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For info about AICUP Student Lobby Day on April 21, 2015  

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For info about AICUP Student Lobby Day on April 21, 2015  

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#IamIndependent

Ryan Martin, Senior  |  Eastern University  |  Political Science; Pre-Law/Gender Studies

I chose to attend Eastern because of the impact that an intimate Christian community can have on an individual’s life. Eastern has not only reshaped who I am as a Christian, but it was strongly impacted who I am as a healthy contributing member of a polis. For that reason, I have recommended Eastern to many friends and family members.

Eastern University, being a federally accredited University, has prepared me with all the same advantages that any public school would have. In addition to this reward though, Eastern's unique Christian element gives this school something that can not only contribute to my well-being as a student, and thus prepare me for future careers, but also can give me something as a true individual, a spirituality element that can contribute to my understanding of what is a good society and what it means to coexist with others inside that society. Eastern has already helped my reach my goal by providing me with the building blocks of success: character, hard work, tolerance, and perseverance.

The best thing about attending an independent college is the school size. Typically private colleges are smaller than larger state schools and can offer more one-on-one experience with faculty and students that will enrich the education and engagement not only inside the classroom but outside of it as well.

One adjective that describes me:  inquisitive.

Share your story with us! Tell us why you love your school on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag: ‪#‎IamIndependent‬

#IamIndependent

Ryan Martin, Senior  |  Eastern University  |  Political Science; Pre-Law/Gender Studies

I chose to attend Eastern because of the impact that an intimate Christian community can have on an individual’s life. Eastern has not only reshaped who I am as a Christian, but it was strongly impacted who I am as a healthy contributing member of a polis. For that reason, I have recommended Eastern to many friends and family members.

Eastern University, being a federally accredited University, has prepared me with all the same advantages that any public school would have. In addition to this reward though, Eastern's unique Christian element gives this school something that can not only contribute to my well-being as a student, and thus prepare me for future careers, but also can give me something as a true individual, a spirituality element that can contribute to my understanding of what is a good society and what it means to coexist with others inside that society. Eastern has already helped my reach my goal by providing me with the building blocks of success: character, hard work, tolerance, and perseverance.

The best thing about attending an independent college is the school size. Typically private colleges are smaller than larger state schools and can offer more one-on-one experience with faculty and students that will enrich the education and engagement not only inside the classroom but outside of it as well.

One adjective that describes me:  inquisitive.

Share your story with us! Tell us why you love your school on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag: ‪#‎IamIndependent‬

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AICUP's 2015 Student Lobby Day a Success!

Nearly two hundred independent college and university students, faculty and administrators from more than 30 institutions wielded their informational packets as they wound their way through the state Capitol Building on April 21 meeting with legislators and staff as they convened for the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania’s (AICUP) 2015 Student Lobby Day.

For photos, video and more information about Student Lobby Day, click here.

Thank you to all the students, faculty and administrators who participated, and thank you to the lawmakers who took the time to meet with us! 

AICUP's 2015 Student Lobby Day a Success!

Nearly two hundred independent college and university students, faculty and administrators from more than 30 institutions wielded their informational packets as they wound their way through the state Capitol Building on April 21 meeting with legislators and staff as they convened for the Association of Independent Colleges & Universities of Pennsylvania’s (AICUP) 2015 Student Lobby Day.

For photos, video and more information about Student Lobby Day, click here.

Thank you to all the students, faculty and administrators who participated, and thank you to the lawmakers who took the time to meet with us! 

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Saint Joseph’s University Elects Mark C. Reed as First Lay President

From a St. Joseph's Press Release:

The Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees today elected Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., as the Jesuit institution’s 28th — and first lay — president in its 164-year history. Dr. Reed currently serves as senior vice president and chief of staff at Fairfield University, in Fairfield, Conn., which along with Saint Joseph’s is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities.

The Saint Joseph’s community will meet Dr. Reed at a special convocation planned for this morning, Wednesday, April 22, at 11:30 a.m., in the Cardinal John Foley Campus Center, located on SJU’s James J. Maguire ’58 Campus. The meeting will be live-streamed for those unable to attend.

“The Board of Trustees made history today in electing Mark Reed as the first lay president of Saint Joseph’s University,” says Edward W. Moneypenny ’64, chair of SJU’s Board of Trustees. “Dr. Reed’s lifelong commitment to Jesuit values and mission, and his outstanding record as a leader in Catholic higher education, make him the perfect choice to lead Saint Joseph’s into the future.”

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Saint Joseph’s University Elects Mark C. Reed as First Lay President

From a St. Joseph's Press Release:

The Saint Joseph’s University Board of Trustees today elected Mark C. Reed, Ed.D., as the Jesuit institution’s 28th — and first lay — president in its 164-year history. Dr. Reed currently serves as senior vice president and chief of staff at Fairfield University, in Fairfield, Conn., which along with Saint Joseph’s is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities.

The Saint Joseph’s community will meet Dr. Reed at a special convocation planned for this morning, Wednesday, April 22, at 11:30 a.m., in the Cardinal John Foley Campus Center, located on SJU’s James J. Maguire ’58 Campus. The meeting will be live-streamed for those unable to attend.

“The Board of Trustees made history today in electing Mark Reed as the first lay president of Saint Joseph’s University,” says Edward W. Moneypenny ’64, chair of SJU’s Board of Trustees. “Dr. Reed’s lifelong commitment to Jesuit values and mission, and his outstanding record as a leader in Catholic higher education, make him the perfect choice to lead Saint Joseph’s into the future.”

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Peirce College Debuts New College Strategic Plan

From a Peirce College Blog Post by Jim Mergiotti:

Since our founding, Peirce has been committed to providing working adults with the employer-valued skills and knowledge they need to achieve workplace success and advance in their careers. As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, we are further exemplifying that commitment with the launch of our 2015-2018 Strategic Plan.

There are many exciting developments included in the plan.  One of the most innovative is our new intra-course flexible delivery model.  Peirce has long been a pioneer in online course offerings, and, for quite some time, students have had the option of choosing online or on campus delivery on a course by course basis.This certainly gives some flexibility to students who are juggling jobs, families, and other responsibilities.  Our new flexible format will allow students to choose between in person or online attendance on a week-by-week basis. This will provide an unprecedented level of convenience as they pursue their degrees. The new intra-course flexible delivery option will be available for all Healthcare and Graduate programs beginning in fall 2015 and will be offered across our entire curriculum by September 2016, making Peirce the first in the region and possibly the first in the nation to offer this type of flexibility curriculum-wide.

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Peirce College Debuts New College Strategic Plan

From a Peirce College Blog Post by Jim Mergiotti:

Since our founding, Peirce has been committed to providing working adults with the employer-valued skills and knowledge they need to achieve workplace success and advance in their careers. As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, we are further exemplifying that commitment with the launch of our 2015-2018 Strategic Plan.

There are many exciting developments included in the plan.  One of the most innovative is our new intra-course flexible delivery model.  Peirce has long been a pioneer in online course offerings, and, for quite some time, students have had the option of choosing online or on campus delivery on a course by course basis.This certainly gives some flexibility to students who are juggling jobs, families, and other responsibilities.  Our new flexible format will allow students to choose between in person or online attendance on a week-by-week basis. This will provide an unprecedented level of convenience as they pursue their degrees. The new intra-course flexible delivery option will be available for all Healthcare and Graduate programs beginning in fall 2015 and will be offered across our entire curriculum by September 2016, making Peirce the first in the region and possibly the first in the nation to offer this type of flexibility curriculum-wide.

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Delaware Valley College Becomes Delaware Valley University

 

Bucks County's Delaware Valley University is celebrating its new name and new look, and AICUP was happy to attend the unveiling ceremony in April.

AICUP President Don Francis spoke at the ceremony and congratulated the university and its students, faculty, staff and alumni on the exciting new change. Delaware Valley University President Joseph Brosnan presided over the proceedings. 

For more information about the name change and other news, click here.

Delaware Valley College Becomes Delaware Valley University

 

Bucks County's Delaware Valley University is celebrating its new name and new look, and AICUP was happy to attend the unveiling ceremony in April.

AICUP President Don Francis spoke at the ceremony and congratulated the university and its students, faculty, staff and alumni on the exciting new change. Delaware Valley University President Joseph Brosnan presided over the proceedings. 

For more information about the name change and other news, click here.

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AICUP's 55th Annual Meeting

This March, AICUP held its 55th Annual Meeting at the Hotel Hershey. Distinguished guests included college and university presidents and representatives, corporate affiliates, philanthropists, leaders and government officials.

 

Panels were held to discuss a variety of issues including child protective services legislation, reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, community college transfers and DCED's India initiative. Awards were presented to Governor Edward G. Rendell, Dr. Thomas Kepple of Juniata College, and Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Diane Wilfrid of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation.

To view all photos from the event, click here.

AICUP's 55th Annual Meeting

This March, AICUP held its 55th Annual Meeting at the Hotel Hershey. Distinguished guests included college and university presidents and representatives, corporate affiliates, philanthropists, leaders and government officials.

 

Panels were held to discuss a variety of issues including child protective services legislation, reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, community college transfers and DCED's India initiative. Awards were presented to Governor Edward G. Rendell, Dr. Thomas Kepple of Juniata College, and Dr. Thomas and Mrs. Diane Wilfrid of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation.

To view all photos from the event, click here.

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McNulty installed as ninth President of Grove City College

From a Grove City College Press Release:

The Hon. Paul J. McNulty ’80 was formally installed as the ninth President of Grove City College on Monday, March 23, in an uplifting ceremony that marked the official beginning of a new era in the College’s life.

McNulty, the fourth alumnus to hold the office, spoke about the College’s future in terms of a moral duty to continue the work of generations of leaders who built Grove City College on the ideals of faith and freedom, and a conviction that “nothing happens without God’s will.”

“We don’t know if our plans are God’s plans, if our wants are God’s wants, but be assured God’s plans will prevail and they are good,” McNulty said. “The future of Grove City College is in very good hands. Not my hands. His hands.”

McNulty, 57, is an accomplished attorney with a long career in the public and private sectors. A former U.S. Deputy Attorney General, federal prosecutor and Congressional counsel, he is Of Counsel with the global law firm Baker & MacKenzie and an acknowledged expert on corporate ethics.

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McNulty installed as ninth President of Grove City College

From a Grove City College Press Release:

The Hon. Paul J. McNulty ’80 was formally installed as the ninth President of Grove City College on Monday, March 23, in an uplifting ceremony that marked the official beginning of a new era in the College’s life.

McNulty, the fourth alumnus to hold the office, spoke about the College’s future in terms of a moral duty to continue the work of generations of leaders who built Grove City College on the ideals of faith and freedom, and a conviction that “nothing happens without God’s will.”

“We don’t know if our plans are God’s plans, if our wants are God’s wants, but be assured God’s plans will prevail and they are good,” McNulty said. “The future of Grove City College is in very good hands. Not my hands. His hands.”

McNulty, 57, is an accomplished attorney with a long career in the public and private sectors. A former U.S. Deputy Attorney General, federal prosecutor and Congressional counsel, he is Of Counsel with the global law firm Baker & MacKenzie and an acknowledged expert on corporate ethics.

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Brian Blair Named to be New President of Bryn Athyn College

From a Bryn Athyn College release:

Brian Blair has been named to be President of Bryn Athyn College beginning July 1, 2015.

Mr. Blair brings a wealth of business leadership experience as well as support of educational institutions to his new position.  He steadily worked his way up in the finance and banking industries for over three decades.  With a comprehensive business career to his credit and a deeply-rooted commitment to Bryn Athyn College, Mr. Blair is now focused on building on the College’s success.

Mr. Blair is the first to recognize all of the ways the College has benefitted from the work of the current President, Dr. Kristin King.  “She has done a stellar job with growing Bryn Athyn College and expanding the academic offerings while protecting the strengths of a faith-based college education,” said Blair.

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Brian Blair Named to be New President of Bryn Athyn College

From a Bryn Athyn College release:

Brian Blair has been named to be President of Bryn Athyn College beginning July 1, 2015.

Mr. Blair brings a wealth of business leadership experience as well as support of educational institutions to his new position.  He steadily worked his way up in the finance and banking industries for over three decades.  With a comprehensive business career to his credit and a deeply-rooted commitment to Bryn Athyn College, Mr. Blair is now focused on building on the College’s success.

Mr. Blair is the first to recognize all of the ways the College has benefitted from the work of the current President, Dr. Kristin King.  “She has done a stellar job with growing Bryn Athyn College and expanding the academic offerings while protecting the strengths of a faith-based college education,” said Blair.

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Rev. Edmund J. Dobbin, OSA, Past President of Villanova University, Has Passed Away

From a Villanova University release:

It is with great sadness that I inform the Villanova community of the passing of the Rev. Edmund J. Dobbin, OSA, ‘58 CLAS, who served from 1988 to 2006 as the University’s 31st president. Father Dobbin passed away around 6 p.m. this evening at the age of 79.

During his 18 years as president, Father Dobbin guided the Villanova community into the 21st century with an enhanced sense of identity and a reaffirmed commitment to the University's Augustinian Catholic mission. Under his leadership, Villanova saw unprecedented progress and growth. Villanova implemented innovative curricula, dramatically increased the University’s endowment, expanded scholarship funding and faculty endowments, enhanced international programs and collaborations, and planned or completed new buildings or major renovations in each of its colleges and schools.

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Rev. Edmund J. Dobbin, OSA, Past President of Villanova University, Has Passed Away

From a Villanova University release:

It is with great sadness that I inform the Villanova community of the passing of the Rev. Edmund J. Dobbin, OSA, ‘58 CLAS, who served from 1988 to 2006 as the University’s 31st president. Father Dobbin passed away around 6 p.m. this evening at the age of 79.

During his 18 years as president, Father Dobbin guided the Villanova community into the 21st century with an enhanced sense of identity and a reaffirmed commitment to the University's Augustinian Catholic mission. Under his leadership, Villanova saw unprecedented progress and growth. Villanova implemented innovative curricula, dramatically increased the University’s endowment, expanded scholarship funding and faculty endowments, enhanced international programs and collaborations, and planned or completed new buildings or major renovations in each of its colleges and schools.

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Did You Know?

 

Top Origins of First-Time, Degree-Seeking Students Migrating to Pennsylvania to Attend a College or University, Fall 2012

 Rank  State  Students
 1  New Jersey  9,521
 2  New York  5,392
 3  Foreign Countries  3,497
 4  Maryland  2,914
 5  Ohio  1,439
 6  California  1,340
 7  Connecticut  1,280
 8  Massachusetts  1,165
 9  Virginia  1,004
 10  Delaware  731

 

In the fall of 2012, a total of 33,673 students traveled to Pennsylvania from other states or from overseas to enroll in a college or university located here. Of those 33,673 students migrating to Pennsylvania, 68 percent enrolled in a private college or university.

Did You Know?

 

Top Origins of First-Time, Degree-Seeking Students Migrating to Pennsylvania to Attend a College or University, Fall 2012

 Rank  State  Students
 1  New Jersey  9,521
 2  New York  5,392
 3  Foreign Countries  3,497
 4  Maryland  2,914
 5  Ohio  1,439
 6  California  1,340
 7  Connecticut  1,280
 8  Massachusetts  1,165
 9  Virginia  1,004
 10  Delaware  731

 

In the fall of 2012, a total of 33,673 students traveled to Pennsylvania from other states or from overseas to enroll in a college or university located here. Of those 33,673 students migrating to Pennsylvania, 68 percent enrolled in a private college or university.

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