Arcadia People in the News

January 12, 2010

Special Education: The Bucks County Courier Times reported on Jan. 10 that Jamie Leigh Claus, who earned a master’s in Special Education, is engaged to Frank A. Bedford V. Claus teaches kindergarten and first grade special education in the Abington School District.

Honduras Service Trip: A Poetic video by Rachel Horvath documents a one-week service learning trip in May 2009 in Northern Honduras with Arcadia University and International Aid.

Community Service: A Montgomery Media Dec. 31 article about Souderton Area High School students giving back and performing service to community included: “Students in the high school’s Clay Studio 4 produced and donated about 40 stoneware soup bowls to the Empty Bowl project, a benefit dinner at Arcadia University. Proceeds benefit the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Philadelphia and the Heifer Project.” Read more.

Look Who’s Coming to Arcadia: Carlee Rossiter, a volleyball player at Broadneck High School, is quoted in a Dec. 29 article “Athletes Worth Watching”in What’s Up? Magazine (Annapolis, MD) about her plans to attend Arcadia University and eventually pursue a graduate degree in Physical Therapy:  “It’s a small school outside of Philadelphia, but it has a physical therapy program, which is what I really want to do. It seems perfect and they need a setter.” The article listed Rossiter as having a 3.9 GPA, scoring 1,800 on her SAT, and ranking 95 in her senior class of 505.

Plymouth Meeting Sharpshooter: Ruth Weber High ’54, of Plymouth Meeting, was featured in the Dec. 12 Colonial News Montgomery County in an article about Arcadia University’s Athletic Hall of Fame—and the “sports dynasty” of women’s rifle teams that won national championships. Weber High “was a member of the school’s 1951 national women’s intercollegiate championship rifle team.... (which) shot a near-perfect 2,474 out of 2,500 points in the national championship match.” Read more.

Achievement Award: The Progress (Caldwell, N.J.)  reported Dec. 17 that Michelle Kaczor earned an Arcadia University Achievement Award. She was one of three winners of an essay contest at an undergraduate Open House she attended. Kaczor is a student at James Caldwell High School in West Caldwell, NJ.

Distinguished Scholarship: Lauren Altera, a first-year Education major, was mentioned in the Dec. 17 Hunterdon County Democrat (Flemington, N.J.) for being awarded an Arcadia University Distinguished Scholarship Award, of $15,500 a year. Altera was a 2009 graduate of Voorhees High School.

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