Marianne Able Scholarship

marianneableJune 24, 1996 was a very sad and tragic day for the Philadelphia University community. Early that day the mother of Marianne Able, our Director of Career Services, passed away after a long illness. Then tragically, less than six hours later while making arrangements for her mother's funeral, Marianne's automobile was struck, killing her and injuring her son.

Marianne joined Philadelphia University in 1968 as a secretary in the College's placement office and in 1972 was appointed director. During her over 28 years with the college, Marianne had the opportunity to work with thousands of students, plus many college alumni. In addition, she built relationships with hundreds of companies all over America, many of whom continue to look to Philadelphia University for their introductory staffing needs, as well as for people at higher management levels. Her ability to forecast trends in a wide variety of industries was remarkable. Today, Philadelphia University is recruited by and actively prepares its students for virtually every employment sector.

Established in Marianne’s memory, this scholarship goes to a needy junior or senior dedicated to completing his/her PhilaU education.

To support the Marianne Able Scholarship, make a gift with your credit card through a secure online transaction or make your check payable to Philadelphia University and mail to:

Marianne Able Scholarship 
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Philadelphia University
4201 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144


2006 Scholarship Presentation (from left to right): Vince Latanzzio '07, John Pierantozzi '70, Liz Copple '84, Dr. Norman Smith, Scholarship recipient Alexis Berman '07, Sue Sobecki, and Jim Able.