Alumni

Arcadia University alumnae and Jones Poundstone Society co-chairs.

Sep 17, 2020 Erin McLaughlin

Shenker ’69 and Hendershot ’66 to Serve as Co-Chairs of The Jones Poundstone Society

Following her successful year as the inaugural 2020 Chair of the Jones Poundstone Society, Susan Smyth Shenker '69 will team with long-time donor and dedicated alumna, Lynn Darling Hendershot '66, to serve as Co-Chairs for 2021. Together they will lead the annual giving effort as exemplars in...

Arcadia University alumna Keisha Robinson

Sep 3, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Alumna Publishes Memoir on Resilience During COVID

By Caitlin Joyce '20 Alumna and 40 Under 40 recipient Keisha M. Robinson ’18MEd will publish, "I Barely Survived My Summer in Quarantine: A Memoir," on Sept. 4, which focuses on how she found resilience while quarantining during COVID.  Robinson discusses the impact the pandemic had on...

Headshot of Margaret Steele

Aug 17, 2020 Erin McLaughlin

Beaver College Alumna Establishes the Margaret W. Steele Endowed Scholarship

Arcadia University is pleased to announce the inaugural Margaret W. Steele Endowed Scholarship award will be made in the Fall of 2020. Established through the generosity of Beaver College alumna, Margaret “Peggy” W. Steele ’80, the scholarship is designed to strengthen the University’s ability...

Ahmadi among a group of women with certificates in hand.

Aug 12, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Ahmadi ’17 Finds Calling Through Fulbright Program

When Zahara Ahmadi ’17 graduated as an International Studies major with a concentration in Middle Eastern and African studies, she imagined a career in diplomacy.  As one of the first Fulbright English Teaching Assistant award recipients, along with Cliff Long ’17, Ahmadi planned to...

Group shot of 10 members of the team, some wearing cowboy hats

Aug 5, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Equestrian Team Rallies Behind Alumna and Former Coach

On July 22, Amber Jewell ’04 gave birth to her second son, Levi Clemmer. Approximately 27 hours later, on July 23, the barn housing 16 of the 40 horses at her farm burned to the ground. “It was about 10 minutes to 11 a.m. when my mom called me about it,” said Jewell, who was still in the...

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Jul 27, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Middleton ’18 Provides Care Through Philly HopeLine

Psychology alumna Samantha Middleton ’18 has helped Philadelphia students and families  get through the COVID-19 crisis by providing counseling services with Uplift Center for Grieving Children and their new call service, Philly HopeLine.  Last summer, Middleton started her internship...

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Jul 17, 2020 Caitlin Burns

“The Cheesecake Lady” Featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Business Administration alumna Vanessa Jackson ’12, also known as “the Cheesecake Lady,” was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer article discussing her bakery’s rise to local fame on July 14. In the article, author Jen Ladd details Jackson’s origin story as a novice to pro-cheesecake maker,...

Amanda and Tom Clark with their three children sitting in truck bed.

Jul 15, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Razler ’00 Photographs Glenside Locals for the #FrontPorchProject

Riding through Glenside on her bicycle, photographer Melissa Razler ’00 has captured scenes of local families as a part of the #FrontPorchProject, a viral hashtag that features family photos taken during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the project is to connect neighbors who have been...

Aase Pedersen presents her research during the PT research day last fall.

Jun 30, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Pedersen ’20DPT Finds Passion in Pelvic Floor Health

To find her calling, Dr. Aase Pedersen ’20DPT knew she had to change the trajectory of her career path as a case manager and supervisor with the Department of Welfare. With a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Temple University, she knew she wanted to work in a medical profession and began...

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Jun 26, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Christiana ’16EdD Publishes Research in Social Innovations Journal

Doctor of Education alumna Dr. Kathryn Christiana ’16EdD, supervisor of Gifted Education in Abington School District, published “The Mystery of Wide Variation in Rates of Inclusion: Does Money Make a Difference?” in the April 12 Social Innovations Journal. The article, co-authored with Dr. James...

Photo collage of award recipients

Jun 22, 2020 Andrea Walls

Arcadia University Announces Alumni Association Award Honorees

Each year, Arcadia alumni are celebrated for outstanding achievement and contributions in their profession, their community, their classes, and their alma mater. The Alumni Association Honors Committee reviews nomination forms submitted by fellow Arcadia graduates and makes their selections before...

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Jun 18, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Gonzalez ’06 Builds Intersectional LGBTQ+ Community

“I love the job that I do, because we are putting into place many things that have never existed before, that I never got a chance to have, or that I never even knew was a possibility,” said Sociology alumnus Ernie Gonzalez ’06, the operations director of the Compass Community Center in...