Summer 2020

HIGHLIGHTS

Pathways to Success

Alessandro Maldonado, ’21 On any given day, Alessandro Maldonado’s, schedule is shifting. He might be logging hours in a co-op, or interning with an accounting firm in Center City Philadelphia. He might be attending alumni events as a Student Ambassador, taking notes in a Founders’ Hall classroom, or helping fellow students chart their futures as an […]

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‘It’s important for us to give back’

Edward Strang, ’67, and Margaret (nee Ryan) Strang, ’85, share an eternal bond as husband and wife. They also share a passion for and commitment to La Salle University. The couple, who live in Valley Forge, Pa., will bequeath their estate to the University. They will gift 75 percent of their estate to the La […]

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A winning sales pitch

Ask impending college graduates about a key concern within their education and a familiar reply might be shared: “Am I ready to take the next step?” The Center for Sales Excellence plays a critical role in easing the nerves and doubts of upcoming graduates who are set to make the transition from an educational environment […]

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Developing a game plan

Brian Baptiste, J.D., arrived at La Salle University in Summer 2019, signaling his appointment as Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation by pulling on a blue-and-gold baseball cap and affixing a lapel pin to his suit jacket. At his introductory press conference, Baptiste made it known he and the department were ready to get to […]

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HOME IS WHERE HIS HEART IS

John Grady, ’89, is a Philadelphia native. He grew up in the city’s Olney and East Oak Lane section, not far from La Salle University’s campus. He has spent most of his professional career improving Philadelphia with an ambitious strategy built around business growth, investment, and development throughout the city. So why would he ever […]

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Opening lines of communication

An image appeared on the screen. It showed Mark Goodman, M.A. ’98, standing with his sister outside of a restaurant in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood in the 1980s. Goodman continued to click through the slides. Next, there were pictures of human rights activist Malcolm X and jazz musician Dizzy Gillespie, and a mural of […]

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Team-based, patient-focused care

When Laurie Colborn, Ed.D, MSN, R.N. was hired nearly two years ago to expand the role of the La Salle Neighborhood Nursing Center (LSNNC), she understood its history, dating to 1992, of connecting the local community with health care resources. But with that outward-facing reputation, Colborn wanted to look inward—at how she and colleagues Mary […]

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Lasallians In Action

The outbreak of an infectious coronavirus disease called COVID-19 has touched countless lives around the world. In Philadelphia, members of the La Salle University community offered support in a number of ways, from volunteering to donating (and, in some cases, manufacturing) personal protective equipment. Here are several examples of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from […]

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