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April 26, 2016 | By John N. McGuire, Staff Writer
Funds from the sales of a party game are paying one area student's way through college. Sona Dadhania, 19, of Voorhees, Camden County, is the first recipient of the Science Ambassador Scholarship, which is funded by Cards Against Humanity. This scholarship will cover the rest of Dadhania's education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is a freshman in the materials science and engineering program. Dadhania applied for the award at the end of November 2015 and found out she was the winner in early April.
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May 21, 2013 | By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer
For the last 13 years, Joan Mazzotti has made a public career of helping low-income, first-generation students from Philadelphia's public high schools get into and through college. Quietly, she and her husband, Michael Kelly, also have made it a personal mission in the case of two Haitian-born orphans, who received their degrees Sunday at Haverford College, a selective, liberal arts school on the Main Line. In true fashion as the stand-in parents they have become to Ralph and Ruben Alexis, Mazzotti and Kelly got to the ceremony early and staked out seats in the fourth row. They took video as Ralph Alexis, 21, a French major, stepped on stage at the Alumni Field House to receive his diploma along with nearly 300 graduates.
NEWS
August 3, 2011
Sharif Omar, 32, has been appointed chief executive officer of Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, effective immediately, the hospital announced today. He has been chief operating officer since 2009 and interim CEO since March. A new COO is to be announced shortly. Omar replaces John Kirby, who left to take another job. Omar had previously worked in administrative positions at Tulane University Hospital & Clinic and Southwest Medical Center and at Medical Partners International.
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February 28, 2014 | By Vernon Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nicholas Sellers, 81, a lawyer, district justice, educator, and Army veteran who saw action during the Vietnam War, died of heart failure Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Hill in Whitemarsh, a continuing-care retirement community. Mr. Sellers worked as a lawyer and manager for several charitable and historical organizations, including the Society of Cincinnati of Maryland, a group devoted to preserving the legacy of those who fought for American independence. He also was a member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry, which dates to 1774.
NEWS
July 15, 2012 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
A U.S. district judge handed prison terms Friday to the founder of a Northwest Philadelphia charter school and its former chief executive for stealing $522,000 in taxpayer money to prop up a restaurant, a health-food store, and a private school they controlled, and for defrauding a bank. Hugh C. Clark, a lawyer who helped found New Media Technology Charter School and served for many years as its board president, was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison. Ina Walker, a career educator and the charter school's former chief executive officer, was sentenced to six months in prison.
NEWS
February 15, 1999 | By Mary Blakinger, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Mercy Community Hospital in Havertown has opened a 16-bed behavioral unit for people 55 or older who need inpatient psychiatric care. Patients typically are 65 or older and have such problems as depression, disorientation, anxiety or substance abuse, according to program director Andrea Jones. She said the unit began drawing patients as soon as it opened in late December. Behavioral-unit services include medical and psychiatric evaluation, individual and group therapy, and substance-abuse consultation.
NEWS
July 7, 2002 | By Catherine Quillman INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Mary Horrocks Donohue of East Bradford Township was recently named director of development, membership and communication at the Brandywine and Red Clay Valley Associations. The nonprofit Brandywine Association, founded in 1945, calls itself the oldest small watershed association in the country. Its sister organization, the Red Clay Valley Association, was founded in 1952 to preserve natural resources of the Red Clay region, a 55-square-mile area of southern Chester County and northern New Castle County, Del. Robert G. Struble Jr. is executive director of both.
NEWS
January 20, 2012
Michael L. Mussa, 67, a former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund who was known for his blunt and often witty economic assessments, died Sunday in Washington. The cause was heart failure, according to the Peterson Institute for International Economics, where Mr. Mussa had been a senior fellow since 2001. He was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Ronald Reagan from 1986 to 1988. He was chief economist at the IMF from 1991 to 2001. Widely published in the field, he was well-known among economists for demonstrating that exchange rates fluctuate differently depending on whether a currency is free-floating or tied to the dollar, gold, or some other stored value.
NEWS
April 17, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Notre Dame tight end Mike Ragone has signed a grant-in-aid form to complete his transfer to Kansas, where he will be reunited with former coach Charlie Weis. Ragone, who was a star at Camden Catholic and a top recruit, has completed his undergraduate degree and will be eligible to play for the Jayhawks immediately. He joins quarterback Dayne Crist and linebacker Anthony McDonald as former Irish players who will finish their college careers in Lawrence. Weis recruited all three players to Notre Dame while he was the head coach in South Bend.
SPORTS
August 9, 2012 | By MIKE KERN and Daily News Staff Writer
WITH THE LOSS of Micheal Eric, it looked like Temple's basketball team might need some help in the frontcourt this season. It looks like coach Fran Dunphy just might have found some. Jake O'Brien, a 6-9 forward who hasn't played since December of 2010 because of foot injuries, is transferring to North Broad Street from Boston University, according to sources confirming reports in OwlScoop.com. He played three seasons there before redshirting in 2011-12, and is eligible to play immediately because he's already earned his undergraduate degree.
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July 11, 2016 | By Chris Mondics, Staff Writer
Some 500 alumni and students at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School have signed a letter rebuking Donald Trump for "xenophobia, sexism, racism, and other forms of bigotry that you have actively and implicitly endorsed in your campaign. " Trump, a Wharton graduate and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has spoken glowingly of his experience at the renowned business school. Two of his children also studied there. It was not clear to what extent Wharton graduates and students writ large are dismayed by Trump's candidacy and his affiliation with the school.
NEWS
April 26, 2016 | By John N. McGuire, Staff Writer
Funds from the sales of a party game are paying one area student's way through college. Sona Dadhania, 19, of Voorhees, Camden County, is the first recipient of the Science Ambassador Scholarship, which is funded by Cards Against Humanity. This scholarship will cover the rest of Dadhania's education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is a freshman in the materials science and engineering program. Dadhania applied for the award at the end of November 2015 and found out she was the winner in early April.
SPORTS
January 13, 2016 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State lost the second member of coach James Franklin's staff in the last three days on Monday when offensive line coach Herb Hand was hired by Auburn to coach its offensive line. In accepting the job, Hand was reunited with Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn. The two worked together as co-offensive coordinators at Tulsa in 2007 and 2008 when the Golden Hurricane boasted the nation's top offense. In a statement released by Auburn, Hand said he was "especially excited to rejoin Coach Malzahn and work with him again.
NEWS
September 11, 2015 | By Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sister Melinda Keane, 84, of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, died of heart failure at Holy Child Center in Rosemont on Sunday, Aug. 30. The Catholic nun, who helped start the society's first ministry in the African country of Chad and worked in AIDS ministry for two decades, was an English professor at Rosemont College from 1962 to 1976. She started her teaching career at Rosemont School of the Holy Child, where she worked from 1955 to 1957. Then she taught at St. Leonard Academy in Philadelphia until 1959 and Rosemont Senior School of the Holy Child until 1962.
SPORTS
August 28, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Temple defensive tackle Hershey Walton has made 20 career starts and is a preseason second-team all-conference selection in one publication, but the redshirt senior's most impressive work has been done away from the football field. In fact, there is one unofficial team record he is truly proud of. "Freshman year I had the most study hall hours on the team," Walton said after practice Tuesday. That is significant because Walton didn't enter Temple with an upstanding academic reputation.
SPORTS
May 12, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Kobe Bryant tore his left Achilles tendon April 13, 2013. At the time, this news didn't mean much to Jordan Hicks, beyond his being a pro basketball fan and having a casual interest in Bryant's health. Five months later, it meant everything to him. Hicks, a linebacker whom the Eagles drafted in the third round this year out of Texas, tore his left Achilles tendon Sept. 21, 2013. He remembers the entire sequence that led to the injury, down to the finest detail: how he was in one-on-one coverage with a tight end from Kansas State named Andrew McDonald, how McDonald took off on a corner route, how Hicks was right with him until McDonald gave him just the slightest shove, how Hicks gathered himself and planted his left foot to keep up his coverage, how the tendon ruptured and in that instant a bolt of pain made his body tremble and took him to the ground.
SPORTS
February 14, 2015 | By Rich Fisher, For The Inquirer
For years when she was a child, Cozette McAvoy would ask her mom for a pony. One day years later it hit her that, hey, a high-powered corporate lawyer can buy her own horse. Since that revelation, McAvoy has become an owner, trainer and breeder of harness racing horses. She even shoes her own horses. And while many lawyers own horses, it's not as common to find ones who train and shoe them. "I don't really know any other attorneys that do this," said McAvoy, a Coatesville resident who received her undergraduate degree from West Chester, a master's from Lehigh, and law degree from the University of Georgia.
SPORTS
December 26, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Angelo Mangiro left Roxbury (N.J.) High School as a four-star offensive lineman in football and a 3.5 student in the classroom. Other than a few struggles with reading and writing, the Penn State-bound Mangiro had little reason to believe something was holding him back from learning. That's why he was more than a bit surprised when, after taking a series of routine placement exams given to incoming students and some followup tests, he was diagnosed with dyslexia. Mangiro refused to let that slow him down, however.
NEWS
July 11, 2014 | By Julia Terruso, Inquirer Staff Writer
Among the favorite tokens that the Rev. William "Jud" Weiksnar will take with him from his time in Camden is a collage of a small girl standing atop a mound of grass, created with shattered glass and litter cleared from Von Nieda Park. The "trash art" was one of the few remaining items in Weiksnar's parish office Tuesday as he packed up to move after nine years as pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church. The image, created seven years ago by then-third grade student Soledad Velazquez, shows the girl and a godlike figure holding hands beneath an apple tree.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2014 | By Kellie Patrick Gates, For The Inquirer
Hello there On a summer afternoon in 2009 at an Ocean City Shore house, Bob's friend made an announcement about that evening's Atlantic City festivities: Several Eagles cheerleaders would be joining them. "It was like, 'Oh my God! Wow! This is great!' " remembered Bob, who grew up in Voorhees. He and the other dudes put down their beverages to prepare. "There were guys doing push-ups everywhere. " As soon as Jenna walked in, Bob whispered to his friend. "You really need to hook me up here.
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