Monthly Archives: June 2017

PhilaU Graduate Christine Holland Beats Odds to Earn Diploma: Nightline

Recent Philadelphia University graduate Christine Holland, who attended struggling Strawberry Mansion High School, beat the odds to graduate from college, ABC’s Diane Sawyer reported on “Nightline” June 20. In a follow-up report from four years ago on the challenges facing …

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Student Entrepreneur Jordan DeCicco Receives $100,000 Thiel Fellowship

Philadelphia University student entrepreneur Jordan DeCicco, who started the organic coffee energy drink company Sunniva from his freshman dorm room, has been awarded a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship to further develop his business. DeCicco, a star point guard for the men’s …

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PhilaU Students and Alumna Named Adobe Design Awards Semi-Finalists

Three Philadelphia University students and a recent alumna have been named semi-finalists in the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, an international design competition. They include M.S. in surface imaging alumna Kaijie Chen ’16; graphic design communication students Leah Pellegrino ’18 and …

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Staff Spotlight: Megan Mills, Director of the Academic Success Center

This summer, PhilaU Today will shine the spotlight on members of the University staff. Here’s the first article in the series. Megan Mills, director of Philadelphia University’s Academic Success Center (ASC), proudly displays a handmade, batik-patterned Nigerian woman’s kaftan, a …

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PhilaU Student Entrepreneur DeCicco Receives $100,000 Thiel Fellowship: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University student-entrepreneur Jordan DeCicco, 21, who started the organic, coffee energy drink company Sunniva from his freshman dorm room, has been awarded a $100,000 Thiel Fellowship to further develop his company, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported June 16. DeCicco, also …

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PhilaU Student Entrepreneur Finds Success as Fashion Blogger: Huffington Post

Philadelphia University student Megan Mandell just did what many fashion bloggers dream of, the Huffington Post reported June 16. Building off her reputation and successful blog, Honest Twenty One, the fashion merchandising and management major collaborated with local artisans to …

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PhilaU Management Professor Wins Award for Entrepreneurship Paper

Philadelphia University Assistant Professor of Management Irina Stoyneva won an award for best paper on entrepreneurship last month from the Eastern Academy of Management-New England Journal of Entrepreneurship. Her article, “Industry Life Cycle and Name Choice of Entrepreneurial Firms in …

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PhilaU Pitcher Almonte Drafted by Diamondbacks: Philadelphia Inquirer, CBS Philly, Fox Sports

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Philadelphia University lefthander Abraham Almonte in the 26th round of the MLB draft, making Almonte the first Rams player drafted since Alan Wawrzyniak and Shaun Babula in 1999, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported July 15. “I think the …

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PhilaU Pitcher Abraham Almonte Selected by Arizona Diamondbacks in MLB Draft

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Philadelphia University left-handed pitcher Abraham Almonte in the 26th round of the 2017 Major League Baseball Entry Draft Wednesday afternoon. With his selection—which came at pick number 772 overall—Almonte becomes the eighth player in PhilaU baseball history …

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Stephen Wilcox, Ph.D., Named Interim Director of Strategic Design MBA Program

Stephen Wilcox, Ph.D., founder of the research and user-interface firm Design Science and a leader in the field of product-design research, has been named the interim director of Philadelphia University’s Strategic Design MBA program, effective July 1. He will work with David Raufer, …

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