Alumni

From coaching West Philly kids to the NBA

A student outreach project in West Philly and a timely internship helped launch Penn alum Taylor Jenkins’ NBA career as head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies.

The Pennsylvania Gazette



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The Washington Post

Kindness spreads with volunteer links at corona connects

May graduates Hadassah Raskas, Steven Hamel, and Megan Kyne created Corona Connects, a platform to organize volunteers across the country.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

A journey years in the making: Mom and daughter graduate from Penn together

Mother-daughter duo Stephanie and Arielle Pierson graduated from the School of Arts & Sciences simultaneously. “We have never done anything conventionally, so this graduation, of course, is going to be unconventional,” said the younger Pierson.

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Technical.ly Philly

A $5M donation to Wharton will establish a new AI for Business program

The Wharton School is establishing “AI for Business,” a new organization made possible by funding from alumni Tao Zhang and Selina Chin. The organization will be led by Kartik Hosanagar. “The advances made possible by artificial intelligence hold the potential to vastly improve lives and business processes,” said Dean Geoff Garrett.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

New Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski was a star athlete at St. Joseph’s Prep, Penn

At 37, Stefanski has climbed through the coaching ranks since his first job at Penn, going from an offensive assistant for the Minnesota Vikings to offensive coordinator. He will be the third-youngest head coach in the NFL.

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Sports Illustrated

Cleveland Browns to name Kevin Stefanski head coach

Kevin Stefanski, formerly the offensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, will be the 18th head coach of the team. The former Quaker will be tasked with hiring the rest of his staff as well as the team’ general manager.

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The Pennsylvania Gazette

‘Very little fazes her’

One of only a few female members of a college men’s basketball staff, May alumna Sarah Parks jumps into a new gig as Director of Operations.

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