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.

Art Gallery Presents "Void"

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.

School of Education Recognized As One of the Top Colleges in PA for Teacher Education

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.

Student Exhibit on Display in Art Gallery

Holy Family University’s Art Gallery presents artwork by students John Alexanian and Corey McDonough. The exhibit runs from November 12—25, with an artist reception scheduled for Tuesday, November 19, from 7—9 pm.

James Trusdell Named Vice President

James E. Trusdell, MBA, will join Holy Family University on November 25, 2013 as Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Trusdell comes to Holy Family from Temple University's School of Medicine, where he was Assistant Dean and Chief Financial Officer. He also held the positions at Temple University of Associate Dean for Finance/Chief of Staff for the College of Health Professions and Social Work and Director for Finance and Administration for the School of Dentistry.

Recent Grad Wins Study Abroad Scholarship

Recent Holy Family University graduate Gerald Wutkowski was awarded a scholarship from the Kosciuszko Foundation’s Year Abroad Program and is spending a year abroad in Poland at the Center of Polish Language and Culture in the World at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow. The scholarship includes acceptance to the program, a tuition waiver, and a Ministry stipend of 1,350 zloty per month for housing and living expenses. Additional funding of $900 per semester is also awarded by the Kosciuszko Foundation.

Holy Family University Graduate Student Creates Key Materials for Grace Kelly Exhibit

Cynthia Scott, graduate student in education at Holy Family University and art educator, has completed a seminal project about Grace Kelly at The James A. Michener Art Museum, located in Bucks County PA. The upcoming exhibit, From Philadelphia to Monaco: GRACE KELLY- Beyond the Icon, follows the life and career of the legendary actress and princess, displaying letters, photographs, awards, clothing, and other artifacts.

Speaker Series Returns with Lecture on Women and the Civil War

The Holy Family University-Glen Foerd on the Delaware History Speaker Series continues on Friday, November 15, at 7 pm, when Dr. Judith Giesberg, PhD, discusses Women and the US Civil War in the University’s Education & Technology Center (ETC). The event is free and open to the public.