Arcadia University Chronicles
A Monthly Publication Serving Arcadia University Alumni  |  September 2011

Fall Fest Promises Fireworks, Food and Fun

Fall Fest Promises Fireworks, Food and FunAlumni Homecoming at Fall Fest brings the Arcadia family together on Saturday, Oct. 15. Cheer on the Knights at volleyball, field hockey and soccer competitions; meet classmates under the tent at the Alumni Homecoming Picnic Dinner; be amazed by an awesome Fireworks display over the Castle; wind down at the Rick Kelly concert, or try your luck at Casino Mania. Hope to see you on campus!

View the complete schedule and register at

‘New’ Founders’ Day Harkens Back
to 1930s Tradition

‘New’ Founders’ Day Harkens Back to 1930s TraditionAlumni are invited to attend the University Convocation and Founders’ Day on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 4 p.m. in the Kuch Alumni Gymnasium. Immediately following the ceremony, a campus-wide picnic will be held on The Alumni Fund Walk of Pride. In case of inclement weather, the picnic will be held in the Dining Hall. Read more about the convocation and Founders’ Day tradition. Watch a webcast of the ceremony live or on demand at

Conversations with the President

President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III will host two open meetings on Founders’ Day. Attend or participate online. Have a question you'd like the President Oxholm to answer? E-mail it to by noon on Monday, Sept. 19. (Event details.)

Alumni Travel to ‘Glacial Mountains
and Emerald Lakes’ in the Canadian Rockies

By Georgene Pilling ’04M, Director of Alumni Relations

Alumni Travel to ‘Glacial Mountains and Emerald Lakes’ in the Canadian RockiesA hearty group of alumni and friends met in Vancouver, British Columbia, on July 18 to begin a nine-day adventure through the Canadian Rockies. The journey began with a full day of sightseeing in Victoria, learning about the Story Poles in Stanley Park, gingerly walking across the swaying planks of the Capilano Suspension Bridge, and strolling through busy downtown before boarding VIA Rails to experience the nostalgic lure of train travel that took us overnight through the Canadian countryside to Jasper National Park. More.

Alumni Association Announces Alumni Chapters
and Affinity Groups

"We are very excited to announce two newly formed groups: Quad A (Arcadia Athletic Alumni Association) and the Philadelphia Area Young Alumni Chapter," says Nancy Woerhle, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations. Both groups host events this fall. "Alumni form chapters because they want to be engaged with the University and remain a vital part of its future."

Visit for alumni events. For a listing of current chapters or for information on starting a chapter, visit

Michael Minetti: New Assistant Director
for Young Alumni and Students

Minetti Named New Assistant Director for Students and Young AlumniMichael Minetti, Assistant Director for Young Alumni and Students, is a new addition to the Office of Alumni Relations. The Conshohocken, Pa., native arrived in early July with boundless energy, a passion for service, and a wealth of creative ideas to share.

“My new role at Arcadia offers a lot of room for creativity both on my end and for the students and young alumni,” he says. “There are a lot of ways that we can start to connect alumni back to the University. I have my own ideas that I have started to initiate, but I really want hear from the young alumni about what they are interested in.” Students and alumni with programming ideas should contact Minetti at or 215-572-2094 or stop by his office in Blankley Alumni House.

Ice Cream Social Draws Hundreds
to Blankley Alumni House

Ice Cream Social Draws Hundreds to Blankley Alumni HouseHundreds gathered at Blankley Alumni House on Monday, Aug. 29, for the annual Ice Cream Social, sponsored by the Office of Alumni Relations. “We ordered enough ice cream for 600 people and ran out,” says Mike Minetti, Assistant Director for Students and Young Alumni. “On top of what we originally ordered, we got eight additional five-gallon tubs of ice cream.... We also had 20 recent graduates return to campus to scoop ice cream, spend time with the new students, and re-connect with each other. It goes to show that no matter where you are in life or how busy you are, you should always have time for ice cream and friends.” Photos.

Share Your Professional Success Story

By Cynthia Nichols, Employer Relations Coordinator

Are you in the spotlight? Arcadia University graduates have gone on to do amazing things. The Office of Career Development would like to pay tribute by spotlighting Arcadia alumni in their present fields of employment.

Our students are striving to reach the level of success you’ve achieved. Sharing your accomplishments will motivate future Arcadia graduates and allow us to recognize the work you’re achieving with your current employer. Read about recent alumni achievements.

How to Submit Your Story

To share your professional success story, complete the online form and submit your photo to Selected alumni will be featured in Arcadia University publications and on Arcadia University’s Career Development webpage.

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Office of Alumni Relations • 215-572-2160 •
Georgene Pilling, Director • Nancy Woehrle, Assistant Director • JoLynne Bremmer ’10, Office Administrator and Communication Coordinator • Michael Minetti, Assistant Director for Young Alumni and Students
Arcadia Chronicles is a monthly e-newsletter published by the Offices of Alumni Relations
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