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Rambassadors!!! 2012-2013


#Background Info: #Hometown: Somers, NY #Hobbies: Shopping and Watching Vampire Diaries #Year at PhilaU: Senior Are you involved in Campus Activities?

Ashley Kaye @Fashion Merchandising

Delta Phi Epsilon Sorority #PhilaUGreekLife PhilaU Cheerleading Squad #PhilaUAthletics PhilaU Rambassador #PhilaUAdmissions

Advice for Prospective Students? My advice would be to definitely get involved with on campus activities by joining clubs or organizations because that is a great way to make friends and having great friends will make going to school so much better!

Sophomore year I went to a Philly’s game at Citizens Bank Park. I went with my entire sorority and it was one of the funnest days that I’ve had while in college! I ate crabfries from Chickie’s and Pete’s for the first time and the Philly’s won the game!

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes #PhilaUAdmissions Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Commuter #PhilaUCommuters What is your favorite Social Media Website?

Trends#admissions #TourPhilaU #RamThis #PowertodowhatsnowPowertodowhatsnext #innovative

Twitter because it allows me to keep in touch with all of my friends from home@PhilaUadmissions

One word to describe PhilaU: Awesome #PhilaUAdmissions


Belinda Daisey

Nothing welcomes you to your freshman year at college than a World Series parade in Center City. This was when the Phillies won the 2008 World Series and it has been one of my fondest moments here in Philadelphia. What made it even better was the fact that it was Halloween, so obviously it wouldn’t be acceptable if I didn’t dress up as Pocahontas as well. GO PHILLIES!

Architecture at Philadelphia University Hometown: Swedesboro, NJ Hobbies: Photography, Drawing, Dancing, Music

One word to describe PhilaU: Inspirational What is your favorite Social Media Website? Facebook because I love keeping in touch with people I wouldn’t normally see through pictures, statuses, and crazy wall posts.

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - AIAS: 2009 - PhilaU Chapter for Habitat for Humanity: 2011 - Rambassador - Honors Program

Advice for Prospective Students? Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Commuter

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Don’t be afraid to go outside of your comfort zone! There’s nothing worse than regretting something that you wish you had done because fear was holding you back. Live a little.


#Background Info: #Hometown: Queens, New York #Hobbies: Shopping, Dancing, Cooking, Thrifting #Year at PhilaU: Senior Are you involved in Campus Activities?

Catherine Buccello @Fashion Merchandising

Ram Royale Step Team #PhilaURamRoyale Fashion Industry Association #PhilaUFashion Black Retail Action Group #PhilaUBRAG

Advice for Prospective Students? Join activities, explore Philadelphia, and take advantage of the opportunities the school has to offer you! I am a senior now and although I have reaped many benefits there are still so many other things I wish I did! And lastly smile and breathe! It will all be ok =) Trends#admissions #TourPhilaU #RamThis #PowertodowhatsnowPowertodowhatsnext #innovative

I’m down in Rittenhouse Square park. I had fun because I had a fake photoshoot after shopping at my favorite stores with my friends.

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes #PhilaUAdmissions Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? On Campus #PhilaUResLife What is your favorite Social Media Website? Twitter because it is fast and constant. You’re able to share and see others thoughts. It’s more personal and less structured@PhilaUadmissions

One word to describe PhilaU: Innovative #PhilaUAdmissions


Christine Michalek

It is freshman year in front of the art museum. I love seeing all different kinds of art that can inspire me for future design projects.

Fashion Design at Philadelphia University Hometown: Bethel Park, Pittsburgh, PA Hobbies: Drawing, Movies, Reading

One word to describe PhilaU: Creative! What is your favorite Social Media Website? Facebook because it’s a great way to share pictures and information with my entire family that is spread around the country.

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Commuter

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - Fashion Industries Association - Honors Program - Rambassador

Advice for Prospective Students? My advice is to not always stress about the school’s status that you are applying to because you could apply to the best school in the world and never get the most out of it or be successful. You need to choose a school that feels right and you can see yourself being involved in, but will also assist you in making connections. You make your own opportunities and everything happens for a reason. That is the key to success!


J’Nay Penn

Background Info:

Graphic Design at PhilaU

Hometown: St. John, US VirginIslands Hobbies: Traveling, Reading Year at PhilaU: Senior

One word to describe PhilaU:

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter?

Community

On Campus

What is your favorite Social Media Website? Are you involved in Campus Activities?

-AIGA -Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Program

What is your favorite Place in Philly?

I really love Pinterest. It’s a great place to get inspiration and just see what’s out there in the world. I get a lot of design project ideas, DIY ideas and even outfit ideas from Pinterest Boards.

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

This summer I went to Made in America Fest on the Ben Franklin Parkway. It was a huge concert with some major stars. My friend and I even got to take some funny photos in the photo booths. It was a day to remember.

Advice for Prospective Students?

Take advantage of all the amazing opportunities offered to you as a college student. Your college years will truly be the best years of your life.


#Background Info: #Hometown: Hatfield, PA #Hobbies: Watching Reality TV, Going to the City #Year at PhilaU: Senior Are you involved in Campus Activities?

Jewell Richardson @Graphic Design

Resident Assistant #PhilaUResLife PhilaU Rambassador #PhilaUAdmissions PhilaUAcademic #PhilaUInnovation

Advice for Prospective Students? PhilaU has SO much to offer. It is in such a prime location as well...you have access to the city of Philadelphia without feeling like you’re living in the center of the city.

At the end of my junior year, my mom and I attended PhilaU’s fashion show at the Academy of Music. It was so cool to see the incredible work of my peers, and I was highly impressed, and proud to be apart of this school.

Did you come here as a freshman? No I am a transfer student #PhilaUAdmissions Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? On Campus #PhilaUResLife What is your favorite Social Media Website?

Trends#admissions #TourPhilaU #RamThis #PowertodowhatsnowPowertodowhatsnext #innovative

Twitter because it allows me to Tweet directly from my phone and allows me to hold a conversation with a bunch of different people that I might not normally talk or hang out with regularly.

One word to describe PhilaU: Diverse #PhilaUAdmissions


Kevin Templin

Here I am with a friend at the Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties on Second Street. It’s always a really sweet spot to hang out.

Management at Philadelphia University Hometown: Reading, PA Hobbies: Surfing and Snow Boarding

One word to describe PhilaU: Alive What is your favorite Social Media Website? I don’t really have a favorite because I don’t use social media sites that much, but I do use Facebook to keep in touch with friends from other places in the country.

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? I live in Manayunk in a house with four of my friends.

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - The Men’s Lacrosse Team - Rambassor

Advice for Prospective Students?

Keep in mind that you go to college to prepare for the work force after school so don’t choose a school based on social life or party schools. Ask yourself what type of environment is best for you to learn in and get to know schools before choosing one.


Milagros Mujica

Background Info:

Historic Preservation at PhilaU

Hometown: Orange County ,CA Hobbies: Movies and Music Year at PhilaU: Senior

One word to describe PhilaU:

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter?

Campus

On Campus

What is your favorite Social Media Website? Are you involved in Campus Activities?

What is your favorite Place in Philly?

Pinterest! I love looking at pictures of fashion, architecture, and other topics.

-Theta Phi Alpha Sorority -PhilaU Rambassador

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Going into the city is always just a nice place to grab coffee with friends and hang out! Advice for Prospective Students?

Make sure you attend a school that fits you! Don’t worry about the name, the location, the size - as long as it fits you and you feel good there, that’s what matters.


Moriah Akrong

My favorite thing to do is going into the city with friends to grab some dinner! There are so many cool restaurants out there!

FIA at Philadelphia University Hometown: Princeton, NJ Hobbies: Sewing and Dancing

One word to describe PhilaU: Collaboration What is your favorite Social Media Website?

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - PhilaU Dance THON - PhilaU Rambassador

Tumblr because it gives me inspiration. Advice for Prospective Students? Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? On Campus

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Ask questions, no question is a dumb one.


Rachel Cathcart

Background Info:

Management at PhilaU Minor: Design Foundations and Psychology

n: San Jose,CA Hometown: Hobbies: Running, DIY Projects Year at PhilaU: Senior

One word to describe PhilaU: Community

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Live off Campus with friends

What is your favorite Social Media Website? Are you involved in Campus Activities?

-Campus Activites Board -PhilaU Rambassador

What is your favorite Place in Philly?

Pinterest because it is very inspiring. You can create boards for all of your interests and follow people who love the same things you do.

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

The Mummers Parade takes place in Center City on New Years day. It was exciting to be there because part of Broad Street and the area by City Hall and Love Park are blocked off for the parade. It was fun to see all the different costumes and performances. My favorite was the candy themed group.

Advice for Prospective Students? Get involved starting freshmen year by finding a group or club on campus that you really like. Also, explore the area if you’re not from Philadelphia! There’s so many cool places in center city.


Samantha Alpert

I love that PhilaU is so close to awesome events! I ran the “ColorMeRad” 5K in Fairmount Park!

Fashion Merchandising at Philadelphia University Hometown: North Brunswick, NJ Hobbies: Watching movies with friends

One word to describe PhilaU: Innovative What is your favorite Social Media Website?

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - Phi Psi Professional Textile Fraternity -PhilaU Rambassador

Facebook because it’s a great way to stay in touch in family and friends. Advice for Prospective Students? Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Resident

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Getting involved on campus is a great way to meet new people, especially your first year.


Tara Hennig

Background Info:

Architecture at PhilaU Minor: Interior Design

Hometown: Lacey, NJ Hobbies: Reading and Baking Year at PhilaU: 5th year

One word to describe PhilaU: Quaint

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Commuter

What is your favorite Social Media Website? Are you involved in Campus Activities?

What is your favorite Place in Philly?

Pinterest because I find a ton of delicious recipes on it!

-PhilaU Rambassador -PhilaU Fashion Show Set Team

Here I am At UPenn’s Anthropology Museum. We had to go there for Architecture History, which was my FAVORITE class here at PhilaU. It was nice to get into the city and see how art has progressed since ancient times!

Advice for Prospective Students?

Be passionate about whatever major you go for, if you love it, your time in college will be great! Did you come here as a freshman? Yes


Trisha Sileo

The picture is from Mummers Parade on New Years Day. I had so much fun using the Mummer’s Props!

Biology at PhilaU Hometown: Islip, NY Hobbies: Knitting and Shopping

One word to describe PhilaU: Charming What is your favorite Social Media Website? Facebook so I can keep in touch with all of my old and new friends.

Are you involved in Campus Activities? -Women’s Varsity Soccer Team -Relay for Life -International Mentor Program -Lead Scholars -PhilaU Rambassador

Advice for Prospective Students? Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Resident

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Explore the city and come in ready to make friends.


Stephanie Glancey

This is a picture of me at the Black Tie Tailgate for the Philly Auto Show that was a fundraiser for CHOP. I enjoy attending different auto shows throughout the Philly area and in 2013 I was fortunate to attend this event and get a sneak preview of a huge international showcase of vehicles! Definitely a night to remember!

Environmental Sustainability at PhilaU Hometown: West Chester, PA Hobbies: Watching Hockey and Reading

One word to describe PhilaU: Opportunities What is your favorite Social Media Website?

Are you involved in Campus Activities? -Colleges Against Cancer President -Relay for Life Event Committee -Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society -PhilaU Rambassador

Tumblr, I love the privacy but sheer honesty and creativity! Advice for Prospective Students? Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Resident

Did you come here as a freshman? I Transfered!

Don’t be afraid to GO BIG – if you fail, learn from it and TRY AGAIN. You’re young, this is the time to discover yourself and to go out there and just try!


Courtney Chu

I’m at Citizens Bank Park. Not only do I love the Phillies, but I also love their ballpark. I took a park tour and I got to sit in the dugout and stand on the field. Can’t wait for baseball season to come around again.

Textile Design at Philadelphia University Hometown:Pottstown, PA Hobbies: Knitting/Crocheting, Painting, Dancing

One word to describe PhilaU: Creative/Innovative What is your favorite Social Media Website?

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - Animation Club - Ramettes Dance Team - Rambassador

Facebook because it keeps me in contact with my friends after moving. Advice for Prospective Students? Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Commuter

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Follow your dreams. Go to the school that feels the most comfortable to you and study what makes you happy, no matter what anyone else says.


Amanda Volchko

Background Info:

Physician Assistant at PhilaU

Hometown: Jefferson, NJ Hobbies: Running Year at PhilaU: Junior

One word to describe PhilaU:

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter?

Great Professors

Commuter

What is your favorite Social Media Website? Are you involved in Campus Activities?

-Colleges Against Cancer -Relay for Life

Pinterest because it has everything from cool recipes to cool craft ideas to inspirational quotes.

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

What is your favorite Place in Philly?

I went to see a show at World Cafe Live with my best friend in the whole world, my sister Jessie and another friend.

Advice for Prospective Students? Visit your top choice school before deciding. It sounds dorky but you really do get that feeling that the school is right for you. I was dead set on another school and only toured PhilaU because my parents made me, but from the moment I got here something just felt right. If your gut isn’t telling you that you belong, then it’s not the right school for you. Oh, and enjoy your senior year of high school because you will never get that time back!


Diti Desai

Plain White T’s concert at Theater of the Living Arts Freshman Year!

Physician Assistant at Philadelphia University Hometown: Parsippany, NJ Hobbies: Cooking, Reading, Movies

One word to describe PhilaU: Innovative What is your favorite Social Media Website?

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - Colleges Against Cancer - Relay for Life - Rambassador

Facebook because it’s an easy way to keep in touch with people from back home or that live far away. Advice for Prospective Students? Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Commuter

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

My advice for prospective students is to make sure you pick a school that you can imagine yourself going to while out on tour. You want to make sure you are comfortable and see yourself thriving in the environment.


Molly Pak

There are so many parts of Philadelphia that I enjoy and so much I have yet to explore! But, one of my favorite places to visit is LOVE Park in Center City. Besides the magnificent view of the Ben Franklin Parkway and the Art Museums, I enjoy this hub bub spot for its liveliness! There are so many people from tourists to newlyweds to working city folk crossing through this square. Also, this is where many of my closest memories of being a START (Orientation) Leader were made. LOVE Park was the starting location in a city-wide scavenger hunt that we would be able to take new students on to get to know the city. Bonds and friendships were formed at the LOVE sign and I will never forget it!

Physician Assistant at Philadelphia University Hometown: Mechanicsburg, PA Hobbies: Cooking, Baking, Knitting, Scrapbooking

One word to describe PhilaU: Inspiring What is your favorite Social Media Website? I enjoy Facebook since almost everyone has it! It is user friendly and extremely simple in its design of communication.

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Commuter

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - Student Body President of SGA - Dance Recruitment Officer for PhilaU Dance Marathon - Peer Mentor for Learning Communities - PA Society -ODK (Leadership Fraternity) - Honors Program Advice for Prospective Students?

Wherever you decide to attend, be part of the college or university. Do not let those four years go by without making your mark! Join a club, do a sport, being involved on campus is one of the most rewarding experiences you will have!


#Background Info: #Hometown: Belle Mead, NJ #Hobbies: Basketball and Singing #Year at PhilaU: Sophomore Are you involved in Campus Activities?

Anju Thomas @ Physican Assistant

Physician Assistant Society #PhilaUOrganizations Interfaith Council #PhilaUOrganizations Honors Society ALD #PhilaUHonors

Advice for Prospective Students? Get involved and make the most of your college experience!

Ice skating at penns landing! It was so much fun! Did you come here as a freshman? Yes #PhilaUAdmissions Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? On Campus #PhilaUResLife What is your favorite Social Media Website?

Trends#admissions #TourPhilaU #RamThis #PowertodowhatsnowPowertodowhatsnext #innovative Yes

Twitter is my favorite because it allows me to communicate with my friends as well as celebrities!@PhilaUadmissions

One word to describe PhilaU: Innovative #PhilaUAdmissions


#Background Info: #Hometown: Pocomoke, Maryland #Hobbies: Listen to music, sports, and random trips #Year at PhilaU: Sophomore Are you involved in Campus Activities?

Beverly Weaver @Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant Society #PhilaUOrganizations PhilaU Field Hockey Club #PhilaUAthletics Honors Society ALD #PhilaUHonors

Advice for Prospective Students?

My advice would be to be yourself and be involved because this is how you will meet a lot of friends on campus and everyone will like you for you.

I like to go to different places which are known for their cheesesteaks. This picture is at Campo’s in Old City. I want to go to all of places on the top 10 list. Did you come here as a freshman? Yes #PhilaUAdmissions Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? On Campus #PhilaUResLife What is your favorite Social Media Website?

Trends#admissions #TourPhilaU #RamThis #PowertodowhatsnowPowertodowhatsnext #innovative

My favorite social media is Twitter because you can follow celebrities and see what they are doing in their everyday lives.@PhilaUadmissions

One word to describe PhilaU: Friendly #PhilaUAdmissions


Claire Reardon

My siblings and I always have a great time at the Philadelphia Auto Show! I go every year with my family. Yes, we are all jammed into the trunk of a car!

Mechanical Engineering at PhilaU Hometown: Langhorne, PA Hobbies: Running, Drawing, Wakeboarding

One word to describe PhilaU: Personable What is your favorite Social Media Website?

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - DEC Partners - Peer Tutoring - Rambassador

Facebook because I love using it to stay connected with old and new friends! Advice for Prospective Students? Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Commuter

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Work HARD and be PASSIONATE!!!! It’s such a cliché but the more time you put into things that are important and that you care about, the happier you will end up and the more you’ll have to show for your time here.


Colleen Korp

Background Info:

Architecture at PhilaU

Hometown: Allentown, PA Hobbies: Sewing, Drawing Year at PhilaU: Sophomore

One word to describe PhilaU:

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter?

Energized

On Campus

What is your favorite Social Media Website? Are you involved in Campus Activities?

What is your favorite Place in Philly?

Pinterest because there are lots of ideas!

- Cheering - Rambassador

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

This was a picture of me at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, running up the stairs Rocky-style of course. As an architecture student, I really love going to the art museum and exploring. There are some amazing installations of rooms representing a variety of times and cultures, my favorite being the ancient Hindu temple on the third floor. Saying hi to Rocky isn’t too bad either!

Advice for Prospective Students? Listen to your heart and go with your gut. You’ll know when something is right for you. Definitely get involved and be open to new opportunities. You never know what good is coming your way!


Coral Heffron Neuhold

This is a picture of my trip to the liberty bell with my older brother. My favorite part is seeing the images of all the different people at different time periods with the bell. It is a place you must visit at least once if you are in Philadelphia.

Fashion Design at Philadelphia University Hometown: Delafield, WI Hobbies: Ultimate Frisbee, Swimming, Reading

One word to describe PhilaU: Welcoming What is your favorite Social Media Website? Facebook because it’s so easy to share photos and communicate with all of my friends!

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - Chamber Ensemble - PhilaU Models - Ultimate Frisbee - Circle K - Style Line

Advice for Prospective Students? Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? On Campus

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Come to school excited and be ready to jump on as many opportunities as possible right from the beginning.


Dan DiCinno

This is my friends and I walking on Kelly Drive. It’s really the best place to walk or go running, especially during the warm weather.

Law & Society at Philadelphia University Hometown: Hammonton, NJ Hobbies: Nitendo 64

One word to describe PhilaU: Close-knit What is your favorite Social Media Website?

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - Mock Trial - Rambassador

Facebook because I can stay in contact with friends. Advice for Prospective Students? Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Commuter

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Relax and enjoy the process.


Darpan Patel

Here I am posing with a statue in front of a theater on Chesnut Street. I love going to the city to find new and up-and-coming places!

Architecture at Philadelphia University Hometown: Allentown, PA Hobbies: Golfing

One word to describe PhilaU: Passion

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - Rambassador

What is your favorite Social Media Website? Facebook because it is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family from all around the world. Advice for Prospective Students? Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Commuter

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Apply early and sit back and relax.


Didier Barjon

Representing Philadelphia University for a track meet!

Law & Society at Philadelphia University Hometown: Tampa, FL Hobbies: Basketball, Movies, Sports

One word to describe PhilaU: Innovative What is your favorite Social Media Website? Facebook because you can personally communicate with others and follow the lives of others even if you are not near them.

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Commuter

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - Captain of Cross Country and Track - Phi Alpha Delta - LEAD Program - Rambassador

Advice for Prospective Students? To be open-minded and do not be afraid to get involved in a variety of things. Philau has many easily accessible resources and students can really get ahead on the competition if they use them.


Emily Cousineau

Background Info:

Business Mgmt at PhilaU

Hometown: Lincoln Univ., PA Hobbies: Volleyball, DIY Year at PhilaU: Junior

One word to describe PhilaU:

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter?

Innovation

On Campus

What is your favorite Social Media Website? Are you involved in Campus Activities?

-Colleges Against Cancer -Relay for Life

What is your favorite Place in Philly?

Pinterest! I am big into doing things myself rather than just purchasing them! It has so many great ideas.

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

This is a picture of me freshman year at the Phillies Stadium. It is always a treat when my dad comes to pick me up and takes me to a relaxing game of baseball where we can hang out and enjoy the food and the game!

Advice for Prospective Students? Don’t feel pressured to know what you want to do right away. Keep an open mind and try everything you may have a passion for. College is all about learning who you are and what you want to do in the future so you can’t possibly be expected to know right out of high school. Have fun!


Fatema Kanji

My roommate and I on our way to our favorite place in the world! The Philly Art Museum! :-)

Architecture at Philadelphia University Hometown: Allentown, PA Hobbies: Swimming, Tennis, Sketching, Reading

One word to describe PhilaU: Awesome Faculty! What is your favorite Social Media Website? Facebook because I think all the pictures people take are adorable and it’s a good way to show everyone a little piece of your life.

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? On Campus

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - AIAS - Freedom By Design - South Asian Student Association - Rambassador

Advice for Prospective Students? Get involved as soon as you can! it makes the college experience so much more memorable! :)


Jesse Rabinowitz

I think this is Board Game Art Park. I love running around this place. The positioning and accessibility of the art pieces provides for multiple forms of interaction. You can sit on them, jump over them or off them, or climb them. Also it’s right across the street from Love Park. The whole square is elevated from the street. It keeps you from the business of the city and allows you to stop and go at your own pace.

Architecture at Philadelphia University Hometown: Bronx, NY Hobbies: Playing Guitar, Rollerblading, Napping

One word to describe PhilaU: Trees What is your favorite Social Media Website?

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - Cornerstone - PhilaU Rambassador

Facebook. Ease of communication with a wide range of people. Also it’s the only one I’m on. Advice for Prospective Students? Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? On Campus

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Take naps, but make sure you don’t take them right before a test or crit. Time your naps well.


Jessica Newell

This is me in front of the Art Museum channeling my innner-Rocky! It’s something everyone must do once!

Pre-Med Studies at Philadelphia University Hometown: Sicklerville, NJ Hobbies: Reading, Writing, Movies

One word to describe PhilaU: Diverse What is your favorite Social Media Website? Facebook because it allows me to keep in touch with everyone I know and rekindle relationships with people I may not have talked to in years.

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? On Campus

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - The Asclepius Society - Rambassor

Advice for Prospective Students? My advice for future students is to make sure you spend time trying to figure out what you want in life. Getting good grades and working hard is all good, but you can’t be truly happy unless you know who you are and what your true goals are in life. Discover yourself and never be afraid to express who you really are inside. In a campus with so many diverse people, it isn’t hard to be exactly who you want to be.


Kelsey Veurink

This is a picture of my roommate and I at one our favorite restaurants in the city, Minar Palace. They have awesome Indian food! Philadelphia is one of my favorite cities when it comes food, because they have so many different and cool restaurants.

Graphic Design at Philadelphia University Hometown: West Chester, PA Hobbies: Photography, Blogging, Going into the City

One word to describe PhilaU: Community What is your favorite Social Media Website? LinkedIn is probably my most favorite social media site, because it allows you to stay connected with previous employers as well as current and former colleagues.

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? On Campus

Did you come here as a freshman? I Transfered here!

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Fraternity - PhilaU Rambassor - Theta Phi Alpha

Advice for Prospective Students?

Make sure to have fun and put yourself out there!


Marah Light

The food was phenomenal served in a traditional Moroccan style. We knew it was going to be a great meal when they came out with rose water to wash our hands. Also we were surrounded by pillows. It was nice to eat a meal slowly and savor each dish, which is so unlike American style food. South Street was only a block away from the restaurant so its nice to plan a day walking around there and then going to Marrakesh in the evening.

Textile Design at Philadelphia University Hometown: Lebanon, PA Hobbies: Sewing, Sight-seeing, and Cooking

One word to describe PhilaU: Invigorating What is your favorite Social Media Website?

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - International Student Association - Animation Club - I also love going to Campus CAB events.

Facebook, it’s the only one I have ever had. Advice for Prospective Students? Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Commuter

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Take every opportunity as it comes and do what you enjoy. Try new things and take the time to get to know yourself.


#Background Info: #Hometown: Brackney, PA #Hobbies: Lacrosse, Traveling, Adventures in cities #Year at PhilaU: Senior Are you involved in Campus Activities?

Max Brown @Environmental Sustainability

PhilaU Club Mens Lacrosse #PhilaUSports Rambassador #PhilaUAdmissions PhilaU Student #PhilaUAcademics

Advice for Prospective Students? If you’re looking for an energetic, fun, and personalized college experience, then PhilaU is the place for you...

Here I am in front of the Rocky Statue. It was pretty sweet going to the Art Museum, plus nothing like being Rocky Balboa for the day!

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes #PhilaUAdmissions Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Commuter #PhilaUResLife What is your favorite Social Media Website?

Trends#admissions #TourPhilaU #RamThis #PowertodowhatsnowPowertodowhatsnext #innovative

Twitter. Many of the people that I follow give me a good chuckle.

One word to describe PhilaU: Atmosphere #PhilaUAdmissions


Nicole Vital

My freshmen year a group of my friends and I went to Valanni, an upscale restaurant in Philadelphia’s City Center during Restaurant Week. The picture of me is with my awesome vegetarian paella. Since that delicious meal, we have taken advantage of Restaurant Week’s 35 dollar dinner option at some of Philadelphia’s most expensive restaurants. It’s a nice chance to get all dressed up and enjoy a wonderful meal.

Physician Assistant at Philadelphia University Hometown: Sugarland, TX Hobbies: Reading, Cooking, and the Gym

One word to describe PhilaU: Awesome Location What is your favorite Social Media Website? I love tumblr and Foodgawker. I just like looking at pictures especially food pictures!

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - President of Honors Student Association - President of Interfaith Community - Dining Services Committee - PA Society - Global Medical Brigade to Pamama in May 2012 - PhilaU Rambassador Advice for Prospective Students?

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? On Campus

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

You make your own experience. It does not matter where you go to school if you stay locked up in your room all day you will never enjoy yourself. In college, it’s about opening up your mind and really exploring the new life you have! You are going to meet some amazing people. You will learn a whole lot about yourself and the major you have chosen. Enjoy the ride!


Rachael C. Dautrich

In the fall of my freshman year, my life group took a tour to the Philadelphia Art Museum. I love the Art Museum because as a PhilaU student we get in for free. Its a great place to visit over and over again. I’ve been there several times and still have not been able to see everything in the museum.

Architecture at Philadelphia University Hometown: Lancaster County, PA Hobbies: Drawings, Painting, and Sleeping

One word to describe PhilaU: Community What is your favorite Social Media Website?

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - Chapter Board for PhilaU Habitat for Humanity - I attend Cornerstone Events -PhilaU Rambassador

Facebook because it is really the only one that I use and It helps me keep in touch with people from back home. Advice for Prospective Students? Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? On Campus

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Get involved, learn time management, check your email, and balance (dont forget to sleep).


Rachel Robinson

Background Info:

Textile Design at PhilaU

n: West Deptford, NJ Hometown: Hobbies: Drawing, Painting Year at PhilaU: Junior

One word to describe PhilaU: The Atmosphere

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Resident

What is your favorite Social Media Website? Are you involved in Campus Activities?

-PhilaU Rambassador

What is your favorite Place in Philly?

Pinterest, I love how it’s set up and that it is a collection of things that people are teaching you or just something to enjoy looking at.

Did you come here as a freshman? I Transfered

I’m leaving capogiro in this picture and I love to go there for their gelato it’s the best! Advice for Prospective Students? To pursue your dream job, if you work hard while attending Philadelphia University you will achieve everything and anything you want to do but you have to do your part to accomplish this. Also take advantage of the resources here and talk to your professors they know more people in the industry than you could ever imagine.


Sam Lehrman

My family and I went to Kilimanjaro for my Africa class and the food was awesome.

Bio-Psych at Philadelphia University Hometown: Schenectady, NY Hobbies: Playing Piano, Frisbee, Freestyle Rap

One word to describe PhilaU:

Are you involved in Campus Activities?

Good Time What is your favorite Social Media Website?

- PhilaU Rambassador - Student Speak Up Events - PhilaU Jazz Band

Instagram because people can’t express their lives through words, only through pictures and a picture says a thousand words. Advice for Prospective Students? Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? On Campus

Did you come here as a freshman? Tranferred from Pittsburgh

Be yourself and be outgoing. Also, eat your fruits and vegetables...


Sara Driban

The pictures I attached are from midnight ice skating at the rink near/on University of Pennsylvania’s campus. I had fun going out with my friends and taking a break from schoolwork to relax for a while! Even if we did fall a lot.

Graphic Design at Philadelphia University Hometown: Hockessin, Dl Hobbies: Reading and Playing Piano

One word to describe PhilaU: Community What is your favorite Social Media Website? My favorite social media site is probably Facebook because it allows me to keep in contact with my friends from home and high school that I don’t get to see as often.

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Resident

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - PR Chair of the Campus Activities Board - PhilaU Rambassador

Advice for Prospective Students?

Really look around the campus and decide whether or not you fit in. It’s important to go to school at a place where you feel welcomed and that you belong!


#Background Info: #Hometown: Hammonton, NJ #Hobbies: Tennis and Reading #Year at PhilaU: Junior Are you involved in Campus Activities?

Tara Coia @Chemistry

PhilaU Cheerleader #PhilaUAthletics PhilaU Rambassador #PhilaUAdmissions PhilaU Alpha Lamba Delta #PhilaUHonors Society

Advice for Prospective Students?

Get involved and make new friends!

I love going to South Street because there is just so much to do! Between the restaurants, shops, and concert venue each trip is better than the last! Did you come here as a freshman? Yes #PhilaUAdmissions Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? On Campus #PhilaUResLife What is your favorite Social Media Website?

Trends#admissions #TourPhilaU #RamThis #PowertodowhatsnowPowertodowhatsnext #innovative

Twitter One word to describe PhilaU: Creative #PhilaUAdmissions


Tiffany M. Araujo

Linvilla Orchards is one of my favorite places near Philadelphia. Center City is close by, and so are these orchards, which provide me with the best of two worlds.

Psychology at PhilaU Hometown: Colonia, NJ Hobbies: Cooking, Writing, Swimming, Reading

One word to describe PhilaU: Family What is your favorite Social Media Website? My favorite social media website is Facebook.. Simply because it’s the only one I actually have an account in anymore haha.

Are you involved in Campus Activities? -Psych Society -Campus Activities Board -Drag Show Planning Committee -GSA -LASO -LEAD Program -PhilaU Rambassador Advice for Prospective Students?

Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? Resident

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

As prospective students, I would say you should definently ask a lot of questions! You want to make sure you are going to the school that matches your personality best! You have to be able to picture yourself at this school for the next 4 to 5 years of your life and be happy of your choice.


Vince Keegan

Here is my picture at Termini Brother’s Bakery located on 8th Street in South Philadelphia. My family and I have been visiting this bakery ever since I can remember! This bakery is awesome! We went on an adventure with my family last year.

FIM at PhilaU Hometown: Burlington, NJ Hobbies: Reading favorite authors and traveling

One word to describe PhilaU: Family What is your favorite Social Media Website? Cliche, but Facebook. It allows me to connect with old friends and keep in youch with the new ones!

Are you involved in Campus Activities? - PhilaU Rambassador - Junior Class President for Student Body of SGA - ODK Leadership Fraternity - ALD Honors Society

Advice for Prospective Students? Do you live on campus or are you a commuter? On Campus

Did you come here as a freshman? Yes

My advice to the perspective students would be to just be yourself! Everyone is in the same predicament that you are in and are scared/nervous/excited all in one rollercoaster of emotions. So put yourself out there for who you really are and let the rest fall into place. These next four years are going to fly by, and you have to enjoy them with people that you’ll never forget in a city that is full of life!


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