Monthly Archives: June 2017

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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Sustainable Design Program Director Rob Fleming Nominated for SustainPHL Award

Green Philly Blog has nominated Rob Fleming, director of Philadelphia University’s M.S. in Sustainable Design program, for a SustainPHL award in the category of sustainability mentor. Fleming, an early leader in sustainable design and education, was named PhilaU’s Salaman Family …

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Harlem Globetrotter Gives Back with Basketball Camp at PhilaU: Philadelphia Tribune

Former Philadelphia University basketball star Bria Young recently completed her first season with the Harlem Globetrotters. The 5-foot-7 point guard will hold the Bria Young Basketball Camp at PhilaU on July 10, the Philadelphia Tribune reported June 8. “I’m back …

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PhilaU Student Entrepreneur Launches Successful Coffee Drink Startup: Huffington Post

PhilaU business student-athlete Jordan DeCicco launched an all-natural coffee energy drink startup that’s now one of the top-selling coffees available on Amazon, The Huffington Post reported June 9. Although he didn’t have any prior experience in the beverage industry, DeCicco …

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PhilaU Alumnus Launches Own Footwear Brand: Philadelphia Inquirer

For decades, Chelsea Shoe Co., co-founded by alumnus Barton Nydish ’65, has manufactured high-end footwear for such companies as Michael Kors, Lilly Pulitzer and American Eagle. Now the company has launched its own upscale brand of men’s footwear, Cobble & …

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Students Create New Generation of Textiles in Liora Manné Industry Project

A semester-long industry project between Philadelphia University’s textile design program and Liora Manné culminated with an awards presentation at Liora Manne’s New York City showroom in the Decorator & Design Building on May 24 during Spring Market Week. “We created …

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PhilaU Standout, Harlem Globetrotter Bria Young to Hold Basketball Camp

Philadelphia University basketball standout and a member of the Harlem Globetrotters, Bria “Swish” Young ’15, will hold the Bria Young Basketball Camp on campus next month. The camp will provide basic basketball instruction to elementary and middle school boys and …

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