Looking Back at 2015

Some notable achievements distinguished 2015 as a memorable time at Carlow University.

As the spring semester begins, it’s worth recognizing the progress of the past year. Some notable achievements distinguished 2015 as a memorable time at Carlow University.

A top story of interest centered on a large scholarship program in partnership with the Diocese of Pittsburgh. New majors took shape as the university began programs in High Performance Learning and Respiratory Care, which are reflective of a continued commitment to innovation and flexibility in education.

Perhaps the most visible change, the University Commons opened its doors as the first new construction since 1999 and the first LEED-certified building on campus.

Visitors to the Carlow website and social media shared stories around the globe and showed school pride by using the #CarlowProud hashtag.

What were the interests of Carlow’s readers? Take a look at our most viewed articles from the year.

Top Viewed Stories of 2015

measured by page views

1. Carlow University Again Listed Among the Top 20 Nationally
Carlow maintained its high ranking among the top 20 private colleges and top 100 overall as “best bang for the buck” by Washington Monthly.

2. CCAC and Carlow University Partner to Offer Seamless Transition to Bachelor’s Degree
“Carlow University and the Community College of Allegheny County have a strong commitment to contributing to a vibrant Pittsburgh and the region,” said President Mellon.

3. Faculty Spotlight: Stephen Borecky, PhD
As a Carlow professor, Borecky teaches for the only degree program in the country offering a combination of autopsy specialist and biology, as well as Carlow’s perfusion/biology program, one of only 16 in the country.

4. Alumni Spotlight: Barron Taylor, RN, MSN
Taylor recounted his journey from an impoverished childhood to becoming a Carlow graduate and doctoral candidate.

5. Gimme a C!: Introducing the Carlow University Cheerleaders
Six ambitious students spearheaded a new group on campus and set goals to become a competitive team.

6. Derek M. Wesley Appointed Vice President for Advancement at Carlow
Wesley took the helm of Carlow’s advancement efforts, backed by a wealth of experience in development and outreach.

7. Remembering Montgomery: Carlow Alumni Reflect on Their Role in Civil Rights History
In 1965, a civil rights demonstration in Alabama drew student participation and service.

8. Alumni Spotlight: Amanda Glevicky
Glevicky earned a degree in education and grabbed hold of an opportunity to teach English in Japan.

9. Lynn George Named Inaugural Dean of Carlow University’s College of Health and Wellness
Coupling experience with passion, the new dean assumed leadership of the College of Health and Wellness.

10. Carlow University Art Gallery Opens with Exhibition of Diane Samuels’ Work
The new gallery will be as much a teaching and learning facility as it will be an art space.

From the ribbon cutting at University Commons to the launch of new programs, 2015 was quite a year! The new year will bring new opportunities to reconnect with alumni and meet passionate new students, as Carlow continues to grow.

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