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Dear Alumni and Friends:

Thank you for the great feedback on our first issue of DeTails. Your response was helpful . . . and positive!

In addition to giving you a sampling of current events on campus, we also will let you know when we break new programmatic ground.

In March, the Alumni Association will host two panels of alumnae speakers for the Women in Leadership CEO (Creating Excellent Organizations) Program during Women’s History Month. Bringing alumni back to campus and providing our students with an opportunity to meet and hear about the careers alumni have undertaken is another avenue we have to enhance the Drexel experience for all.

Look for news of other ways to connect alumni and students in meaningful engagements in upcoming issues of DeTails.

With Spring around the corner, I also encourage you to join us for Alumni Weekend. It promises to be a fun-filled weekend for the whole family.

Show your alumni colors and join us for our Alumni All-Star Special, April 29-30 when you will make a difference between a good weekend and a great one!

Cathy L. Dernoncourt
Associate Vice President
Alumni Relations


Upcoming Events
at a Glance

February 20
Alumni Reception,
Broken Sound Club
Boca Raton, FL

February 23
Drexel vs. George Mason
Young Alumni Association,
DAC Hospitality Suite
Philadelphia, PA

February 24
Business Development Luncheon,
The Union League
Philadelphia, PA

February 25
Alumni Reception, Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting,
The Willard Hotel
Washington D.C.

February 25
Crew Pre-season Social,
Boat House #4
Schuylkill River
Philadelphia, PA

February 26
Dali Exhibit,
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA

March 5
South Jersey
Dinner and Theater,
Haddonfield Plays & Players

Haddonfield, NJ

March 7
Alumni Reception,
American College of Cardiology Meeting,
The Rosen Plaza Hotel
Orlando, FL.

March 31
Business Development Luncheon,
The Union League
Philadelphia, PA

April 17
Montgomery County Alumni Reception,
Hosts:Frank & Linda Cymbala
Lower Gywnedd, PA

April 30
University City 5K Run,
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA


































Bossone Research Center
Drexel University will formally dedicate the Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center with special events for alumni and friends on March 1. The $35 million, 150,000-square-foot complex will provide students and faculty with state-of-the-art facilities in key research areas such as nanotechnology, telecommunications, bioengineering and SMART infrastructures. The Center, designed by I.M. Pei, the architect renowned for the Louvre’s glass pyramids, is named for Drexel alumnus Edmund D. Bossone ’53 and his wife Kathleen. “The Bossone Center will open up new avenues for undergraduates to get involved in creative research, giving our students a clear edge over their counterparts at other institutions, “says Engineering Dean Selcuk Guceri.

Casting Call for New ABC Family Reality Show at Drexel
Drexel Digest - The University is pleased to announce that the ABC Family Network and Endemol USA, producers of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Big Brother are coming to the University City Main Campus this spring to film Back to School (working title), a new comedic reality show. The show will give the parents of four current undergraduates the opportunity to experience college life at Drexel with their children during the spring term. The program will also allow us to share the Drexel experience with a national audience. More.

The College of Engineering’s Engineer of the Year Award
The College of Engineering will recognize NASA engineer, Dr. Mark Adler, during ceremonies at the Union League Club on Friday, February 25 with its Engineer of the Year Award. The award celebrates cumulative outstanding professional accomplishments that reflect the impact of engineering education. Dr. Adler is the Mars Sample Return Pre-Project Manager with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. At the ceremony, which concludes Engineering Week activities, the College of Engineering will also induct seven new members into the prestigious Alumni Circle of Distinction. The 2005 inductees are: Dr. Linda M. Abriola, BS, Civil Engineering, ‘76, Michael G. Crilly, Esq., BS, Mechanical Engineering, ’84, Dr. John J. Degnan III, BS, Physics, ’68, Christopher J. Ferguson, BS, Mechanical Engineering, ’84, Melvin C. Garner, Esq., BS, Electrical Engineering, ’64, John D. Kaewell, Jr., BS, Electrical Engineering, ’86, and Vincent J. Kelley, BS, Mechanical Engineering, ’82

Ten Students Named Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania
Drexelink - Drexel was selected as one of the first universities in Pennsylvania to host a “Scholars in Service to Pennsylvania” (SISPA) program, with initial approval for ten students. SISPA, a new program funded through the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps) and administered through the Center for Civic Engagement, places college students in volunteer positions in schools and non-profit organizations throughout the Commonwealth. More.

MAD Dragon Records
MAD Dragon Records premiered its second CD in a year on February 4 , at the World Café Live in Philadelphia. The Music Industry Program, under Drexel’s College of Media Arts and Design (CoMAD), launched MAD Dragon Records, a student-run record label whose mission is to innovate, educate and re-invent the Music Industry. The program gives Drexel students the opportunity to use their classroom knowledge within the structure of a record label.  For more information on MAD Dragon Records click here.

Dr. Spotila's Sea Turtles Named "Best Biology Book of the Year"
Drexel Digest - The American Association of Publishers named Dr. James R. Spotila's Sea Turtles: A Complete Guide to their Biology, Behavior and Conservation (The Johns Hopkins University Press) the "Best Biology Book of the Year." Dr. Spotila, L.D. Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Science, published the book in November 2004. It is illustrated by renowned nature photographers and gives a comprehensive account of the evolutionary history of sea turtles, their physiology, life cycle and behavior. The book covers the seven species of sea turtles and explains sea turtle conservation activities.Royalties from the sale of the book benefit the Leatherback Trust, an organization working to prevent the extinction of the leatherback and other sea turtles. More.

Dragons Come From Behind to Beat Tar Heels in Wrestling Match
DrexelDragons.com - Philadelphia, Pa. - Redshirt freshman Ed Giosa, pictured to the left, posted pins in both of his 141-pound bouts as Drexel (14-7, 8-1 CAA) topped North Carolina (4-7 3-1 ACC), 21-20, and Brown (4-7, 1-1 Ivy), 31-7, to extend its winning streak to eight straight. Freshmen Jon Oplinger and Ryan Hluschak also went 2-0 on the day. Oplinger came up with a major decision to give Drexel a 7-3 lead early in the match against Brown. Hluschak closed out the victory over the Bears with a 10-7 decision at 157 pounds, making the score an insurmountable 25-7 and causing Brown to forfeit the final weight class. More.

Alumni Back to School Special
The Great Works Symposium, hosted through the Pennoni Honors College, invites alumni back to the classroom. The Spring 2005 Symposium will explore Musical Theatre - from classical opera to the modern musical on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30-4:50 p.m.  beginning March 29 through June 2. Come Learn from the experts and enjoy spirited class discussions along with Drexel students.  Attendance at live performances are included in the series.  For more information click here.
University City 5K Run
On Saturday, April 30 at 11 a.m. Drexel Univeristy wll host the Thirteenth Annual University City 5K Run benefiting the Nicholas P. Pipino Scholarship Foundation. The run will be located at 3141 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, PA. Race-day registration will take place between 9 :30 and 10:30  a.m. at a fee of $15.00.  The race will begin promptly at 11 a.m. Following the run a reception will be held in the Drexel Quad with food and beverage and post-run awards. For more information or to register online click here.

Blue and Gold Days 2005
Please plan to join us for Blue & Gold Days on April 29 & 30, 2005!  We're putting the finishing touches this "Alumni All-Star Special, " with our special guest stars: the Classes of 1955, '60, '65, '70, '75, '80, '85, '90, '95 & 2000!  Stay tuned for your invitation in the mail!  You can also click here for hotel information and to view some of the exciting events we have lined up!

Upcoming College of Medicine Reception
On Friday, February 25, 2005, the College of Medicine will host an alumni reception in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The event will be held at The Willard InterContinental in Washington D.C. from 7-9 pm. RSVP to the Office of Alumni Relations by Friday, February 18 toll free: 1.866.373.9633 or by email: medical.alumni@drexel.edu.

College of Medicine Cardiology Reception
The Drexel University College of Medicine’s Department of Cardiology and the Office of Alumni Relations will sponsor an alumni reception on Monday, March 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL. Dr. Howard J. Eisen, Chief of the Cardiology Division and Director of the Center of Advanced Heart Failure Care at Hahneman University Hospital hosts this alumni gathering in conjunction with The American College of Cardiology’s Annual Scientific Session 2005. RSVP to the alumni office no later then March 1 by calling toll-free1-866-DREXMED (1-866-373-9633) or emailing Medical.alumni@drexel.edu.

On The Water Crew Kickoff
Join Drexel crew alumni for the First Annual On The Water Kickoff hosted by Coach Lou Renzulli. The 2005 pre-season social will be held on Friday, February 25 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m at Boat House #4 on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Hors d'oeuvres will be served along side an open bar. The price is $75 per person or $100 per couple. RSVP to Jill Axel at 215.895.1213 or axel@drexel.edu. For more information on men's and women's crew click here.  

Join us in Boca Raton!
Cindy & Marc Levinson `74 welcome Drexel alumni for a reception at the Broken Sound Club on Sunday, February 20 from 6-8 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a presentation by special guest speaker Dr. James R. Spotila, the Betz Chair Professor of Environment Sciences, and the author of Sea Turtles: A Complete Guide to their Biology, Behavior and Conservation which was recently named "Best Biology Book of the Year” by The American Association of Publishers. We are pleased to invite you to meet Professor Spotila as he presents a commentary of his study of seven species of sea turtles and his thoughts about the conservation activities in place today. For more information click here .

Young Alumni Night at the DAC
Join the Young Alumni Association in the DAC Hospitality Suite to cheer on Drexel’s Men’s basketball team as they face George Mason on Wednesday, February 23, at the Daskalakis Athletic Center, 33rd & Market Streets. The cost for the event is $12 to include food, beverage and game ticket. For more information or to register for this event click here.

Winter Business Development Series
The Alumni Club of Philadelphia offers the second in the Business Development series from early winter to the beginning of spring with presentations from a variety of business leaders to help develop or sharpen your business skills. All Luncheons will be held at The Union League of Philadelphia, 140 South Broad Street, Philadelphia from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The price is $25 Prepaid/$30 at the door per-luncheon. To register for the event please click here.

The upcoming luncheons are as follows:
Thursday, February 24
"Developing Great Leadership"
Joe Glica, MBA `75, President, Sterling Advisory Group

Thursday, March 31
"High Probability Selling"
Jacques Werth, MBA `69, President & Founder, High Probability Selling

Alumni Club of Philadelphia Hosts Drexel Alumni at the Dali Exhibition
On Saturday, February 26, the Alumni Club of Philadelphia will provide alumni with an opportunity to see the highly acclaimed Dali Exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Docent tours will begin at 8:30 am and the brunch will commence at 10 am in the museum restaurant. The price is $55 per person. Space is limited. RSVP by phone only 215.895.ALUM. For additional information click here .

An Evening of Dinner and Theater
On Saturday, March 5, the Alumni Club of South Jersey invites you to an evening of fine food and
theater as the Haddonfield Plays and Players presents “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”. A dinner buffet will be served prior to the show provided by The Little Tuna Restaurant. For more information or to register for this event click here.

Montgomery County Dueling Chefs
Join the Alumni Club of Montgomery County on Sunday, April 17 from 2-5p.m. at the home of Linda and Frank Cymbala '84 in Lower Gwynedd, PA. Watch two visiting chefs from Trax Cafe in Ambler, PA and Scoogies in Flourtown, PA battle it out in the kitchen. Sample their creations, then help select the premeir chef! $20 prepaid/$25 at the door. For more information or to register for this event click here.

South Jersey Cheer on the Dragons
On January 29 The Alumni Club of South Jersey cheered the Drexel Dragons to victory. As attendees enjoyed good food and company in the hospitality suite at the DAC on the University City Campus. Mario the Dragon pictured, dropped in to mingle with the alumni during the game.

“Finding Your Niche in the Market”
The Alumni Club of Philadelphia welcomed alumni to the Union League of Philadelphia on January 20 for the commence of the Business Development Series. The keynote speakers were Gerry Fry ‘89 and Rob Johnstone ’89; two successful business men who founded Priority Express Courier, Inc. a company that in ten years grew from a simple idea to a multi million dollar corporation. Attendees enjoyed lunch at the Union League while they learned how to establish themselves in their niche market.

Greeks “Pack the DAC”
Drexel University welcomed back all Greek Alumni on January 14 to watch the Dragons defeat William and Mary. The hospitality suite was filled to capacity with old friends and Dragon Spirit! A group of Lambda Chi Alpha alumni congregated together for a photo pictured to the left.

Regional Clubs
Drexel offers a wide array of great events for alumni across the country. Visit our Events and Programs Calendar to see the schedule or to register online for anyone of our upcoming events.

To find out what's coming soon to your area or visit our Regional Clubs webpage to find a club near you.

Reconnect with your Drexel friends through DragoNet, the Alumni Online Community. Membership is exclusive and free to alumni. Signing up is easy; click here for more information. Your temporary password can be obtained by contacting the alumni office toll free 1-888-DU-GRADS or referring to a past alumni magazine.

Alumni Cards
Gain access to W. W. Hagerty Library or the Korman Center, acquire membership discounts at the John A. Daskalakis Athletic Center, take advantage of special insurance programs, and much more by signing up for a Drexel Alumni Card. For more information click here.

Stay in touch!
Be sure that you receive invitations & announcements of upcoming events in your area, as well as the Alumni Magazine and updates about your alma mater. To update your contact information please click here.

College of Medicine E-Mentoring Program
This recent addition to the College of Medicine Program connects students and alumnae/i through email. It provides a way for students to correspond with alumni about career issues, shadowing experiences and life as scientists and physicians. If interested, please complete the online registration form by clicking here. Questions may be directed to Patty Comey at the Alumni Office 215-895-0983 or Marie Hartman at the Office of Student Affairs 215-991-8219.

End of Drexel Details, Wednesday, 16 February 2005
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