February 2022
Inauguration of President Anne Prisco, Ph.D.
All alumni are invited to join the campus community for the momentous celebration of the Inauguration of Anne Prisco, Ph.D. as the sixth president of Holy Family University on Friday, April 8, 2022.

Mark your calendars and RSVP by Friday, March 25, 2022 to attend the below Inauguration events:

Inauguration Mass (10 AM)
Nazareth Academy Chapel
4001 Grant Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19114

Presidential Installation (12 PM)
Holy Family University Campus Center
9801 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia PA 19114

Reception (following Installation)
Holy Family University Campus Center
9801 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia PA 19114
Holy Family University Celebrates Charter Day 2022
On Friday, February 11th, Holy Family celebrated its 68th "birthday" - the day the school's Charter was signed in 1954.

Students, faculty, and staff members gathered together to celebrate this special day and University President, Dr. Anne Prisco's first time cutting the birthday cake from Stock's Bakery.

In addition, Holy Family hosted the 4th Annual Day of Giving. Thanks to the generous support of alumni, faculty, staff, students, and friends, we surpassed the goal and raised $31,837.68. The resulting full-tuition “Day of Giving” scholarship will be awarded to a deserving senior in the Fall for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Holy Family University is especially grateful to the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth USA, Inc. for providing a $5,000 match that inspired members of the University community to get us over the finish line! 

Thank you to everyone who celebrated Great Day to be a Tiger and supported our future alumni!
Tickets now on sale for Tigers on the Loose!
Join us on Thursday, May 12, 2022 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 your 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].
Upcoming Alumni Events
Please visit holyfamily.edu/calendar for all our upcoming events. All campus visitors must adhere to current COVID-19 guidance and Holy Family’s masking policy.
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Save the Date: Reunion 2022
Holy Family will host Reunion 2022 on Saturday, June 4, 2022.

All Holy Family alumni are invited to an evening of celebration, remembrance, and fun at Reunion 2022 on Saturday, June 4, 2022!

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!

Complete details and registration will be available in Spring 2022.
Campus News
Holy Family Prays for Ukraine
Excerpt from Dr. Prisco's Message on the Attack on Ukraine, which was sent to the entire Holy Family community on Thursday, 2/24:

"Our hearts are heavy at the news that Russia’s leader chose to attack Ukraine. Not since 1939 when World War II began in Europe have we seen such an aggressive and evil act of war. 

While this terrible event may seem far removed for many, this crisis is our crisis, and the fear and sorrow that comes with an aggression of this magnitude is felt deeply within our community along with the global community."

On Monday, February 28, members of the campus community gathered for a special Mass held for the people of Ukraine. Students, faculty, staff, and alumni prayed for the people of Ukraine, for Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky and his government, for Ukranian families in the US and abroad, and for the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth currently serving in Belarus and Ukraine. KYW Newsradio spoke with Sr. Angela Marie Mazzeo, CSFN, superior general of the order, who is in communication with them in Poland.

The University community will continue to pray for peace.
Other News

  • Following a national search, Holy Family University is pleased to announce the appointment of Illana R. Lane, Ph.D. as Vice President for Academic Affairs, effective June 1, 2022. Read the full announcement.

  • Helen Hoffner, Ph.D., Professor in the School of Education, recently appeared on Catholic Faith Network to talk about her book, Catholic Traditions & Treasures: An Illustrated Encyclopedia. Watch the interview.

  • S&P Global Ratings recently upgraded Holy Family University's credit rating from BBB- to A-. As reported in Philadelphia Business Journal, the interest savings will fund capital projects and new programs in life sciences and cybersecurity. Read more.

  • Valentine's Day 2022 was extra sweet with our Alumni Couples Spotlights on social media! Thank you to all our Tiger-Mates for sharing your stories and photos! View the spotlights on Facebook.
Athletics News

  • On Saturday, February 12, Holy Family University's women's basketball team hosted its 'Lace Up 4 Pediatric Cancer' game with honorary team captain and pediatric cancer survivor, Lincoln Hanson, the son of HFU basketball alumna, Meg Bauer-Hanson '07.

  • The men's basketball team will collect basketballs to benefit The 6th Man Project at the home game on Saturday, March 5.

  • FLORIDA BOUND! Holy Family University’s Softball Team will be kicking off their 2022 season this week in Central Florida at the PFX Spring Games. See the schedule here.

  • Go Tigers! Visit athletics.holyfamily.edu for updated team schedules, livestream information (where applicable), and other news stories.
Alumni Benefit Spotlight: Holy Family University License Plates
Show your HFU pride with an official Holy Family University license plate! Holy Family University's Alumni Association is pleased to partner with PennDOT to offer this special license plate to Pennsylvania residents. View the application process and download the MV-904 form to get started.

Applications must be completed by the registered owner(s) of the vehicle. The cost of a standard HFU licesne plate is $28.00. Custom plates can be requested for an additional $112.00. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.
Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets!

Still want to go? Be sure to utilize Holy Family’s Franklin Institute Discount, one of the top Alumni Benefits, when ordering your tickets!
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