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From the Alumni Association President's Pen

Hong Jin Na
Hong Jin Na PH/TX'92, BW'01

Dear Alumni,

Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

I want to echo that sentiment in saying USciences is creating the most important implements of change—our students.

Under the leadership of President PAUL KATZ, MD, the University has moved forward on its plan to transform the institution into a 21st-century model for science and health professions education all the while keeping the value of student-centricity in mind.

The University has had record-breaking attendance at recent open house events, and this trend is an indication that the tuition reset and new marketing campaign have been resonating among prospective students and their families. 

As USciences provides this new opportunity to strengthen our student population with stellar candidates, we are preparing to welcome our graduating students into our membership as future alumni. Each class’s achievements and future accomplishments will only add to our total success as alumni. 

As I mentioned last time, the Alumni Association is here to connect you and your values with the University and its priorities, so I want to invite you to tell the Alumni Association and me what you’re thinking. We are here to champion meaningful ways to interact with the University that will mutually benefit our alumni and this institution. One new event we are piloting is our Alumni and Accepted Student Reception at the Nemours Mansion and Gardens this March. We have heard you that you want to be able to do something for the University, and what better way to help USciences than to convince accepted students to make their deposits and commitments to enter the incoming class this fall (as well as to give some advice and support to their parents)? For information about this and all of our upcoming events, please visit

As you see, it all comes back to making sure the best and the brightest can access the education that will enable them to change the world.

In the meantime, I would also like to hear what is important to you. The Alumni Association and Alumni Relations welcome your thoughts, suggestions, news, and stories. Please send them along to, or call the Alumni Relations office at 215-596-8570. We want to hear from you.

As always, it is an honor to serve, and I look forward to working with you!

Thank you,

Hong Jin Na PH/TX’92, BW’01
President, Alumni Association

Alumni Association Mission: To engage the graduates of University of the Sciences in promoting the goals and objectives of the Alumni Association and the institution.

As Seen in The Bulletin, Vol. 104 No. 3

As Seen in The Bulletin

Vol. 104 No. 3