Arcadia University News

June 1, 2021

A Year Of Virtual Perfection & Connection

Inspired by the resiliency of Arcadia students, alumni, faculty, and staff, the Arcadia University Alumni Association has leveraged the interconnectivity of our virtual world to connect and champion the spirit of our community like never before. This year alone, Arcadia has launched more than a...

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May 26, 2021

Letter from Outgoing Alumni Association President Costello Leraris

Like many of you, I can remember the moment that I fell in love with Arcadia University. It was 1987, and I had just traveled three hours from New York to tour the Beaver College campus. Immediately, I knew this is where I belonged. Soon after, I received my acceptance letter and...

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May 26, 2021

Q&A with Phyllis Brody Taylor ’63

Last fall, Phyllis Brody Taylor ’63 captivated attendees of the Arcadia Alumni Round Table Talk: Women Who Lead. Discussing her involvement with the Freedom Rides while at Beaver College in 1961, Brody Taylor revealed to the community that there is much more to her story. Brody Taylor has...

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May 26, 2021

From the President

Dear Arcadia University Community, 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. Since our inception, we have dared to...

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May 26, 2021

Arcadia Community Advances ABRI Efforts

Through its community of practice, Arcadia has made facilitating a safe and welcoming environment for Black students a priority and has progressed significantly in its Anti-Black Racism Initiatives (ABRI) efforts, which President Ajay Nair implemented last June. The six action steps presented by...

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May 26, 2021

Pati Hill: Pioneer, A Groundbreaking Collection Comes to Arcadia

In the depths of a windowless room on Arcadia University's campus, tucked away in a nondescript space, stands an IBM photocopier recently arrived from Sens, a small town 75 miles south of Paris. The machine of 1970s vintage is a prize. It belonged to artist and writer Pati Hill, a pioneer...


May 1, 2021

A Living History Needs Your Story

Since its inception, Arcadia University has maintained a rich history of being a disruptor in higher education. Educating women was not the norm when Beaver Female Seminary was established, but our institution’s founders believed that women were capable, intelligent, and worthy of the opportunity a...

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March 24, 2021

Brigette A. Bryant Receives the Charles A. Wright Opportunity and Inclusion Leadership Award

Brigette A. Bryant , vice president for Development and Alumni Engagement at Arcadia University has been awarded the prestigious Charles A. Wright Opportunity and Inclusion Leadership Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Each year, CASE District II presents its...

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February 17, 2021

University Advancement Earns Gold for Jones Poundstone Society

Arcadia University is proud to announce that its Division of University Advancement earned prestigious recognition from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), winning gold and bronze District II Accolade Awards relating to the Jones Poundstone Society (JPS). The JPS recognizes...

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January 28, 2021

Arcadia Awarded HealthSpark Grant for Graduate Civic Scholars Program

The HealthSpark Foundation has awarded Arcadia University a grant to develop a Graduate Civic Scholars Program to help expand the undergraduate program that launched last summer for students who are interested and passionate about driving social change. The $26,000 grant will be used to help...

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January 22, 2021

Arcadia Receives $1 Million Grant for Campus Renovations from PA Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program

Arcadia University is proud to announce that it has received a $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for construction, renovation, and other related costs for a multi-purpose center. The RACP is administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and...

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December 21, 2020

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

On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the Arcadia community participated in the international celebration of philanthropy with a record-breaking sixth annual UKnightedTuesday . With awe-inspiring pride and care for the institution, 595 Arcadia alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and friends joined together to exceed...


June 19, 2020

Innovate to Thrive Challenge Selects Four Ideas from Community Submissions

Four ideas were selected as finalists to move to the next stage of the Innovate to Thrive Challenge, which will include different steps for each of the ideas. Congratulations to Helene Klein , assistant dean for Honors and Accelerated Programs, who submitted two finalist ideas; Jan Finn , associate...

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