November 29, 2014 |
Chester High School freshman Jameisha Johnson is the first to admit that school was not working for her. She struggled academically, had serious behavioral issues, and was placed in an alternative-school program. Then two Widener University professors and their cadre of student tutors stepped in with a pilot program aimed at increasing literacy for at-risk students, simultaneously providing hands-on experiences for their education majors. "My grades went up. My behavior improved.
November 13, 2014
BJ. HOGAN has been named the new varsity football coach at Cardinal O'Hara High. Hogan, a 2001 O'Hara grad, was a member of the Lions' Catholic League championship team his senior year. Hogan is currently in his sixth season as the defensive backs coach at the University of Tennessse at Chattanooga. Before that, the Widener University grad spent three seasons as a special teams coordinator/defensive backs coach at Delaware Valley College in Doylestown. A 4-year starter at Widener, Hogan was thrice named the team's top defensive back.
October 10, 2014 |
WIDENER UNIVERSITY wide receiver and kick returner Anthony Davis keeps a nonchalant attitude about his dynamic play on the field, but the senior is definitely deserving of attention for his stellar contributions to the Pride during his collegiate career. Davis, a preseason Division III All-American selection by The Sporting News and the reigning Middle Atlantic Conference Player of the Year, is rewriting his school's football record books this season. He broke Widener's career marks for receptions and all-purpose yards in September.
September 28, 2014 |
Authorities arrested 35 people Friday in what prosecutors called a takedown of a drug-trafficking organization that they believe has contributed to an alarming spike in homicides this year in Chester. From stash houses scattered throughout the streets, dealers hid their products in playgrounds, mailboxes, and trash cans, investigators said, and sold them across Chester, including near the campuses of Widener University and the Frederick Douglass Christian School. Officials said the organization had long held the city's east side in a "choke hold.
July 15, 2014
Jeffrey Helphrey was named to the board of the Montgomery County Estate Planning Council . He is a manager at Wouch, Maloney & Co. L.L.P., Horsham. Anthony M. Padula , medical director at Independence Blue Cross, has been elected the 153d president of the Philadelphia County Medical Society . Riddle HealthCare Foundation elected the following members: Natalie D. Ramsey , partner at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads L.L.P., Philadelphia; William H. Clinger , retired president of William H. Clinger Corp.; and Chris Smith , vice president, commercial banking group, Bryn Mawr Trust Co. Widener University named Sophia Wisniewska , regional chancellor for the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and former chancellor of Pennsylvania State University's Brandywine campus, and Daniel Hartney , a senior business-management major from Scotia, N.Y., to its board of trustees.
June 6, 2014 |
With one daughter headed to college and another to high school - and, she hopes, someday, college - Angela Dawson didn't know how she was going to pay all the tuition bills. On Wednesday, she found out she wouldn't have to. Widener University announced that it would award $100,000 scholarships to every eighth-grade student who graduates from Widener Partnership Charter School in Chester. Educational experts say such incentive programs are becoming more popular around the country.
May 20, 2014
IN HIS LAST HOME game at Ss. Neumann-Goretti, senior lefthander Charlie Jerla went out with a bang. The 6-2, 180-pounder was dominant Saturday in the Saints' 1-0 victory against visiting La Salle in the Catholic League playoffs losers bracket. Jerla, who is headed to Marist next season, allowed four hits and struck out five in just the 10th 1-0 game in CL history, according to TedSilary.com. His counterpart, lefty John Scheffey, was nearly as good for the Explorers, scattering six hits and striking out three.
May 3, 2014 |
Dinner at the Rosen Schwartz household is no rushed, throw-a-slice-of-a-pizza-on-a-paper-plate affair. OK, it is on occasion - the hazard of 21st-century married-with-kids life. But often enough, and certainly on this school night, the family of four sit down to a properly set table for dinner - emphasis on properly set. "On a regular basis, I insist on this scaled-down formality, that there are essential items that belong in a table setting that go on our table," Lynn Rosen, 52, says from her Elkins Park house.
March 6, 2014 |
When the hospice nurse called police in the assisted-suicide case of Barbara Mancini, David Casarett knew he had work to do. He feared that the actions of one hospice nurse could discourage Americans from using that model of palliative care for the terminally ill, or inhibit dying people in pain from taking morphine. So Casarett, a University of Pennsylvania physician and chief medical officer of Penn-Wissahickon Hospice, teamed with law professor Thaddeus Pope, formerly of Widener University and an expert in end-of-life law, to develop ethical guidelines for hospice workers nationwide on when to report suspicions of assisted suicide.
March 4, 2014 |
Players don't usually lose a foot when they kick a soccer ball. So Lee Thomas, a senior at Widener University and a graduate of Haddon Heights High School, had some unintentional fun with his coach the first time he played team soccer in elementary school. No one told the coach that Thomas had a prosthetic right foot. "So he was completely oblivious," Thomas said. A pack of kids chased the ball around the field, kicking it one way and then the other. Then Thomas stepped up and gave the ball a boot.