Sphinx at Alumni Weekend 2014

Friday, May 16, 4:30 – 6:30 pm Film screening of Blended, producer, Mike Karz, C’89, W’89 Saturday, May 17 9:00 – 10:00 am: What’s a Hashtag – speaker Karen Glass, C’84, W’84 9:00 – 11:00 am: Basketball Skills and Drills Training – clinic with Anthony Price, C’79 10:30 – 11:30 am: Sphinx Champagne Brunch 3:00.. read more →

Senior Awards and Leadership Awards 2015

Five of the eight traditional Senior Awards for men and women at Penn are bering awarded to seniors in the Sphinx Class of 2015: Cane Award: Taylor Culliver, W’15 Spade Award: Rishi Simha, W’15 Hottel Award: Aariel Koren, C’15 Harnwell Award: Joyce Kim, C’15 Goddard Award: Victoria Ford, C’15 Additionally, several of the University’s highest.. read more →

Sphinx members recognized for community service

Diana Estefania Estrada Alamo (Sphinx Class of 2014), a queer Latino/a social justice organization, has been awarded the 2014 David Acosta Revolutionary Leader Award (DARLA), which is presented each year “to recognize an individual who shows leadership and works to improve the community in ways that align with the mission of GALAEI. This includes advancing.. read more →

Sphinx member awarded Truman Scholarship

Ariel Koren (Sphinx Class of 2015) was recently awarded the Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Koren “hopes to leverage her passion for linguistic and cultural diversity to impact global education and combat the U.S. foreign language education deficiency that widens the socioeconomic achievement gap.” The Truman Scholarship recognizes students who plan to pursue public service or.. read more →

Welcome to the Sphinx Class of 2015!

Abrina Hyatt (UMOJA) Ariel Koren (Class Board) Clara Wu (Women in Computer Science, Penn Labs) Dilip Rajan (Penn Masala) Eric Shapiro (Community School Student Partnerships) Joanna Kamhi (Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention) Josh Chilcote (PRISM, Undergraduate Assembly) Joyce Kim (Undergraduate Assembly, United Minorities Council) Katy Allen (Women’s Basketball) Kerry Dolan (Student Nurses At Penn) Lauren.. read more →

Jok awarded Wooden Citizenship Cup

On April 22, 2014, Dau Jok (Sphinx Class of 2014) was awarded the Wooden Citizenship Cup by the Athletes for a Better World in Atlanta, GA. As the ABW website explains, “The Wooden Cup is given to a collegiate and a professional athlete who have made the greatest positive influence in the lives of others. The.. read more →

Sphinx members win awards

Several members of Sphinx who are current undergraduates have recently been presented with awards recognizing their leadership at the University of Pennsylvania. Muhga Eltigani (Sphinx Class of 2014) will be presented with the Black Alumni Society Student Leadership Award at the James Brinster Society Student & Faculty Leadership Awards Reception on April 28, 2014. Allegra.. read more →

Christina Nieves Rodriguez to speak at Annenberg graduation

Christina Nieves Rodriguez (Sphinx Class of 2010) will be the guest speaker at the Annenberg School for Communication’s 2014 undergraduate graduation ceremony. Rodriguez is currently a pioneer associate at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where she works on “identifying innovations in health and health care by connecting with people who may not be part of.. read more →

Tania Chairez featured in ‘Latina’ magazine

Tania Chairez (Sphinx Class of 2014) was recently featured in Latina magazine in its list of “12 Inspiring Latinas Under 25” for her activism in support of the undocumented immigrant community. Read more here. read more →

Spring 2014 Newsletter

The Sphinx Senior Society Spring 2014 Newsletter is here! Contents: Welcome Message from the President, Board of Governors Attend Spring Banquet (4/25) and Alumni Weekend Champagne Brunch (5/17) Read All About It: Current Sphinx Campus News Sphinx Alumni Profile: Interview with Steve Bilsky, C’71 and Sphinx ’71, retiring Director of Penn Athletics, by Steve Marmon,.. read more →