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Sister Francesca Onley, 88, a Sister of the Holy Family of Nazareth for 71 years, passed away April 17 in Philadelphia. She served as the president and chief administrative officer of Holy Family University in Philadelphia beginning in 1981 until her retirement in 2014 at the age of 81.
Holy Family University is excited to announce that it has launched a new free app, LiveSafe, designed to keep the University community safe. The University's current system for safety and weather alerts, known as "TigerAlerts" will be retired May 1, 2021, so it is important that all members of the Holy Family University community download the new LiveSafe app to stay informed and up to date.
On January 5, 2021, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that Holy Family University is among 42 Pennsylvania institutions of higher education that have been awarded $30,000 grants from It's On Us PA to combat sexual assault on campus.
Holy Family University is excited to announce an Admission and Scholarship agreement with St. Joseph High School (Hammonton, New Jersey), to further both institutions commitment to faith-based learning.
Holy Family University will present four honorary degrees during its 2016 Commencement Ceremony, held on Thursday, May 12 at the Kimmel Center.
MONEY® magazine launched its second annual survey results regarding "Best Colleges," and Holy Family University was thrilled to be named again on their Colleges That Add the Most Value list, earning an "A" as a school "that best help[s] students exceed expectations."
Sister Aloysius Sabacinska, CSFN, former President of Holy Family University, passed away Wednesday morning, February 11, 2015.
MONEY® magazine launched its inaugural survey results regarding "Best Colleges," and Holy Family University was humbled to be highly ranked on two of their lists: The 25 Colleges That Add the Most Value (#4) and The 25 Best Colleges That You Can Actually Get Into (#6).
Sister Maureen McGarrity, CSFN, Ph.D., current Holy Family University Provost, has been named as the new President of Holy Family University beginning July 1, 2014.
President Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN to be Honored at 2014 GNPCC/Crown Holdings ‘Business is Blooming’ Expo at Holy Family University
The GNPCC will honor Holy Family University President Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN, Ph.D., who is retiring at the end of the academic school year.
Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN, Ray Angelo, and Anthony Szuszczewicz Honored with Holy Family University Corporate Leadership Awards
Holy Family University’s long-time President, Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN, was honored by Holy Family University with a 2014 Corporate Leadership Award on the eve of her retirement. Ray Angelo, President and CEO of Westinghouse Lighting, and Anthony J. Szuszczewicz, President and CEO of Polonia Bank, were also honored with 2014 Corporate Leadership Awards.
Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput to receive Honorary Degree from Holy Family University on the Occasion of its 60th Anniversary
In celebration of Holy Family University’s 60th Anniversary, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput received an honorary degree from Holy Family University President Sister Francesca Onley, CSFN, Ph.D. following a celebratory mass led by the Archbishop.
Administrators from Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, located in Fairless Hills, PA, joined officials from Holy Family University to sign an agreement that enters both schools into a collaborative educational partnership.
An active shooter simulation drill replicating a “hospital situation” was held on the campus of Holy Family University on March 28, in partnership with Homeland Security, the FBI, Philadelphia Police Department SWAT, Crime Scene Forensic Processing, and the Philadelphia Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services.
Sister Francesca Onley, Ph.D., CSFN, announced her retirement today from the presidency of Holy Family University after 32 years, marking the longest tenure of any university president in Philadelphia. She will step down officially June 30.
Administrators from St. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls, located in Northeast Philadelphia, joined officials from Holy Family University to sign an agreement that enters both schools into a collaborative educational partnership.
Administrators from New Foundations Charter School, in Northeast Philadelphia, and officials from Holy Family University signed an agreement that enters both schools into a collaborative educational partnership.
Today, administrators from Franklin Towne Charter High School, located in Philadelphia, joined officials from Holy Family University to sign an agreement that enters both schools into a collaborative educational partnership.
Administrators from Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, located in Philadelphia, were joined today by officials from the Office of Catholic Education and Holy Family University to sign an agreement that enters both schools into a collaborative educational partnership.
Veteran Firefighter and Nursing Pioneer Among Honorees at Holy Family University’s 56th Commencement Exercises
Holy Family University will honor a fire department captain who served in Ground Zero and Hurricane Katrina rescue efforts at their annual Commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18, at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia.
Beneficial Bank’s President and CEO, Gerard P. Cuddy, will be honored by Holy Family University with the 2013 Corporate Leadership Award.
Holy Family University has won three 2013 CUPPIE Awards for Creative Excellence in Marketing and Communications in Education from CUPRAP, the Association for Communicators in Education, a professional organization with 100 member institutions in the Mid-Atlantic region.