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Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, Unanimously Elected GNPCC Vice-Chair for 2017

S. Maureen McGarrity, Holy Family University PresidentSister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Holy Family University, was unanimously elected Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Greater Northeast Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce at the group’s Feb. 14 monthly meeting.

Sister Maureen, the fifth president of Holy Family University, will immediately work alongside Nancy Morozin of the Dining Car, who is GNPCC chair. Sister Maureen will assume the duties of GNPCC chair in January 2018.

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March Art Gallery: Margi Weir

Margi WeirHoly Family University Art Gallery Presents the Frontline Series, ink drawings by Margi Weir
Exhibit Dates: March 3-30, 2017

The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present Margi Weir’s work, the Frontline Series, a collection of ink drawings. An Assistant Professor of painting and drawing at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, Weir earned her MFA in painting from UCLA, her MA in painting from New Mexico State University, a BFA in painting from San Francisco Art Institute, and a BA in art history from Wheaton College in Massachusetts.

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Getting to Know: Julia Scherpenberg, CRNP

Julia Scherpenberg sizedJulia Scherpenberg, CRNP joins Holy Family University as the new Director of Health Services, offering medical services to students on the Philadelphia campus. A former oncology nurse in Cincinnati, Scherpenberg made her way to Philadelphia in 2015, working as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the local area. Julia sat down with Holy Family University to discuss her background, the different services that Health Services can offer, and tips for avoiding illness.

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Weiss Turns Internship into Full-Time Job at Deloitte

Michael Weiss sizedAs Michael Weiss prepares for his upcoming graduation, he’ll bypass the cumbersome process of applying and interviewing for jobs in his field. The dual major in Accounting and Finance has secured a full-time position at Deloitte Tax LLP following the conclusion of his internship with the company this semester.

As a tax intern focusing on Business Tax Services, Weiss was required to complete a wide variety of tax and other professional training services, assist with tax research projects, and prepare numerous state and federal tax returns.

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Campus-Wide Day of Service Highlights Charter Week Celebration

Holy Family University’s Charter Week celebration culminates in a campus-wide Day of Service on Friday, February 17. Staff, faculty, and students have the opportunity to visit locations such as the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Feast of Justice, among other trips.

“The University Day of Service is one of my favorite events during Charter Week, as it really emphasizes what being a part of the Holy Family community is all about,” said Mike McNulty-Bobholz, Assistant Vice President of Student Life. “Every year these great locations open their doors to Holy Family and welcome us in. It’s a great feeling to see everyone working together to achieve one goal, and that is to make a difference.”

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Getting to Know: Dr. Alexandra Adams

Alex AdamsTasked with managing enrollment strategies for Holy Family University, Dr. Alexandra Adams details what enticed her to the position, what she would like to complete in her first 90 days, and what some of her favorite summertime hobbies are in her first sit down interview with Holy Family University.

HFU: Can you tell me about your background and how you ended up in the enrollment side of higher education?

AA: “I have worked in higher education since earning my undergraduate degree 25 years ago. After a short stint in development, I served as Assistant to the President/Chief of Staff at a college, and in that role, I was the primary research assistant for the President.

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Charter Week Celebration Held from February 13-17

Holy Family University’s Charter Week celebration, honoring the 63rd anniversary in which Holy Family University was chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, will be held from February 13-17. Each day will feature new activities thanking the years of dedicated service to students, faculty, and staff who have made the previous year’s possible. Please join us in as many events as possible!

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February Art Gallery: Natasha Giles

NatashaGiles sizedHoly Family University Art Gallery Presents Social Voyeurism, paintings by Natasha Giles
Exhibit Dates: February 2-28, 2017

The Holy Family University Art Gallery is pleased to present Natasha Giles’ work, titled Social Voyeurism. The exhibit features paintings from her most recent body of work, and are inspired by social media, memory, and the experience of moments in time. In this series, the unspoken communication of body language and character is exuded in each captured moment.

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Business Society Hosts Pins for PTSD Event

Pins for PTSD sizedBy Schyler Ellerbee '20

The School of Business Administration’s Business Society held their Pins for PTSD event on Saturday, January 14, at Thunderbird Lanes. More than $2,000 was donated to the Post Traumatic Stress Foundation of Philadelphia.

“Many of our society members are aware of PTSD because of their interactions with veterans,” said Dr. Luanne Amato, Management-Marketing Instructor and faculty adviser. “Also, they recognized that PTSD is not only for veterans and there limited causes that support this issue. Our members consider it a silent issue—not usually heard about or taken seriously.”

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Getting to Know: Gene Kovalchick

Gene Kovalchick sizedAs Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Gene Kovalchick has been tasked with implementing the best and most accessible technology initiatives across Holy Family University’s three locations. With a strong background in the IT field, Kovalchick sat down with Holy Family University to talk about what made him interested in his field, enhancements he would like to see made campus-wide, and what instrument he plays in a couple local bands.

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