Everyone Needs ‘Someone Who Can Guide You’ – Education major Janine Venditti ’06 summed up the feelings of many seniors thinking about jobs and careers. “You may feel as though you are lost, but there is always someone there who can guide you in the right direction,” she wrote after her first integrative learning experience in an elementary classroom.
Arcadia’s alumni are one source
of career networking, inspiration and guidance for students
and other alumni. For more information about how you can
become an Alumni Volunteer Career Mentor and help Arcadia’s
graduating seniors, e-mail or
call the Alumni Association at 215-572-2160.
For the rest of Venditti’s poem, First Grade, and other seniors’ poems, including Teaching is like the Tilt a Whirl, Click here.
Find a Career Mentor on the Arcadia Alumni Online Community – More than 65 alumni have signed up to be Alumni Volunteer Career Mentors to their fellow alumni and to students. Click here to get started.
Arcadia Volunteer Career Mentors
at the Career Networking Luncheon,
Friday, November 11, 2005
Reunion 2006 – Mark your calendars for June 2-4, 2006. Classes that end in “1”and “6” celebrate Reunion 2006, but all alumni are welcome to join the festivities. Click here to see the full Reunion schedule of activities.
And the Winner Is… The class with the most Reunion attendees and with the most participation in the Alumni Fund wins a cocktail party with President Jerry Greiner at Reunion! Everyone in your class who gives to Arcadia or attends Reunion is counted in this contest. Don’t miss out! Put your class in the running for this new, exciting contest.
Reunion Giving – Reunion is for celebrating friendships and for celebrating your alma mater. As Arcadia grows and prospers, giving back is more important than ever. Help Arcadia achieve its goals and give generously to the Annual Fund. If you are in a Reunion year, stretch your gift. Your class year giving totals will reflect giving over the past five years! Remember what Arcadia has done for you and make it possible for Arcadia to continue giving to generations of students. Click here to learn more about Reunion Giving.
Etch your name in stone? – Alumni have until March 1 to order their pavers and have them installed on the Alumni Fund Walk of Pride in time for Alumni Reunion 2006 in June. The class of 2001 will see their pavers displayed for the first time at Reunion 2006. Alumni of all classes can purchase pavers at any time, but to see them at Reunion, the deadline for ordering is March 1. Click here for more information about the Alumni Fund Walk of Pride. To order your paver, call the Annual Fund Office at 215-572-2124.
Arcadia alumnus Tom Carlin '90, '03M , Men’s Soccer Coach at Arcadia for the past six seasons, has been appointed as Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Northwestern University. He was team captain of the Knights for three years and was a three-time All-PAC player. Carlin earned a B.A. in history with a secondary education minor and his master's in counseling from Arcadia. For more on Carlin's accomplishments as Arcadia's Men's Soccer Coach, click here.
Daniel R. Reidl ’05, was recently employed as a physician assistant at Houston Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in Warner Robins, Ga., according to an Oct. 2 article in the News Journal in Mansfield, Ohio, where he attended high school. He earned his master of medical science degree in physician assistant in May 2005 at Arcadia University.
Pamela Ann Martin ’03, is a dedicated export consultant who works with a diverse roster of clients exporting products to Cuba, according to an article in the Norristown Times Herald on Oct. 20. She started her export company several years ago when President Bush partially lifted the export ban on food products and medical supplies. Her company, Molimar Exports Consultants Inc., helps clients export apples, potato chips and tortilla chips into Cuba from the United States. She earned her masters degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at Arcadia in May 2003. She speaks fluent Spanish and lives with her husband in Upper Dublin, Pa.
Lauren Leukhardt ’05, who spent four years as a goalie for Arcadia’s field hockey team, returned to Southern High School, where she went to school, as the field hockey coach, according to an Oct. 21 article in The Capital in Annapolis, Md. At Arcadia, “she balanced classes, work and athletics. After graduating a semester early, she came home to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a coach. ‘I paid my way through school. I graduated early, and after that I was ready to work and begin coaching,’ she said. ‘It’s nice to be on the other side of the stick.’”
“Since she started ultrarunning in 1999, Kimball has never been beaten in a trail ultra,” says Running Times in its November cover story on Nikki Kimball ’98 who attended Arcadia’s master’s in physical therapy program. In July 2005, she moved to Bozeman, Mont., where mountain running trails are abundant. “Last year she won the Montrail Cup—a series of trail races from 50K to 100 miles.” She was also the national snowshoe racing champ in 2001, 2004, and 2005. Kimball jokes about her carnivorous diet, adding, “I’ve gotten to the point where I really like my body. It’s strong, and it works. I’m rarely injured.”
Body Politic Looks Beyond Societal Preconceptions: – Words and images merged to show how students perceived themselves in Body Politic, the final project of the Visual Communications Class in December. Each life-sized cutout is a tracing of a class member’s body. One side is painted in camouflage, representing society’s preconceptions about gender and body type. The other side is a personal narrative or collage of images.
“For my body politic project, I decided to create a map of where my body has traveled,” wrote Lauren Trager. Lisa Hoprich’s project was titled Gender Games: “I am too complex, too big for the boxes society tries to force me into. I check the box that depicts me as an individual, me as a non-conformist….” Lauren Puglisi crafted “Women Through Time,” a family tree of the women in her family. Click here to see all the students’ Body Politic creations.
Student Art on Display for One Night – Arcadia art students took advantage of a special one-night show on Dec. 13 that gave viewers and visitors a special look at the creativity that abounds at Arcadia. Gargoyle Chronicles captured some special images to share with alumni. Click here to see what the night beheld.
Comeback Kids? – “The last seconds
were nothing but excitement for Arcadia and the fans.
When the buzzer sounded, one Arcadia player bounced the
ball onto the floor and jumped jubilantly into the air.
Arcadia had won by seven, almost beating their 10-point
deficit from earlier in the second half.” For more
about the men’s and women’s basketball teams’ heart-stopping,
second-half comebacks this season, click