Monthly Archives: December 2016

PhilaU Basketball Standout Is Entrepreneurial Hit With Coffee Company: Philadelphia Inquirer

PhilaU business student Jordan DeCicco started the coffee drink company Sunniva to help him power through 5 a.m. basketball practices, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Dec. 29. To improve his entrepreneurial skills, DeCicco will be taking an independent study course with …

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Former PhilaU Basketball Star Bria Young Joins Globetrotters: Philadelphia Tribune

Bria Young ’16, who scored 1,067 career points for the PhilaU Rams, has been selected to join the internationally famed Harlem Globetrotters, The Philadelphia Tribune reported Dec. 17. Read more in PhilaU Today.

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PhilaU Student Advances in HHS Competition to Bridge the Word Gap for Low-Income Children

Aimee Ketchum, a doctoral student in Philadelphia University’s occupational therapy program, has advanced to the finals of a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) competition, which is seeking innovative ways to educate parents about the importance of talking …

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PhilaU Fashion Students Win Prestigious YMA Scholarships

From a highly competitive national pool of some 600 submissions, seven Philadelphia University fashion students will receive $5,000 each from the 2017 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund. The winners include fashion design students Colton Snavely, Keren Espina, Maria Balestino and Emily …

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PhilaU Counseling Student Visits White House for Mentoring Initiative

Community and trauma counseling graduate student Tyler Wims attended a White House summit with President Barack Obama last week for his work with My Brother’s Keeper Success Mentors Initiative. The national mentoring program strives to help chronically truant students, some …

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Industrial Design Students Help Develop Solutions for Paralyzed Teen

The day after Christmas last year, 16-year-old Lariq Byrd’s life changed in an instant when he was struck by a bullet that left him mostly paralyzed from the neck down. Byrd, once an active teen, now requires a ventilator, wheelchair …

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PhilaU Basketball Standout Bria Young Joins the Harlem Globetrotters

Philadelphia University women’s basketball coach Tom Shirley is fanatical about the point guard getting to her spot, distributing the ball and running the offense. So when Bria Young ’16 first joined the team and kept dribbling behind her back and …

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New York Immersion Course Gives Fashion Students Real-World Experience

Philadelphia University fashion students spent this semester in an innovative immersion course that provides hands-on experience in the New York fashion industry by meeting with top industry professionals, visiting fashion houses, collaborating on possible new product designs and attending New …

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Alumna Named Habitat for Humanity Lehigh Valley Director: The Morning Call

PhilaU alumna Holly (Wilde) Edinger ’97 has been named executive director of Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley, The Morning Call reported Dec. 8. Edinger, who majored in fashion design, has a lengthy record of achievement in business and …

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PhilaU Student Wins Top Ram Business Competition for Travel App

Philadelphia University students this week pitched innovative businesses that included a winning app to map travel, as well as a multipurpose pocket square, a platform to trade textbooks, and an app to curate the perfect date at the third Top …

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