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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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March 3, 2021

Arcadia Celebrates Women’s History Month

Arcadia University has a long and storied history replete with women who have blazed trails, made history, and etched their impact on local, regional, and global communities. This year, Arcadia celebrates Women’s History Month with several events throughout March for students, alumni, faculty,...

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February 25, 2021

Q&A with Debra Powell-Wright, Co-Editor of “Philly Jawns”

On Friday, March 26, Arcadia University will host the event Philly Jawns Speak: Mississippi Goddam Revisited 2021 in honor of Women’s History Month. This panel and discussion will focus on how art meets activism. Moderated by Director of Young Men's Initiative at Philadelphia Futures Gabriel Bryant...

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February 17, 2021

University Advancement Earns Gold for Jones Poundstone Society

Arcadia University is proud to announce that its Division of University Advancement earned prestigious recognition from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), winning gold and bronze District II Accolade Awards relating to the Jones Poundstone Society (JPS). The JPS recognizes...

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February 17, 2021

Dr. Cross ’99M: A Role Model in the Classroom, and at Arcadia, for Black Students

“There are many students who have gone all the way through their matriculation and never encountered a Black male teacher,” said Education alumnus Dr. George Cross ’99M about returning to teach in the Woodbury school district after retiring a few years ago. “I felt like I was needed in the...

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February 16, 2021

McCreery ’20 Monitors COVID Patients in One-of-a-Kind Virtual Response Center

As hospitals continue to combat COVID-19, Political Science graduate Steven McCreery ’20 has taken on a unique role as a virtual monitoring tech for St. Luke's University Health Network in their virtual response center in Allentown, Pa. With the center’s opening on Dec. 19, McCreery is among the...

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January 29, 2021

Arcadia Celebrates Black History Month

The Arcadia community is celebrating Black History Month with several events held throughout February from departments and offices across campus for students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members. Throughout the month, Pan African Studies will host Film Fridays. More details on this event...

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January 14, 2021

MLK Day Events Celebrate Legacy of Service

The Arcadia University community is celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with events hosted and collaborated by departments across campus. The following is a schedule of events in celebration of the Jan. 18 MLK Day holiday and Day of Service that run through the beginning of...

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January 13, 2021

Dr. Olkowski ’99, ’02DPT Receives Inaugural Clinical Education Award

The Arcadia University College of Health Sciences is proud to announce that alumnus Dr. Brian Olkowski ’99, ’02DPT is the inaugural recipient of the Physical Therapy Department’s Clinical Education Award. Dr. Olkowski completed both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Arcadia University, and...

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January 5, 2021

Endowed Class Scholarships

Seven Beaver College classes have established Endowed Class Scholarships at Arcadia University. These scholarships—which span an 18-year period and include longtime supporters who share a deep affinity and connection with their fellow classmates, fellow alumni, and current students—total nearly $...

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January 5, 2021

The Importance of Endowed Scholarships

This feature story appeared in the 2020 Winter Arcadia magazine supplement, "Why We Give: The Impact of Philanthropy," and showcases the importance of endowed scholarships on student success. Kevin G. Shollenberger ’88 (left) discovered his passion for Psychobiology and research at Arcadia...

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January 4, 2021

Physical Therapy Alumna Publishes Book on Movement Development

By Katherine Haines '21 In September, Dr. Joni Redlich '98M, '00DPT published, Turn Stumbling Blocks Into Building Blocks: The movement blueprint that helps children with developmental challenges reach their personal potential , which outlines a framework for infant and child movement development...

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December 23, 2020

Penecale ’09M Selected as Finalist for Holiday Songwriting Contest

The holiday song “Left Alone with You,” co-written by Master of Education alumna Amanda Penecale ’09M, was recognized as a finalist in the 4th Annual Christmas Songwriting Competition by the USA Songwriting Competition. Penecale, who works at the Ranney School in Tinton Falls, N.J. as an art and...

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December 22, 2020

Harris ’20 Coordinates COVID Contact Tracing with PA App

In 2014, A-Mac Harris ’20MPH saw how an epidemic can devastate an area when his home country of Liberia had an outbreak of Ebola. The loss of his close friend during this time inspired his interest in Public Health, which brought Harris to Arcadia University in 2018. Harris, who earned his Master...

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December 4, 2020

Computer Science Grads Earn Best Poster Award

Computer Science graduates John Viaud ’20 , Vitali Surmach ’20 , and Bilal Abdulmajid ’20 won Best Student Poster Award at the 37th annual Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges Eastern (CCSCE) Regional Conference, held virtually on Oct. 23 and 24. The poster was based on their capstone...

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November 11, 2020

Demarest ’05M Brings Closure to Families of Fallen Soldiers

For the past four years of her fifteen year career at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL), Forensic Science alumna Julie Demarest ’05M has worked to help families of missing soldiers from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, and Cold War. As the Technical Leader of the...

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November 10, 2020

Computer Science Helps Students Build Resume with Security Plus Certificate

Assistant Professor of Computer Science Dr. Vitaly Ford teamed up with Sabre Systems, Inc., and the Urban League of Philadelphia to allow students to obtain skills and qualifications that will give them an edge when applying to professional positions in the cybersecurity and technology fields. In...

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November 2, 2020

Boardman ’08 ’11M Uses Arcadia Experience to Help Today’s Youth

As a first-year Biology student, Michele Boardman ’08 ’11M wasn’t sure if she could live on campus when she matriculated in 2004. She has always used a wheelchair to get around, and at 18-years-old she was uncertain about her ability to live on her own. Throughout her time at Arcadia as an...

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