The First Women of La Salle

In summer 1970, La Salle prepared for a moment that would change its history. The institution was about to deviate from a design that had been in place for more than a century—not unlike today, as Colleen M. Hanycz, Ph.D., settles into her new office in the Peale House as the University’s 29th President, the […]

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Why I Give Back: Stephen Degnan, ’87

While Steve Degnan, ’87, was eager to talk about why he supports La Salle, he wasn’t as keen about the title of this article. “I don’t like the term ‘giving back.’ There’s something implied in that phrase, almost like you took something to begin with,” he said. “I think the better way to put it […]

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Second Lasallian Day of Giving Breaks Records

On March 20, the La Salle community celebrated the University’s 152nd anniversary by raising more than $215,000 in 24 hours during the second annual Lasallian Day of Giving. The goal was to commemorate 1863, the year of La Salle’s founding, by engaging 1,863 donors, and alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, and friends stepped up all […]

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A Preservationist’s Five Most Fascinating Finds

Lasallians are encouraged to “Never Stop Exploring,” but few graduates have taken that message as literally as Andrew Zellers-Frederick, M.A. ’10. Originally from the East Oak Lane section of Philadelphia, his first explorations began during childhood as family day trips to nearby Valley Forge and Gettysburg. Over the span of his impressive 30-year career, his […]

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The Search for Justice, the Call to Serve

“Love thy neighbor” was a commandment ingrained in Aida Marcial, ’02, from a young age. Raised in a tight-knit Catholic family, she said, “service was always in my head and my heart.” That strong desire to serve led her to a career in law enforcement, where she worked her way through the ranks in narcotics, […]

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Commencement 2015 Highlights

Graduate Commencement Address Vincent J. Haas, M.A. ’09, Director and Head of Employee Enablement in the Investment and Banking Solutions Technology Group at Bank of America, was selected to deliver the address at La Salle’s Graduate Commencement ceremony: “This combination—the mind of a master, the inquisitive heart of a continuous learner, and the commitment to […]

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President-Elect Colleen Hanycz Gets a Taste of Philly

The La Salle community gave President-Elect Colleen Hanycz, Ph.D., a warm welcome and a sampling of some hometown favorites with a Taste of Philly reception during her campus visit in early April. In addition to her introduction to Tastykake, soft pretzels, and cheesesteak egg rolls, Hanycz also met many students, faculty, and staff members and […]

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