Alumni

Penn announces five 2021 Thouron Scholars

Four seniors and a 2019 graduate have received a Thouron Award to pursue graduate studies in the United Kingdom. Each scholarship winner receives tuition for as long as two years, as well as travel and living stipends, to earn a graduate degree there.

Louisa Shepard

The joy and power of improvisation

With The Unscripted Project, President’s Engagement Prize winners Philip Chen and Meera Menon create an improv curriculum and bring teaching artists to Philadelphia public school students.

Louisa Shepard

The unbridled brilliance of Julian Abele

The 1902 graduate of the architecture program is finally starting to receive credit for his vast and iconic portfolio, which includes the central branch of the Free Library, Penn’s President’s House, Harvard’s flagship library, and more than 30 spaces and places on Duke’s campus.

Greg Johnson

Penn Athletics to celebrate 100 years of women’s sports

Starting this month, Penn Athletics will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the official start of women’s athletics at the University. This will include content on their website and social media accounts.

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In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Tragedy made this Penn Wharton grad an orphan, but hard work and talent make him a rising star

Wharton alumnus Kayvon Asemani spoke about his path to Penn and what he’s accomplished since graduating in 2018. “I realized I could show a lot of people that if it’s possible to come from where I came from and get to Wharton, then, from wherever they came from, they also could get to this place,” he said.

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The Economist

Economists are rediscovering a lost heroine

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander, the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in economics, attended Penn as an undergrad in 1916 before returning to the school twice more: once to get her doctorate and again for a law degree, which she used to help desegregate Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Wharton 2020 MBAs earned an average of $150,000 salaries after graduation

Recently released statistics show that Wharton School alumni earn a median annual salary of $150,000 each.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn student who aged out of foster care wins prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

May graduate Mackenzie Fierceton has been named a Rhodes Scholar, which will allow her to study at Oxford University in England.

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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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