July 2017 News Archive

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College mourns passing of Filadelfo Panlilio

Filadelfo Panlilio, professor of mechanical engineering emeritus, whom a colleague referred to as a “must see” professor for returning alumni, died Monday July 24, 2017, at his home in Atlanta. He was 99.

Praised by colleagues for his knowledge of subject and his willingness to help students outside the classroom, he was also vital to the development of younger faculty whom he mentored on effective ways to analyze problems.

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Read all about it: Concordy archives dating to 1877 now online

When the first issue of The Concordiensis appeared on Nov. 1, 1877, its editors had a simple mission: “to be a genuine representative of the culture and scholarship, the manliness and enterprise of Union,” in such a way “that no alumnus will be willing to forego it, both by a lively exhibit of the present doings, and by such copious and familiar information concerning graduates, that the memory of her gray old walls may be kept green in every heart loyal to his Alma Mater.”

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More than a century later, Nott and other “Men of Progress” endure in historic portrait

Imagine a group portrait of the 21st century’s top living innovators. It might include Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Lori Greiner, Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Joy Mangano, Sheryl Sandberg and Mark Zuckerberg, among others.

The portrait could take the form of an Annie Liebowitz photograph and quickly go viral across social media platforms. It would be a testament to America’s technological prowess and perhaps inspire others in this golden age of innovation.

The concept wouldn’t be new.