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April 2023
Two weeks until Reunion
All alumni are invited to Reunion en bleu Celebration on Saturday, May 13 at 6:00 PM!

This signature event will be held in the newly renovated, second floor of the University Library and will feature a reception with an open bar (beer, wine and signature drinks), food stations, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts.

While reminiscing with friends and celebrating the 2023 Reunion Classes (those ending in a "3" or "8"), guests can also enjoy class photos, dancing, and a special tour of the University Archives, hosted by Sister Brendan O’Brien, CSFN, ’75, University Archivist and Gina Palumbo, Technical Services Coordinator. The Alumni Association will also present the 2023 Alumni Achievement Awards.

Modeled after the popular dîner en Blanc where all guests wear white from head to toe, we ask all guests to wear semi-formal attire in any shade of blue for this event.

Other Reunion 2023 events include:
  • Campus Tours (12 PM)
  • Golden Alumni Society Reception (3 PM)
  • Alumni Memorial Mass (5 PM)

See complete details for all Reunion 2023 events and register to attend at: holyfamily.edu/reunion.

For questions, please contact Julie Rempfer ’10, Director for Alumni and Parent Relations, at [email protected] or call (267) 341-5017.
Class of 1968 Scholarship Reception
On Wednesday, April 26, alumnae from the Class of 1968 returned to campus for a special reception with the very first recipient of their Class of 1968 Endowed Scholarship, Abeda Alavi '23.

The Class of '68, who will celebrate their 55th Reunion, raised over $50,000 to leave this permanent legacy on campus for generations of future tigers.

We are so grateful for their support of our alma mater and our students!

To learn more about endowed scholarships, please visit: holyfamily.edu/give or contact the Office of University Advancement at: (267) 341-5005.
Work for your alma mater
Calling all Tigers! Holy Family University is actively hiring a number of faculty and staff positions, including the Director of Advancement Operations.

Please visit holyfamily.edu/employment to view all job openings, how to apply, and other detailed information about joining the HFU employee “family”.
Campus News
  • Holy Family is pleased to announce the appointment of Rochelle "Shelley" Robbins, Ph.D., as vice president for Academic Affairs. Dr. Robbins, a long-time faculty and staff member, had previously served as Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and she previously held this role on an interim basis from August 2021 through May 2022. Read the full announcement here. Congratulations Dr. Robbins!
  • On April 3, students in Holy Family's School of Education course Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners visited the Antonia Pantoja Charter School in Philadelphia, a dual-language charter school. The principal and HFU alumna, Sandra Gonzalez, D'21.
  • On Friday, April 19, the Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (Psy.D.) program at Holy Family hosted the Spring Social Justice Forum at the University's Newtown campus.

  • Diane Menago, Psy.D., program and clinical training director of the Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology program in Holy Family University’s School of Arts & Sciences, and Josue Martinez, a student in Holy Family’s Psy.D. program, presented the webinar “Helping Grieving Clients Find Meaning in their Loss” hosted by the Annual Pennsylvania Psychological Association Spring Virtual Conference.
Athletics News

  • As the six seed in the CACC Tournament, HFU will play their second match this week against third-seeded Georgian Court for a potential doubleheader on Saturday at 12 p.m.

  • At the time of print, the Tigers are excitedly awaiting the end of the CACC regular season to learn its CACC Tournament First Round matchup that will take place on Tuesday, May 2.

  • The Tigers will compete at the historic Penn Relays (Apr 27-29) and they will finish their season at the CACC Championships (May 6-7).
  • Go Tigers! Visit athletics.holyfamily.edu for updated team schedules, livestream information, and other news stories.
Collegiate Recovery Program Event
On Saturday, May 6, Holy Family will host a special event and resource fair sponsored by the University's Collegiate Recovery Program.

The event will feature renowned skateboarder, author, addiction recovery speaker, and MTV celebrity, Brandon Novak (pictured), and Nicholas Emeigh, associate executive director of NAMI Bucks County PA.

The event is FREE and open to the public.

For more information, click here or contact Patrick McElwaine '00, M'04, PsyD, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Programs in Counseling Psychology at [email protected].
Spring 2023 Campus Publications
The latest issue of Folio, the literary magazine of Holy Family since 1959, is now available

This issue highlights 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.
The latest issue of Tri-Lite, the student voice of Holy Family since 1954, is now available.

This issue and previous issues are archived at: hfutrilite.com and discuss topics and events that are important to the student community. Learn more about Tri-Lite here.
Alumni Benefit Spotlight: Franklin Institute Discount
As a member of The Franklin Institute's Affiliate Ticket Program, alumni and friends of Holy Family can save up to 20% on museum admission - including tickets to Disney100: The Exhibition, which opened in February 2023.

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.

Reminder: All graduates of Holy Family University (and College) are members of the Alumni Association and entitled to all Alumni Benefits.
Holy Family Travel Opportunities
Holy Family’s Study Abroad program takes students, alumni, and friends all over the globe to explore culture, healthcare, education, art, biodiversity, history, and geography.

The University is excited to announce upcoming travel programs which are open to the entire Holy Family community:

  • March 2024 - Join Dr. Patricia Griffin, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice for an 8-day Influence and Advocacy Tour to Central Europe, including Brussels, The Hague, and Amsterdam. See complete details here.

  • May 2024 - Join Dr. Jenai Grigg, Professor of Sociology, and Dr. Shelley Robbins, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, for an 11-day intercultural tour of South Africa, including Johannesburg, Kruger National Park area, and Cape Town. See complete details here.

All tours are hosted by EF Tours, Holy Family’s travel partner for over a decade, and are subject to evolving health and safety policies, restrictions, and precautions. View previous study abroad itineraries and photos here.
Apply for Federal Student Loan Debt Relief
The Federal Student Loan Debt Relief program seeks to provide eligible borrowers with a one-time full or partial discharge of their loans. Federal Pell Grant recipients may receive up to $20,000 in debt relief and others may receive up to $10,000 in debt relief.

See complete details and updates about the program and see if you qualify at: studentaid.gov/debt-relief. The online application is live and accepting submissions through December 31, 2023. Apply today!
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