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September 17, 2020

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...

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September 3, 2020

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 her life,...

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August 17, 2020

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 to...

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August 12, 2020

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 teach in...

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August 5, 2020

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 hospital...

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July 27, 2020

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 with Uplift...

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July 17, 2020

“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,...

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July 15, 2020

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...

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June 30, 2020

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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June 26, 2020

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...

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June 22, 2020

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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June 18, 2020

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...

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June 17, 2020

Rosso ’16M, MFA Has New Fairytales Book Reviewed by Mookychick

She is A Beast , a book of fairytales by Christina Rosso ’16M, MFA , was reviewed by Mookychick, a London-based feminist media site. The book, published by APEP Publications, centers around thematic issues of morality, patriarchy, and survival. “ She is A Beast is a necessary text in the growing...

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June 12, 2020

Arcadia Announces the Kathleen Demery Valverde Endowed Award for Excellence in Research

Arcadia University is pleased to establish the Kathleen Demery Valverde Endowed Award for Excellence in Research. The award will recognize undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Forensic Science, Mathematics, Psychology,...

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June 2, 2020

Dycus ’16M, MPH Investigates Coronavirus Cases in Bucks County

By Caitlin Joyce '20 “We get reports of different diseases which are of interest around the world, and this was flagged as something interesting going on in China in January,” said Drew Dycus ’16M, MPH , recalling how the Bucks County Department of Health became attuned to the beginnings of the...

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May 15, 2020

Arcadia Celebrates 40 Under 40 Alumni Honorees

Arcadia University is proud to announce its biennial “40 Under 40” for 2020. This is the second class of extraordinary professionals under the age of 40 who are making strides in their careers to shape the future of the industries they serve, to bring change to their local and global communities,...

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May 13, 2020

Alumni Association Elects Two New Council Members

The Arcadia University Alumni Association Leadership Council will welcome two new members: Maya Johnson ’97 and Stacey Downey ’88 . Both begin their tenure on June 1. Voting for the Leadership Council election opened on April 17 and continued until May 1. During that time, members of the Arcadia...

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May 7, 2020

In Memoriam: Walter E. Blankley

Walter E. Blankley, a beloved member of the Arcadia University community and husband of Life Trustee Rosemary Deniken Blankley ’57, ’06H , passed away on April 27. Together for 67 years, Walter and Rosemary established an extraordinary legacy at Arcadia, defined by a lifetime commitment to higher...

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April 9, 2020

Lauren Cain-Baxter '17M Provides Telehealth Counseling, Advice for Self-Care

“When working with clients, l integrate positive psychology as a way to counter the negative things like the grief and sense of loss that they, and many of us, are experiencing,” said Counseling Psychology alumna Lauren Cain-Baxter ‘17M . “But it’s important to recognize the things we have...

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March 31, 2020

Will ’06M, MPH Fights Coronavirus Stateside, Treats Epidemics Around the World

“As a physician assistant, I treat each patient by looking at the whole person in front of me,” explains Scott Will ’06M, MPH about the global perspective and public health training he gained at Arcadia. Will’s health care journey began more than 15 years ago in Dayton, Ohio. After he...

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March 26, 2020

Scholars, Donors Celebrate Endowed Scholarship Support at Arcadia

Aliyah Pulley ’23 , an aspiring teacher, captivated the crowd on Thursday, March 5, when she shared her personal story of adversity, perseverance, triumph, and gratitude with scholarship supporters, fellow students, and University leadership during Arcadia’s Celebration of Scholarship event, held...

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