Monthly Archives: July 2015

Alumna Libby Nichols Receives NCAA Scholarship for Medical School

Libby Nichols ’14, a star midfielder in lacrosse who was awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to study head injuries in young soccer players in Germany, has been awarded a $7,500 NCAA postgraduate scholarship to support her medical school education. Nichols, …

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Alumnus Tyler Fleming Receives Schweitzer Fellowship To Improve Health Care

Tyler Fleming ’12, who was awarded a prestigious Fulbright award his senior year at PhilaU and is now a medical student, has been named a 2015-16 Albert Schweitzer Fellow to help address the social factors that impact health. Fleming, who …

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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Morgan Gaumann and Colin Hansel Create Unique Surfboards

As undergraduates, industrial design students Morgan Gaumann and Colin Hansel turned their love of surfing into a capstone project—and then, with help from PhilaU’s Blackstone LaunchPad, into a full-fledged business. Now, more than a year out of PhilaU, the two continue to run …

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New Leadership Announced for College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts

Michael Dryer, a long-time leader in health-care education, has been named executive dean of Philadelphia University’s College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts, effective July 1, 2015. Barbara Kimmelman, a professor of history who previously was associate dean of the College, …

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PhilaU Hosts Youth Soccer Camp: Philadelphia Tribune

PhilaU and its men’s soccer Coach Ptah Meyers hosted some 100 boys and girls at a youth Mid-Atlantic Elite ID soccer camp this month, The Philadelphia Tribune reported July 8.

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The PhilaU Entrepreneurs: Galen Kane Designs a Better Water-Filtering Bottle

During a family kayaking trip, industrial design student Galen Kane got the inspiration for an entrepreneurial opportunity: the need for a better product to refill their water supply. “My uncle had a ceramic filter, and we quickly realized how inconvenient …

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Student-Designed Red Dresses Now on Display at Macy’s Center City

The three winning PhilaU student designs from the American Heart Association’s spring fashion show are now on display in a Macy’s Center City window until the end of July. The stunning red gowns, created by fashion design students Maria D’Agostino, …

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In Memoriam: Philadelphia University Remembers Bob Kunik ’53

Philadelphia University sends its deepest condolences to the family and friends of alumnus Bob Kunik ’53, who passed away June 26, 2015. Bob, winner of the 2013 Leadership in Philanthropy Award, was a generous supporter of Philadelphia University and played …

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