Monthly Archives: June 2017

Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University Announce Official Combination to Disrupt Higher Education Landscape

Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University announced their official combination, effective July 1, 2017, creating a national comprehensive university designed to deliver high-impact education and value for students in medicine, science, architecture, design, fashion, textiles, health, business, engineering and more. …

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Philadelphia U. and Thomas Jefferson University Announce Merger: Philadelphia Inquirer, Women’s Wear Daily, Philadelphia Business Journal, Philadelphia Magazine and More

Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University today announced the July 1 effective date of their official merger, reported The Philadelphia Inquirer, WWD, Philadelphia Magazine, KYW Newsradio, Philadelphia Business Journal, 6ABC and other media outlets.

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Fashion Students’ Gowns on Display at Macy’s

The work of Philadelphia University fashion students is currently on display at the Macy’s in Center City as part of the Go Red for Women campaign, the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. The …

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Staff Spotlight: Tom Becker, Associate Vice President of Operations

This summer, we shine the spotlight on members of the University staff. Read our four-part series here. Tom Becker, associate vice president of operations, has his thumbprint on every square inch of Philadelphia University’s campus. From Paul J. Gutman Library to the …

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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, we shine the spotlight on members of the University staff. Read our four-part series here. Megan Mills, director of Philadelphia University’s Academic Success Center (ASC), proudly displays a handmade, batik-patterned Nigerian woman’s kaftan, a token of gratitude from the mother …

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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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