While many collegians across the United States look forward to relaxing over spring break, students at Holy Family University are instead preparing for a week dedicated to community service. On Saturday, March 1, 26 University students and four chaperones will head to Spokane, WA to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, building homes–and providing hope–for families in need.
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.
In celebration of Holy Family University’s 60th Anniversary, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput received an honorary degree from Holy Family University President Sister Francesca Onley following a celebratory mass led by the Archbishop.
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.
The Radiologic Science Program announces the start of a new Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science (BSRS) degree track in Vascular-Interventional (VI) Radiography beginning in the Fall 2014 semester.
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 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 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.
Holy Family University’s Art Gallery presents “Void,” an exhibition of color photographs by Sung S. Kim. The exhibit opens on Thursday, January 9 and runs through Wednesday, January 29. An opening reception will be held with the artist on Thursday, January 14, from 6—8 pm in the ETC Art Gallery.
Holy Family University’s School of Education has been recognized as a top-twenty school by the Online College Database for its excellence in teacher education.
The Database’s new ranking of “Top Colleges in Pennsylvania: Shaping the Next Generation” consists of the colleges and universities that have graduated the greatest number of education professionals in the year of 2012. The Database uses data gathered from sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, American Fact Finder, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.