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Madeline Lynch ‘23
Madeline Lynch is a senior double major in Spanish and Politics, Government, & Law, with a concentration in Law and Public Policy. She has traveled to multiple European countries, Japan, Mexico, Belize and the Cayman Islands; she loves adding to her long list of countries visited. Madeline is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society, Model United Nations team, Cabaret Club and is a public policy research assistant at the University. Madeline aspires to teach English in a foreign country and attend law school to study immigration law.
Danita Mapes ‘23
Danita is a Senior Media and Communication major with a concentration in Multimedia Publishing. She enjoys writing short stories and poetry, reading literature, and gardening. She is the co-Editor-in-Chief of Philadelphia lifestyle magazine Loco Mag, and writes for Because Arcadia and Quiddity. She is also a Peer Mentor for Arcadia’s Honors program, and enjoys being active on campus. She hopes to continue working in the publishing industry upon graduation.
Brynn Simon ‘23
Brynn Simon is a Senior English Major who is minoring in Art History. She is the President of the Arcadia University chapter of Sigma Tau Delta: International English Honor Society and is a Peer Mentor for the Ethics of Harry Potter seminar. After recently returning from a publishing internship in London, Brynn can be found in the Landman Library, watching the Great British Baking Show while researching Celtic folklore.
Mason Cole ‘23
Mason Cole is a Senior Politics, Government, and Law student major with a concentration in Law and Public Policy. He is very involved with the Esports program at Arcadia, competing in its inaugural season, bringing the program its first national title, and working as a color commentator for its broadcasts. Mason is also a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society as well as the Esports representative for SAAC. Mason loves to cook, read, and listen to music a little too loudly. He is also currently studying for the LSAT and after graduating from Arcadia, Mason plans to further his education in law school and enter the legal profession.
Natalie Bushey ‘24
Natalie Bushey is a junior English major with a concentration in Creative Writing, and a minor in Law and Public Policy. She works for Arcadia University’s Writing Center, is a Peer Mentor, and is a member of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honors Society. She is also involved with the Honors program, where she is a mentor for incoming students. Natalie loves to read, write, and spend time with her family, and she is currently studying for the LSAT, as she plans to attend law school after Arcadia.
Nicole Burgon ‘25
Nicole Burgon is a sophomore History major with double minors in Secondary Education and Law and Public Policy. She participated in FYSAE and studied abroad in London, and plans to study abroad again in her time at Arcadia. She is an Arcadia Ambassador, a student leader in the Honors Program, a STAMP, Co-President of Arcadia Baking Club, and Secretary of the Self Defense Club. Nicole has a multitude of interests and dreams, but she loves finding time to read, write, listen to music, watch movies, and spend time with friends, family, and dogs. She plans to earn her certification in teaching and pursue policy writing, journalism, or becoming a legal correspondent – something where she can continue reading and writing.
Denise is a fourth year psychology major with a minor in Spanish. She has spent a semester in Granada, Spain, and is involved with the Arcadia Honors Program as a peer mentor and committee co-coordinator. Alongside tutoring at the LRN, Denise is a member of the Arcadia chapter of Psi Chi International Psychology Honor Society. Her interests vary, but most often revolve around video games (especially the Fallout series), reading (usually sci-fi), and being disappointed by Philadelphia sports (mostly hockey). After graduation, she plans to attend graduate school at Arcadia for a master’s degree in counseling with a concentration in trauma counseling.
Madi Costigan ‘24
Madi Costigan is a junior English major with a minor in Political Science. She currently works in the Writing Center, writes for Arcadia’s blog, Because Arcadia, and is a member of Arcadia’s softball team as well as Arcadia’s chapter of The Hidden Opponent. Last semester she took part in a Global Field Study that allowed her to travel to Germany, and in addition to travel, she loves reading, writing, listening to music, and spending time with her pets. After graduating, she hopes to go into publishing or journalism.
Abigail Worthington ‘23
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Abigail Worthington is a senior double majoring in English and French/Francophone Studies. In addition to working for The Compass, she also works in the Landman Library and at the Writing Center as a consultant. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, listening to music, and being a plant mom to her many house plants. She also loves traveling and exploring new places; some of her favorites include Denmark, the UK, France, and Canada. After graduating, Abigail plans to attend graduate school in Quebec in order to continue to both improve her French and further her education. She hopes to one day work in publishing or to teach English literature at the university level.
Ryan Hiemenz is a senior Media and Communications major with a concentration in Multimedia Publishing and a minor in Creative Writing. Currently, he is a CTLM fellow on the communications team, the Editor-in-Chief of Arcadia University’s literary magazine Quiddity, and the Co-Editor-in-Chief for Loco Mag, a Philadelphia lifestyle and culture magazine. Ryan enjoys spending his free time reading, writing poetry, and hyper fixating on specific film directors until he’s watched everything in their filmography.
Helene Klein, J.D.,Director of the Honors and Accelerated Programs;Arcadia University
Kate Bonin, Ph.D.,Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Cultures; Arcadia University
Extended Review Board
Dr. Lauretta Bushar, Department Chair of Biology; Arcadia University
Dr. Matthew Heitzman,Assistant Professor of English; Arcadia University
Dr. Christopher Binckley, Associate Professor of Biology; Arcadia University
Dr. Linda Mascavage, Associate Professor of Chemistry; Arcadia University
Dr. Vitaly Ford, Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Mathematics; Arcadia University
Dr. Allan Branson, Adjunct Professor, Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice; Arcadia University
Dr. Prash Naidu, Assistant Professor, Historical and Political Studies; Arcadia University
Dr. Amy Widestrom, Associate Professor of Politics & Government / Chair, Department of Historical & Political Studies, Historical and Political Studies; Arcadia University
Dr. Michael Dwyer, Associate Professor, Media and Communication; Arcadia University
Prof. Lisa Holderman, Associate Professor / Chair, Media and Communication; Arcadia University
Prof. Shekhar Deshpande, Professor, Media and Communication; Arcadia University
Prof. IM Sullivan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Historical and Political Studies; Arcadia University
Dr. Elaine Jones, Assistant Professor, Psychology; Arcadia University
Dr. Jojo Lucena, Associate Professor/Chair of Modern Languages and Cultures; Arcadia University