Glen Foerd-Holy Family University Speaker Series Celebrates 10 Years of Sharing Local History

MCJ sizedThe Glen Foerd-Holy Family University Speaker Series is celebrating its 10th year of educating the community and sharing stories about local lure during the free educational events.

A partnership between the two institutions began in 2007, when then Executive Director of Glen Foerd on the Delaware, Patrick Hotard, approached Holy Family University about an educational speaker series.

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Zook Leads Group of Teachers to State Capitol During PAC-TE’s Teacher Education Day

Kevin Zook - PAC-TEDr. Kevin Zook, Dean of the School of Education, led a group of current and former teachers to Harrisburg on May 23 for Teacher Education Day, hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators (PAC-TE). The event is a chance for higher education teachers to meet with elected state officials to form relationships and advocate for strong educator preparedness in Pennsylvania.

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Sister Marcella Louise Wallowicz Receives Grant to Research Employee Productivity

Sister Marcella Louise Wallowicz, CSFN, PhD, Assistant Dean in the School of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of Mathematics, was the recipient of a competitive grant for summer research facilitated through the generosity of the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program of The Henry Luce Foundation, which supports women majoring in the physical sciences, mathematics, computer science, and engineering fields.

Mathematics major Melissa Cahill ’20 will partner with Sister Marcella Louise on the project, and as a CBL Scholar, will receive a $5,000 summer research internship award. Sister Marcella Louise will receive $1,000 to be used towards the research and up to an additional $800 for any necessary materials.

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Experiential Learning Connects Students with Real-World Internship Experience

careerfair sizedHoly 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.

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Dr. Jenai Grigg Presented Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award

grigg sizedDr. 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.”

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Alternative Spring Break Recap - Abingdon, VA

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!

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Holy Family University’s Dr. Roger Gee Creates English Education Book for Chilean Students

RogerGee UNAPHoly 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.”

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Holy Family University Names Honorary Degree Recipients for 60th Commencement Ceremony

Graduation sizedHoly 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.

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