Holy Family University proudly conferred 774 total degrees to future teachers, nurses, social media specialists, business professionals, and more during its 2018 Commencement ceremonies on Tuesday, May 15 at the Kimmel Center.
316 graduate degrees and 458 undergraduate degrees were awarded during the two celebrations.
Holy Family University’s Division of Extended Learning announced the four recipients of its End of Year awards during the Extended Learning Graduate Reception on Thursday, May 3 at the University’s Bensalem location.
Holy Family University will present four honorary degrees during its 2018 Commencement Ceremony, held on Tuesday, May 15 at the Kimmel Center. Albert Tantala Sr., President of Tantala Associates, LLC, Engineers and Architects; Pamela Rainey Lawler, Founder, Philabundance; Dennis Colgan Jr., Chairman Emeritus of Barthco International, Inc.; and Audrey Evans, MD, a pediatric oncologist and co-founder of the original Ronald McDonald House have been selected as this year’s recipients.
Dr. Stacy McDonald, Associate Professor of Psychology for the School of Arts and Sciences, was presented the Teaching Excellence Award during the school’s faculty meeting on April 17. 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.
Dr. Elizabeth Rielly-Carroll, Assistant Professor of Biology in the School of Arts and Sciences, received a grant from the PADI Foundation to study seagrass fragmentation in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. The grant totals $3,180.
Rielly-Carroll’s research is entitled “Is habitat amount or spatial configuration more important to epibiont communities in seagrass ecosystems?” The funded project will use artificial seagrass to examine how seagrass loss in Barnegat Bay influences the biodiversity of organisms that live in seagrass habitats. Rielly-Carroll and her team will be making different spatial arrangements of artificial seagrass and then seeing what animals and algae colonize on them.
The School of Education will host its Educational Research Forum tonight from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm in the ETC Lobby, Auditorium, and first-floor classrooms. The event is free and open to the public.
Jayda Pugliese, a Holy Family University alumna (BA ’09, MEd ’14) and current student in the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program, has been named a finalist for the 2019 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year award, presented by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Karl Malaszczyk, Esq., Assistant Professor, and Dr. Bernice Purcell, Associate Dean and Associate Professor in the School of Business Administration recently had their article “Big Data in Fraud Detection” accepted for publication in the Journal of Finance and Accountancy.
Philadelphia boasts one of the oldest, largest, and most diverse park systems in the United States. Yet our parks receive scant attention in histories of landscape design and city planning. Elizabeth Milroy, author of The Grid and the River: Philadelphia’s Green Places, 1682-1876, will describe the unique development of Philadelphia’s urban parks in the two centuries after William Penn and Thomas Holme first devised the city plan. This event will take place on Thursday, April 26 at 7 pm in Holy Family Hall 109.