Last year, students and student groups, such as APhA-ASP (above, providing free health screenings), completed more than 3000 hours of service. Along with faculty and staff, students are a driving force in the University’s mission to be an active partner with our local communities.
A Holiday Season of Giving
In the spirit of the 2009 holiday season, students, staff, and faculty generously ramped up their efforts to help others in our community.
Students Help Blind Children Set Their Sights on Golf
In October, students volunteered to assist a short-handed coaching staff at the Middle Atlantic Blind Golf Association’s junior golf clinic for blind and partially-sighted children.
Taking a Stand for Private Education Tuition Relief
When Pa. Governor Rendell’s early 2009 proposed budget overlooked tuition relief for private colleges and universities, several students headed to the state capitol for a day of lobbying.
Reflecting on a Spring Break Spent Helping Others
A far cry from the typical spring break, a group of students headed to the Big Apple to work with the Youth Service Opportunities Project as part of the University’s annual alternative spring break, Help Hope Humanity.
College of Health Sciences Renamed in Honor of Marvin Samson
In November, Samson College of Health Sciences was officially branded with a new name as the University dedicated the College in honor of Marvin Samson, a longtime friend, honorary alumnus, and trustee.
Institute for Geriatric Studies Established
To meet a growing need for senior health professionals, the University established the Institute for Geriatric Studies, which focuses squarely on the critical issues of business and policy affecting geriatric health by uniting resources to provide education and services.
New Physics Program Focuses on Latest Career Paths
The newest addition to the University's diverse program offerings, the bachelor of science in physics offers students three tracks, including a biophysics or materials science track, and prepares them for emerging technologies.
H1N1: A Campus-Community Response
The University has established a strong foundation to combat the virus through education and awareness, personal health hygiene, and vaccinations.
University Dives Deep into Online & New Media
Over the course of 2009, the University launched a full-fledged effort into social media, opening up new lines of communication and providing opportunities for real-time connections.
Alumni of all ages rekindled old friendships and made new ones at Reunion 2009 in September. The fun-filled day included alumni/student events, tours of the newly expanded campus, faculty speakers, and the Dinner Dance. (Photo Gallery)
Ivor Griffith Service Award: Robert Spera|Young Alumnus Award: Richard Paoletti|Annual Alumni Award: George Malmberg|Honorary Alumnus Award: Kenneth Leibowitz
SAVE THE DATE: Reunion 2010 - Saturday, September 25
27th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament
More than 80 alumni, faculty, staff, and friends hit the links at Edgmont Country Club on a sunny day in August to raise money for a good cause.
Alumni Support Helps Save Upsilon Sigma Phi
With low membership and a condemned chapter house, the fraternity, founded by PCP students in 1919, was on the brink of dismantling this year until alumni efforts restored their future.
Alumnus John A. Gans Receives FDA’s Commissioner’s Special Citation Award
Dr. John A. Gans P’66, PharmD’69, EVP and CEO for the American Pharmacists Association, and the University’s director of healthcare leadership, was honored for 20 years of outstanding leadership.