Class Of 2024

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Oct 20, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Broccardi ’24 Combines Love of Science and Art in Astrophotography

One night last summer, Computing Technology major Paul Broccardi ’24, while bored, started photographing through his telescope in his backyard. Just four months later, he invested in a computerized telescope and software to help improve his astrophotography skills. Astrophotography, also...

Book cover of How to Be an Anti-Racist by Dr. Kendi

Oct 15, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Kendi Inspires Class of 2024 During Virtual Common Read

At the Arcadia University Common Read event on Oct. 12, held virtually this year, first-year students and members of the campus community heard from Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Anti-Racist.  Dr. Kendi, a New York Times best-selling author and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the...

Arcadia University student Cheyenne Peterson

Oct 14, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Junior Olympian Peterson-Gurak ’24, Now an Arcadia Knight

By Katherine Haines '21 As a Junior Olympian, first-year Bachelor of Fine Arts student Cheyenne Peterson-Gurak ’24 has learned a couple of life lessons: the importance of staying true to herself and persevering through failure.  Peterson-Gurak began competing in the Junior Olympics...

Arcadia University student Savannah Masker in her EMT uniform

Oct 5, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Masker ’24 Working Overtime as EMT and First-Year Student

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Most first-year students experience the challenge of balancing work and school—on top of the traditional challenges, Mays Landing, N.J. resident Savannah Masker ’24 is also an overnight Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with the Absecon Ambulance Squad.  The...

Arcadia University student Claudia Knapp shows the cards she made

Sep 29, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Orientation Tradition of Service Doesn’t Stop in Quarantine

By Katherine Haines '21 This year’s New Student Orientation Day of Service, sponsored by the Community and Civic Engagement Center (CCEC), looked different from previous years. On Saturday, Aug. 29, Day of Service was held as a fully virtual event featuring both in synchronous and asynchronous...

Arcadia University student Jakya Barnhill

Sep 24, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Jakya Barnhill '24: Students of Color Need Role Models

Hi! My name is Jakya Barnhill and I am a first-year student in the SAJE Fellowship cohort. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. I come from a small private school in Philadelphia called Cristo Rey High School. This school has made me into the person I am today. They provided me with an outlet...

Arcadia University student Amani Harris

Sep 21, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Amani Harris '24

By John Stuetz '20M Amani Harris '24 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms...

Arcadia University student Jshane Allen helping a customer at a pop-up event

Sep 16, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Allen ’24 Launches Clothing Brand to Develop Entrepreneurial Skills

With more free time this summer, students are finding new ways to follow their dreams. Jshane Allen ’24, a first-year Healthcare Administration student, spent the summer making her’s happen by launching a clothing brand, Charged.  “It was always something I had an interest in. When Corona...

Arcadia University student Emilia Hurtado and her mother at her quinceanera

Sep 10, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Hoping to Specialize in Medical Racism, Hurtado ’24 Begins College After Helping Mother Graduate

“It was a challenging cultural shock when I came here [to America],” said Emilia Hurtado ’24, a first-year Chemistry major who immigrated from Costa Rica with her mother at eight years old. “There were a lot of differences between my school in Costa Rica versus studying here. And I didn't speak any...

Arcadia University student Hardika Patel

Sep 9, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Hardika Patel

By John Stuetz '20M Hardika Patel '24 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse...

Arcadia University student Audrey Chin

Sep 7, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Q&A with SAJE Fellow Audrey Chin

By John Stuetz '20M Audrey Chin '24 is a member of the first Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship cohort at Arcadia University. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse...

Arcadia University student Karoline Lopez

Sep 4, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Karoline Lopez '24: A Generation of Positive Social Change

My name is Karoline Lopez. I was born in Manila, Philippines. For a couple years while my parents worked overseas, my two older brothers and I were raised by my grandmother. At the age of 6, my family and I migrated to the US. Since I was not very familiar with my surroundings at the time, I...