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Awards and Accolades

Graphic Design USA Names Two PhilaU Seniors “Students to Watch”

Two graphic design communication seniors made Graphic Design USA magazine’s prestigious “Students to Watch” list, which appeared in the January/February 2015 issue. Sarah Driban and Jessica Eversmeyer were among only 29 students nationwide to receive the honor. Philadelphia University was …

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AIGA Philadelphia Design for Good Competition Awards Seven Graphic Design Seniors

AIGA Philadelphia last week recognized seven PhilaU graphic design communication seniors with awards of merit for their impressive work in the Design for Good competition. Philadelphia college students were asked by AIGA Philadelphia, a local professional association for design, to create …

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Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country Teams Earn All-Academic Honors

PhilaU’s men’s and women’s cross-country teams were recognized as All-Academic Teams by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association on Feb. 11 for their team members’ success in the classroom. This is the sixth consecutive year the …

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Athletic Director Tom Shirley Joins NCAA DII Championships Committee

PhilaU Athletic Director Tom Shirley, head women’s basketball coach, has been appointed to the NCAA Division II Championships Committee. As a Committee member, Shirley’s responsibilities will include making budgetary recommendations and supervising the DII championship selection procedures.

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Sustainable Design Alumnus Alex Dews Named DVGBC Executive Director

Alex Dews ’10, a graduate of PhilaU’s M.S. in Sustainable Design program and an adjunct professor at the University, has been named executive director of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council, effective. Jan. 20. In his current position as policy …

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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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