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Jan 28, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Awarded HealthSpark Grant for Graduate Civic Scholars Program

The HealthSpark Foundation has awarded Arcadia University a grant to develop a Graduate Civic Scholars Program to help expand the undergraduate program that launched last summer for students who are interested and passionate about driving social change. The $26,000 grant will be used to help...

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Jan 22, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Receives $1 Million Grant for Campus Renovations from PA Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program

Arcadia University is proud to announce that it has received a $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for construction, renovation, and other related costs for a multi-purpose center.   The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the...

DPT graduate is hooded at home during her Arcadia University ceremony

Jan 21, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Celebrates Excellence, Perseverance in Virtual DPT Commencement

Through live Zoom ceremonies on Jan. 15 and 17, Dean of the College of Health Sciences Dr. Rebecca Craik encouraged the 104 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (TDPT) graduates to be the catalyst of change in health care. “Remember to lead, but if you...

Four public safety officers wearing masks hold box of donations to pantry

Jan 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Public Safety Helps Stock Food Pantry

In lieu of exchanging gifts this year, officers in Public Safety each donated supplies to the Knights for Nutrition Food Pantry located in Oak Summit. Director of Public Safety Ruth Evans presented officers with a challenge: keep the food pantry’s Holiday Gift Box donation drive continuously...

Arcadia University alumna Amanda Penecale '09M

Dec 23, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Penecale ’09M Selected as Finalist for Holiday Songwriting Contest

The holiday song “Left Alone with You,” co-written by Master of Education alumna Amanda Penecale ’09M, was recognized as a finalist in the 4th Annual Christmas Songwriting Competition by the USA Songwriting Competition. Penecale, who works at the Ranney School in Tinton Falls, N.J. as an art and...

Arcadia University alumnus A-Mac Harris

Dec 22, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Harris ’20 Coordinates COVID Contact Tracing with PA App

In 2014, A-Mac Harris ’20MPH saw how an epidemic can devastate an area when his home country of Liberia had an outbreak of Ebola. The loss of his close friend during this time inspired his interest in Public Health, which brought Harris to Arcadia University in 2018.  Harris, who earned his...

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Dec 15, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Cintron-Marsh Finds Unique Ways to Engage with Students During COVID-19

Arcadia’s Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies and Gateway to Success Program Coordinator Cristina Cintron-Marsh has found unique ways of connecting with students during COVID-19.  As an undergraduate advisor, Cintron-Marsh spent the summer on Zoom, providing first-year...

Red sweatshirt showing Skolka's dog wearing a face mask design

Dec 14, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Skolka ’21 Helps Animal Rescue Raise Funds This Holiday Season

Graphic Design major Courtney Skolka ’21 thought her recent Visual Communications project wouldn’t go any further than the classroom. However, after sharing her design with Morris Animal Refuge in Philadelphia, they’ve collaborated to launch a fundraising campaign this holiday season. Until...

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 leads an in person Stay Fit program before COVID.

Dec 2, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Stay Fit Program Goes Virtual

After temporarily closing down last spring, the Dan Aaron Stay Fit Program for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease reopened this summer in a virtual environment.  Doctor of Physical Therapy students are getting back their hands-on experience in the program. On Nov. 5...

Arcadia University professor Dr. Comfort Olorunsaiye

Nov 30, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Through Grant, Dr. Olorunsaiye to Study Family Planning in African Immigrant Communities

Dr. Comfort Olorunsaiye, assistant professor of Public Health, was awarded a Changemakers in Family Planning grant by the Society of Family Planning Research Fund to study family planning in the African immigrant communities in southeastern Pennsylvania.  The 18-month, $63,148 cumulative...

Aquilla Lee with friends in a kayak in New Zealand

Nov 19, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Lee ’21 Uses Gilman Scholarship to Encourage Students of Color to Study Abroad

By Nik Kachuyevski '21 For Criminal Justice major Aquilla Lee ’21, studying abroad had been a goal ever since she was young. However, due to financial difficulties it didn’t seem like this goal would be achievable until Study Away Advisor Ashley Knueppel ’12 told Lee about the opportunities...