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Awards and Accolades

Interior Design Seniors Place in Jacobs Design Competition

Four interior design seniors placed in the prestigious 2014 Jacobs Philadelphia Interiors Studio student design competition. Hyde Chrastina won third place and a $1,000 prize. Chesenia Burgos, Rebecca Morris and Emily Stansell each received an honorable mention award of $500. …

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Fashion Design Students Win Target Challenge To Design New Line

PhilaU fashion design student Wenting Zhang won first place in this fall’s Target competition to create a new apparel line with her collection featuring soft, peachy colors, airy fabrics, florals and a print that evokes the setting sun. View her …

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Interior Architecture Students Design Health Care Solutions

Three interior architecture graduate students participated in a three-day student design charette in Chicago last month to design a more comfortable, individualized health care experience for international users. Ghosson Sarhan, Caitlin Edgar and Miaoxin Wang proposed an encapsulating pod equipped …

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Nexus Innovation Program Wins National Award for Excellence

Philadelphia University’s Nexus Innovation program of industry partnerships has won the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) award for excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship. D.R. Widder, PhilaU’s vice president for innovation and Steve Blank Innovation Term Chair, and Mike Leonard, academic …

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Institutional Research Director Mark Palladino Elected President of NEAIR

Mark Palladino, director of institutional research, has been elected president of the North East Association for Institutional Research (NEAIR) and will begin his three-year term in November. Palladino’s duties as president include chairing the 14-member steering committee and overseeing planning …

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Athletic Director Tom Shirley To Receive Alumni Achievement Award

PhilaU athletic director and head women’s basketball coach Tom Shirley will receive the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award from DeSales University on Sept. 27. Shirley, who served as athletic director and head women’s basketball coach at his alma mater before joining …

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PhilaU Faculty Members Named to Specter Center, Design Center Posts

Several faculty members have been named to help administer two of the University’s important academic resources. Evan Laine, law and society program director, has been appointed faculty director of the Arlen Specter Center for Public Service for the 2014-15 academic …

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PhilaU Psychology Graduates to Present Research at APA Conference

Two recent PhilaU psychology graduates will present research conducted for their senior capstones to leading industry researchers, educators, clinicians and consultants at the 2014 American Psychological Association (APA) conference in Washington, D.C., Aug. 7 to 10. Brianna Gentile ’13 will …

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PhilaU Wins 2nd APPA Award for Facilities Management

Philadelphia University received its second consecutive APPA Award for Excellence in Facilities Management at the 2014 APPA Annual Conference in San Diego July 21-23. “This award is a validation of our commitment to running efficient, well-managed and sustainable campus operations,” …

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Nancy Minich Re-Elected to American Horticultural Therapy Association Board

Nancy Minich, adjunct professor of landscape architecture, has been re-elected to a three-year term on the board of the American Horticultural Therapy Association.

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