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January 2015
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The Newsletter of University of the Sciences

Year in Review
ast year proved to be a busy and momentous year at USciences. Topping the headlines were the completion of the University's 57,000-square-foot Integrated Professional Education Complex (IPEX) and the departure of President Helen Giles-Gee. This issue of the Insider takes a look back at the highlights, achievements, events, and people that made 2014 memorable.

February 2014
bulletDr. Harkishan Singh Honored at Founders' Day | Photos | Video
bulletSamson College Program Earned Full National Accreditation
bulletUSciences' MBA Program Ranked Among Nation's Elite

March 2014
bulletPharmacy Experts Discussed Controversial Painkiller Zohydro | NBC10
bulletUSciences Hosted Free Community Discussion on ACA | Photos
bulletUSciences VP Carrie Collins Named Among Philly’s Top '40 Under 40'

April 2014
bulletResearch Day and Krantz Lecture | Video | Media | Photos
bulletHard Work 'Pays Off' for Microbiology Student at USciences
bulletConstant Movement, Increased Productivity at USciences | Video

May 2014
bulletUSciences Class of 2014 by the Numbers | Photos | Video
bulletThird Bachelor’s Degree Conferment Ceremony | Photos | Video
bulletMayes Celebrated a $2 Million Commitment | Video | Photos | Media

June 2014
bulletUSciences Hosted Orientation for First-Year Students | Photos
bulletCertificate in Healthcare Navigation launched online at USciences
bulletOnline DrOT Program Provides Flexible Learning for Professionals

July 2014
bulletUSciences Selected Sasaki as Campus Master Plan Design Firm
bulletStephen Moelter Selected to Direct USciences' Honors Program
bulletIPEX Earned Green Globes Rating for Sustainability

August 2014
bulletNearly 600 New Students Began USciences Journey | Photos | Video
bulletBack-to-School Exercise Tips from Prof. Karin Richards | 6abc | Radio
bulletSamson Prepares Healthcare Professionals for In Demand Careers

September 2014
bulletCompletion of IPEX was Celebrated | Photos | Video | 6abc
bulletUSciences and BCC Formalized Transfer Agreement | Video
bulletPennsylvania Pharmacists Assoc. Honored USciences Faculty, Alumni

October 2014
bulletStudents, Faculty Inducted into National Honor Society for OT
bulletUSciences' Student-Athletes Continued Record of Academic Success
bulletUSciences Welcomed New Faculty, Congratulated Faculty Promotions

November 2014
bulletFifth Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship Competition Held | Photos
bullet20 Students Inducted into Alpha Chi Honor Society | Photos
bulletUSciences Community Fed 162 Families at Thanksgiving | Video

December 2014
bulletUSciences' Men's Basketball Beat Drexel 54-52 | Media | Video
bulletUSciences President Dr. Helen Giles-Gee Stepped Down
bulletA USciences Education Positions Students for Rewarding Careers

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Reunion 2012
Reunion 2014: Alumni, friends, and faculty returned to campus to celebrate the 2014 Alumni Reunion Weekend on Sept. 18-21. Prior to an all-alumni reception, alumni award ceremony and dinner dance, the Class of 1964 privately celebrated their 50-year milestone reunion at a cocktail reception. Click here to see more photos from reunion weekend.

2014 Alumni Association award recipients (pictured above):

bulletAnnual Alumni Award: Gerald Meyer P'73, PharmD'74
bulletIvor Griffith Service Award: Col. S. Rogers Wetherill, III P'68
bulletYoung Alumnus Award: James Hoffman P'00, PharmD'01
bulletThe Honorary Alumnus Award: Bernard J. Brunner, PhD

Save the Date - Oct. 16-18, 2015!
2015 Alumni Reunion

Here are a list of upcoming events hosted by Alumni Relations:

bulletFriday, Feb. 27: An alumni reception will be held in Naples, FL, from 5-7 p.m., at the Bayfront Inn (1221 5th Ave. South). The cost is $25 per person, and includes cocktails and refreshments.

bulletSunday, March 1: An alumni brunch will be held in Highland Beach, FL, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the Delray Sands Resort (formerly Holiday Inn, 2809 S. Ocean Blvd., Highland Beach, FL). The cost is $25 per person, and includes cocktails and a brunch buffet.

Questions? Contact Casey Ryan at ca.ryan@usciences.edu or 215.596.8570.

Lucy Malmberg P’72 (pictured above with Interim President Marvin Samson Hon'96) accepted the second annual USciences Service Award on behalf of herself and her late husband, George P’72. All proceeds from the dinner on Friday, Nov. 7, were used to establish the George and Lucy Malmberg Endowed Scholarship fund, which was awarded for the first time to Stefan Kolodij PharmD’16. | Photos

More Headlines

USciences Approved to Buy School Site
OT Program Received Full Accreditation
PCP Prof Honored at Innovation Awards
Photos: Late Night Madness 2014
Tent City Raised Homeless Awareness
Lois K. Cohen Lecture 2014 | Photos
White Coat Ceremonies: PA | PT
2014 Summer Renovations at USciences
Bookstore Goes Online at USciences
Physics Prof Released New Book
Dr. Issa Elected Fellow of College of Physicians in Philadelphia
Video: USciences MLK Day 2014
Two Joined USciences Board of Trustees
USciences Restructured Grad Programs
Photos: Philly Sciences Festival 2014
USciences Supported DelVal Science Fair
Casey Ryan: Director Alumni Relations
Photos: Misher Festival 2014
On-Site Medical Reserve Corps Training
Video: Step into College at USciences
Three Joined Athletics Hall of Fame
Photos: PCP White Coat Ceremony
OT Dept. Represented at POTA Conf.
USciences' Faculty Accomplishments
Sarah Robertson Named Director of the Office of Sponsored Projects/Research
Downs Appointed Faculty Athletic Rep.
Photos: First-Year Sciences Fair 2014

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Alumni of all ages attended the second annual Alumni Happy Hour at the Shore in Atlantic City on July 26. | Photos

Occupational therapy alumnae engaged in discussions with students during an OT Alumni Panel on Nov. 6. | Photos