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The Arcadia University Alumni eNewsletter  |  May 15, 2012

Black Awareness Society, Alumni Association Host 'Event Worth Repeating'

Black Awareness Society, Alumni Association Host 'Event Worth Repeating' By Georgene Pilling ’04M, Program Director for Alumni Relations

On April 25 the Commons Great Room was filled with magic—symbolized by the image of the Sankofa bird and realized by the laughter and warm embraces of reunions between students, faculty, staff and alumni.

With the support of President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III, Jazmine Goodwin ’12 and members of the Black Awareness Society and Andrew Brooks ’09, Chair of the Alumni Association Young Alumni Committee, met over the course of the year to give substance and shape to a dinner that would honor students and alumni of color, celebrate alumni and student talent and provide networking opportunities that would help them to reconnect to the past, engage with the present and move to the future together. Story, photos and video.

Photo: Jazmine Goodwin ’12, left, and Andrew Brooks ’09 led the organizing effort to bring the dinner together.

Call for Nominations: Alumni Assocation Leadership

Faye Senneca ’59President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III reaffirmed his commitment to Arcadia's alumni during his Inauguration on April 28. (Watch President Oxholm's speech.) Do you know alumni who have strong leadership skills and creative ideas and who are dedicated to the success and future of the Arcadia University Alumni Association?

Positions open as we transition to the first Steering Committee under the new Constitution.

Read a letter from Faye Senneca ’59, President of the Arcadia University Alumni Association, and learn more about the nomination process.

Photo: Faye Senneca ’59

Highlights from the Campus 'Bulletin'

Reunion Classes: Remember to Mark Your Calendar

A day of fun, food and fireworks awaits alumni as they return to campus on Saturday, June 9 for Reunion 2012. Classes ending in '2' and '7' are reminded that registration is due by June 6.

Graduates from the Classes of 2002 to 2011 are invited to campus on Saturday, June 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. for a special Young Alumni Picnic during Reunion. Haber Green will be alive with a picnic dinner, DJ, moon bounce and face painting. Families are encouraged to attend. Register online.

DPT Alumni Discover Strength in Uganda

DPT Alumni Discover Strength in UgandaCraving adventure, Bethany Wolf ’12DPT departed for a small, rural village in western Uganda in December 2011 to observe care at St. Ambrose Charity Health Centre and to visit her Ugandan colleague, Joseph Birungi. She traveled with her friend and classmate Alana Garcia ’12DPT. Once settled, the two realized their three-week excursion was going to be filled with slightly more adventure than they had originally bargained for.

“This is a trip that I had wanted to do for a long time, and because I had some time off before graduating I felt like that would be my perfect opportunity,” says Wolf. “Alana and I met up with my friend at the airport in Entebbe and stayed with him and the other employees at the clinic.” When they arrived at the clinic, however, they noticed patients lining up to be seen—by them. Read more.

Photo: Bethany Wolf ’12DPT, left, and Alana Garcia ’12DPT relaxing at Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Alumna Among Honorary Degree Recipients

Shelly Yanoff ’62Arcadia University President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III announced that Arcadia will award four honorary doctoral degrees at its Commencement exercises on May 17 and 18. The recipients echo Arcadia’s commitment to preparing the leaders of tomorrow through immersion with cultures, places, people, and languages around the world—and to meeting the challenges and solving the problems of that changing world through campus internationalization. Among those being honored during both Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement this week is Shelly Yanoff ’62, who will receive an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree. Read more.

Photo: Shelly Yanoff ’62

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