Mee Joins Flyers Ice Girls for Third Year

Kristen Mee SizedAttend a Philadelphia Flyers game at the Wells Fargo Center and there’s a good chance you’ll see Kristen Mee during stoppages of play, helping to clean the ice and interacting with fans along the way. Entering her third year as a Flyers Ice Girl, Mee joins over a dozen other women who help promote the Flyers initiatives on and off the ice.

A Philadelphia native, Mee graduated from Holy Family University in 2015 with a degree in Psychology. Growing up a Philly sports fan, Mee, who has been ice skating since she was in elementary school, auditioned for, and made the Ice Girls team in 2015. As a member of the Ice Girls, she is responsible for dry-cutting the ice during media timeouts, appearing at community events, and assisting various departments within the Flyers organization. She also performs dance routines for the fans, visits season ticket holders, and participates in on-camera promotions during the game.

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Kulu Mele Fills ETC Auditorium with African Drumming and Dance Celebration

KuluMele sizedKulu Mele, an African drumming and dance ensemble, will be performing in the ETC Auditorium on Friday, December 1 from 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. The performance is sponsored by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and the Fusion club.

The night’s entertainment will feature five drummers, four dancers, and a vocalist. Kulu Mele performed for Pope Francis when he came to Philadelphia during the World Meeting of Families in 2015.

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November Art Gallery: HFU Senior Nicole Russo

Art Gallery work by Nicole RussoThe Holy Family University Art Gallery proudly presents Nicole Russo’s mixed media works: Exhibit: November 16 – December 11.

From the artist: “I attempt to push myself in new ways each time I take on a project. I look at making art as a way for me to challenge the previous pieces that I created. I enjoy the struggle of learning a new skill or simply jumping right into an idea that I have. Constantly being presented with hurdles has helped me grow as an artist and as an individual.”

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HFU Family Center Awarded $3,000 Grant by Philadelphia

FamilyCenter Check SizedThe Holy Family University Family Center was awarded a $3,000 grant from the City of Philadelphia in October through its 2017 Philadelphia Activities Grant. The money will be used to offset some of the costs associated with serving members of the community through the Family Center programs.

Councilman Bobby Henon, who represents the 6th district in Northeast Philadelphia and was instrumental in the University’s applying for the grant, awarded Holy Family University President Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN; Sister Angela Cresswell, CSFN, Director of the Family Center, Dr. Helen Hoffner, Program Coordinator; and Dr. Mary Wombwell, Workshop Coordinator (not pictured) with a check on November 15.

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Dr. Nicole Stokes-DuPass Named to The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions Inaugural Cohort

Nicole Stokes DuPass sizedDr. Nicole Stokes-DuPass, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Diversity and Professor of Sociology, has been named a member of The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions inaugural cohort. The goal of the program is to help mentor and mold future university presidents at minority-serving institutions. The group will be hosting the first Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Aspiring Leaders Forum from Friday, November 17 to Sunday, November 19.

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Nursing NCLEX-RN Pass Rate Hits 92%

nursingstudentsDr. Cynthia Russell, Dean and Professor for the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, announced that the pass rate for first time nursing students taking the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is 92.86%, according to the NCLEX Program Report from the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing. 

The national pass rate in 2017 was 86.94% while the Pennsylvania pass rate was 91.10%, according to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.

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Glen Foerd-HFU Speaker Series: Landscape Assessment of Glen Foerd on the Delaware

Architectural and landscape historian Emily T. Cooperman, PhD, will discuss her landscape assessment of Glen Foerd, the historic mansion on the Delaware River, on Thursday, November 16, at 7 pm in the ETC Auditorium of Holy Family University as part of the Glen Foerd-Holy Family University Speaker Series. The series is free and open to the public, with no reservations required.

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First Annual PsyD Counseling Psychology Fall Ethics Forum

The Doctorate of Counseling Psychology program is hosting its first annual Fall 2017 Ethics Forum on Tuesday, November 14, in the Newtown Campus Cafeteria, from 7:30 pm – 9 pm. The event, “Multiple Relationships & Multicultural Issues of Special Populations,” will feature a panel Q&A, as well as feature professionals who specialize in Substance Abuse and Correctional Counseling Populations, Marriage, Family, Youth and School Based Populations, and Intellectual and Physical Disabilities.

Students from the School Counseling, Marriage and Family Counseling, Clinical Counseling, Art Therapy Counseling, and Clinical Mental Health master’s programs will also be speaking about their poster presentations.

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Morand’s Philanthropy Feeds 250 Haitian Families

When Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti in October of 2016, the results were disastrous. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, more than 19% of the Haitian population, 2.1 million people, were affected by the hurricane and more than 12%, 1.4 million people, were in need of urgent assistance.

With family roots in Haiti, Oximike Morand, a junior Management-Marketing major, wanted to help those who were still impacted by the results of the hurricane. Morand, who was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when he was six, knew what it was like to live on the island during times of distress.

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IDEA Welcomes Gregory Hannah to Speak About Bridging the Disability Gap

GregHannahIDEA, a new student club on campus, has invited Gregory Hannah, Assistant Director for Disability Services at Villanova University, to speak on Wednesday, November 15 from 7 pm – 9 pm in the ETC Auditorium.

Hannah will present about disabilities and accommodations to help bridge the gap amongst the student body. Hannah was a major contributor for the award-winning documentary, “Coming Off the DL.” His work has also appeared on ESPN, ABC, CBS, NBC, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and other local publications.

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