May 2022
Tickets Still Available for Reunion!
All are welcome to join in this evening of celebration, remembrance, and fun on Saturday, June 4!

Discounted tickets are available to recent grads, and complementary tickets are available for members of the Golden Alumni Society. Advance registration is required for all attendees. Registration closes on Wednesday, June 1 at 5 PM EST.


Holy Family University Campus Center
  • 1:00 p.m. | Campus Tours
  • 2:00 p.m. | Holy Family Bookstore Open
  • 3:00 p.m. | Golden Alumni Society Reception
  • 4:30 p.m. | Alumni Memorial Mass

River's Edge Garden Pavilion at Pen Ryn Estate

See complete details and register online at
Welcome to the Alumni Family, Class of 2022!
Holy Family University celebrated its newest alumni with commencement ceremonies at the Newtown campus on Saturday, May 21.

The Class of 2022 consisted of 564 undergraduate level students and 394 graduate and doctoral level students, including: 

  • 4 students receiving Doctor of Psychology in Counseling Psychology (Psy.D.), the University’s first cohort to be awarded this degree.
  • 11 students receiving Doctor of Education Leadership and Professional Studies (Ed.D.)
  • 21 students receiving Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

The 2022 Commencement Awards were presented at the Honors Convocation on Friday evening. This year's recipients included: Nina Danko '22 (Alumni Senior Award), Kharon Randolph '22 (Mother Nemosia Award) and Marie Dale '22 (ACBSP Student Award).

Honorary degrees were conferred upon Carol Taylor ’75, Ph.D., MSN, RN, FAAN, professor of Medicine and Nursing and a senior clinical scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University; Reverend Luis Cortés, Jr., founder and CEO of Esperanza, a leading Hispanic faith-based Evangelical network in the United States; and Volodymyr Zelenskyy, J.D., President of Ukraine (degree awarded in absentia).

Watch the ceremonies at and view the photos on Facebook.

Class of 2022, welcome to our family of more than 22,000 Holy Family alumni!
Tigers on the Loose raises over $300,000
On Thursday, May 12, nearly 200 alumni and friends attended Tigers on the Loose, Holy Family's Annual Scholarship Celebration, at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Through the generous support of our sponsors, donors, and online auction winners, Tigers on the Loose 2022 raised over $306,000 for student financial aid!

Thank you to our sponsors and donors for their generous support of student financial aid.

View photos from the event on Flickr and stay tuned for the date and location of next year's event!
One Month until Fiscal Year End
Did you know that Holy Family's fiscal year ends on June 30? Our goal this year is to increase alumni donor participation to the Blue & White Fund. We are currently 68% to our goal. We only need slightly over 100 donors! 

If you haven't already made your gift this year, we hope you will join us in supporting current student financial aid at a level that is meaningful to you. Gifts of all sizes make an immediate impact and we thank you in advance for your generosity!
Campus News
  • University President, Dr. Anne Prisco published an op-ed on AL DÍA about Holy Family’s role as an anchor institution for our community.
  • Holy Family's School of Nursing & Health Sciences hosted its DNP Poster presentation event. Nine graduating students presented their research at the Newtown Campus on May 19.

  • Holy Family’s Committee for the Oversight of Blended and Online Learning (COBOL), led by Roseanna Wright, Ph.D., professor in the School of Education, took part in Global Accessibility Awareness Day by hosting a full day “Fix your Course Documents” event.
  • Faculty and staff gathered on May 18 to attend the dedication of the Reflection Garden, a gift to President Prisco on behalf of the faculty and students. The Reflection Garden is located between the Library and the Sister Francesca Onley Education and Technology Center.

Alumni News
  • Family Spotlight: Joel Torres ’22 and daughters Crystal Torres ’21 and Stephany Torres ’22. Joel and Stephany graduated together at the recent undergraduate commencement ceremony.
  • Vivian Grupico P’18 and her two sons: Francesco Grupico ’18 and Mario Grupico were featured in Nurse Journal for their commitment and passion for nursing.

  • Norristown Police Department Chief, Derrick Wood '18, M'20, was featured in Norristown Patch for his commitment to the community. Chief Wood took on this new role in December 2021 after over 23 years with the Philadelphia Police Department. Thank you for your service!

Athletics News

  • Freshman student, Nishon Pierre of the men's track and field team, head coach, Dwight Brandon, and the women's track and field team received CACC Track and Field Awards.

  • Go Tigers! Visit for updated team schedules, livestream information, and other news stories.
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 the Campus Prayer List
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.
Young Writers Studio Summer Camps
This summer, Holy Family University will host the Young Writers Studio Summer Camp on July 18-22.

Students entering 9th through 12th grades will 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. See complete details and register online.

For more information, contact [email protected] or 267-341-3649.
Summer Visit Days
Know of anyone interested in becoming a Holy Family Tiger? Summer is a great time to come to check out the campus and meet with University representatives about joining the "Family".

Upcoming Summer visit days are scheduled for June 22; July 20 and August 17. See complete details and register online today.
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:
  • 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 for all our upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you and your classmates soon!
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