Honoring National Police Week (May 9-15), Holy Family University will hold its eighth annual Blue Mass on Friday, May 9 at 10 am, honoring the sacrifices of police and emergency responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The service, which will include a brief candle-lighting ceremony, will be held in the Campus Center gymnasium.
by Brittnee Reed '14
"Making art completes me. It is my way of communicating; it is my voice," explained Pamela Flynn, Art Professor and Coordinator of Fine Arts at Holy Family University. In addition to sharing her passion of the arts with her students at Holy Family University for the last fifteen years, Flynn has been promoting original works of art through exhibitions since 1971. Currently, she is beyond excited to share her latest exhibit with the public, Forget-Me-Not.
The GNPCC will honor Holy Family University President Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN, PhD, who is retiring at the end of the academic school year. Sister Francesca is a member of the GNPCC Board of Directors, a former chairperson, and longtime supporter of the GNPCC Expo. She is expected to receive several citations: Councilman Bobby Henon will present a citation from the City of Philadelphia (Councilman Bobby Henon), and there will be two citations from Pennsylvania presented to Sister Francesca (State Senator Mike Stack and State Representative Ed Neilson).
Holy Family University’s long-time President, Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN, was honored by Holy Family University with a 2014 Corporate Leadership Award on the eve of her retirement. Ray Angelo, President and CEO of Westinghouse Lighting, and Anthony J. Szuszczewicz, President and CEO of Polonia Bank, were also honored with 2014 Corporate Leadership Awards.
by Brittnee Reed '14
Holy Family University's Student Government Association (SGA) not only prides themselves in providing campus unity through their student run activities and events, but they are also constantly on the lookout for outside service opportunities. On Saturday, April 5, 2014, SGA teamed up with the Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network's Northeast branch (NPIHN) to present the community with this year's Empty Plate Dinner, an event created to help raise money for homeless families in the area.
Administrators from Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, located in Fairless Hills, PA, joined officials from Holy Family University to sign an agreement that enters both schools into a collaborative educational partnership. The agreement consists of three components, including admissions and scholarship, a university and dual credit agreement, and continuing education. The partnership reinforces the commitment of both schools to offer advanced educational opportunities for the personal and intellectual growth of their students and faculty.
The American Academy of Arts and Letters has named Liz Moore, Assistant Professor of Writing and Coordinator of Humanities at Holy Family University, the recipient of its prestigious 2014 Rome Fellowship in Literature. Moore is among only 20 writers nationwide selected by the American Academy of Arts and Letters to receive a 2014 Literature Award, and one of only two honorees to be granted the Rome Fellowship in Literature.
An active shooter simulation drill replicating a “hospital situation” was held on the campus of Holy Family University on March 28, in partnership with Homeland Security, the FBI, Philadelphia Police Department SWAT, Crime Scene Forensic Processing, and the Philadelphia Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services. The simulation was designed to provide an authentic, real-world experience for more than 80 senior year nursing students at Holy Family University and to deliver a critical training exercise for law enforcement and first responders.
Students from Holy Family University will host students from the University of Pennsylvania for “Learn. Build. Love.” – a day-long event dedicated to Habitat for Humanity. The students will work together to construct swing sets and restore furniture for Habitat families, and Habitat families and student volunteers will speak about their life-changing experiences with the organization. Members of the community are invited to join in on the activities, and encouraged to bring items for the Habitat for Humanity donation truck.
Holy Family University’s School of Business Administration and Extended Learning will host a graduate career fair for ALL Holy Family Graduate students focused on personal brand and networking across all media on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 8:30am–3:30 pm. The event will be held at its Woodhaven site in Bensalem, PA.