Gateway To Success

Gateway Leadership team with a female student and a relative.

Jun 30, 2020 Caitlin Burns

New Gateway Student Scholars Receive Special Deliveries

New student scholars in the Gateway to Success program were surprised with a special delivery from the Gateway Leadership Team so they could start their online summer programming in style.  Dr. Angela McNeil, director of Act 101/Gateway to Success, Cristina Cintron-Marsh, assistant director...

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May 28, 2020 Caitlin Burns

On WURD, Dr. McNeil and Elliot ’21 Talk about ACT 101/Gateway to Success

Dr. Angela McNeil, director of the ACT 101/Gateway to Success program, and Patience Elliot ’21 were featured as guest speakers on WURD radio talk show “The Source” about the benefits of the ACT 101/Gateway to Success program. Dr. McNeil discussed the various resources that’s provided through the...

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Jan 16, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Service Guides Dr. McNeil Personally and Professionally

Dr. Angela McNeil Program Director,  Act 101/Gateway to Success  2019 Martha Washington Award Recipient Courses: Becoming a Life-Long Learner; The African-American Experience in Philadelphia; AU Blueprint; Words of Mass Destruction Advice to Students: “Don’t be afraid to ask...

Angel McNeil with another woman being interviewed.

Dec 4, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. McNeil Featured for Philadelphia Marathon Participation

Dr. Angela McNeil, director of the ACT 101/Gateway to Success program, was featured on Philadelphia’s FOX29 News on Nov. 23 about her participation in the 8K of the Philadelphia Marathon, which was held that weekend in Center City and the surrounding areas.  Dr. McNeil and other runners...

Amill performing

Jul 14, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Amill '18 Acts for Shared Humanity

For Theater Arts and Gateway/ACT 101 alumnus Wilfredo “Freddy” Amill ’18, community, justice, and performance are inextricable.  This year, Amill toured with Delaware Shakespeare, a professional theater company focused on educational programming for diverse audiences that can explore their...

Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar at Arcadia.

Mar 7, 2019 Jennifer Retter

Arcadia Hosts Race Historian Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, discussed female abolitionists and runaway slaves at Arcadia on March 5. After, attendees watched Sisters in Freedom, a documentary on which Dr....

An individual reads at the African American Read-In

Mar 6, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Hosts Seventh Annual African American Read-In, Featured on PBS39

By Lana Valente '19 Arcadia held the seventh annual celebration of Africana literature and writing with its Annual African American Read-In on Feb. 19. Hosted at Grey Towers Castle, the Read-In allowed community members to share some of their favorite works by African American writers....

Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar leans against a wall in a headshot image.

Feb 28, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Armstrong Dunbar, Author of Never Caught, Discusses Female Abolitionists at Women’s History Month Kickoff Event

In honor of Women’s History Month, Dr. Erica Armstrong Dunbar, author and Charles and Mary Beard professor of History at Rutgers University, will speak about her research on female abolitionists and escaped slaves in Philadelphia on Tuesday, March 5, at 7 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room...

Food pantry items on shelves.

Jan 25, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry Reopens for Spring 2019 Semester

The Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry will reopen on Monday, Jan. 28 at 12:30 p.m. in Knight Hall room 110. The pantry’s spring semester hours are Mondays from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 3 to 6 p.m. Students who visit the pantry during the first week of its reopening will be entered...

Nov 6, 2018 Caitlin Burns

BAAAU Achieve Preview Scholarship Goal, Launch #20for2020

In just three months, the Black Alumni Association of Arcadia University (BAAAU) has exceeded its goal for its first annual Preview scholarship. Preview, a two-credit course and weeklong international experience for first-year and transfer students, can be an exciting global opportunity. However...

Jessica Derr Oct 8, 2018 4:48 pm

Gateway to Teaching

In the beginning of my college experience, I had many interactions with well-meaning, usually older relatives or family friends that played out like:     “What are you majoring in at Arcadia?”     “English.”     Then would come every English...

African American Read-In 2018

Submit and read your favorite published work of literature, poetry, or verse by a writer of African descent.
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:30

On February 21, Arcadia will host its 6th celebration of Africana Literature and Writing. The National African American Read-In was created 29 years ago by members of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to educate others about the literary contributions of African American writers and, later, people of African descent worldwide. During the month of February, events promoting... Read More

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