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Carlow's Love Your Melon crew

Love Your Melon

Carlow University’s Love Your Melon crew supports a national organization that sells beanies/caps to raise funds for children with cancer. Fifty percent of the proceeds go to organizations like the Pinky Swear Foundation and CureSearch for Children's Cancer, which help with the medical costs of cancer. Visit loveyourmelon.com to make a purchase!


Prevent Sexual Violence

The Pennsylvania Governor’s Office and the Department of Education have awarded Carlow an “It’s On Us” grant for $27,940, enabling the university to launch the "Have MERCY!" awareness program to educate the community and combat
sexual violence on campus. Carlow will also expand its emergency notification system by adding features that allow students to send tips in an emergency or when an assault is threatened or taking place.

Additional tools will include an emergency hotline and a sexual violence guidebook available as a smartphone app. Further action will be taken to ensure that individuals know when violent acts occur or are about to happen—including expanded first responder training.


College of Distinction

A College of Distinction

Carlow University is proud to be a College of Distinction, a Catholic College of Distinction, and a Pennsylvania College of Distinction for 2016-2017. Carlow has also been selected by Abound as a provider of Top Degrees for Adult Undergraduates for 2017. 

To be designated a “college of distinction” a school’s curriculum must emphasize core competencies such as critical thinking, writing, oral skills, research, and global perspectives. They must also offer dynamic out-of-classroom learning and study abroad programs. 


New for Fall 2017

Carlow University is proud to announce exciting new degree options: Master of Science in Nursing for Women’s Health Practitioners, Second Degree Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program, Online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology, Master of Arts in Student Affairs, Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Neuroscience, and online options for the bachelor’s degrees in Health Management.  


Historic 1,000 Points

Carlow junior Charlie Scharbo is Carlow's first male 1000-pointer. scored 32 points and pulled in 29 rebounds at the Celtic’s February 7th Pink the Pavilion game against Point Park University, making him the first male 1,000 point scorer in Carlow history! 


Vira I. Heinz Scholars

The Vira I. Heinz (VIH) Program for Women in Global Leadership prepares women for worldwide challenges by offering international experiences, leadership development, and community service. The young women receive a scholarship of at least $5,000 to put toward the cost of an international experience of their choosing. 

Four Carlow undergraduate students are Vira I. Heinz scholars (pictured below left to right): 

  • Yazmin Bennett-Kelly, a sophomore English major with a certification in secondary education and minor in women’s studies: Ghana, Africa. 
  • Brianne Griffith, a junior creative writing major with minors in professional writing and communication: Stellenbosch, South Africa. 
  • Courtney Wallace, a junior psychology major: Sligo, Ireland. 
  • Anastasia White, a junior communication and media major with minors in English and women’s and gender studies: Bangalore, India.

 2017 Vira Heinz Scholars



Research highlights from the desk, lab, and field in 60 words or less.


Child abuse and neglect is too often underreported. Patricia Jameson, PhD, assistant professor of psychology, is seeking solutions. As a trainer/consultant for the Nurturing Parenting Program for Western Pennsylvania, working with the Family Support Centers of Allegheny County, she’s building parent-child relationships and promoting child development instruction. She’s also incorporating mandated reporter training into Carlow’s Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment course. 

Money launderers beware. Diane Matthews, PhD, director of the Master of Science in Fraud and Forensics program, spent the fall 2016 semester in the Fraud Investigations Unit of the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office tackling 18 white collar crime cases—from insurance fraud and home health care fraud to credit card fraud, counterfeit check fraud, and beyond. 

Lynn George, PhD, Dean, College of Health and Wellness, suggests combatting on-the-job bullying before it starts. Read more: Thompson, R. & George, L. E. (2016). Preparing new nurses to address bullying: The effect of an online educational module on learner self-efficacy. MEDSURG Nursing, December 2016. 

See more of Carlow faculty's research and discovery highlights.