HFU Descends to DC for March for Life Rally

march for lifeA group of students, faculty, and staff from Holy Family University will travel to Washington DC on Friday, January 19 for the 45th Annual March for Life event. This marks the 13th year that Holy Family University has marched for the rights of the unborn. The theme of this year’s event is Love Saves Lives.

Sponsored by Campus Ministry, a bus will depart in the morning at 6:30 am and will return by 9 pm. Dinner will be provided. Those interested in registering need to contact Sue Morton at 267-341-3200 or

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January Art Gallery: Jed Williams

Jed Williams sizedHoly Family University Art Gallery Presents My Colors, My Joy, paintings by Jed Williams

Exhibit: January 10-30, 2018
Artist Talk and Reception: Tuesday, January 16, 5 pm – 7 pm

The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present My Colors, My Joy, a collection of paintings by Jed Williams.

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Generosity and Philanthropy Highlight 2017 – A Year in Review

In a world looking for good news to share, Holy Family University experienced numerous triumphs throughout 2017. The University saw growth in its academic offerings, student achievements, faculty research, University renovations, and more. The year was bookended by the School of Business Administration freshmen class making Christmas gift boxes for children overseas and closed with one of the largest individual gifts ever received by Holy Family University in its 63-year history. While the stories below are not all inclusive to the success of the University, please enjoy some of our favorite highlights below.

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HFU Committed to Campus Sustainability with New Energy and Waste Management Initiatives

Holy Family University’s Facilities Management announced two new initiatives for the upcoming year, upgrading the University’s energy and waste management contracts. The University will now be using 100% green energy throughout its three locations from Evolution Energy Partners. Additionally, Holy Family University is partnering with J.P. Mascaro & Sons for its waste management removal.

The new three-year energy deal will begin in January 2018. The new initiative will save Holy Family University 1.5 cents/kWh, resulting in a significantly reduced carbon footprint. Holy Family’s total energy consumption last year was 7 million kWh. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, it is the equivalent of 5,210 metric tons of carbon dioxide, 12 million miles driven by a vehicle, 28.4 million pounds of burned coal, or 586,000 gallons of gasoline.

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Buzydlowski Participates in Computer Science Educators Panel

buzydlowski sizedDr. Jan Buzydlowski, Assistant Professor for the School of Business Administration, was a member of the Computer Science Educators Panel at Princeton University on December 7. Buzydlowski spoke about the use of data analysis as part of computational thinking and the use of specialized software for that purpose.

As part of the Computer Science Education Week celebration, the Princeton Joint Chapter, ACM/IEEE Computer Society, presented a panel of computer science educators to speak on various topics about teaching computational thinking at various levels.

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Holy Family University Receives $350,000 Gift from an Early Alumna

MarianneHarrington fullHoly Family University has received a property gift from alumna Marianne Clisham Harrington to benefit the School of Education. As a tribute to her husband, Mrs. Harrington decided to donate her Long Beach, NY, property to Holy Family on December 8, 2017, the anniversary of her late husband’s burial. The property is estimated at $350,000, which is among the largest individual gifts ever received by Holy Family in its 63-year history.

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Holy Family University Athletics Donates Books to Benjamin Rush Elementary School

Athletics LibraryBooksThe Holy Family University Department of Athletics donated and presented 1,000 new children's books to Benjamin Rush Elementary School as part of its Build-A-Library initiative during an assembly on Tuesday, December 5.

The assembly marked the 12th annual Build-A-Library event, which first began in 2006. Since then, the Holy Family Department of Athletics, along with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), has donated nearly 15,000 new books to 14 Philadelphia area schools.

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Wombwell Presented Pennsylvania League of Nursing Faculty Award

MaryWombwell Award sizedDr. Mary Wombwell, Professor and Coordinator of the RN-BSN Program for the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions (SNAHP), was presented with an award from the Pennsylvania League of Nursing (PLN) during the Pennsylvania League of Nursing Conference on April 7, held at Holy Family University’s Bensalem location.

The Nursing Faculty Award highlights successful nursing educators in higher education. Wombwell, who was nominated for the award by Dr. Catherine Heilferty, Associate Dean of SNAHP, was notified in February she had been selected as the winner by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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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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