Community Service

Oct 7, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

PA Program Receives $14,000 Grant for Nicaragua Mission

The Physician Assistant Foundation has awarded Arcadia University with a Robert K. Pedersen Global Outreach Humanitarian Assistance Grant in the amount of $14,660. Funding from the grant, titled Medical and Public Health Mission in Nicaragua, will be used to purchase medical and dental...

Sep 23, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Student Organization Gives Back to Veterans at Wills for Heroes

On Sept. 12, members of the Arcadia community gave back to those who have served in the armed forces and as first responders by providing a frequently put off but critical service: estate planning. At Wills for Heroes, organized by the Student Veteran Organization (SVO) with the help of the...

Courtney Horst ’19 sorts and shelves books for Philadelphia READS during the Orientation Day of Service.

Sep 8, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

At Orientation, New Students Make Impact Beyond Campus

For many students beginning college, the first days of the year are a time to gather textbooks, get to know the campus, and put finishing touches on decorating one’s living space. For incoming students at Arcadia University, the first day of the academic year is a time to positively impact...

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Aug 31, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Arcadia University Hosts Wills for Heroes, Sept. 12

On Saturday, Sept. 12, a program at Arcadia, cosponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division, is helping military veterans, emergency medical personnel, police officers, and firefighters with free basic estate planning. Wills for Heroes will assist these and other first...

<b>Janet Hertz ’16DPT</b> takes the blood pressure of an attendee at the Korean Health Expo.

Jul 15, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

DPT Students Assist, Educate More Than 100 at Korean Health Expo

Working under the supervision of a physician, Arcadia students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program presented on the physical therapy field, took blood pressures, and led exercises at the Korean Health Expo on Saturday, June 13, in the Commons. More than 100 local Korean-American community...

Students participating in New Student Day of Service

Mar 28, 2015 Susan Gettlin

Photos: Community Engagement Activities
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Mar 26, 2015 jretter Retter

Physician Assistant Students Rally for Marfan Syndrome

In 2010, two-year-old Angelina Dolge passed away due to complications from Marfan Syndrome, a disorder caused by a mutation in the genes that encode for the body’s connective tissue. Though Angelina’s life was cut short, her aunt, Samantha Liddy, PA-S, was inspired to pursue a lifelong career...

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Feb 24, 2015 jretter Retter

One Smile, Two Smile, Red Smile, Blue Smile at Dr. Seuss Day at Arcadia

On Feb. 22, around 300 community members came to the Castle for the 15th annual Dr. Seuss Day Celebration at Arcadia for face painting, juggling, and Lorax-inspired desserts. The Dr. Seuss event was established in honor of Jami Rodriguez ’00 and continues in her memory. The event is...

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Feb 17, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Ebola Relief Donations Arrive in Sierra Leone

On Feb. 9, donations collected during Arcadia’s Ebola relief drive last semester arrived in Sierra Leone. Fodeba Daboh ’11, graduate of Arcadia University’s International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program, presented packages of personal protective equipment to Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Social...

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Feb 10, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Men’s Soccer Team Welcomes Newest Member, Jonny Nagrant

While many had their eyes on who was signing to play where on college football signing day, the Arcadia University men’s soccer team announced a signing of its own, as 11-year-old Jonny Nagrant officially became a member of the Knights’ program. The Collegeville native, who was teamed up with...

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Jan 28, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Students Lead Recycling Effort for MLK Day of Service

The Community Service Office hosted its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 18 and 19. Student and staff volunteers gathered to collect items that members in the community wanted to give a new home. Although Sunday’s shredding, eWaste, and repurposing activities ...