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Relive Reunion Through Photos
Reunion 2010 kicked off on Friday, June 4, with a dinner in Grey Towers Castle, followed by the Alumni Awards Presentation, which recognized alumni for their service to the University. Arcadia's own John McNeil topped off dessert with "Sounds of Sinatra with Johnny Mac." Saturday’s events included class meetings, class pictures and the traditional Parade of Classes. Special events included a Class of 1960 gift dedication, a Class of 1990 dinner reception, and the Graduates of the Last Decade (GOLD) picnic. Photos are available to view and purchase on Flickr and Shutterfly.
Bette E. Landman Plate Goes to Class of 1955
At Alumni Reunion in June, the Bette E. Landman Plate was awarded to the Class of 1955 with a total five-year gift of $520,502.09. First presented at Reunion 2004, The Bette E. Landman Plate is awarded to the Reunion class that gives the largest five-year combined gift to Arcadia. This gift includes unrestricted, restricted, capital and planned gifts. Dr. Bette Landman retired as Arcadia University President in June 2004 after 19 years in that office. Her vision for this institution over the years was extraordinary, and she touched the lives of all members of the Arcadia community. In that spirit, the Bette E. Landman Plate was named in her honor.
Rhoads Talks Gulf Recovery on TV
Gordon Rhoads ’07 was interviewed by Philadelphia's CBS3 last week regarding his volunteer efforts in the BP oil spill and his organized initiative Restore the Gulf. "Restore the Gulf is universal. It’s about helping any way you can," says Rhoads. The former Political Science major launched Restore the Gulf in May to help raise awareness for the communities affected by spill. He journeyed to New Orleans to be on the frontlines of the disaster and ask members of local communities what they needed to recover. "The needs are pretty basic," says Rhoads who has a list of urgent needs posted on his blog. "The families really need food such as canned goods, baby formula and rice." Read more.
2nd Annual Arcadia Alumni Night at the Phillies
Cheer on the Phillies against the Giants at our 2nd Annual Alumni Night at the Phillies. Seats are in section 429 and tickets cost $22. Purchase tickets by July 19, either by phone at 215-572-2160 or online at www.arcadia.edu/alumninews.
Construction: Kuch Hospitality Suite Makes Way for Commons
Imagine: Digging 96 geothermal wells 400 feet deep. Building a pedestrian bridge from the Castle walkway to the new University Commons. Cutting through the underground tunnel that runs from the Castle to Murphy and Spruance—for now. And creating new pedestrian shortcuts around the construction site that use the bridge from the Health Sciences Building to Brubaker, and even the loading dock at Boyer. Many alumni will remember furtive adventures in the underground tunnel system ... Read more.
Five New Trustees Named to Board
Five new members have been elected to the Arcadia University Board of Trustees, with their terms beginning July 1. David Paone ’04,’09M of Glenside, Pa., is a Recent Graduate Alumni Trustee elected for a two-year term. He earned a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Secondary Education in 2004 and an M.S. in Special Education in 2009. Paone is a mental health therapist at Salisbury Behavioral Health in Glenside. A dedicated volunteer and certified coach for the Montgomery County Special Athletes' Association, Paone also has been actively involved in several areas of the University for more than 10 years. Read more.
Other urgent needs include batteries, first-aid kits, children’s clothing and toys, and gift cards for stores like WalMart and BJs. Click here to view the entire list.
Later this month, Rhoads will be making the 20-hour drive again to deliver supplies to local communities.
To watch Rhoads on CBS, click here.
Arcadia Chronicles is a monthly e-newsletter published by the Offices of Alumni Relations
Writing: Georgene Pilling '04M, Donna Whitlock '05, Purnell Cropper, Lori Bauer, Michelle Tooker '07