Humans Of Arcadia

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...

William Snell Dec 21, 2018 10:30 am

Jarod Pichler ’20, Student-Athlete and Computer Science Major

In what areas have you grown from the first time you walked onto Arcadia’s campus? J: I've become a lot more involved in extracurricular activities outside of playing volleyball, including through Knight Club, Puro Ritmo, American Chemical Society, Computer Science Club, and by being...

Caitlin Joyce Dec 21, 2018 10:22 am

Mari Hayashi, Adjunct Professor of Japanese Language and Culture

Learning a second language opens up the world. When I was in Japan, at first I did not know much about English. Now, I understand two different perspectives, two ways of thinking. One reason Japanese language classes are so popular is Arcadia’s anime club. So many students are interested in...

Nicole Gieselman Dec 21, 2018 10:07 am

Professor Alan Powell, Studio 190 Advocate

Media and Communications professor Alan Powell is a leading figure in Studio 190, an art outreach program within the larger nonprofit DelArc, which focuses on promoting personal growth and creativity in people with disabilities. How did you get involved with Studio 190? I got involved with...

Jessica Derr Dec 21, 2018 9:53 am

Andrew Katz, Graduate Student and Published Author

Graduate student Andrew Katz, a Master of Arts in English (Comparative Literature) and Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing candidate, recently published The Vampire Gideon’s Suicide Hotline and Halfway House for Orphaned Girls. On the side, Andrew works in environmental science, likes to make...

Kathryn Jones Dec 21, 2018 9:42 am

Mairin Higgins, RA of 2nd West Kistler

I wanted to live in the castle since I didn’t get in my first year, and being an RA was the only chance I’d get. Part of me thought I’d be good at it, and it’s beneficial to have people who are enthusiastic about the job and Arcadia in general working this position. There are a lot of perks— I like...

Nicholas Schiavo Dec 19, 2018 7:00 pm

Kelsey VanVehcten ’22, London FYSAE Student

Kelsey VanVehcten ’22 is a first-year from Upstate New York, an Actuarial Science major, and a fellow FYSAE student. Here, she shares her thoughts on FYSAE and her three months in London. What made you do FYSAE? K: I got the message in the mail, and I chose fall because I figured...

Lashanna Bryant Dec 19, 2018 1:59 pm

JtheMC, Rapper with a Purpose

Communications major Jonathan McCoy ’20 discusses his passion for music, poetry, and performing. What made you choose to come to Arcadia? J: I went to Cheltenham High School, which is directly across the street. So I was always around. I even remember Dr. Loury hosting the Black Male...

Kathryn Jones Apr 24, 2018 3:01 pm

Louise Burns, Professor of ‘London Stage in Text and Performance’

What did you do before coming to Arcadia to teach? I was teaching at a British university before I came to Arcadia’s center in London. Before that, I worked professionally in the theater from the age of 18 until I was in my late 30’s. And then I did post-grad at Rada and King’s...