Monthly Archives: May 2012

Recent graduate Tyler Fleming receives prestigious Fulbright grant: WHYY Newsworks

Recent graduate Tyler Fleming received a prestigious Fulbright grant to teach English in Vietnam for the next school year, WHYY Newsworks reported May 24.  Fleming, who majored in science and business, plans on attending medical school after he completes the …

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Trustee Allen Sirkin’s prominent career in apparel industry featured in Women’s Wear Daily

The storied career of PhilaU Trustee Allen Sirkin, president and chief operating officer of PVH Corp., a $5.9 billion global apparel business, was featured in Women’s Wear Daily April 19.  Sirkin, who is retiring in June, said he expects to become more involved with PhilaU …

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Alexis Montecalvo ’12 Named Outstanding Senior Accounting Student

Alexis Montecalvo ’12, a recent graduate of the fashion merchandising and accounting programs at Philadelphia University, was named an outstanding senior by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Montecalvo was chosen as one of 80 students in the …

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Textile Design Students Win Top Awards in Virginia Jackson Design Competition

Students from PhilaU’s textile design program won the top two spots in the print category at the annual Virginia Jackson Design Competition. Grace Chen won first place and Ingrid Johnson took the second place prize at the contest, which features …

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Tyler Fleming ’12 Receives Prestigious Fulbright Grant to Work in Vietnam

Tyler Fleming ’12, a recent graduate of the College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Grant to teach English in Vietnam for 10 months starting after orientation and training in August. …

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PhilaU hoopster Temi Adebayo working out with Sixers: Daily News, CSNPhilly

PhilaU’s 7-foot-center Temi Adebayo is working out with the Sixers in preparation for next month’s NBA draft and summer league play, Comcast SportsNet and the Philadelphia Daily News reported May 22.

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PhilaU inducts five into Athletics Hall of Fame: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University inducted five new members into its Athletics Hall of Fame May 18, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 20.  The new inductees are Monica Sortino, Vincent Wolanin, Janet (Tarpey) Trinh, Jim McGilvery and Chris Netzel.

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Alexis Montecalvo named oustanding senior accounting major: The Evening Sun

Alexis Montecalvo was named outstanding senior by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Evening Sun (Hanover, PA) reported May 20.  She was recommended for the award by accounting professor Ray Poteau.

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Senior design show highlights creative and innovative work: The Roxborough Review

PhilaU’s senior design show highlights the students’ creative and innovative works on a scope that is “utterly staggering,” The Roxborough Review reported May 17.  The transdisciplinary learning on display “is simply breathtaking,” PhilaU President Stephen Spinelli Jr. said.

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Philau Textile Faculty and Students Help Mifflin Students Design Quilt Bearing Messages of Peace

Philadelphia University was part of a collaborative project to help students at nearby Thomas Mifflin Elementary School design and make a “peace quilt” focusing on non-violent ways to resolve conflicts. The quilt was unveiled at a May 9 ceremony at …

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