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



In the News


Archdiocese of Philadelphia

AOP Spotlight Series: Mike McLaughlin, Father Judge—Class of 1984

The former AOP student-athlete has guided Penn women’s basketball since 2009-10, leading the Quakers to four Ivy League titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Peggy Kowalski, who may have spent more hours in the Palestra than anybody ever, retires

For many of the last 38 years, as Penn Athletic’s director of special events, Kowalski  has to be on the short list, maybe even at the top of it, for people who spent the most combined lifetime time at the Palestra and Franklin Field. Her earliest work days were as an undergrad selling tickets and answering to her boss who was also her father, and in honor of the two, the front lobby box office will be named the Donohue-Kowalski Box Office.

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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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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

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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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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