When Jim Fry was searching for a university to attend for his master’s in education, he didn’t have to look far. Neumann University was offering classes at a high school facility very close to Fry’s residence.
“At first, it was a convenience factor. I took classes at Bonner (Monsignor Bonner High School). I also liked the flexibility in the course offerings,” Fry said.
After Fry met with Joe Gillespie, dean of education, Neumann University became a place that he wanted to attend.
“Joe Gillespie was just absolutely great and he made the program great. He was very friendly and caring. The teachers were open to allowing us, as fellow teachers, to teach ourselves. I don’t think I would have had that opportunity at a larger university,” Fry explained.
After he completed his degree, Fry went from student to teacher. He became an adjunct faculty member at Neumann. Now he also teachers courses at St. Joe’s University in Philadelphia, in addition to his full-time teaching job and administrative position at Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, PA.