Holy Family University, the recipient, this past fall, of a Title III Strengthening Institutions Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, has announced the appointment of Lisa A. Ratmansky to serve as executive director of the University’s new Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The new position and the new Center are both the result of the $2-million grant award.
Twelve Holy Family University professors are recipients of the 2020 Ray and Mildred Taylor Awards to fund seven important research and publication initiatives, according to Michael Markowitz, PhD, Vice President of Academic Affairs. The awards were presented before Holy Family faculty and staff at the Jan. 8 Opening Meeting to kick-off Spring Semester. This year’s honorees will pursue research initiatives in the areas of cancer, women’s mental health related to pregnancy loss, emotional changes over a lifespan, and radiologic examination advances, among others.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best when he described his insights about service. He said, “Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
Patricia Griffin, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director of the Graduate Criminal Justice Program, has been awarded a considerable research grant of up to $180,000 to assess the practices and outcomes of the Bucks County Drug Court.
Thirty nursing students in Holy Family’s Fast Track Second Degree nursing program participated January 14 in a hazardous material (HAZMAT) simulation at the University’s Newtown campus, supervised by Detective Joseph Rovnan, Philadelphia Police Department Counter-Terrorism Operations.
Dr. 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.
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!
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.
Kathy 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.
Philadelphia 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).