Class Of 2021

Arcadia University graduate Marlene Sokolow

Mar 29, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Sokolow ’21: A Degree 31 Years in the Making

By Katherine Haines '21 This spring, Marlene Sokolow ’21 will be among the hundreds of students earning degrees at Arcadia University’s Commencement in May. One difference is that Sokolow, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts in English, began her journey in 1990, at age 43, at Beaver College....

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Mar 23, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Womxn Rising Creates Inclusive Space at Arcadia

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 The Arcadia University student organization Womxn Rising is fighting for social justice on campus and beyond.  Previously, Womxn Rising existed as Arcadia's For The Women, but as club membership deteriorated, President Jenna Pagel '21 decided it was time to...

Arcadia University student Alex Cristofori

Mar 18, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Cristofori ’21M, MPH Aspires to Make Health Care More Accessible

By Katherine Haines '21 Dual Master’s of Public Health and Medical Science Alex Cristofori ’21M, MPH has used his last year of graduate school to understand the current social unrest and global health crisis, and to reevaluate his own accountability as both an ally and a future medicine...

Arcadia University student Susan Gallagher

Mar 10, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Gallagher ’21 Finishes Degree 19 Years In The Making

By Katherine Haines '21 Education Studies major Susan Gallagher ’21 returned to Arcadia University this past fall to finish her degree that she started in 2004. After earning her associate’s degree in Elementary Education from the Community College of Philadelphia in 2003, Gallagher taught...

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...

Arcadia University student Kylie Stephens EMT Certification peers

Feb 23, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Stephens ’21 Gains Medical Experience During COVID-19 as EMT

Psychology major and pre-Physician Assistant (PA) student Kylie Stephens ’21 wanted a more hands-on internship working with patients as opposed to what she calls a “look but can’t touch” experience.  With hopes of joining the medical field as a Physician Assistant after graduate school, she...

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Feb 17, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Reistle ’21 Builds Design Portfolio Through Competitions

Chris Reistle ’21, Studio Art major with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Marketing, always finds ways to fit his love of art into music and sports.  Since the pandemic, his opportunities to combine those passions with professional experience took off through...

Arcadia University student athlete Emily Cruz-Pineda

Feb 11, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Cruz-Pineda ’21 Finds Identity Through Study Abroad and Service

By Katherine Haines '21 Emily Cruz-Pineda ’21 started her college journey at Arcadia as undecided on her major. Coming from a family of educators, she decided on Education with a minor in Spanish, although she knew being in front of a classroom wasn’t something she wanted in a career. ...

Arcadia University Psychology student Zac Fiss '21

Feb 3, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Fiss ’21 Helps Children Through Crises

By Katherine Haines '21 Psychology major and Sociology minor Zac Fiss ’21 has always been passionate about working with people.  He first wanted to pursue pediatrics, but decided the medical field wasn’t for him. He’s shifted into a similar yet different path through his part-time job...

Arcadia University student Mya Brown

Jan 27, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Brown ’21 Uses Design Skills to Help Small Businesses, Nonprofits

Mya Brown ’21 had dreamed of being a surgeon to help those suffering from Hydrocephalus, which is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cavities of the brain. However, after her first year at Arcadia University, she found her passion for art and will graduate this May with a...

Arcadia Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry logo

Dec 17, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry Continues to Support Students

By Nikolai Kachuyevski ’21 Even as most of the Arcadia community went home in March, the Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry, an initiative that started in 2018, stayed open for a small cohort of students and community members in the surrounding area who depend on the pantry for food. This...

Arcadia University student RaeAnn Topa overlooking a city scape

Nov 17, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Topa '21 Reflects on London Internship Experience

By Katherine Haines '21 International Business and Cultures major RaeAnn Topa ’21 said that one of the best reasons to do an internship while abroad is the connections to the people and city, which helped her feel less like a tourist when she studied in London during the fall 2019. Topa...