La Salle in the media | May Highlights


In May, La Salle alumni, faculty, and administrators spoke with reporters about personal perseverance, higher education marketing, and America’s first case of monkeypox.

Here are the media highlights for May:

The race continues for La Salle professor Joshua Buch | Jewish exhibitor

Joshua Buch, Ph.D., celebrated his 87th birthday in an unusual way by running at Penn Relays. The finance professor, who has taught at La Salle for 51 years, explains how he started running and what keeps him goingin an interview with the Jewish Exponent.

Colleges Adapt Business Marketing Tactics to Boost Enrollment | Marketing infusion

Angela Polec, Ed.D., VP of Listings, Marketing and Communications, spoke with Marketing Brew about the benefits of combining the marketing and enrollment functions of a university– a growing industry trend nationally and a decision that, in La Salle, contributed to the increase in the number of completed applications for freshmen.

‘Four Companies Control 90%’: How the Baby Formula Industry Failed to Protect Its Achilles Heel | KYW Newsradio

A national infant formula recall has left families scrambling to find what they need to feed the youngest in their families. Supply chain issues made matters worse. Explain, KYW Newsradio spoke with Nilofar Varzgani, Ph.D.assistant professor of business systems and analytics.

Monkeypox: How Worried Should We Be? | KYW Newsradio

Virologist Brian DeHaven, Ph.D., associate professor of biology, has spent 10 years studying poxviruses. He spoke with KYW Newsradiothe Philadelphia Investigator, and Fox29 on the first American case of monkeypox – explaining what it is and its transmissibility.

West Philadelphia students raise funds for Ukraine through service project | 6ABC

Alumnus Ashley Torelli, ’18, M.Ed. ’20, and his students raise funds to support Ukrainians through Catholic Relief Services. 6ABC told their story.

St. Hubert embarks on the largest fundraising campaign in its 81-year history for the renovation of a new arts academy | Philadelphia Business Journal

This archdiocesan school for girls is just one of approximately two dozen Catholic, public, and charter high schools in Philadelphia that have partnered with the University for its innovative dual enrollment program called LEAPor La Salle’s Early Achievement program.

—Christopher A. Vito


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