Robyn E. Hannigan takes the helm as Ursinus College’s 19th president during a time when the success of every student—backed by a brand-new strategic plan—is front and center. It’s something that personally resonates with Hannigan, whose career path can be defined by one word: opportunity.
An endowed fund established in the name of Bill Norcross ’70 is providing financial support for Ursinus students seeking internships and externships in mental health advocacy, addiction and recovery, and suicide prevention.
Lauren McCardel is a student of architecture and design and finds inspiration in the art that surrounds us every day. Ursinus Magazine caught up with Lauren as she looks to build on the museum’s three-decade history.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to brew beer, Drew Perry ’05 has an apt description. “I’m a cross between a plumber and a cook,” he quips. Perry is the cofounder and head brewer at Double Nickel Brewing Company in Pennsauken, N.J., an establishment that opened in 2015 and is, according to its website, “the culmination of a shared vision and dream of building a brewery centered around the values of community, creativity, innovation, and fun.”
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Conrad E. Kruse, a professor emeritus of biology, died December 27, 2021.
Darlene Groves Davis ’79 serves as president of the school board in the Upper Dublin School District in Montgomery County, Pa.
Faye (French) Shaw, a professor emeritus of chemistry, died January 3, 2022.
Helen (Fehr) Eash, a former assistant to the president, died December 24, 2021.
Jennifer Thompkins ’09 was appointed president of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League (MWUL).
John Sears ’99 has recently been promoted to lead, global market access immunology, for the biotech company CSL Behring.
Polling shows that trust in the media among conservatives is low and dropping, but until now, there hasn’t been much research to understand why. Professors Doron Taussig and Anthony Nadler performed extensive research to gauge conservatives’ perceptions of media coverage for the Tow Center for Digital Journalism. Here is what they found.
To honor her longstanding legacy at Ursinus and her widespread contributions to higher education, Marsteller’s colleagues, students, collaborators, family, and friends have come together to establish a professional development fund in her name that will be instrumental in ensuring that Ursinus staff have more opportunities to grow and develop their careers.
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Ursinus celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding alumni and graduating students. These are Ursinus Bears who have demonstrated exemplary leadership and have gone above and beyond to make a difference in our community.
Life in Pixels: Commencement 2022
On Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, Ursinus celebrated the Class of 2022 during baccalaureate and commencement ceremonies, respectively, on the lawn outside the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art. As the graduates reflected on challenges of a college experience interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, each embraced their resiliency, adaptability, and strength, student government president Jalen Everette ’22 said in his remarks to his classmates.
Katie Merz, a Brooklyn artist who transformed the smokestack outside of the facilities building into a mural titled Live the Questions, addressed the graduates as keynote speaker and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Vai Sikahema, General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a former NFL player and TV broadcaster, addressed graduates during baccalaureate and received an honorary Doctor of Divinity.
President Jill Leauber Marsteller ’78, P’18 told the 309 graduates, “You are the class that has changed my life,” Marsteller said. “And my memories of you will continue to be a constant reminder, whether here in the den or out in the global wilderness, that every single day has been and will be a great day to be a Bear.”