Details in Brief

Click below for a video preview of the February 2013 Drexel Details alumni e-newsletter, hosted by Drexel student Chantee Steele '13 in one of the test kitchens in Drexel's Academic Bistro.

Chantee Steele

Alumni Association News

3rd Annual Alumni Global Night of Networking

Registration is now open for the Alumni Global Night of Networking on April 18! The Drexel University Alumni Association will host networking receptions in 35 cities worldwide and we want you to be a part of this global celebration by joining us in person or online. For more information on the Global Night of Networking and to view a personal message from Vice Chair of the Alumni Association Board of Governors, Ira Taffer '79, '83, click the image below.

Ira Taffer

Drexel University Alumni Association Board of Governors Call for Nominations

The Drexel University Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations of qualified alumni interested in running for election to the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors oversees and advocates the Alumni Association's efforts to engage, advance and support Drexel University and its alumni and students through a variety of programs, services and awards. Elected Directors serve four-year terms beginning July 1, 2013. To learn more about the role and responsibilities of the Board, click here.

To nominate yourself, please complete the Candidate Letter of Interest form that can be downloaded or completed online. Nominees are required to be alumni of Drexel University and must submit the Candidate Letter of Interest form no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2013. More

"How to Effectively Work with Recruiters to Get the Edge on Your Job Search" An Alumni Career Services Program in Radnor, PA

You've decided to make a career move. Is working with a recruiter the right way to go? Join the Alumni Association and Chris Bilotta, CPRW, '77, '84, co-owner of Resource Development Company, Inc., on March 20 and learn what makes retained and contingency firms different, what your expectations should be as a job seeker, and how you can effectively work with each type of firm to reach your career goals. More

Chris BilottaYour Career Retainer by Chris Bilotta '74, '84:
"Developing Leadership Principles"

Your Career Retainer is a monthly career column for Drexel alumni which focuses on topics of leadership and management. In this month's column, Chris explains the importance of establishing your essential leadership principles to guide you through both calm and rough waters. More

Alumni Weekend 2013: Register Now!

Online registration is now open for Alumni Weekend 2013! View our complete list of events online, as well as hotel information, and join the Drexel University Alumni Association for Alumni Weekend on May 3 and 4, 2013. We've added some brand new events to the roster and updated some old favorites. Reconnect, rediscover, and renew your ties to classmates, friends and faculty at this memorable weekend for all Drexel alumni. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus in May! More

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.

Campus and Community

Drexel vs. Delaware

Drexel vs. Delaware Giving Challenge
The Drexel Dragons women’s basketball team faces the University of Delaware Blue Hens on Sunday March 3. Between February 15 and March 1, Drexel and Delaware are going head-to-head in an off-court fundraising challenge. Get behind the Dragons and help ensure a double victory, on and off the court, by liking the Alumni Association Facebook fanpage or by making a donation to Drexel! More

Drexel University President's Report: 2012
Thanks to your support and leadership, Drexel accomplished remarkable things in 2012, and we are pleased to share with you the annual President’s Report. It offers a snapshot of our achievements and our financial health, and we hope it makes you feel even more pride in the University. Drexel’s impact in teaching, in research, in economic development and civic engagement and many other arenas is impressive and wide ranging, but it all hinges on the engagement of a broad community of stakeholders. Please accept our deepest thanks to you for your belief in and commitment to Drexel. More.

Academy Explorers Camp
This is a fun and educational day camp at the Academy of Natural Sciences from March 20 to April 2 for children ages 5 to 12. Each day includes a teacher-naturalist presentation, exhibit exploration, games, crafts, and other interactive activities. To register, call 215-299-1060.

Bicentennial Town Square: Green City, Clean Waters
Hear an overview of Philadelphia's nationally recognized watersheds program, Green City, Clean Waters, which takes a ground breaking approach to transforming the health of the city's waterways, at the Academy of Natural Sciences on March 21. Eric Sanderson, a senior conservation ecologist, will discuss the Manhattan Project. More

Secrets of the Exhibits Adult Class
Have you ever wondered how exhibits are built at the Academy of Natural Sciences, the nation's oldest natural history museum? Learn how as Academy Director of Exhibits, Jennifer Sontchi, takes participants behind the scenes of the bicentennial exhibit, The Academy at 200: The Nature of Discovery on March 26. More

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Liberty Mutual News: Traveling Safely with Your Dog
Although a dog’s most preferred trip usually consists of a walk around the block, sometimes a ride in the car may be necessary. Check out our tips, provided with input from the ASPCA, for making your dog’s car trip less stressful. More

Alumni Benefits & Services

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Colleges & Schools

College of Medicine Alumni Reception with Dean Schidlow
Join the College of Medicine for a reception on February 21 in King of Prussia 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. More

LeBow College of Business Presents: Cooking 101
Have you ever wondered how to make sushi maki rolls? Does it seem like an expensive mystery? Join the LeBow College of Business on February 28 for a demo on how to make this Japanese staple, plus one other surprise dish, at DiBruno Brothers Rittenhouse Square. More

iSchool MS in Library and Information Science Online Open House
The iSchool presents an informative and convenient way for alumni to learn more about its Master’s of Library and Information Science Degree Program. Attend an online open house with key speakers, iSchool Professor Dr. Xia Lin and iSchool Admissions Manager Matt Lechtenberg, on February 28. More

College of Medicine Alumni Reception at the American Academy of Dermatology Meeting
The College of Medicine Department of Dermatology and Office of Alumni Relations invites you to a March 3 reception hosted by Herbert Allen, M.D., chair and professor, Department of Dermatology, and held in conjunction with the American Academy of Dermatology's 2013 Annual Meeting. More

The iSchool to Exhibit at HIMSS 2013 Annual Conference
The iSchool will be exhibiting at the HIMSS13: Health IT Annual Conference and Exhibition from March 3 to 7 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. If you will be at the conference, stop by booth #575 to learn more about the iSchool’s graduate, professional development, and doctoral programs.

College of Medicine Alumni Reception at The American College of Cardiology Meeting
The College of Medicine Department of Cardiology and Office of Alumni Relations invites you to a March 10 reception hosted by Howard J. Eisen, M.D., professor and chief of the Division of Cardiology, and held in conjunction with The American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session 2013. 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

LeBow College of Business presents Behavioral Finance Panel
Join the LeBow College of Business and the Society of Financial Service Professionals for an expert panel discussion at the Union League of Philadelphia on March 21. The panel, featuring Drexel researchers and financial advisors, will discuss how emotions and psychology can have an impact on conventional finance theories. 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

Celebrating a Decade of Leadership and Achievement: The Promise of Tomorrow
Mark your calendar for May 10 for an evening recognizing the leadership of Marla J. Gold, MD, dean of the School of Public Health, the significant achievements of the School of Public Health, and a look ahead to the promise of tomorrow. This year marks the final year of Marla Gold's tenure as dean. More


CAA Men's Basketball Conference Tournament in Richmond, Virginia: Pre-game Alumni Association Rallies
Cheer on the Drexel men's basketball team with the Alumni Association from March 9 to 11 at the Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Conference Tournament. Meet fans for a complimentary first round of appetizers an hour and a half before each of Drexel's match-ups in the lobby of our Dragon headquarters, the Hilton Garden Inn — just steps from the arena! More

CAA Women's Basketball Conference Tournament in Upper Marlboro, Maryland: Pre-game Alumni Association Rally
The Drexel women's basketball team is headed to the Colonial Athletic Association Women's Basketball Conference Tournament from March 14 to 17. Meet up with fans for a complimentary reception in the Winner's Circle Lounge an hour and a half before Drexel's first match-up! More

Alumni Spotlight

Dorcas Reilly '47

Dorcas ReillyA woman whose legacy is known in kitchens across America visited Drexel on January 30. Dorcas Reilly ’47, creator of the iconic green bean casserole recipe that appears on the back of Campbell’s soup cans, was honored with a special luncheon in the Academic Bistro.

Reilly graduated from what was then Drexel’s Home Economics program, known today as Goodwin’s Hospitality Management, Culinary Arts, and Food Science program. More

Career Column

Chris BilottaLeadership Unlimited
Terry Wall '97

"Look in the Mirror First, but Beware of Blind Spots"
What you see when you “look in the mirror” must match what others see when they look at you. Otherwise, you’re operating with huge “blind spots” that will ultimately get you in trouble. More

Alumni Career Services

"Making the Move From the Military to a Civilian Career" Alumni Career Services Workshop in Philadelphia
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. Tonight, 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

Lynda asked each of the practice leaders at LEADING EXECUTIVE to offer a tip for career and business success in 2016. Click here to see what they said.

"How Identifying Trends and Understanding the Consumer Can Lead to Success" An Alumni Career Services Program in New York City
On March 19, join the Alumni Association for an exclusive evening in Manhattan with fashion designer and industry pioneer, Carole Hochman '66, Hon. '86. Learn how Carole identifies trends and opportunities, manages a portfolio of brands, handles economic downturns and shifts in consumer mindset, and how her lifelong interest in the constantly changing apparel industry has evolved into Carole Hochman Designs, the global powerhouse company it is today. More

Are you a member of the Drexel University Alumni Association Networking Group on LinkedIn? If not, click here to join the more than 10,700 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 new workplace skills would you like to learn to increase your job success?

Upcoming Events

Philadelphia Metro Area

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

"Coaching Young Athletes" Workshop and Alumni Reception
Do you have a child who's participating in a youth sports league or who’s thinking about starting? Are you a school, community or volunteer youth coach? If so, join Drexel alumni on March 5 for a workshop designed to show you ways to positively impact youth athletes and inspire them through encouragement, teaching and fun. More

The Trip to Bountiful Performance and Alumni Reception
Join the Alumni Association for a reception and evening with the People's Light & Theatre Company in Malvern, as they present The Trip to Bountiful on April 3. Enjoy a private hors d'oeuvres reception at The Farmhouse Bistro, featuring the show's director, Abigail Adams, and get the inside scoop before taking in the show! More

Around the U.S.

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

Alumni Networking Reception with Dean Ruth in New York City
Join Dean of Students, Dr. David Ruth '05, and alumni in the New York City area for a reception and watch party as the Drexel men's basketball team battles Delaware on February 21. We'll gather at Manny's on Second where you'll have the chance to catch up with old friends, make new ones, visit with Dean Ruth and watch the game! 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

Atlanta Area Alumni Luncheon
The Alumni Associations of Drexel University and Drexel University College of Medicine join the Great Court and Arch Street Legacy Societies to invite you and your guest to join alumni of Drexel, Hahnemann, Woman's Medical College and Medical College of Pennsylvania for a luncheon at McCormick & Schmick's in Dunwoody, Georgia on February 26. More

St. Augustine Area Alumni Luncheon
The Alumni Associations of Drexel University and Drexel University College of Medicine join the Great Court and Arch Street Legacy Societies to invite you and your guest to join alumni of Drexel, Hahnemann, Woman's Medical College and Medical College of Pennsylvania for a luncheon at the Casa Monica Hotel on February 28. More

Houston Alumni Day at the Rodeo
Bring the family and enjoy a fun-filled day at the Houston Rodeo with Drexel alumni and friends on March 2. Begin the day by joining the Alumni Association for some small bites at Pappasito's Cantina, and then head over to check out the livestock show, carnival, and exhibitions before sitting down for the main event. Following the rodeo, enjoy an evening concert featuring country music star, Brantley Gilbert! 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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