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March Art Exhibit Features “Telling Stories"

Holy Family University’s Art Gallery presents “Telling Stories,” an exhibit by Joe Brenman throughout the month of March. The exhibit will open March 11and run through March 31. There will be an artist reception and gallery talk on March 18 from 6-8 pm.

Holy Family University Nursing Student Earns Prestigious Nursing Externship in Hershey

Caitlin Litchfield, Holy Family University nursing student, was recently accepted to Penn State Hershey’s prestigious, exclusive summer externship program. Litchfield was one of 33 (out of 500) applicants accepted in the program. Additionally, she will be one of only two applicants chosen to work on the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit this summer. Litchfield will be working alongside registered nurses, providing patient care while learning how to multitask in an extremely demanding and chaotic environment.

Local Professor Publishes First Book Categorizing Rosaries and their History

Local author and Holy Family University education professor, Helen Hoffner, EdD, teamed up with Gloria Brady Hoffner to construct the first book dedicated to collecting rosaries: The Rosary Collector’s Guide (2013, published by Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., http://rosarycollector.wordpress.com/). Rare selections from her collection will be on display at Holy Family University on during the day on Monday, February 10, culminating in a book signing at 6 pm in the Holy Family University Library.

Sister Francesca retires as Pres. of Holy Family University

Sister Francesca Onley of Holy Family University, announced her retirement today as the president. Sister Francesca held the position for 32 years, marking the longest tenure of any university president in Philadelphia. She will step down officially June 30. 

Sister Francesca Announces Her Retirement

Sister Francesca Onley, PhD, CSFN, announced her retirement today from the presidency of Holy Family University after 32 years, marking the longest tenure of any university president in Philadelphia. She will step down officially June 30.

“I feel so privileged to have been able to play a role in Holy Family’s tremendous transformation from a college to a university, from a small, local private school to one with students from other states and other countries,” said Sister Francesca to a gathering of faculty, staff and student leaders Monday afternoon. “The University enjoys an excellent reputation for success, gaining the respect of the Philadelphia community, of our state and federal government agencies, and of our national and international colleagues.”

Thursday's Charter Week Festivities Postponed

Thursday's Charter Week activities - the Mission/Core Values awards program and The Tuskegee Airmen presentation - have been postponed due to inclement weather. Make up dates have yet to be announced.

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