Class Of 2021

Arcadia University student Kaede Rende

May 11, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Rende ’21 Continues to Assist LGBTQ+ Mental Health Resource in London

When English major Kaede Rende ’21 was forced to come back to the United States in the spring 2020 from their study abroad opportunity in London, they thought the internship was over.  Rende’s internship with OutLife, a nonprofit organization focused on LGBTQ+ mental health, came to an...

Arcadia University student Mya Brown in front of her designs for HA

May 6, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Brown ’21 Works With Hydrocephalus Association for Capstone

Graphic Design major Mya Brown ’21 found inspiration for her capstone project from her brother’s fatal battle with Hydrocephalus, which is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the cavities of the brain. This spring, she worked with the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) to...

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May 5, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Mueller ’21 Explore COVID Impact in Capstone Project

In this series, the members of the Class of 2021 showcase their capstone and thesis projects.  Media and Communications major Josephine Mueller '21 dives into how COVID-19 has affected college students in a magazine she created for her senior capstone project. Mueller always...

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May 4, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Bleiweiss ’21 Explores History of Grey Towers Castle

Art History major Kat Bleiweiss ’21 has worked to uncover the history behind the original purchase of Arcadia University’s Grey Towers Castle and the surrounding property.  Her fascination with the Castle’s history began as a first-year student and grew with her first visit to the...

Two Arcadia University students at the Consent Rocks event

Apr 29, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Good Knights Provide Peer Education on Health and Wellness

The Good Knights at Arcadia University educate the community about mental health and wellness and sexual violence prevention through peer-to-peer workshops and events. For English major and Good Knights peer educator Kaede Rende ’21, the student group is an opportunity to make a difference. “...

Arcadia University student Jared Ellison

Apr 27, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Ellison ’21 Focuses on Mental Health in Black Communities for Internship, Thesis

For his English thesis paper, English and Creative Writing major Jared Ellison ’21 explored the role Black women play in the household and family through a variety of literary characters in a novel by James Baldwin. This includes how these women are considered “the rock” of the family, and need to...

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Apr 23, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Climate Change and Fire are Affecting the Composition of Forests

In the Capstone 2021 Series, members of the Class of 2021 showcase their capstone and thesis projects.  Environmental Journalism major Rikki Rosenthal '21 explores the correlation between fire disturbances and climate patterns in Western Maryland through their experience in the...

Arcadia University student Briana Anastasia

Apr 21, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Anastasia ’21 Balances Work, School, and Newborn to Graduate

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Education major Briana Anastasia ’21 has always known she wanted to work with children, and having a child of her own and continuing her education has solidified that passion.  A native of Northeast Philadelphia, Anastasia worked at Dumpling Grounds Daycare...

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Apr 15, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Schinella ’21MMS Leans on Family to Find His Passion

By Katherine Haines '21 When Physician Assistant student Jeffrey Schinella ’21MMS found out his second child, Joy, would likely be born with Downs Syndrome, it sent him down a path he never expected. After graduating from Indiana University with a Religion and East Asian Studies...

Arcadia University graduate Marlene Sokolow

Mar 29, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Sokolow ’21: A Degree 31 Years in the Making

By Katherine Haines '21 This spring, Marlene Sokolow ’21 will be among the hundreds of students earning degrees at Arcadia University’s Commencement in May. One difference is that Sokolow, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts in English, began her journey in 1990, at age 43, at Beaver College....

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Mar 25, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Patterson ’21 Refuses to Allow Obstacles Slow Her in Work with Patients

By Katherine Haines '21 Biology major Megan Patterson ’21, a Pre-Physician Assistant (PA) student, has always known that she wanted to have a career in medicine, which is a difficult undertaking in the most optimal of conditions. Patterson, though, who is deaf and blind, is determined to...

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Mar 23, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Womxn Rising Creates Inclusive Space at Arcadia

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 The Arcadia University student organization Womxn Rising is fighting for social justice on campus and beyond.  Previously, Womxn Rising existed as Arcadia's For The Women, but as club membership deteriorated, President Jenna Pagel '21 decided it was time to...