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May 28, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Genetic Counseling Graduates Final Class

During the Grad-AWAY-tion ceremony on May 15, Arcadia University graduated its final Master of Science in Genetic Counseling class, the 24th graduating class in program history. This follows the July 2019 transfer of sponsorship, accreditation, curriculum, and faculty of Arcadia’s Genetic...

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May 27, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates 2020 Grad-AWAY-tion

The Arcadia community gathered on the ‘virtual’ Green to recognize the Class of 2020 to acknowledge each member and confer degrees in a grad-AWAY-tion celebration on Friday, May 15.    On the Arcadia 2020 Commencement website, graduates and their friends and family could hear...

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May 20, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Adopts SAT-Optional Policy for Class of 2025

Arcadia University will join more than 1,100 universities and colleges nationwide with a standardized-test optional admissions policy beginning with current high school juniors applying for the Fall 2021 semester. In collaboration with University leadership, a working group of Arcadia faculty,...

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May 18, 2020 Jen Retter

Hall Appointed Vice President for Enrollment Management

Following a national search, Rakin Hall—a higher education expert with more than 20 years of success and strategic management at institutions such as the University of Utah and the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USC)—was appointed vice president for Enrollment Management. Hall...

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May 15, 2020 Andrea Walls

Arcadia Celebrates 40 Under 40 Alumni Honorees

Arcadia University is proud to announce its biennial “40 Under 40” for 2020. This is the second class of extraordinary professionals under the age of 40 who are making strides in their careers to shape the future of the industries they serve, to bring change to their local and global communities,...

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May 7, 2020 Andrea Walls

In Memoriam: Walter E. Blankley

Walter E. Blankley, a beloved member of the Arcadia University community and husband of Life Trustee Rosemary Deniken Blankley ’57, ’06H, passed away on April 27. Together for 67 years, Walter and Rosemary established an extraordinary legacy at Arcadia, defined by a lifetime commitment to higher...

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May 6, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Specht ’20 Awarded 2020 Fulbright for Brazil

COVID-19 isn’t stopping International Studies and Spanish double major Heidi Specht ’20 from fulfilling her goal of working in Brazil after graduation. In April, Specht was announced as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) recipient with the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In January 2021, Specht...

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Apr 28, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Community Members Create Masks for Those in Need

Members of the Arcadia community continue to step up in the fight against COVID-19. With Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and masks as some of the biggest needs, Arcadia students, faculty, staff, and alumni have pulled out their sewing machines and needles to make over 1,000 masks. After the...

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Apr 22, 2020 Andrea Walls

Henning Provides Wellness, Mental Health Services for Arcadia Community

Final Exam Week is a stressful time for students. It happens each spring and fall when students pour everything they have learned during the semester into measurable assessments. With the pressure to turn in their best academic performance, students often feel anxiety, stress, and worry...

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Apr 13, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Sets Sights on Future with Adaptive Strategy

Arcadia University is transforming the higher education landscape through a community-engaged adaptive strategy, ARCADIA 2025. Over the past two years, the Arcadia community has worked together to build a dynamic and innovative strategy that encourages the University to experiment and take...

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Apr 9, 2020 Andrea Walls

Lauren Cain-Baxter '17M Provides Telehealth Counseling, Advice for Self-Care

“When working with clients, l integrate positive psychology as a way to counter the negative things like the grief and sense of loss that they, and many of us, are experiencing,” said Counseling Psychology alumna Lauren Cain-Baxter ‘17M. “But it’s important to recognize the things we have...

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Apr 7, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia’s Grey Towers Castle Crowned as Best Wedding Venue in Montgomery County

A location fit for royalty, Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle was voted Best Wedding Venue in Montgomery County in a public vote by MontcoHappenings, as released on March 27. This is the first time the National Historic Landmark, located in Glenside, Pa., was included in the voting process....