Holy Family University students looking to step outside the classroom to further their knowledge and gain real-world work experience have thrived with the revamped internship opportunities offered by the Experiential Learning Department. Eager juniors and seniors have been placed in top corporate and non-profit companies in Philadelphia and the surrounding area. Led by Angela Cutchineal, Director of Experiential Learning, the department is helping students find their passions prior to graduation.
Dr. Jenai Grigg, Associate Professor of Sociology for the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), was presented the Teaching Excellence Award during the school’s faculty meeting on April 18. The Teaching Excellence Award honors full-time faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated innovation and dedication in the art of teaching.
“I was surprised to receive the Teaching Excellence Award,” Grigg said. “I feel so privileged to teach alongside such talented educators, that to be recognized by them was a proud moment. I love what I do; being recognized for it was a great honor.”
Students from Holy Family University's Habitat for Humanity campus chapter traveled to Abingdon, Virginia during spring break to help build decent, affordable homes for those in need. Each year, the Alternative Spring Break trip provides students an opportunity to travel to other parts of the United States, while helping those who have lost or are not able to afford a home. Accompanied by Dr. Megan Meyer, Dr. Jenai Grigg, and Michael McNulty-Bobholz, the team worked hard for five days to make a difference for the incoming family. Congratulations to all for a job well done!
Throughout the summer, the Campus Center will be closed at various times for maintenance upgrades. A running list of those closings will be kept here. Please check back often to make sure the Campus Center is open.
Holy Family University School of Education Professor Dr. Roger Gee, graduate division chair and TESOL program coordinator, met with Chilean education professionals from Universidad Arturo Prat (UNAP) on April 19 to discuss the contents of an instructional book that will teach English to Chilean students.
The project, a collaboration between Albright College Spanish Professor Karen Jogan, PhD, nine Albright students, and UNAP, is titled “Art of the English Language Interview: Voices for Global Communication.”
Holy Family University will present two honorary degrees during its 2017 Commencement Ceremony, held on Tuesday, May 9 at the Kimmel Center. The Honorable Michael G. Fitzpatrick, former Congressman of Pennsylvania’s 8th District, and Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner of Philadelphia Parks and Recreation have been selected as this year’s recipients. Fitzpatrick will receive his honorary degree during the graduate ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Lovell will receive her honorary degree during the undergraduate ceremony at 12:30 p.m.
Please note: The vendor purchasing used books at the corner of Stevenson Lane has NO AFFILIATION with Holy Family University.
Dr. Elizabeth Rielly-Carroll, Assistant Professor of Biology in the School of Arts and Sciences, received a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to help purchase the necessary equipment to study the local ecology surrounding Holy Family University with her students.
Rielly-Carroll’s grant, titled “Holy Family University: Using the Local Environment in Urban Environmental Science Classrooms” is worth $2,870 and will be used for environmental sampling equipment like nets, seines, water testing probes, a set of waders for students, field guides, and soil testing kits.
The Holy Family University Library will host its fourth annual All-Nighter on Friday, April 28, spanning into Saturday, April 29. The 24-hour event brings students together to prepare for their final exams, relieve some stress, and enjoy the night among friends.
The Library will be open on April 28 from 7:30 am to April 29 at 4:00 pm, with activities officially kicking off at 8:00 pm on Thursday. Throughout the night there will be ongoing Library support for computers, research, and MLA and APA citations. There will also be designated quiet areas for students.
The School of Education's annual Educational Research Forum will be held on Wednesday, April 26, from
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm, in both the ETC Lobby and first floor. The school’s doctoral students will present their dissertation research, with topics ranging from student achievement, emotional intelligence attributes, and engaging students with disabilities.