Class Of 2024

Arcadia University Common Read Speaker Stephanie Land

Mar 10, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Common Read Author Land Shines Light on Working Class Struggle

By Katherine Haines '21 At the spring Common Read event on March 3, Stephanie Land, author of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive, laid bare the stereotypes surrounding people in poverty. At an afternoon student Q&A session moderated by Dr. Jonathan Shandell,...

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Dec 16, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Motuz ’24 Celebrates Health After 12 Surgeries and Complications from Cleft Lip and Palate

At 18-years-old, Arcadia University biology major Mychajla Motuz '24 has undergone 12 facial reconstruction surgeries to fix her cleft lip and palate, which were complicated by a childhood infection that nearly killed her, and a blood disease. Motuz’s first surgery was at three months...

Arcadia University student Sam Whitehouse playing hockey

Dec 9, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Whitehouse ’24 Coaches Youth Hockey, Looks Forward to Taking the Ice at Arcadia

Business Administration major Sam Whitehouse ’24 remembers watching The Mighty Ducks at 3 years old with his grandfather and wanting to play ice hockey. While his parents weren’t thrilled about his newfound interest, they agreed to let him learn to ice skate—and eventually play hockey. Now,...

Arcadia University student Benjamin Baron in front of NASA sign

Dec 2, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Baron ’24 Shares Out Of This World Work Experience

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Annapolis, M.D. resident Benjamin Baron ’24 came to Arcadia with some unusual work experience: an internship with The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The Computer Science major spent his past two summers interning at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight...

Arcadia University student Sanaa Scott-Wheeler sits in front of a tree

Nov 11, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Scott-Wheeler ’24 Advocates from a Social Distance

“I went to a predominantly white school from kindergarten to eighth grade,” said Sociology major Sanaa Scott-Wheeler ’24. “I’ve basically been experiencing racial inequality my entire life. I had to go through that switch from being at home and being black and then going to school and being black...

Arcadia University student Kylie Ferro working as a nurses aide.

Nov 4, 2020 Caitlin Burns

For Ferro ’24, Nursing Experiences Guides Future Career

Canadensis, Pa. resident Kylie Ferro ’24, a Public Health/Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) major, loves working the maternity unit at Wayne Memorial Hospital. It “has her heart.” As a nurse’s aide, Ferro is charged with the care of five to seven patients each time she works at the hospital—whether...

Arcadia University student Alejandro Lopez at March for Our Lives (far right)

Oct 28, 2020 Caitlin Burns

March for Our Lives Speaker, Lopez ’24 Find Passion in Politics

First-year Politics, Government and Law major Alejandro Lopez ‘24 has been following his passion for politics and activism long before he started at Arcadia University.  In March 2018, Lopez was a speaker at March for Our Lives in Philadelphia, sharing the stage with Pennsylvania Senator...

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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...