Alumni NewsHonors

Alumni Honors and Awards 2009 Nominations
Each year the Drexel University Alumni Board of Governors recognizes alumni for outstanding achievements in their professions, in the community and within the university. We encourage all members of the alumni and university community to participate in the awards process by sharing the achievements of fellow alumni, colleagues, and friends with the committee for nomination. We invite you to review the awards criteria and submit nominations for worthy candidates. More

Alumni Board of Governors Call for Nominations
The Alumni Association will accept nominations, between March 2 and 27, 2009, for alumni interested in running for election to the Board of Governors. The Board oversees the Alumni Association's efforts to engage, advance and support the campus community and its alumni and students through a variety of programs, services and awards, as well as opportunities for volunteerism and advocacy. Additional information about the role and responsibilities of the Board and how to nominate yourself or another qualified candidate is available online. More


Alumni Profile: Carl Dranoff, CoE '70
In the world of real estate and development, the name Carl Dranoff is synonymous with success. The numerous historical and newly-built structures in Philadelphia that Dranoff has transformed are a testament to the substantial impact he's made on his beloved city over the last ten years

Dranoff specializes in taking on large-scale, transformative projects in order to create what he calls, 'not just buildings, but destinations.' His endeavors with his development firm, Dranoff Properties, have been chronicled in countless publications from Philadelphia Magazine to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. Among the dozens of awards he's received, Dranoff was honored as Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2008. More


Attention Alumni: We Want to Hear from You!

Triangle Alumni
When you were a student at Drexel, were you a member of the student newspaper, The Triangle? If so, we want to hear from you. Please take a few minutes to fill out our online form. And stay tuned for more information on a Triangle Alumni Reception on May 19, 2009. More

Performing Arts Alumni
Were you a member of the Concert Band? Did you star in one of the Theatre Program's performances? Or did you glide across the stage as part of the Drexel Dance Program? If so, let us know! Please take a minute to fill out an online form with your contact information and your connection to Performing Arts so that we can update you on news and events that are of interest to you. More

Residential Living Alumni
As a student, there are many ways you could have been involved with Residential Living — as a Resident Assistant, a member of the desk staff or as part of the Residential Hall Association. Please take a minute to fill out the form online with your contact information and your connection to Residential Living. More

Sailing Alumni
The Drexel Sailing Team is in the process of planning a banquet scheduled for this spring for current team members and alumni and it wants to inform you of these types of upcoming events and provide you with opportunities to network and connect with former Sailing Team members and current students, as well as attend social and athletic events both on and off the water. If you had a connection to the Drexel Sailing Team, please send your updated contact information (e-mail, phone, address, etc.) to Tyler Drown at tylerdrown@gmail.com.

Alumni Professional Development Workshop Series
The Steinbright Career Development Center and the Alumni Association will host a series of alumni workshops geared toward helping alumni reach their professional goals. The topics of upcoming workshops include: making your cover letter count; resume tips for the experienced candidate; acing the behavioral-based interview; online recruiting and social networking; and networking. More

Alumni Ambassador Call for Volunteers
One of the best ways you can support Drexel is to share your experiences and answer questions about the university from prospective students through the Alumni Ambassadors program. Who better to relate than you, someone who has already experienced it first hand? The Alumni Ambassador program now has a special need for volunteers in California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Texas. More

Question of the Month

Question of the Month
We're sure you have lots of memories from your Drexel days, but does one stand out from all the rest? If so, we want to hear about it! More

Philadelphia Area

marketingAlumni Career Services: The Marketing Plan...The Product is YOU!
Join Drexel alumni for a networking reception at Estia Restaurant in Philadelphia on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, and learn, from guest speaker Ilene Fink '94, '00, how to make yourself stand out in today's competitive work environment. More

Upsilon Pi Epsilon Anniversary Celebration
Upsilon Pi Epsilon alumni are invited to celebrate the international honor society's 20th anniversary with a reception and presentation in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center on Thursday, February 26, 2009. More

Is Your Networking Not Working?
Join the Alumni Club of Chester and Delaware Counties and guest speaker Chuck Polin for breakfast and networking at the Radnor Hotel on Thursday, February 26, 2009, and learn the value of networking efficiently. More

skiHit the Slopes with Drexel Alumni!
All alumni are invited to the first-ever Young Alumni Association-sponsored ski trip on Saturday, February 28, 2009, at Snö Mountain Ski Resort in Scranton. Spend the day skiing and enjoy an alumni dinner party at the Snö Grille Restaurant. More

Main Line Alumni Reception
The Drexel University Alumni Association and the LeBow College of Business invite you to meet and network with Main Line area alumni at Nectar in Berwyn on Thursday, March 5, 2009. More

Young Alumni How-To: Buy Your First Home
Join fellow young alumni for a networking reception and learn the basics of real estate and becoming a first-time home owner from guest speakers Joan Kamens '78 and Michael J. D'Alonzo '84, on Thursday, March 19, 2009, at Estia Restaurant. More

Happy DaysAlumni Night at the
Theater: Happy Days

On Wednesday, March 25, 2009, say "goodbye gray skies, hello blue" with Happy Days: A New Musical at the Academy of Music. Enjoy a pre-show reception at Estia Restaurant before heading over to the show. Tickets are limited, so sign up today! More

Retaining Winning Talent: Networking Breakfast
In today's aggressive business environment, remaining competitive is "top of mind" for most executives. Join fellow alumni and guest speaker Merrick Rosenberg '92 for breakfast on Thursday, March 26, 2009, at the Radnor Hotel, and to learn the value of retaining winning talent. More

Philadelphia Alumni Club Hosts Simeone Foundation Reception
Join Philadelphia-area alumni for a reception and celebration of the "Spirit of Competition" at the Simeone Foundation on Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Network with students and alumni and enjoy a presentation by the Drexel Formula Hybrid Club student team. More

Young AlumniYoung Alumni
How-To: Plan Your
Financial Future

Are you ready to start planning for your financial future? Join fellow alumni and guest speaker Megan Keating '92 for a networking reception at Estia Restaurant on Wednesday, April 22, 2009, and learn the basics of personal finance. More

Alumni Weekend 2009
Alumni Weekend is just around the corner so mark your calendars and come back to campus on May 1 and 2, 2009, to "Rock 'n Remember" your Drexel days with fellow graduates. If you are a member of the Class of 1959, you can download your Memory Book form online or contact Lara Cressman at cressman@drexel.edu. More

Around the U.S.

alumniSacramento Alumni Reception
Drexel alumni are invited to join Carl "Tobey" Oxholm for a reception celebrating the launch of the Drexel University Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento, CA, on Thursday, February 19, 2009. The evening includes hors d'oeuvres, a facility tour and a demonstration of the latest technology. More

Northern California Networking Happy Hours
The Alumni Club of Northern California has monthly alumni happy hours coming up on Friday, February 20, 2009, at Anu Bar in San Francisco and on Friday, March 13, 2009, at The Rose & Crown Bar in Palo Alto. Join us to meet and network with fellow Drexel graduates in the area. More

Arizona Alumni Wine Tasting
Scottsdale-area alumni are invited to join the Alumni Association for a wine tasting and reception on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, at Uncorked: The Unpretentious Wine Bar in Scottsdale, AZ. More

Las Vegas Area Alumni Reception
Meet and network with fellow Las Vegas area alumni, along with faculty and staff from Drexel University with special guest, George P. Tsetsekos, Ph.D., Dean, Drexel University LeBow College of Business, at a reception at Spiedini Ristorante on Thursday, February 26, 2009. More

Orange County Alumni Reception
Join Drexel alumni from the Orange County area and guest speaker Darryl C. Scheetz, Esq., '70, '74 area on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, for a networking reception at Il Fornaio Restaurant in Irvine, CA. More

breweryPittsburgh Brewery Tour and Alumni Reception
Join fellow Pittsburgh-area alumni for a tour of East End Brewing followed by an alumni reception at The Map Room on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Tour guests will take home a complimentary growler of their choice of brew! More

Phillies Spring Training: Reception and Game
The Tampa Area Alumni Club will host a pre-game reception and watch World Champion Philadelphia Phillies take on the Detroit Tigers in a spring training game on Saturday, March 7, 2009, in Clearwater, FL. More

Washington D.C. Networking Reception
Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres while meeting and networking with other D.C. area alumni on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at Elephant & Castle. More

San Diego Area Alumni Career Services Program
Join alumni for a networking reception at Pacifica Del Mar on Thursday, March 12, 2009, and learn how to maximize your worth in a competitive job market. Top hiring managers will explain how to most effectively communicate your values, strengths, unique qualities and skills. More

Northern California Night at the Sharks
Join the Alumni Club of Northern California for Fan Appreciation Night to cheer on the San Jose Sharks as they take on the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday, April 9, 2009, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA. More

baltimoreSouth Jersey Alumni Happy Hour
Enjoy drink specials and live music as you meet and network with fellow alumni on Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Red, Hot and Blue in Cherry Hill, NJ. More


Campus NewsHabitat

Habitat for Humanity
Announces Build a
House...Build a Dream

Habitat for Humanity's Eighth Annual Build a House...Build a Dream Contest for Kids will take place on Saturday, April 4, 2009, at Drexel University, but now is the time for fifth graders in the region to sign up to be part of the fun. More

Drexel News Now has a Twitter Account
Twitter allows users to post short entries about what they are currently thinking or doing and reply to people who elect to "follow" their feed. Messages are limited to 140 characters, so they are easy to create and read. Drexel News now has its own Twitter account. To sign up, click here and go to "Join Today." If you have any questions, e-mail Noah Cohen at noah.cohen@drexel.edu.


Men's Basketball vs.
Northeastern: Game and Reception

Feel the fire as the Drexel Dragons take on the Northeastern Huskies at the DAC on Wednesday, February 25, 2009. Alumni and Drexel basketball fans will gather for a pre-game reception in the Dragon Room. More

Drexel Men's and Women's Basketball CAA Tournament Games and Receptions
Come rally with fellow Dragon basketball fans at our pre-game receptions held 2 1/2 hours before each of Drexel's match-ups throughout the men's and women's CAA Conference Tournaments in March, 2009. And join us again immediately following the buzzer for a post-game gathering to celebrate our victories! More

LacrosseMen's Lacrosse in Denver: Alumni Reception and Game
Drexel is coming to Colorado as the men's lacrosse team takes on the University of Denver Pioneers on Tuesday, March 24, 2009! Join Drexel alumni and fans for a pre-game reception at Sidelines Pub. More

San Diego Crew Classic
Gather under the Drexel tent in Alumni Village along Crown Point Beach in Mission Bay to cheer on the Drexel men's and women's crew teams as they compete against other top colleges and universities in the San Diego Crew Classic on April 4 and 5, 2009. More


Colleges and SchoolsOMOI

Calligraphy Exhibition
Comes to Drexel

The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design is pleased to present OMOI (feeling), an exhibition featuring the works by Rankin Scholar and master calligrapher, Chukin Takagi. The exhibit will be on display from February 16 to March 20, 2009. The gallery will also host an artist lecture, demonstration and reception on February 19 at 6 p.m. More

Reception with Engineer of the Year and Astronaut, Chris Ferguson '84
Join engineering alumni for an alumni reception with Chris Ferguson, '84, Engineer of the Year. Enjoy complimentary appetizers while networking with Drexel alumni on Thursday, February 19, 2009, in the Paul Peck Alumni Center. More

ESPN Bracketbusters at the DAC: CoEAA Reception and Game
College of Engineering alumni are invited to a pre-game alumni reception in the Hazem Maragah Hospitality Suite before watching the Drexel Dragons take on the Loyola Greyhounds at the DAC on Saturday, February 21, 2009! More

benefit concertPediatric AIDS
Benefit Concert

Each year, the College of Medicine sponsors a Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert in the Main Building. This year, it will be held on February 21, 2009, and tickets will be on sale at the door for $25. For more information, contact Carrie Happ at csh29@drexel.edu.

College of Medicine Alumni Reception
The Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Office of Alumni Relations invited you to attend a reception for alumni, students, residents and friends on Thursday, February 26, 2009, in Las Vegas, NV. The reception is hosted by Norman A. Johanson, M.D. Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery at the Drexel University College of Medicine, in conjunction with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009 Annual Meeting. More

HerringAcclaimed Playwright
Michael Hollinger
Comes to Campus

Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design will present Michael Hollinger's hilarious Cold War-ear play, Red Herring. The show, directed by Lee Etzold, Barrymore Award winner, will run Thursday, February 26, to Sunday, March 1, 2009 at the Mandell Theater. Hollinger, a local award-winning playwright, will appear at a special reception following Friday night's performance. More

Drexel's Chamber Singers Present
Nineteenth Annual Madrigal Dinner

The Nineteenth Annual Madrigal Dinner will be held on Friday, February 27, and Saturday, February 28, 2009, in Drexel's Great Court. The Madrigal Dinner has become one of Drexel's most popular traditions, drawing in an array of Renaissance enthusiasts who will be captivated by songs and cuisine of the era of King James I and Shakespeare. More

Family Therapy Lecture and Plaque Dedication
The College of Nursing and Health Professions will host the Inaugural Ivan I. Boszormenyi-Nagy, M.D. Lecture in Family Therapy and Plaque Dedication on Wednesday, March 11, 2009. The plaque dedication will take place in the Bellet Building, and will be followed by the lecture in the New College Building's Geary Auditorium B. More

FlyersEngineering Alumni
Night at the Flyers

The College of Engineering and the College of Engineering Alumni Association welcomes all alumni to Drexel night at the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, March 26, 2009, at the Wachovia Center! Cheer from box club seats and meet and network with Dean Selcuk Guceri and Flyers alumni. More

Curated by the Shenzhen Art Museum and an expert panel of Chinese critics and curators, INK not INK will be the first survey-scale exhibition of contemporary chinese art ever presented in the Greater Philadelphia region. The exhibition will be held on Drexel's campus and open to the public from April 1 to May 9, 2009. More

Alumni Resources

Grab Your Passport for Our Alumni Travel Program
Join fellow alumni as we head to exciting new locations with our Alumni Travel Program. Each trip offers educational opportunities in beautiful locations worldwide. More

Alumni Card
Your alumni card is your key to campus. Visit the university libraries, Korman Computing Center or the Daskalakis Athletic Center (membership fees apply) and receive alumni discounts at the Mandell Theater box office. More

Join us on Facebook!
Facebook is a great way to connect with fellow classmates, whether around the corner or across the world! We encourage you to check out the official Alumni Association Facebook pages to stay in touch with other Drexel alumni. More

Leadership Library
The Alumni Association invites graduates to donate new or used books that they have found to be particularly motivational for the Alumni Leadership Library. And now, anyone who brings a book to an alumni event will receive a free alumni T-shirt! More

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