Details in Brief

Click below for a video preview of the January 2013 Drexel Details alumni e-newsletter, hosted by Drexel student Scott Sugarman '14 at Drexel's Janet and Barry C. Burkholder '62, '70 Athletics Hall of Fame.


Alumni Association News

Congratulations to the Year of the Dragon Grand Prize Winners!

The Drexel University Alumni Association is happy to announce that Joy Springer '02 and Carvon Johnson '85, '88 are the winners of the Year of the Dragon grand prize, an Amazon Kindle Fire! Thank you to everyone who joined us on our journey through the Year of the Dragon by participating in events or by following along online. We're already looking forward to the next Year of the Dragon — in 2024!

LinkedIn7 Steps to Creating a Professional LinkedIn Profile

Is your LinkedIn profile complete, and does it speak to the right types of people? Click here to read Drexel graduate Andrei Jablokow, Ph.D. '84, '87 and Top Dog Social Media Founder Melanie Dodaro's column on the seven steps to creating a professional LinkedIn profile.

"How to Stand Out on the LinkedIn Network" An Online Alumni Career Services Workshop
The Drexel University Alumni Association invites you to participate in an exclusive online workshop on February 13 with Andrei and Melanie as they discuss a three-step formula for laying the foundation for finding success through LinkedIn. More

Are you a member of the Drexel University Alumni Association Networking Group on LinkedIn? If not, click here to join the more than 10,600 members who are already using it as a valuable networking tool. And while you're there, take a moment to share your feedback by answering our poll: Which LinkedIn tools would you be interested in learning more about from an online Alumni Career Services program?

Save the Date for Alumni Weekend

Mark your calendars now to join the Drexel University Alumni Association for Alumni Weekend on May 3 and 4, 2013! Reconnect, rediscover, and renew your ties to classmates, friends and faculty at this memorable weekend for all Drexel alumni! More information, including a schedule of events, will be available in the upcoming months. Hotel information has just been updated so click here to make your Alumni Weekend hotel reservation now while rooms are still available!

For details on College of Medicine Alumni Weekend activities on May 3 and 4, click here.

The College of Medicine will celebrate the 50th reunion for Hahnemann University and Woman's Medical College Classes of 1963 from May 15 to 17. Come back to Philadelphia to reconnect with your medical school family and celebrate your 50 Year Reunion at this once-in-a-lifetime celebration! More

TahitiThe Drexel Alumni Travel Program Announces a New Trip: Sail the Tahitian Jewels in January 2014

As part of its commitment to lifelong learning, the Drexel University Alumni Association invites all alumni to take part in our exciting travel opportunities in 2013 and 2014. Join other alumni for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience other cultures through a combination of educational forums and exciting excursions.

Upcoming trips include: The Mediterranean and Greek Isles; Prague, Czech Republic; Alaskan Frontiers and Glaciers; The Italian Riviera; The Rhine Riverboat Tour; and the newest addition, the Tahitian Jewels. Please note, the National Parks and Lodges trip has sold out. For more information and to register for an upcoming trip, click here.

Save up to $1,000 per couple if you book your trip for the Italian Riviera or the Rhine Riverboat Tour before February 19!

Homecoming 2013

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Homecoming 2013: Alumni Ticket Package
The Drexel University Alumni Association is offering an exclusive ticket package for alumni and their guests to watch the Drexel Dragons men's basketball team take on Georgia State at Homecoming on January 26. The alumni package includes a game ticket in a special reserved section, an Alumni Association giveaway item, and a concessions voucher! More

Alumni Greeks "Pack the DAC" Homecoming Breakfast and Men's Basketball Game
Greek alumni will pack the DAC at Homecoming on January 26 as the men's basketball team faces Georgia State! Before tip-off, join the Drexel University Alumni Association for a breakfast reception exclusively for fraternity and sorority alumni in the Papadakis Integrated Sciences Building. More

Homecoming Bonfire and Pep Rally
Wear your best blue and gold garb all day and join us for the first-ever Homecoming Bon Fire and Pep Rally on the Race Street Lawn on January 26. You’ll enjoy special performances, prizes, giveaways, s’mores and hot chocolate, and music and entertainment by DJ Spekz, Rebirth Dance Crew, and more. The event is hosted by the Drexel University Student Alumni Association with support from the brothers of Delta Sigma Phi. More

Homecoming After-Party for Drexel Seniors and Alumni
Continue to celebrate Homecoming after the game at City Tap House! The post-game party will include free food, music, drink and appetizer specials. Join other alumni and seniors for some fun, mingling, and networking. All guests must present a valid photo ID and students must provide a valid Drexel Dragon Card to enter. More

Campus and Community

2-for-1 Admission Day at The Academy of Natural Sciences
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is celebrating its 200th anniversary by offering 2-for-1 general admission on the 21st of every month through March. January’s 2-for-1 admission day takes place during Botany Discovery Weekend, where you can participate in hands-on activities, meet botanists and view scientific specimens. More

Vertebrate Palentology Collection Behind-the-Scenes Tours
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is celebrating its Bicentennial and offering free, limited-time behind-the-scenes tours of its world-renowned collections — normally open only to researchers — Thursdays through Mondays in February. The Academy’s Vertebrate Paleontology Collection of 22,000 unique fossil specimens includes the Thomas Jefferson Fossil Collection. Tours are offered to individuals ages 8 and up. More

Tiny Tot Explorers
Young children and their favorite adults can explore nature through games, crafts, songs and museum explorations at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Tiny Tot Explorers, ages 3 to 4, meet from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Wednesday from February 6 to March 20. More

Colleges & Schools


American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting Reception for Alumni and Friends
The College of Nursing and Health Professions invites alumni to connect with fellow graduates, students and faculty at a reception held in conjunction with the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association on January 22. More

College of Medicine Alumni Receptions with Dean Schidlow
Join the College of Medicine for a reception in your area to honor Dr. Daniel Schidlow on the occasion of his appointment as Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs. Upcoming receptions will be held on January 23 in Cherry Hill and on January 30 in Princeton.

iSchool Alumni Networking Reception at the ALA Midwinter Conference
The iSchool at Drexel invites you to mingle with fellow alumni and students, and meet iSchool faculty members, academic advisors and admissions staff members at the American Library Association Midwinter Conference in Seattle, WA on January 26. More

Midnight Masquerade for Young Nursing Alumni
Wear your mask while you walk the red carpet for a great cause at this event hosted by the College of Nursing and Health Professions on February 1. Guests will enjoy the intrigue and mystery of guessing who is behind each disguise before identities are revealed at midnight. Proceeds benefit the establishment of The Drexel Nursing Alumni Scholarship Fund. More

CoEAA and GSA Community Outreach Project at Philabundance
Make a difference in the community with the College of Engineering Alumni Association and the Graduate Student Association at their annual service project at Philabundance on February 2. More

College of Nursing and Health Professions Reception for Alumni and Friends — Simulation in Healthcare Conference
The College of Nursing and Health Professions invites alumni to connect with fellow graduates, students, faculty and friends at a reception held in conjunction with the Simulation in Healthcare Conference on March 18. Alumni are also eligible for a 25% discount on conference registration fees. More

IP3's CISSP® Training Program through The iSchool
Register to join the iSchool and IP3 at their innovative and comprehensive training program for IT security professionals. This program will take place in the Rush Building from March 25 to 29, and is open to all alumni. More

Save the Date: 2013 Philly Health Codefest
The iSchool at Drexel announces its first-ever Philly Health Codefest, to be held from April 5 to 7 at Drexel University. This two-day coding competition aims to transform data into health care solutions while bringing together innovative thinkers and programmers of all types: professional software developers, software designers, undergraduate and graduate students, health care leaders, educators, and entrepreneurs. For more details, visit the Philly Health Codefest Facebook page.

Arianna Huffington to be College of Arts and Sciences' Third Annual Distinguished Lecturer
On May 1, Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences will welcome Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, as the third lecturer in the College’s annual Distinguished Lecture Series. Huffington will join neuroscientist David Eagleman and acclaimed author Sir Salman Rushdie on the growing list of the College's distinguished lecturers. Tickets are required and will be available beginning April 8. More

Alumni Resources

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Liberty Mutual News: Disaster-Proof Your Home
Next time you remodel or retrofit your home, look for ways to build in storm precautions. More

Alumni Benefits & Services

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Alumni Spotlight

Emily Olson '12

Emily OlsonLike most college students, Emily Olson didn’t have a real connection with the West Philadelphia neighborhood she lived in while a student at Drexel. The West Powelton residence she lived in was newly renovated, but it was still just a house - a place to eat, sleep and hang out with friends.

Her senior thesis, however, nudged her to look more closely at her home and listen to her neighborhood’s story. Out of it came the first public showing of her work in Philadelphia and validation that she’s on the right path. More

Career Column

Chris BilottaLeadership Unlimited
Terry Wall '97

"Leadership Model Accelerates Success, Focuses on 5 Areas"
Improve your leadership and accelerate your success by learning the five areas of Terry’s Leadership Acceleration Model. More

Chris BilottaYour Career Retainer
Chris Bilotta '77, '84

"Leadership as Craftsmanship"
How can a leader refine the leadership craft? Read on for Chris’ three suggestions. More

Alumni Career Services

"eBay and the Role of Marketing: Driving Connected Commerce" An Alumni Career Services Program in Northern California
After more than 17 years, eBay remains the world's largest online marketplace. On February 6, hear Richelle Parham '91, vice president and chief marketing officer of eBay North America, discuss how eBay is shaping the future of commerce, the strategy behind its most recent rebranding efforts, and all with the customer at the center. More

Alumni Career Services Workshop in Philadelphia: "Making the Move From the Military to a Civilian Career"
Veterans often have a wide range of skills and talents that civilian employers are seeking, but have difficulty describing their military experience into terms employers can understand. On February 20, learn from Robb Mulberger, MBA '76, president of NRI Staffing Resources of Washington, DC, the four step process of how Veteran job seekers can successfully transition their military employment to a civilian position. More

"2016: Succeeding in America's Workplace" An Alumni Career Services Program in Washington, D.C.
How are you preparing today to remain relevant and competitive tomorrow? The Drexel University Alumni Association invites you to learn concrete workplace strategies for managing a productive and rewarding career in the future. Join LEADING EXECUTIVE founder, Lynda Alicudo '77, for this dynamic program on February 27 as she and her team share workplace future trends and offer guidance for succeeding in America's workplace. More

Upcoming Events

Philadelphia Metro Area

"Real Estate 101" Young Alumni Seminar and Reception
Does your New Year's resolution involve buying or selling a home? Do you want to learn more about the basics of real estate, including investment properties, mortgages and more? Join the Drexel University Young Alumni Association on January 30 for a networking reception followed by an educational seminar that will cover various real estate topics. More

'Gold Rush' Alumni Night at the DAC: Alumni Reception and Men's Basketball Game
Join Dragon men's basketball fans for Alumni Night and Gold Rush Night at the DAC on February 7. Before the Dragons tip-off against the Old Dominion Monarchs, gather with Drexel alumni and friends at the Drexel University Alumni Association's pre-game reception in the Hazem Maragah Hospitality Suite. That night, the Alumni Association will provide all Drexel fans with a Drexel Gold Rush T-shirt — turning the arena into a sea of gold for this nationally-televised game! More

Young Alumni Recreational Volleyball Team
Stay active during the cold winter months and join the Drexel alumni co-ed volleyball team on Tuesday nights at The Philadelphia School! The season starts on February 12, and includes seven matches of regular-season play, followed by a single-elimination playoff tournament. More

Alumni Day at Women's Basketball: Alumni Lunch and Women's Basketball Game
Join Dragon basketball fans and the Drexel University Alumni Association as Drexel hosts the Tribe of William & Mary during Alumni Day at Women's Basketball on February 24. Before the Dragons tip-off against the Tribe, join Drexel alumni and friends at the Drexel University Alumni Association's pre-game lunch in the Hazem Maragah Hospitality Suite. More

Around the U.S.

Orange County, California Alumni Beer Tasting
Join alumni in Orange County for a night of beer tasting at Steelhead Brewing Company on January 30. Sample a variety of delicious and unique beers, including some of the award-winning staples of this popular local brewery. Steelhead's brewer, Eddie Leal, will take the group for a tour of the brewery while discussing each of the beers. More

Los Angeles Area Alumni Golf Outing
Spend the afternoon of January 31 at Moorpark Country Club for a round of golf with Drexel alumni and friends! You'll start with a putting contest before hitting the links for 18 holes, followed by a barbeque to cap off the afternoon. More

Drexel at George Mason: Men's Basketball Game and Alumni Reception
Join the Drexel University Alumni Association to cheer on the Drexel Dragons men's basketball team as they take on the Patriots of George Mason on January 31 in Fairfax, VA. We'll gather before the game with alumni and fans for a reception at Primetime Sports Bar & Grille. More

Drexel at Northeastern: Men's Basketball Game and Alumni Reception
On February 2, Drexel's men's basketball team will take on the Northeastern University Huskies in Boston, MA. We'll gather before the game with alumni and fans for a reception hosted by the Drexel University Alumni Association at Our House East. More

Drexel at Delaware: Men's Basketball Game and Alumni Reception
Warm up this winter and feel the fire with Drexel basketball! Join the Drexel University Alumni Association as we cheer on the Drexel Dragons men's basketball team vs. the University of Delaware Blue Hens on February 21. We'll gather before the game with alumni and fans for a reception at Matilda's Pub. More

Young Alumni Networking Reception with Dean Ruth in New York City
Join Drexel alumni of the last 15 years for a networking reception with alumnus and Dean of Students, Dr. David Ruth '05 at Manny's on Second on February 21. Catch up with old friends, make new ones, and learn from Dean Ruth about what's happening on Drexel's campus, all while watching Drexel Men's Basketball take on Delaware! More

Drexel at Towson: Men's Basketball Game and Alumni Reception
The Drexel Dragons men's basketball team will battle the Towson University Tigers on February 23 in Towson, MD, and you're invited to cheer them on to victory. Gear up for the game with the Drexel University Alumni Association and Drexel graduates at a breakfast-buffet reception at the Towson University Marriott. More

Alumni Day at Phillies Spring Training
Kick off the start of baseball season with a relaxing afternoon in the Florida sun, as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Toronto Blue Jays! The Tampa Area Alumni Network invites alumni to join the fun at an exciting Spring Training game on March 3. Tickets include admission to the game, as well as a two-hour barbeque buffet and $2 draft beer. More

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