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Chronicles Masthead
A Monthly Publication Serving Arcadia Alumni
September 2008

Arcadia Alumni Cruise the Danube

Danube CruiseEach year, the Alumni Association Travel Committee meets to select the travel destination for alumni and friends, based on surveys from past travelers and committee recommendations. This year, 28 travelers cruised along the Danube River from Budapest, Hungary, to Prague, Czech Republic. Director of Alumni Relations Georgene Pilling '04M recalls, "We visited five countries and walked on the cobblestoned cities of Bratislava, Vienna, Salzburg, Regensburg and Prague, meeting the people, tasting their regional cuisine, and exploring their palaces, opera houses and castles. ..." Read more. View photos.

Former Professor Publishes Book

Joan Hall ScottBy Dr. Norman Johnston, Professor Emeritus

Joan Hall Scott—students knew her as Joan Katcher—published a book, The Governor's Lady, which she describes as "a memoir with menus and recipes." Scott taught anthropology at Arcadia from 1968 to 1971. She was born in Philadelphia and has lived and worked in Morocco, Canada, Fiji, England, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy and the Cayman Islands. While doing her fieldwork in Fiji, she met Alan Scott, the governor of that British Colony. Later, in 1971, they were married in the Mirror Room of Grey Towers Castle, and Scott left Arcadia to join her husband, who held a cabinet post in Hong Kong. Read more.

Artist Honors Arcadia's History

The Aug. 2 Springfield Sun ran a story about commercial banker Paul Scherbner, spouse of Arcadia alum Cheryl Wilks-Scherbner '78, and his peculiar hobby: carving elaborate wood sculptures from tree stumps using a special chainsaw. As reported, Scherbner's first project five years ago was a beaver inspired by his wife's alma mater. Read more.

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and First Reunion Workshop for Reunion 2009—Saturday, Sept. 13, at noon in Grey Towers Castle.

Career Workshop: After the Interview—Saturday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. in University Gallery, Landman Library. Discuss the interview process but really focus on what happens after the interview.

Alumni Homecoming at Fall Fest—Saturday, Oct. 11. The Class of 2003 celebrates its five-year Reunion at Alumni Homecoming. Afterward, join the GOLD Luau, see the fireworks and catch Dave Binder's performance in The Chat.

Two Exciting Travel Opportunities

RussiaThere are two travel opportunities planned for alumni and friends in 2009: an eight-day trip to Argentina Jan. 3-10 and a 12-day cruise from Moscow to St. Petersburg, including tours of towns along the way, June 28-July 9. For additional information, contact Georgene Pilling '04M, Director of Alumni Relations, at 215-572-2946 or pilling@arcadia.edu, or visit www.arcadia.edu/alumnitravel.

Snapshot: Alumni Ambassadors

Alumni Ambassador SnapshotAlumni Ambassador training was held during the weekend of July 19. Alumni enjoyed a reception on Friday in Blankley Alumni House. On Saturday, Director of Alumni Relations Georgene Pilling '04M welcomed alumni and Assistant Director of Enrollment Management Margaret Poteet '04 led workshops, which included a series of guest speakers and a tour of the campus. Left to right: Joanna Cleary Mulholland '83, Chelsea Badeau '03, Joan Haly Glazier '56, Ilene Rubin Silver '74, Arlene Hiskell '02, Rafawa Hamilton '93 '07MBA, Gail Brown Donnelly '70, and Margaret Poteet '04.

Being an Alum Has its Advantages

alumArcadia University proudly offers a variety of benefits to its valued alumni and joins in the Alumni Association's commitment to provide lifelong educational, social, cultural and travel opportunities to alumni. To see what benefits you can take advantage of in Career Development, Tuition Assistance and Academic Benefits, visit the Alumni Relations Benefits Web page.

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Former Professor Publishes Book (cont'd)

He later moved to Grand Cayman as governor of that group of Caribbean islands. Between 1987 and 1992, as the governor's wife, she organized entertainment and events ranging from huge garden parties to silver service dinners for royalty. Alan Scott retired in 1992, and they now live in the south of France in Provence. Her large family, scattered between the United States, England, Turkey and Australia, now includes 14 grandchildren.

Joan Scott's book has proven to be very popular. She has written an account with what one reviewer has characterized as "perceptive social comment" particularly of her life after Beaver College with husband Alan in the British Colonial Service. Mrs. Scott's deft and often amusing portrayals range from horseback riding on the Cayman beach and her efforts with the drug abuse prevention program on the islands to having tea at Buckingham Palace with the Queen and dinners at the White House. She also includes menus and a collection of recipes for international and regional dishes: hors d'oeuvres, beverages, soups, vegetables, seafood, poultry, meat, sauces and desserts.

The book may be purchased with a check for $42 plus $15 postage from France. Make out check to Katherine Klenn, 7031 Perry Terrace, Brooklyn, NY 11209.

Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon and First Reunion Workshop for Reunion 2009 (cont'd)

Are you serving on an Alumni Association Committee: Affiliation, Awards and Honors, Ambassadors, Career, Class Presidents, GOLD, Nominating, Program or Travel? Are you a Reunion Committee member? Class OfficerPresident? Fund Agent? Editor? Reunion Chair? Are you a member of the Board of Directors? If you answered "Yes" to any of these positions, you will be invited to attend the annual Volunteer Appreciation LuncheonArcadia's way to thank you for your service and commitment to the work of the Alumni Association. Look for your special initiation at the end of August.

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Arcadia Chronicles is a monthly e-newsletter published by the Offices of Alumni Relations
and University Relations and distributed to Arcadia alumni.

Writing: Georgene Pilling, Donna Whitlock, Purnell Cropper, Dr. Norman Johnston
Design: Matthew Wolf, Purnell Cropper, Alexander Hayes Photography: Joshua Blustein

Office of Alumni Relations • 215-572-2160 • alumni@arcadia.edu
Georgene Pilling, Director • Nancy Woehrle, Assistant Director • Jennifer Buonpastore, Secretary