Humans Of Arcadia

Jessica Derr May 29, 2019 11:42 am

Ed, Kate, and Tori Knab—Arcadia Triplets

Not only are Ed, Kate, and Tori Knab all members of the Arcadia Class of 2020, but they are triplets and roommates. Here they discuss what it’s like navigating higher ed with that unique perspective. Who chose Arcadia first? Did your other siblings’ interest in Arcadia deter you from choosing it...

Nicholas Schiavo May 29, 2019 11:23 am

Bradley Malles, Prospective Student

“Bradley is here and waiting for you in the Castle!” was the message I received during the break of my “Applied Logic” Philosophy class. I’d hosted two overKnight guests before, so I was no stranger to the flow of events and the jitters of meeting prospective students and their families. Bradley...

Kathryn Jones May 29, 2019 11:00 am

Samuel Heifetz, Adjunct Professor of Music

For the past four years, the First Friday Concert series has been held every first Friday of the month from noon to 1 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle’s Mirror Room. The series boasts an array of talented musicians, both Arcadia faculty and artists outside of our community. Here, Adjunct...

Lashanna Bryant May 29, 2019 10:52 am

Elizabeth Gillen ’19, Battle of The Bands Underdog

Elizabeth Gillen ’19, a Computer Science major and Music minor, talks about her love for music, her time here at Arcadia, and her hopes for sharing her music on Spotify while also working as a programmer in Florida after graduation. What made you come to Arcadia? I came to Arcadia...

Caitlin Joyce May 29, 2019 10:32 am

Chris Kolb ’19, IT Student Worker Supervisor

How would you describe yourself? I’m a computer science major, a Virgo. I like long walks on the beach… On paper, I “work with tickets that come in to resolve customer issues quickly and efficiently.” But basically, I help people anywhere on campus when they have any kind of a technological...

Amy Quigley, Yoga Instructor

Nicole Gieselman May 29, 2019 10:26 am

Amy Quigley, Yoga Instructor

Adjunct Professor Amy Quigley reflects on five years of yoga instruction at Arcadia University as the program comes to an end. What have been the most rewarding aspects of this class? The most rewarding aspect of this class is offering a practice that students can use as a...

Heidi Specht May 29, 2019 10:19 am

Ashley Hare ’20, Political Science Major from Duke

I originally chose to study abroad through Arcadia because it has a reputation at Duke as being one of the better programs. I heard so many good things from my friends who had studied with Arcadia in the past. But I specifically chose the Granada program for the smaller city, to help...

Beverly Pragosa

William Snell May 28, 2019 11:09 am

Beverly Pragosa ’20, International Business Major

Tell me about some of the things you are involved with at Arcadia. In my three years since starting at Arcadia, I’ve been part of New Student Orientation (NSO) as an orientation leader; SABA, which is Arcadia’s business club; ABC, which stands for Arcadia for a Better Community; and...

Collage of Arcadia Students

Jasmin Ramirez Dec 21, 2018 12:20 pm

Adriana Mateo ’20, PR Officer of the Latino Association

Adriana Mateo ’20 is a sophomore Business major from Florida and public relations officer for the Latino Association. Here, we chat about this unique chapter in her life. Why did you choose Arcadia? A: Honestly, Arcadia fulfilled everything on my checklist. It’s a small campus,...

Heidi Specht Dec 21, 2018 11:54 am

Caitlin Aldridge ‘20, Food Pantry Steering Committee Member

“The Food Pantry Steering Committee had the idea to start a food pantry last spring. Student leaders from clubs such as Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA), POWER, and Melanin in Action met with a few faculty members who were the liaisons for gathering resources and finding...

Justin Tai Dec 21, 2018 11:46 am

Julie Noreene Quibuyen ’21, Social Justice Advocate

Tell me a little about yourself. J:  I was born and raised in the Philippines. When I was 13, my family moved to Guam. I came from a conservative Asian family and, at first, coming to the United States was very different from what I was accustomed to. I definitely went through a period of...

Alura Neumyer Dec 21, 2018 11:01 am

Humans Beyond Arcadia: Life-altering Experiences in Scotland

As our time in Scotland comes to a close, I thought it was important to highlight some of the people who make up FYSAE and illustrate the lives that we have lived while away from Arcadia. To do this, I gathered FYSAE students at the University of Stirling and asked them to share with me their...