Holy Family University Announces 2018 Commencement Honorary Degree Recipients

GraduationHoly Family University will present four honorary degrees during its 2018 Commencement Ceremony, held on Tuesday, May 15 at the Kimmel Center. Albert Tantala Sr., President of Tantala Associates, LLC, Engineers and Architects; Pamela Rainey Lawler, Founder, Philabundance; Dennis Colgan Jr., Chairman Emeritus of Barthco International, Inc.; and Audrey Evans, MD, a pediatric oncologist and co-founder of the original Ronald McDonald House have been selected as this year’s recipients.

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Rielly-Carroll Receives Grant to Study Seagrass Fragmentation in Barnegat Bay

Image of Dr. Elizabeth Rielly-CarrollDr. Elizabeth Rielly-Carroll, Assistant Professor of Biology in the School of Arts and Sciences, received a grant from the PADI Foundation to study seagrass fragmentation in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. The grant totals $3,180.

Rielly-Carroll’s research is entitled “Is habitat amount or spatial configuration more important to epibiont communities in seagrass ecosystems?” The funded project will use artificial seagrass to examine how seagrass loss in Barnegat Bay influences the biodiversity of organisms that live in seagrass habitats. Rielly-Carroll and her team will be making different spatial arrangements of artificial seagrass and then seeing what animals and algae colonize on them.

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