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A Monthly Publication Serving Arcadia Alumni
July 2009

Arcadia Announces Three Colleges

Arcadia Announces Three CollegesArcadia University, recognized as a leader in study abroad and international education for more than 60 years, announces the formation of three new colleges organized around Arcadia's strengths in study abroad, curriculum internationalization, and real-world learning experiences. The following colleges were formed on July 1, 2009, by Arcadia University: The College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences—a college with nationally recognized faculty that combines traditional liberal arts studies with real-world, integrative learning experiences .... Read more.

Become an Alumni Ambassador

Become and Alumni AmbassadorInterested in giving back to Arcadia University? Become an alumni ambassador and help recruit students for upcoming classes. Alumni ambassadors attend college fairs near their homes, serve as alumni contacts for prospective students, and attend on-campus recruitment events, such as open houses and receptions for admitted students. At least two years of experience in recruitment, marketing, coaching or teaching are desired. For more information or to volunteer, contact Margaret Poteet, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management, at 215-572-4023 or poteetm@arcadia.edu.

Get Career Advice via Facebook

Facebook F"One of our goals is to use social media to engage Arcadia alumni," says Mike Hertel, Director of Career Development. Hertel and his staff are set to begin providing career counseling to alumni via YouTube videos and Facebook. Starting July 13, alumni are invited to pose questions in the Career Development forum within the Arcadia Alumni Facebook group. Videos addressing select questions will be posted intermittently. "We can respond to alumni across the country in a personal manner," says Lisa Endrikat, Assistant Director of Career Development. "In addition, the advice will reach a wide audience of alumni."

Upcoming Events

M.B.A. Information Session
Thursday, July 23, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Grey Towers Castle Mirror Room

Earn an online M.B.A. or learn with an on-campus cohort. At the M.B.A. Information Session, meet Dr. Tony Muscia, M.B.A. Program Director, learn about M.B.A. concentrations and certificates, and find out more about Arcadia's online M.B.A. Please register at least two business days before an Information Session. Register online or call 1-877-272-2342.

More Alumni Events

Phillies vs. Braves, Aug. 29

Phillies vs. Braves, Aug. 29Take a Trip to Citizens Bank Park to meet up with Arcadia alumni, family, and friends and to catch the 2008 World Champion Philadelphia Phillies in action, as they face the rival Atlanta Braves. Before heading into the stadium to watch the game, go to Lot K for tailgating, food, and fun. Tailgating begins at 4 p.m. The game starts at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $30. Reserve them with payment by registering online or by contacting the Alumni Office at 215-572-2160 or at alumni@arcadia.edu. Tickets are limited, so reserve yours as soon as possible.

Snapshot: Reunion 2009 Recap
Snapshot from ReunionThe last weekend in May, Arcadia University hosted Reunion 2009, featuring class years ending in 9 and 4. On Friday evening, recipients of Alumni Association Awards and Annual Fund Reunion Class Awards were honored during a presentation and reception in the Castle Dining Room. The 50th Reunion Class Gift was presented by the Class of 1959. (In the photo: Alumni show off their Woodstock T-shirts on the way to the Dave Binder concert.) Read more.

Smart Classroom Dedicated

Smart Classroom DedicationDuring Reunion Weekend in May, a Smart Classroom in Easton Hall was dedicated in honor of the Class of 1959. The classroom features the latest technology, including touch-screen PowerPoint presentations and DVD playback, and provides educators with distance learning and online classes. It also aids in the development of new teaching methods and allows faculty to integrate Internet features such as video clips from YouTube their lessons. Read more.

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Smart Classroom Dedicated (cont'd)

"I want to thank you for this gift to the University," President Jerry Greiner said at the dedication.

"In today's world so much technology is being used in the teaching process that the value of this Smart Classroom is immeasurable." He also noted that the Class of 1959 raised more than $346,000 over the past five years.

"This gift is outstanding because this is a phenomenal Smart Classroom," said Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Joshua Blustein, who was on hand to take the group's photo and to explain how the technology works. "Smart Classrooms feature the benefit of having technology readily available in the classroom. They make learning for students a lot more exciting." He also noted that since the Smart Classroom technology can be updated, it will remain current as other technological advancements are made.

 

 

Snapshot: Reunion 2009 Recap (cont'd)

In honor of the class's generosity, a Smart Classroom was dedicated in Easton Hall.

The Ethlyn Selner Mack Bowl, given in honor of Mack's service to the Alumni Association, is awarded each year to the class with the highest level of participation to he Alumni Fund. This year's recipient was the Class of 1959.

The Bette E. Landman Plate is awarded each year at Reunion to the class that gives the largest five-year combined gift to the Alumni Fund. This year, the award was given to the Class of 1934, with a total five-year gift of $2,101,060.16.

Class Officers also were honored during the awards program. Recipients are nominated by their classmates based on their thoughtful and creative efforts to bring everyone together. They also are consistent contributors to the Annual Fund. Elizabeth Hartey Magagna '44, Margaret Johnson Sutor '54, Lolita Jaeger Lindstrom '59, Shirley Canning Scatcherd '59, Elizabeth Weathers Kasper '64, and Patricia Mayr Moore '79 were all honored with a Class Officer Award.

The Mary Louise Armstrong Wolf Awards are given to alumni who consistently dedicate themselves to Alumni Association work and special events. They also are extremely involved in their communities and make an extraordinary difference through their volunteer work. This year's award winners were Lillie Ludman '59, Faye Senneca '59, Barbara Weathers Johns '64, and Susan Rodgers Fleming '69.

The Montgomery/Bucks Scholarship Fund has raised more than $90,000 by dedicated alumni. These funds are designated for the Laura Lind McKee Scholarship Fund. This year, the club presented a check in the amount of $775.

The Alumni Leadership Award is presented to a deserving member of the graduating class who has shown outstanding leadership qualities that promote pride and loyalty to Arcadia University. The student also is extremely involved in connecting students to alumni and shows a lasting commitment to Arcadia. This year, Barry Hendler '09 was the recipient of this award.

The Senior Golden Disc Award is given to a member of the senior class who is nominated by classmates, faculty, administration, and the Alumni Association in recognition of his or her high standards of leadership in activities on campus and dedication to the university. Bryan Durfee '09 was this year's Senior Golden Disc Award recipient.

The Golden Disc for Meritorious Service is presented to an alumna/us in recognition of outstanding volunteer leadership service to the University. This year, Mary Lou Bratt Mees '59 was the winner of this prestigious award for her commitment and dedication to the advancement of Arcadia University and her enthusiasm for her work.

The Golden Disc for Distinguished Achievement, which is presented to an alumna/us who has accomplished a significant and outstanding achievement in business, the professions, or the community, was presented to Dr. Adam Denish '89, an accomplished veterinarian.

The Cornell Cup was presented to the Class of 1959, the class with the highest attendance at this year's Reunion. The Class of 1959 had 33 classmates in attendance to celebrate their 50-year Reunion.

The Reunion2sum Contest celebrates the class with the largest number of students attending Reunion added to the number who are making gifts to Arcadia. This year, the Class of 1959 won the contest with 83 participants. For these efforts, the Class won a special cocktail reception with President Greiner and pennants commemorating the event.

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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 '04M, Donna Whitlock '05, Purnell Cropper, Lori Bauer, Michelle Tooker '07
Design: Purnell Cropper  Photography: Joshua Blustein

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