Charting Innovation

A community of Explorers, the University has worked tirelessly to ensure that innovation is not only a part of our foundation, but also a key component of our future. For the Center of Entrepreneurship, that has meant redefining what an education in entrepreneurship means here at La Salle—venturing beyond the traditional boundaries of business and fostering innovation.

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La Salle Names Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D. as its 29th President

La Salle has announced the appointment of Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D., as its 29th President, the first layperson—and first woman—to serve as President in a non-interim capacity in the University’s 152-year history.

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Why I Give Back: Milton A. Washington, ’58

For more than 40 years, Milton A. Washington, ’58, and his wife, Nancy, have been fixtures in their Pittsburgh community, renowned for their work to improve access to affordable housing and education and for their dedication to a number of cultural and civic causes.

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Leading the Charge

A new book co-edited by La Vonne Neal, Ph.D., ’77, draws attention to the crisis in the American public school system and aims to curb cultural disparities in education by addressing the institutional obstacles that dissuade people of color from pursuing teaching careers.

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Changing the Landscape of Philadelphia

President of the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation, John Grady, ’89, played an integral role in reimagining The Navy Yard—taking it from a ghost town to a bustling center of industry, production, and innovation true to its history.

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Getting A-Listers Ready for Their Close-ups

Emmy-winning makeup artist, James DeMarco, ’95, has worked on many famous faces over the past 13 years, including Cynthia Nixon, Ed Harris, and Dick Clark.

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NFL Reps Take Notice of Aspiring Referee

In the 2014 season, Samantha Davis, ’14, became the eighth woman hired by the NFL’s Women in Officiating program, which selects talented female referees and grooms them to have a chance at being scouted for the NFL.

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