April 2022
Anne M. Prisco, Ph.D. inaugurated as the sixth President of Holy Family University
After a week long celebration, Anne M. Prisco, Ph.D. was installed as the sixth president of Holy Family University on Friday, April 8. Watch the recording of the Installation ceremony here.

Thank you to all alumni and friends who joined us in person or in spirit for this historic occasion!
Gifts in the President’s honor to the Blue & White Fund in support of student financial aid are still being graciously accepted at holyfamily.edu/inauguralgift.
April Alumni Events
Over 100 alumni and friends toured the Harry Potter: The Exhibition at the sold out Holy Family Day at The Franklin Institute on Sunday, April 3.

While supporting the Hogwarts house of their choice in the exhibit, fellow Tigers showed their loyalty to Holy Family with Blue & White scarves.

The Alumni Association and Parents Association welcomed alumni, parents, and friends at the Alumni and Parent Bingo on Sunday, April 24 at Cannstatter-Volksfest Verein.

Over 200 guests won cash prizes, raffle baskets, and generously supported student success.

Limited Tickets Available for Tigers on the Loose!
Join us on Thursday, May 12 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, America’s first art museum and school, for a scholarship celebration to raise critical funds for student financial aid.
The evening will be held in PAFA’s stunning 1876 Historic Landmark Building, one of the finest surviving examples of Victorian Gothic architecture in America. A reception will feature food stations, hors d’oeuvres, and an open bar in the Museum’s exhibition spaces featuring a world-famous collection of 19th- and 20th-century American paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, as well as contemporary works.
To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit holyfamily.edu/tigersloose. Special discount available for recent Holy Family graduates.
Be a sponsor! Your sponsorship includes tickets and other benefits. For more information, please contact Joshua Liss at 267-341-3100 or [email protected].
Registration Now Open!
Presenting a special message from Holy Family WTLN radio host, Tony Baker '82
All are invited to an evening of celebration, remembrance, and fun at Reunion 2022 on Saturday, June 4!

Join us as we celebrate the 2022 Reunion Classes (all classes ending in “2” and “7”) and Alumni Achievement Award recipients, the Golden Alumni Society (Classes of 1958–1972), and the newest members of the Alumni Family - the Class of 2022!

See complete details and register online at holyfamily.edu/reunion.

To volunteer as a Class Representative or event host, please contact the Alumni Office.
Donations for Ukraine
Holy Family University and Frankford Northeast Philadelphia Rotary Club are hosting a Drive-By Collection for the people of Ukraine on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Holy Family University. (Drop off will be in the parking lot on the corner of Frankford Avenue and Stevenson Street).

The organizations will be collecting the following:

  • Children's sneakers and sandals (infants to early teens)       
  • Women's sneakers and sandals
  • Socks for children and women
  • Coloring books and crayons

All items must be new. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Sister Rita Fanning, CSFN, '89, Vice President for Mission and Diversity, at [email protected]. We are grateful for your thoughtful generosity.
We Stand With Ukraine in Prayer
All are invited to join in prayer for the people of Ukraine and for an end to the war. Click here to submit any special intentions for these services

  • Interfaith Prayer on Mondays at 12 p.m. in Campus Center 115
  • Mass on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. in Campus Center Chapel
  • Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 12 p.m. in Campus Center Chapel
Campus News

  • The School of Education at Holy Family University hosted Early Childhood and Early Childhood/Special Education student teachers who completed their field placement at a Recognition Event in April 2022.

  • The School of Nursing & Health Sciences held a Caring Day Retreat for faculty members to focus on caring and wellness within the healthcare community

  • Holy Family University Art Gallery proudly presents Introspective: A Holy Family University Art Therapy Student Exhibition through May 9. The exhibit features work from students: Chloe Cole, Victoria Dick, Sydney Dombrowski, Courtney Heaney, Brenna Kelley, Kathaleen McDevitt, Jillian Marano, Victoria Merin, Luis Olivencia, Tracey Perdue, Casey Reader, Steven Sivells, Michele Stulman, Ashley Tepper, and Jai Turner. All are invited to the Artists' Gallery event in the Education and Technology Center Lower Lobby on Monday, May 9 at 5:30 p.m.
Athletics News

  • On Friday, May 6, the Women’s Basketball program will host its first annual Golf Outing at Northampton Country Club in Richboro, PA. Click here for complete details, to become a sponsor, or to purchase tickets.

  • Go Tigers! Visit athletics.holyfamily.edu for updated team schedules, livestream information (where applicable), and other news stories.
Folio 45 Now Available
The latest issue of Folio, the literary magazine of Holy Family University since 1959, is now available

This first issue of the new format of Folio is just the beginning of what the Folio team hopes will be a great new tradition of highlighting exciting new voices while furthering Holy Family University’s mission and values by publishing a diverse representation of creative work from underrepresented and marginalized communities. Learn more about Folio here.
Summer Camps for future Tigers
This summer, Holy Family University will host the Young Artists Summer Camps in Digital Photography and Drawing (June 20-25) and the Young Writers Studio Summer Camp (July 18-22).

These weeklong experiences will teach skills like creative thinking and sharing creative ideas while engaging with Holy Family University’s core values. Students will also have time to explore the campus, connect with the mission, and build lasting relationships with their peers.

Want to learn more? Contact us at [email protected] or 267-341-3649
Young Artist Drawing and Digital Photography Summer Camps
June 20 to 25

For students entering 6th through 12th grades

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Digital Photography Camp
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Drawing Camp

Learn from faculty-artists in this interactive camp featuring the basics of drawing and/or digital photography.

Future Tigers can sign up for one or both sessions. Learn more and register online.
Young Writers Studio Summer Camp
July 18 to 22

For students entering 9th through 12th grades

Learn from faculty-authors in this interactive camp featuring the basics of the writing craft, free-writing sessions, and workshop sessions.

Don't wait! Seats are available on a first-come, first serve basis. Learn more and register online.

Alumni Benefit Spotlight: The Franklin Institute
As a member of The Franklin Institute's Affiliate Ticket Program, alumni and friends of Holy Family University can save up to 20% on museum admission - including tickets to Harry Potter™: The Exhibition, currently on display through September 2022.

Follow the instructions below to purchase discounted tickets:

  • STEP 1: Visit the Affiliate Ticket Program website: fi.edu/affiliates
  • STEP 2: Login and enter organization code: FAMILYGRP
  • STEP 3: Select the date/time, purchase and print discounted tickets.

Thank you to Melissa (Blazejewski) Fleming '04 for this alumni benefit!
Alumni Record Updates
Fun fact: The best way to ensure your alumni record is accurate is to tell us your updates!

Do you have a new job, promotion, or retirement news to share? Have you gotten engaged, married, or welcomed a new addition to the family? Are your Holy Family communications going to an old address or featuring an incorrect name or title? Do you have a new address and/or updated contact information?

Simply send us an email or quickly complete the Alumni Update Form.
Upcoming Alumni Events
Please visit holyfamily.edu/calendar for all our upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you and your classmates soon!
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