Class Of 2024

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...

Arcadia University student Dalton

Sep 1, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dalton ’24 Helps LGBTQ+ Youth Through TrevorSpace

In 2017, as Howell, NJ resident and first-year student Dalton ’24 searched for answers about gender and identity, little did they know that it would lead them to supporting LGBTQ+ youth through TrevorSpace. An online forum for individuals 13 to 24 years old who identify as LGBTQ+, TrevorSpace...

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Aug 26, 2020 Caitlin Burns

SAJE Fellowship Welcomes First Cohort of Aspiring Educators to Arcadia

By John Stuetz '20M The Social Action and Justice Education (SAJE) Fellowship will welcome nine aspiring educators of color to the Arcadia community this fall. The fellowship will provide preparatory programs and leadership training for SAJE fellows to teach in culturally and linguistically...

Arcadia University student Bailie Zepp takes off her helmet in her race car.

Aug 19, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Drag Racing Helps Zepp ’24 Overcome Lack of Confidence

“I've been bullied since the third grade,” said Bailie Zepp ’24, a drag racer from Hanover, Pa. who holds three National Hot Rod Association junior racing records: most money won, most wins in a row, and most tracks traveled in a row. “Racing was my outlet to get away from [that]. It's turned me...

Bowey in his Norskie uniform playing ice hockey

Aug 6, 2020 Caitlin Burns

International Student Connor Bowey ’23 Joins Men’s Ice Hockey Team

In the 2021-22 academic year, international student and Sports Business Management major Connor Bowey ’23 will take to the ice for the first time since 2019—this time as an Arcadia Knight. Winnipeg, Manitoba resident Bowey barely recalls a time when he wasn’t on the ice. He started skating when...

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