On September 30, 2013, Holy Family University President S. Francesca Onley, CSFN, PhD, announced the refinancing of the University’s debt. The refinancing consisted of $37,675,000 of tax exempt bonds issued through the Pennsylvania Higher Educational Facilities Authority (Holy Family University Revenue Bonds, Series 2013A), and a Credit Facility with PNC Bank. Bank of America Merrill Lynch was the underwriter on the bond financing.
Holy Family University’s School of Business Administration and Extended Learning will host “Mexico’s Legal and Business Forum,” a symposium sponsored by The United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at its Woodhaven site in Bensalem, PA.
Holy Family University’s Art Gallery presents “Desert Textures” a show by award-winning photographer Samuel Fee. The exhibit runs from October 2—30, with an artist reception held on Tuesday, October 8, from 7-9 pm.
Administrators from St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls, located in Northeast Philadelphia, 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.
Holy Family University Spiritual Director Father James MacNew, OSFS, has been named the recipient of the St. John Neumann Medal, presented by the Knights of Columbus. Father MacNew will receive the award on Wednesday, September 18, following the 7 pm Mass at Assumption BVM Church in Feasterville.
Holy Family University’s Art Gallery presents The REFLECTIONS Series by Nevin Mercede from September 6–26, with an artist reception held on Thursday, September 26, from 7–9 pm.
Administrators from New Foundations Charter School, in Northeast Philadelphia, and officials from Holy Family University signed 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.
We’ve been touched by the responses that we’ve received regarding our rebuttal of the NCTQ’s June report and wanted to share them with you. The first selection is an Op-Ed piece that one of our former education professors submitted to the Philadelphia Inquirer (which has yet to be published). Beyond that piece, we’ve selected other comments of support to share with you all.
Holy Family Sports Information Director Greg Pellegrino and his wife Mary welcomed their first child-Bennett-into the world on June 12.
According to Greg, "Bennett was born 3.5 months premature after Mary was rushed to Abington Memorial Hospital and was diagnosed with HELLP Syndrome." He continues, "The wonderful neonatologists explained that, for the well being of both mother and son, Bennett would be arriving earlier than anyone had anticipated."
The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), a private organization stating that it "advocates for reforms" on its website, released a controversial report on June 18, evaluating college and university teacher preparation programs. The report's conclusions were met with skepticism by colleges and universities across the nation because of the methodology for data collection and interpretation employed by NCTQ. Some institutions have pointed out that the study ranked programs that are non-existent. Such major errors indicate there was little or no quality control or fact checking of the data and results.