Monthly Archives: May 2017

All class and Senior reviews – 2017

The Spring 2017 semester wrapped up with all class reviews for Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors. As well as individual reviews of our graduating Seniors. See below for all the stellar work!

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Architecture and Design Students’ Work on Display in Italian Embassy

Philadelphia University architecture, interior design and interior architecture students currently have their work on display in the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C., as part of the “Back from Italy” exhibition. The event showcases designs, models and projects of students from …

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PhilaU iMBA Program Earns ACBSP Accreditation

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) has awarded Philadelphia University accreditation of its iMBA program. ACBSP accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the MBA program offered through the School of Business Administration meet the …

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Students Honored at 41st Annual Academic Awards Ceremony

Philadelphia University recognized dozens of talented students at the 41st Annual Academic Awards Ceremony in the Gallagher Athletic Center on May 13. Exceptional students received awards from the Office of Student Life, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the …

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Alumni, Ali Doucette, named the 2017 AIGA Philadelphia Fresh Award Winner!


The Fresh Award celebrates one emerging designer who is creating stellar work and breaking boundaries in our local design community.

Ali Doucette graduated from Philadelphia University in 2013. Currently she is a Designer at J2 Design. Perviously she was worked with Karma, Two Paperdolls, DiSanto Design and Steve DeCusatis Design, all of whom are part of the larger PhilaU family.

“I definitely would not be where I am today without the network PhilaU gave me. Really using the network of professors and alumni was such a treasure and something that I’m so glad I didn’t take for granted.”


The Graphic Design Communication program at PhilaU prepares students to enter the ever-changing landscape of the graphic design profession by teaching them to think as design strategists. Ali is the perfect example of this:

“I also felt like PhilaU really gave me the desire to always be inspired. We had a somewhat competitive class, but I had a group of classmates that were just genuinely inspired by work. We encouraged each other, and we’re excited for each other. I think that Continue reading

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Highest Honors: Jefferson Graphic Design Top Design School in Graphic Design USA Magazine

For the sixth year in a row, the Graphic Design Communication program at Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) was named a Top Design School by Graphic Design USA Magazine. Jefferson was among only thirty-seven colleges an… Continue reading

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Thinking about Transferring to PhilaU?

We understand that students who are looking to transfer colleges, whether that be from a 2-year or 4-year school, have different questions than students coming to us straight from high school. We take a very individualized approach to help each of our transfer students get their specific questions answered, so they can ultimately decide what’s … Continue reading Thinking about Transferring to PhilaU? Continue reading

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Midwifery Institute Director Named an American College of Nurse-Midwives Fellow

Dana Perlman, program director of Philadelphia University’s Midwifery Institute, was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM) at the organization’s annual meeting May 22. This honor is bestowed to midwives whose demonstrated leadership, clinical excellence, outstanding …

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PhilaU Industrial Design and Jefferson Students Develop Innovative Concepts to Improve Healthcare

This past semester, Philadelphia University industrial design, Thomas Jefferson University occupational therapy and JeffDESIGN Sidney Kimmel Medical College students took part in the novel Medicine + Industrial Design course—the first course enrolling both PhilaU and Jefferson students. Eleven teams were …

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PhilaU Students Win Big at Virginia Jackson Design Competition

Once again, Philadelphia University design students have taken the top awards in the International Textile Alliance’s Virginia Jackson Design Competition. In the jacquard design category, B.S. in industrial design alumna Louise Sandstroem ’17 earned first place and $1,000 and M.S. …

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