Arcadia Magazine Spring 2021

In the Spring/Summer 2021 Issue

A message from President Ajay Nair, Ph.D. Arcadia University is built upon a lineage of traditions, values, social impact, and academic excellence that we can trace back to the mid-19th century. Each class, generation, student, and graduate has carried on this legacy.

From the President

Phyllis Brody Taylor '63 talks about her lifelong commitment to fighting injustice in the U.S. and around the world.

Q&A with Phyllis Brody Taylor '63

Kerry Costello Leraris ’92, ’94MEd reflects on her tenure as Alumni Association president and welcomes Maya Basu Johnson ’97 into the position.

Last Word: Kerry Costello Leraris ’92, ’94MEd

News + Notes

A rebuild of Arcadia’s historic Thoresby House in London is closer than ever before.

A Commitment to a London Legacy

Arcadia University has received a $1 million grant for construction, renovation, and other related costs for a multi-purpose center.  

Arcadia Receives $1 Million Grant

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Arcadia community participated in the international celebration of philanthropy with a record-breaking sixth annual UKnightedTuesday.

UKnightedTuesday Raises a Record-Breaking $315,949 for Students

Arcadia University has maintained a rich history of being a disruptor in higher education. To avoid loss of the Beaver College legacy, we see an opportunity to capture our institutional history through the storytelling of our alumni. 

A Living History Needs Your Story

On March 21, April 11, and May 2, Arcadia University welcomed the Class of 2025 to campus for admitted students days, with a twist–this year, due to COVID, the days were conducted in a drive-thru format.