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Mar 24, 2015 jretter Retter

Niyizonkiza, Vitetta to Address Graduates at 2015 Commencement

Deogratias Niyizonkiza, founder and CEO of Village Health Works in the African country of Burundi, and Francis G. Vitetta, retired chairman and CEO of VITETTA, will address degree recipients and earn honorary degrees at Arcadia University’s 2015 Commencement ceremonies. Vitetta will address master’...

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May 23, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Video: Undergraduate Commencement Recap

Read more about the event. Watch video of the complete graduate and undergraduate Commencement ceremonies.

Apr 2, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Developer of ‘Reading Rainbow’ Ellen Schecter and Philanthropist Gerri Aaron to Address Candidates at Arcadia University Commencements

Ellen Schecter, author, producer, and educator who has written or collaborated on many multi-award-winning television series for children and families including Reading Rainbow, will address baccalaureate degree candidates at Arcadia University’s undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 16, 2014....

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Jun 21, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Commencement Tradition: The Symbolism of International Sashes (Video)

In 2003, Arcadia University started a Commencement tradition—group photos of students who participated in a global experience. In the photos, and during graduate and undergraduate Commencement ceremonies, students can be seen wearing study abroad sashes representing the country or countries in...

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May 21, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Graduates Urged to Follow Dreams, ‘Lean In,’ Adapt and Make a Difference

“When you want something badly enough, never take no for an answer,” stated honorary degree recipient Trudy Rubin at Arcadia University’s undergraduate Commencement on Friday, May 17. A picturesque spring day served as a backdrop as 475 students received baccalaureate degrees. The previous day,...

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Jun 8, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Praetzel Embarks on Coast-to-Coast Run

By Chris Macchi ’12 Chris Praetzel ’12 arrived on campus in August 2008 destined to make a splash. Four years later, having earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Psychology, he has embarked on a new journey. A week after delivering an inspirational speech to his classmates at their graduation...

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May 15, 2012 Purnell Cropper

2012 Commencement Ceremony Webcast and Viewing Locations

Arcadia’s Commencement ceremonies will be webcast in real time. The Graduate Commencement webcast will begin at 5 p.m. EDT on Thursday, May 17. The Undergraduate Commencement webcast will begin at 10:15 a.m. EDT on Friday, May 18. The ceremonies will be broadcast live at

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May 10, 2012 Purnell Cropper

International MBA Graduates Celebrate Commencement, Welcome Delener to Singapore

Graduating students of the Arcadia University International M.B.A. program gathered at the Grand Ballroom of the Concorde Hotel in Singapore for a graduate commencement ceremony on April 21. The beginning of the ceremony was marked by the U.S. national anthem, followed by the national anthem of...

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May 10, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Inside Higher Ed: Arcadia Announces Spring 2012 Commencement Speakers

Inside Higher Ed recently noted that Patricia Hill Collins, Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland at College Park, and Fred de Sam Lazaro, a PBS  correspondent, will give commencement addresses at Arcadia University. Read more.