Kopka Wins Tampa Review Prize

Professor Keith KopkaDr. Keith Kopka has won the 2019 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry for his first book of poems, Count Four. In addition to a $2,000 check, the award includes hardback and paperback book publication in 2020 by the University of Tampa Press.

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There's a New Kid in Town; Tiger Finally Graduates!

Holy Family University's mascots - old and new

There’s a new mascot on campus at Holy Family University, Blue, who was introduced on December 3, 2019 to the student body and really stood out at a “white-out” home doubleheader for both basketball teams. Hailing from Northeast Philadelphia, Blue joins an all-star roster of his mascot peers in the City as a fan of hoagies, soft pretzels, and really loud music!

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HFU Receives $866K in State Grants to Improve Northeast Campus Avenue Safety

Multimodal Grant awarded to Holy Family University

Holy Family University has received a state grant of $866,000 for improvements on the streets surrounding the University. Pennsylvania State Representative Michael Driscoll announced the award Tuesday, Nov. 12.

The grant, funded by the Multimodal Transportation Fund Program, will be used to improve safety and circulation for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, and vehicles along Frankford Avenue, Grant Avenue, and Stevenson Street.

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Author and Penn Professor Kathy Peiss to Preview New Book at HFU

Kathy PeissKathy Peiss, Author and Nichols Professor of American History at University of Pennsylvania, will preview her upcoming book, Information Hunters: When Librarians, Soldiers and Spies Banded Together in World War II. The event, presented by the Glen Foerd-Holy Family University Speaker Series, is free and open to the public and will be held Nov. 14 at 7:00 pm at the Holy Family University ETC Auditorium.

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Philadelphia City Employees Eligible for a 25% Tuition Discount

hfu love statuePhiladelphia City Employees can now advance their studies and careers with a 25% tuition discount at Holy Family University. Through the Mayor’s Returning to Learning program, eligible employees can apply the discount to standard tuition for eligible undergraduate, extended learning or graduate degree programs at the University (excluding doctoral courses).

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Sean T. O’Hara Named to Board of Trustees

Sean T. O'Hara

The Holy Family University Board of Trustees has named Sean T. O’Hara to its roster. His term will begin with the Board meeting on October 29.

A resident of Lower Makefield, O’Hara currently serves as the CFO for Kingsbury, Inc, a Philadelphia-based manufacturer, and also serves as an officer of the company, a member of the President’s Council, the Finance and Audit Committee, and the Retirement Benefits Committee.

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Holy Family University Receives $2-Million Grant from US Department of Education

Holy Family University has been awarded a highly-competitive Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, it was announced today by University President, Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN. The grant, awarded every two years, is the only one given to a Philadelphia-based institution this year, and it will fund the creation of a new Center for Teaching and Learning.

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