Henderson-White ’02MEd and Scott ’23 Share Commitment to Public Service

Marcia Henderson-White ’02MEd and her granddaughter Ebony Scott ’23 have a close relationship built on loving support, mutual admiration, dedication to public service, and their cherished connection to Arcadia. Though Henderson-White’s and Scott’s collegiate experiences are separated by...

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February 6, 2020

Nedbal ’17M Member of Inaugural Peace Corps Cohort to Montenegro

International Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) alumnus Michael Nedbal ’17M is one of 12 volunteers who departed to the Balkan nation of Montenegro on the inaugural Peace Corps cohort on Jan. 17. As an IPCR student, Nedbal fell in love with Thailand while studying abroad at Mahidol University in...

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January 17, 2020

Arcadia and the Korman Family Dedicate the Laura Minerva Korman Mirror Room

Grey Towers Castle has long stood as a symbol of Arcadia University, its students, and its alumni. Now, the Mirror Room, one of the Castle’s shining examples of elegance, will bear the name of one of the University’s most dedicated alumnae. On Jan. 16, more than 125 members of the Arcadia community...

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December 16, 2019

Helbig ’09M Receives Prestigious Genetic Counseling Fellowship

Genetic Counseling alumna Katherine Helbig ’09M received the National Society of Genetic Counselors’ Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship, a prestigious, two-year grant that provides $70,000 to fund research. Helbig, a genetic counselor in the Division of Neurology at Roberts Center for Pediatric...

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December 11, 2019

Advancement Donates UKnighted “Give a Pair” Socks to Project HOME

University Advancement donated 240 pairs of thick socks to Project HOME on Tuesday, Dec. 10 as part of the #UKnightedTuesday campaign . Project HOME is a Philadelphia nonprofit organization empowering individuals to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness through affordable housing, employment...

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December 6, 2019

Arcadians Around the World UKnight for Students on #UKnightedTuesday

Joining the international celebration of philanthropy, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, the Arcadia community participated in its fifth annual day of giving, #UKnightedTuesday. Gifts from nearly 500 donors brought in a record-setting $129,077, surpassing the dollar goal by over $79,000 and more than tripling...

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December 5, 2019

Yaeger ’07 Empowers Arcadia Students and Entrepreneurs, Pursues Her Dreams

Executive Coach Candace Yaeger ’07 views her seemingly unconventional career path as a mountain-climbing expedition rather than a race up the corporate ladder. “A few years ago, I attended a women’s leadership conference in Dallas where the keynote speaker encouraged the audience...

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November 22, 2019

Gottfried ’12 Encourages Students to Keep an Open Mind

Thirty-two countries. Seven years. Psychology alumnus Marc Gottfried ’12 had too many commitments as a student, baseball play, Arcadia ambassador, and University event student worker to spend a semester abroad, although he did make time for Preview and a Global Field Study (GFS) course. Now, he...

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November 20, 2019

Schmidlen ’06MSGC Receives Leadership Award from National Society of Genetic Counselors

Tara Schmidlen ’06M received the National Society of Genetic Counselors’ 2019 Strategic Leader Award at the organization’s annual conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The award is presented annually to a genetic counselor who promotes the profession as an integral part of health care delivery...

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November 15, 2019

Fahringer ’19 Featured for Arcadia Graphic Design Project

By Caroline Jordan '20 Studio Art graduate Leo Fahringer ’19 was featured alongside several graphic designers in a Graphic Mama article highlighting graphic and logo design trends that are expected to be popular in 2020. As part of a project for a course at Arcadia, Fahringer redesigned the logo...

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November 14, 2019

Malamut ’10, McGee-Crane ’10 Broaden Global Perspectives

Study abroad launched the careers of Amanda Malamut ’10 and Caitlin McGee-Crane ’10 —and an international movement to make quality education accessible in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. While volunteering in Malabo in 2008, the International Studies alumnae learned that students in Equatorial...

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October 31, 2019

“Craftivism” Course Encourages Activism Through Arts

By Caroline Jordan ’20 “It’s activism for introverts,” explained Associate Professor and Chair of Visual and Performing Arts Carole Loeffler , who teaches the University’s “craft+activism = Craftivism” course this semester. Craftivism is the act of using traditional, “domestic” arts—such as...

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