Feature Stories

Explorer Entrepreneurs

Director of La Salle’s Center for Entrepreneurship (LCE) Steve Melick has been helping students strengthen their entrepreneurial mindset since 2011. Under Melick’s guidance, one of the LCE’s three primary programs, the Business Engagement Center (BEC), has grown immensely.  “We put students in the shoes of entrepreneurs by providing business support to small and start-up companies,” […]

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First Year Seminar

Mandatory for all first-year students, the new First Year Seminar (FYS) aims to develop skills in reading, writing, and academic discussion to ensure future success in college-level courses. “The First-Year Seminar serves as an introduction to university life through a course of rigorous academic study,” says Anthony Paul Smith, Ph.D., Program Director and associate professor […]

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Meet the New and Returning Trustees

  Robert T. Cottone President and CEO IMC Construction Robert T. Cottone began his career in the construction industry over 30 years ago. After a decade of running his own firm, Cottone joined IMC Construction in 1986 as a project manager and worked up the ranks to his present position as President and CEO. He […]

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Mission in Action

Giving back starts at home. This year, 14 La ­Salle alumni came together to do what Explorers do best for the very first La ­Salle Alumni volunteer trip.   Organized by Maggie Garin, ’17, in conjunction with the Alumni Relations office, the cohort of alumni joined together to make a difference. “Throughout college, we were constantly called […]

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME TURF

Since 1863, La Salle University has created a tight-knit campus community that feels like family. And for seven sets of siblings within the La Salle Athletic Department, that family atmosphere has taken on a whole new meaning.  Seven groups of brothers and sisters account for 16 student-athletes who will compete for La Salle sports programs […]

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HAITI

Some La Salle students spent part of their Winter Break giving back and learning in Haiti.  Seven La Salle students and two staff leaders spent nine days in Port-au-Prince with Project Haiti. They stayed at the Christian Brothers’ residence while there and taught morning English lessons at The La Salle School next door in the […]

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TWO EXPLORERS HELP KIDS PLAY AWAY THEIR DIFFERENCES

It’s a widely known fact that childhood experiences help shape who we become as adults. From what foods we eat to what motivates us, those experiences inform decisions we make throughout our lives. For Nicole Denicolo, ’14, and Jennifer Dickson, ’14, experiences are helping create a more inclusive future.  Denicolo spent most of her younger […]

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WHY I GIVE

The Wyss Center for Innovation, Inc. is a charitable foundation dedicated to supporting innovative, lasting solutions that improve lives and empower communities. The Foundation was established by Hansjörg Wyss, a Swiss native who came to the United States in the 1960s to attend Harvard Business School—from where he graduated in 1965. With his American education […]

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#300LASALLE: A WORLDWIDE TERCENTENARY CELEBRATION OF THE DEATH OF SAINT JOHN BAPTIST DE La ­Salle, (1719-2019)

This year, 2019, marks the 300th anniversary of the death of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, Patron Saint of Teachers and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. As such, The Institute has designated 2019, a Jubilee Year, the Year of Lasallian Vocations. Throughout the year and around the world, […]

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Connelly Library, Then and Now

The Connelly Library stands as one of the most iconic buildings on campus. Now, 30 years after it opened to students in the Fall of 1988, a $1 million grant proposes exciting upgrades. The Library was named after John F. and Josephine Connelly. John Connelly was a member of the La Salle University Board of […]

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