Julia 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.
As 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.
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.”
Tasked 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.
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!
Holy 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.
By 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.”
As 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.
Alpha House Nursery, Pre-K, and Kindergarten will begin an expansion project in the spring semester to renovate Aquinas Hall, providing increased opportunities for students while offering more room to learn and grow on Holy Family University’s campus.
According to Mary Becker, Alpha House Director, the plan is to continue to use the current building for the nursery and Pre-K, while the Kindergarten would move to the new location adjacent to where Alpha House is currently located. Alpha House is estimating a 25 percent enrollment increase over the next two to three years with the additional spaced provided by Aquinas Hall.
If things seem a bit brighter on Holy Family University’s campus, look up. The University is in the middle of a lighting renovation project that will replace old halogen lightbulbs and fixtures with energy efficient LED bulbs.
During the course of the three-month project, over 5,000 lightbulbs will be replaced with LED lights. The renovations began around December 16 and will conclude sometime in April. The LED lighting project will reduce Holy Family University’s electrical energy consumption by at least 1.3 million kWh annually, reducing annual utilities cost by approximately $200,000. The University will receive a one-time rebate from PECO because of the change, which will amount to approximately $70,000.