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Pamela Collins Named Academic Dean, Executive Director of School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Pamela Collins, Ph.D., an experienced higher education administrator with expertise working with adult learners and degree-completion programs, has been named academic dean and executive director of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, effective July 28. In this role, she …

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PhilaU Wins Three UCDA Graphic Design Excellence Awards

Two projects created in Philadelphia University’s graphic design communication design workshop have won Awards of Excellence in the 2014 University and College Designers Association’s (UCDA) 44th annual design competition. The awards were for the exhibition design and collateral materials for “Single …

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Executive David Sirkin ’94 To Give 2014 Convocation Address

David Sirkin ’94, president of The Neckwear Group at PVH Corp., will deliver the keynote address at Philadelphia University’s annual Convocation to welcome some 730 new students on Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. in the Gallagher Athletic, Recreation and Convocation …

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PhilaU Students Volunteer to Provide Medical Care in Ghana

As the bus carrying Philadelphia University student medical volunteers pulled into the rural Ghanaian community of Ekumfi Techiman, hundreds of clapping, smiling children ran to greet those on board. “When we got off the bus, we each had four kids …

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PhilaU Hosts Architectural Robotics Workshop for STEM Scholars

“Ever since I was a kid, I liked taking things apart and putting them back together,” said Gavin Taylor, a rising junior at Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School. Taylor was one of eight high school students from The Franklin …

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NBA Stars Inspire Students at Reebok Classic Breakout Camp at PhilaU

NBA stars Shaquille O’Neal, Dominique Wilkins, Shawn Kemp, Isaiah Thomas and Gerald Green encouraged and inspired about 100 of the nation’s top high school hoopsters attending the Reebok Classic Breakout camp at Philadelphia University July 9. “Never give up,” O’Neal, …

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Philadelphia University Names Prominent Educator Matthew Traum, Ph.D., Director of Engineering Programs

Matthew Traum, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Milwaukee School of Engineering, a top 10 nationally ranked undergraduate engineering university, will join Philadelphia University Aug. 1 as director of engineering programs. “As an engineer, I am pleased to welcome the …

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Philadelphia University to Host Reebok Classic Breakout Camp for Top High School Hoopsters July 8-11

NBA Stars Shaquille O’Neal, Isaiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins, Shawn Kemp and Gerald Green at Roundtable on Wednesday, July 9 at 3 p.m. Philadelphia University will welcome more than 100 of the nation’s best high school basketball players to compete for …

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Women’s Lacrosse Team and Star Midfielder Nichols Win Top Honors

Philadelphia University’s women’s lacrosse team was named the 2013-14 NCAA Division II women’s lacrosse statistical champion for scoring offense, and star midfielder Libby Nichols ’14 was named the 2013-14 Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Overall Female Performer of the Year. “Our …

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Political Communication Expert Abigail Jones Named Director of B.S. in Communications Program

Philadelphia University has named Abigail Jones, Ph.D., an educator with professional and scholarly expertise in political communications, director of the B.S. in Communications program. She will assume the position Aug. 1. This past year, Jones served as visiting assistant professor …

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