Pam Flynn, Professor of Art and Coordinator of Fine Arts, has announced the 2017-18 Holy Family University Art Gallery exhibition schedule. The seven exhibitions will include work from independent artists, Holy Family University students, and a special presentation from students at Spruance Gilbert School in Philadelphia. Themes throughout the academic year will include Hispanic heritage and African American history.
Holy Family University was named the 196th Best College by Money Magazine in 2017-18. Money’s list ranked the top 711 colleges and universities across the United States based on educational quality, affordability, and alumni success.
Holy Family University was the third highest Philadelphia-based university, behind the University of Pennsylvania (27) and Temple University (160).
Kelly Gallagher, a 2007 MEd graduate, was named one of KYW Newsradio’s Rising Stars during the Women’s Achievement Awards on June 28 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.
Gallagher, an elementary school teacher at Upper Moreland Primary School, was honored for her nonprofit initiative, The Superhero Project Inc., a Philadelphia-based charity that supports the needs of premature babies and their families. It’s an undertaking dear to her heart, as her twin sons were born at 32 weeks, spending a month in the NICU.
The 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.
Dr. 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.
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.
Holy 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.
Dr. 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.”
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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