Chronicles Masthead
A Monthly Publication Serving Arcadia Alumni
February 2008

Scholarships Available for Summer Study Abroad in France

France ScholarshipSpecial scholarships are available for summer study abroad in France, thanks to the generosity of Marie-Louise Vermeiren Jackson, a member of Arcadia University's Board of Trustees. Dependents of Arcadia alumni are encouraged to apply. Arcadia's Center for Education Abroad announced the availability of scholarship funds specifically directed toward undergraduate students participating in a new summer program at Arcadia's affiliated campus in Paris. Read more.

To Shred or Not to Shred

Paper StackThe Office of Career Development maintains reference files for you after graduation. You can have letters of reference sent to Career Development who will maintain them in a file and then send copies to grad schools or potential employers. Career Development is pleased to offer this service to students and alumni. But with 30 years of files, it is time to do some spring cleaning! Beginning July 1, the office will begin shredding files older than seven years, unless you contact them and request that your file remains active. You can call us at 215-572-2939 or e-mail

See You in Paris!

Paris Bike TourArcadia's celebration of 60 years of study abroad continues this summer in Paris. From July 1 to 6, faculty, students and staff will "recreate" Arcadia's bicycle and educational tours from the late '40s and early '50s in Paris. Join us for lectures, museum visits and bicycle tours of the city and surrounding areas. For more information, contact Georgene Pilling, Director of Alumni Relations, at 215-572-2946 or

Upcoming Events

Alumni Association- Awards and Honors Committee Meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. in Blankley Alumni House

Board of Directors Meeting, Saturday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m. in the Beaver College Room of Landman Library

Reunion Weekend - May 30, 31 and June 1

Your Place on the Walk of Pride

Walk of PrideThe Alumni Fund Walk of Pride winds through the heart of campus, starting at the Castle, moving down past the Wishing Well and ending at the Dining Complex. The Walk contains more than 1,300 inscribed pavers for undergraduate and graduate alumni. Your paver could be added, too! March 1 is the deadline for ordering and purchasing a paver to be installed prior to Reunion weekend (May 30 to June 1). Read more.

'73 Reunion committee Snapshot

Class of 1973 Reunion CommitteeThe Class of 1973 Reunion Committee— Pamela Martin-Molina, Julia Bronstein Miles, Mary Pacioni Alderfer, Monique Miller and Melissa Hough—met in the Castle to make plans for Reunion 2008. This is their 35th Reunion year and they are gearing up for a grand celebration. All classes ending in 3s and 8s are invited to return to campus for a weekend of international festivities.

Study Abroad? Tell Your Story

Abroad MemoriesNow is your chance to share your study abroad memories. Sixty years ago, Arcadia helped found the modern concept of study abroad. Throughout 2008 Arcadia celebrates its legacy of internationalization, recognizing the impact of global perspectives in the classroom and through study abroad. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to build on this legacy. Let us know—through writings, photos, videos or audio clips—what you learned and how it has impacted your life. Visit for guidelines and submission forms. Read more.

Arts at Arcadia Vote

Scholarships Available for Summer Study Abroad in France (cont'd)

The four-week Paris experience offers qualified students a unique interdisciplinary curriculum through which they will study French language and European and French international relations, politics, and government. This opportunity is based at the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy in Paris. Get information on the program in Paris or find out more about Arcadia’s diverse summer offerings. Generous financial assistance is available for the summer-in-Paris program. If you are interested in applying for this aid, please contact Sue Richardson, France Program Coordinator, at Arcadia’s Center for Education Abroad at 215-572-2901.

Your Place on the Walk of Pride (cont'd)

Once you have made a gift to the 2008 Arcadia Annual Fund, you will receive a brochure with a paver order form. If you need additional information or would like to place your order by phone, please call the Annual Fund Office at 215-572-2124 or email

Study Abroad? Tell Your Story (cont'd)

Video footage could end up on Arcadia’s YouTube channel, while photos may be included in one of the large posters in the redecorated Chat or in a University publication.

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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, Eva Korolishin, Lori Bauer, Donna Whitlock, Sue Gettlin, Purnell Cropper
Design: Matthew Wolf, Purnell Cropper, Daniel Sypolt Photography: Joshua Blustein

Office of Alumni Relations • 215-572-2160 •
Georgene Pilling, Director • Eva Korolishin, Assistant Director • Nancy Woehrle, Secretary