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School of Thought

Student and faculty researchers from across academic disciplines advance our knowledge of the brain.

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A Source of Hope

Jules LaRosa Espenhorst ’19 helped pave the way to a health and society major at Ursinus, and now she’s applying that experience to game-changing in vivo gene therapy at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

The Well

Wall Street Dreams

The late Professor Scott Deacle wanted a real-time trading lab on campus. One year after his passing, his vision has become a reality.

Bear Bites

Talia Argondezzi

Ursinus College’s word-slinging scribe

An English professor and Center for Writing and Speaking director, her humor and satire work can often be found in McSweeney’s and The New Yorker, among other outlets. Her book, Lean the F— Out, prompts readers to find their happiness. Meet Talia.

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Ursinus did more than provide a foundation of knowledge. It gave me the tools to cast my curiosity into the future.
Molly Serfass-Carr ’14
What Will I Do?

Cape Crusader

Molly Serfass-Carr ’14 discovers Delaware parks’ true treasures. Serfass-Carr currently works in the Dover, Del., central office of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) as the youth program manager for Delaware State Parks.

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Bears' Den

Class Notes & Weddings

Stories, weddings and updates from our Ursinus classmates

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  • Cheryl Wager

    Cheryl L. Wager died September 5, 2023.

  • Ritter Wedding

    Cynthia K. Ritter ’06 and Scott M. Lussier were married June 19, 2022. They welcomed a daughter, Isabelle Anne Lussier, on August 4, 2023.

  • Donald E. Parlee '55

    Donald E. Parlee ’55 died March 21, 2024.

  • Football Reunion

    Gary McAneney ’87 hosted a reunion of 50 football and Alpha Phi Epsilon alumni at the Trappe Tavern in February.

  • Gayle K. Byerly

    Gayle K. Byerly, professor emeritus of English, died January 12, 2024.

  • Holiday Alumni

    Ursinus alumni from the 60s through the 90s attended a holiday reception in conjunction with the Voices of Ursinus holiday concert. Pictured: Chuck Fryer ’68, Jeff Jowett ’77, Rosa Abrahams, Andy Davis, Rickie Lee Sands ’68, Jenn Kitner ’91, Lesley Katz ’87, Holly Hubbs, J. Lawrence Geist ’73, Susan Zeager ’68, Rebecca Stackhouse ’72, and Louis Angelo ’73.

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Future50: A Scholarship Inititaive

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In today’s complex and ever-changing world, financing a college education can be daunting. With the help of donors who are supporting Future50: A Scholarship Initiative, Ursinus students can worry less about how they will pay for their education and focus instead on the opportunities that await. Through this initiative, we aim to secure new funding for 50 no-loan scholarships of $5,000 for students before the start of the 2024-25 academic year. You can help! Gifts of all amounts add up to make a difference through this initiative.


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The Ursinus Big List

Rolling Out The Red Carpet

  On Sunday, April 28, Ursinus College student-athletes were honored for their prowess on and off the field during the annual URSPY Awards. 

Here is a list of the night’s big winners.

    Women: Erin Roe ’27, Gymnastics
    Men: Max Borton ’27, Wrestling

    Women: Rainah Dunham ’25, Track & Field
    Men: Ryan Bodolus ’24, Football

    Women: Maeve Montgomery ’25, Field Hockey
    Men: Ryan Bodolus ’24, Football

    Women: Melissa Leonard ’24, Swimming
    Men: Daniel Tabor ’23, Track & Field

    Stephanie Donato ’26, Women’s Basketball

    Brooke Adams ’24, Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country

    Jill Fazzini P’26, Administrative Coordinator

    Women’s Volleyball

    Joshua Coster ’25, men’s soccer, game-winning goal against Centennial Champion Johns Hopkins

    Aiden Tobin ’26, 2024 Centennial Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships

    Madison Vinovrski ’24, Women’s Volleyball
    Evan Coffey ’24, Men’s Golf

News Ticker
  • Ursinus Board of Trustees Appoints New Members

    Ursinus College
  • A Love of Language: Tia Alan ’24 Earns Prestigious Fulbright Fellowship

    Tia Alan '24
  • Ursinus College Co-Leads Groundbreaking Research on Infrared Glass Recycling

    Jake Klucinec '25 will spend his summer at UCF contributing to the recycling and recovery process of infrared glass.
  • Alumnus Pledges $2 Million to Support Students in Business

    Bomberger Hall
  • Summer Upgrade: A New Look for Lower Wismer and Dining Options

    Wismer Lower rendering for Summer 2024 renovation project
  • President Hannigan Honored with 2024 “Above and Beyond” Award

    President Robyn Hannigan
  • Ursinus Secures $1 Million in Federal Funding for Main Street Revitalization

    Commons on Main Street
  • NASA Grant Funds Ursinus Crater Classification Research

    Ursinus students looking down over rim of a meteor crater during a Planetary Crater Consortium (PCC) field trip in August 2019.

Honoring Our Alumni

Each year, Ursinus celebrates the accomplishments of outstanding alumni and standout graduating students with the annual presentation of the Alumni Awards. Ursinus Magazine proudly salutes this year’s winners: (Pictured, from l-r): Jeevan S. Sekhar ’99 (Alumni Humanitarian Award); Gail L. Heinemeyer ’72 (Alumni Service Award); Sophie K. Louis ’24 (Senior Alumni Award); Arlene A. McLean ’62 (Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award); Esther Akande ’24 (Senior Alumni Award); Judith A. Rippert ’86 (Alumni Professional Achievement Award). Not pictured: Caroline Yodice ’15 (Alumni Rising Star Award).

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Arts at Ursinus

Neverland Reimagined

What if Peter Pan isn’t the hero and Captain Hook isn’t the villain? That’s the premise behind Captain Darling, a dark, feminist adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic story of Peter Pan written by Ursinus College graduate Kate Isabel Foley ’23.  It made its world premiere on the Lenfest Theater stage in April and was the first-ever student-authored play directed by Associate Professor and Chair of Theater Meghan Brodie ’00.

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UC Athletics

Dunham Crowned National Champion in the Long Jump

Rainah Dunham ’24 became the first Ursinus Women’s Track & Field athlete to become a National Champion at the 2024 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Thursday evening at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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