The primary reason that Peirce College has had such longevity (since 1865) in Philadelphia and success in educating every type of student can be summed up in one word - people.
From the current faculty, staff and students, to the terrific group of alumni and former Peirce professors that continue to champion Peirce and its mission, people form the core of the College and ensure it serves generation after generation.
|Dr. Angelo E. DiAntonio, or "Dr. D", pictured in 1952 (left) and today (right). |
Dr. DiAntonio was recently honored by Peirce College faculty, staff and alumni
with the founding of the Angelo E. DiAntonio Accounting Award.
Simply stated, Dr. DiAntonio is a legend on campus. He joined the College in 1947 as an instructor in the Advanced Accounting Division. As a young instructor, Dr. DiAntonio found himself teaching a number of veterans from World War II, the majority of which were older than him. These were working adults seeking new opportunities and looking to unlock them through higher education, much like Peirce's students today.