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Arcadia University student Tiara Moore

Mar 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Moore ’21 Embraces Mental Health As Caregiver

English major Tiara Moore ’21 has never known a “typical” college experience. While she works at the Writing Center, is a peer mentor for the Gateway to Success Program, and was a member of the indoor Track & Field team before COVID-19, Moore is also a caregiver for her mother who suffered a...

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Feb 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Acosta’s Experience Helps Prospective Students and Leads to College 101 Workshop Series

As a first-generation college student, Financial Aid and Admissions Counselor Romer Acosta didn’t know what resources were available to him while applying to schools. At Arcadia, he’s working to ensure prospective students know the scholarships and resources available to them. An early...

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Jan 29, 2021 Caitlin Burns

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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Dec 15, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Cintron-Marsh Finds Unique Ways to Engage with Students During COVID-19

Arcadia’s Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies and Gateway to Success Program Coordinator Cristina Cintron-Marsh has found unique ways of connecting with students during COVID-19.  As an undergraduate advisor, Cintron-Marsh spent the summer on Zoom, providing first-year...

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 Jen 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 Jen 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...