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Alumni Weekend 2012 - Celebrate the Year of the Dragon
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Celebrate the Year of the Dragon at
Alumni Weekend on May 4 and 5, 2012!

Drexel alumni from across the world return to campus for Alumni Weekend to visit with classmates and friends, check out the latest happenings on campus, and revel in the fun and festivity of the weekend. Welcome back to campus! Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with us!

Visit for a complete listing of Alumni Weekend events, hotel and parking information, and to see who's already registered. For additional information, contact the Alumni Office at 1-888-DU-GRADS, 215-895-ALUM or

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Class ReunionGolden Dragon Events
for the Class of 1962

Drexel alumni will come together to celebrate the Class of 1962 as they are inducted into the Golden Dragon Society and commemorate their 50th reunion year. Whether you graduated from Drexel Institute, Woman's Medical College or Hahnemann, please join us for this special celebration!

All members of the Golden Dragon Society are also invited to join the Class of 1962 for the annual Golden Dragon Society luncheon that afternoon, followed by a tour of Drexel's ever-evolving campus. If your 50th reunion has passed and you were unable to attend, please let us know when you register. Events include:

Class of 1962 Welcome Breakfast
Friday, May 4, from 9 to 10 a.m.

Visit with classmates and friends from the Class of 1962 while enjoying breakfast fare, coffee, tea, bloody Marys, mimosas and soft drinks.

Golden Dragon Induction and Pinning Ceremony
Friday, May 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Join members of the Class of 1962 as they are officially inducted into the Golden Dragon Society and presented with Society pins at this special reunion ceremony.

Class of 1962 Photograph
Friday, May 4, from 11:45 a.m. to noon

Gather with classmates on the staircase of the Great Court in the historic Main Building – the University’s original building, which celebrated its 120-year anniversary on December 17, 2011.

Golden Dragon Society Annual Luncheon
Friday, May 4, from noon to 2 p.m.

Catch up on 50 or more years of memories with classmates and friends while enjoying a three-course luncheon. The Alumni Association will also present its annual Golden Dragon Society Awards.

Campus Bus Tour
Friday, May 4, from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.

Following lunch, hop aboard a Drexel shuttle bus for a guided tour of the University City campus. Check out all of the changes that have taken place since your last visit to the campus.

Please note that the Drexel University College of Medicine Class of 1962 will celebrate its 50-year reunion from May 16 to 18. Click here for more information on the College of Medicine's celebration.

Alumni Weekend Events Not to be Missed!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Young Alumni Beer and Cheese Tasting
The Young Alumni Association will kick-off Alumni Weekend a day early with a tasting of local brews from Flying Fish Brewery and gourmet cheeses from DiBruno Bros. Experts will explain the ins and outs of why beer just might pair better with cheese than wine! Space is limited.

Friday, May 4, 2012

College of Nursing and Health Professions: "Leave Your Legacy" Videotaping, Reunion Cocktail Party and Class Dinners
Renew friendships with your classmates from Hahnemann, Woman’s Medical College/Medical College of Pennsylvania, MCP Hahnemann University and Drexel's College of Nursing and Health Professions over cocktails, conversation and an elegant dinner in the galleries of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art’s Historic Landmark Building. Share your fondest memories, your favorite instructors and your student experiences with our videographers to help us preserve the legacy of your alma maters. Spouses and significant others welcome.

Sports FansAlumni Wine Pairing Dinner
Don’t miss this popular annual dinner where you will enjoy a decadent three-course menu fully prepared and served by Drexel students, paired with the perfect wines. Learn from our experienced wine instructor, Hudson Austin, about each of the carefully-selected wines. Space is limited!

Sports Fans Rally and BBQ
All former Drexel athletes, DAC Pack members and sports fans are invited for a special rally, reception and Baby Blue's barbecue at the University’s athletic complex. Come reconnect with athletes and coaches from all decades!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Mario and Alumni20th Anniversary University City 5K Run
For the past 20 years, the University City 5K Run has been dedicated to the memory of Nick Pipino, a Drexel student who was killed in 1992 while working to finance his education. Proceeds directly support the memorial scholarship established in his name for Drexel students in need. Run, walk or line the route and cheer on the participants!

Spectators: There is no need to register, just join us along the route!
Runners: Click here to register. (Pre-registration by May 3: $20 per runner; Race Day: $25 per runner)

Thank you to our generous 5K sponsors: The Drexel University Alumni Association, CAP Fund, Chestnut Street Catering, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Cavanaugh's Restaurant & Sports Bar, Pi Kappa Phi, Philadelphia Runner Stores, Drexel Recreation Center, RoadID, SyncSpeed Inc., Nicholas P. Pipino Associates, Inc., Deer Park Direct, The Fresh Grocer, Herr's Foods Inc., Landmark Americana, and Spikes Trophies Limited.

Sports Fans Reunion Luncheon
Join the Sports Fans of the '50s, along with former and current Drexel athletes and supporters, for their biennial reunion luncheon where the John and Mary Semanik Awards will be presented to the male and female student athletes of the year. Guests will also be treated to a presentation by the University’s Archivist, Rob Sieczkiewicz, on the history of athletics at Drexel.

PicnicAlumni Family Picnic
Pack up the children and grandchildren for a fun afternoon of food, games and prizes! The Alumni Family Picnic is an annual tradition featuring a variety of activities hosted by Drexel’s colleges, schools, departments and student organizations. This year, we’ll commemorate the Year of the Dragon with live music, barbecue lunch, ice cream novelties, crafts, fossils from Patagonia, and live animals from the Academy of Natural Sciences!

Alumni attendees will be entered into a drawing for special raffle prizes, including our grand prize: a Hersheypark Family Pack, sponsored by the Drexel University Alumni Association! For more information on the Alumni Family Picnic, including a list of activities and prizes, click here.

NOTE: If your family has four or more members who are over the age of 5, then you can register for a total cost of $15.

Thank you to our picnic sponsors: The Drexel University Alumni Association, The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Dragonfly Decór, Drexel University Recreation Center, Landmark Americana, Sabrina's Café @ Powelton and Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse.

Alumni Association Awards Ceremony
Join the Alumni Association Board of Governors as they honor the achievements of your fellow Drexel alumni and current students, along with awards presented by Drexel’s colleges and schools. Awards presented by the Alumni Association Board of Governors will include the Alumni Entrepreneur Award, the Service to Profession Award, the Service to the Community Award, and the Special Distinction Award.

LaughsClass of 1987 Silver Dragon Reunion Celebration
The Class of 1987 will raise a glass to commemorate its 25th reunion at this festive patio reception. Catch up on the past 25 years – jobs, weddings, kids, big moves – and swap stories from days at Drexel, Remember The Jailhouse, parties, games and more! Class members will also receive their Silver Dragon Society pin and be inducted into the Society before joining everyone at the University Gala.

University Gala
Cap off Alumni Weekend and celebrate the Year of the Dragon at our very own Chinese New Year Party! Guests will enjoy a three-course dinner, soft drinks, beer, wine and our signature ‘Dragontini’ cocktail while dancing the night away to the sounds of Midnight Hour – the "Big Dance Band". The University Gala sells out every year, so register now. It's an evening not to be missed!

Dress is cocktail attire and guests must be 21 years of age or older. There are no assigned seats at the Gala, however you may purchase tables of 10 or 12 (limited availability) to ensure that a group can sit together.

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Check Out These Other Weekend Events!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Class of 1952 Chemical Engineering Reunion
Join the 60 Year Reunion of the Chemical Engineering Class of 1952 under the clock on Friday morning. Tour the Chemical Engineering department and labs and speak with current professors and students prior to heading to the Golden Dragon luncheon. For additional information, please contact Maria Papa at or 215.895.6654.

LeBow College of Business Lunch, Learn and Lead: Enhancing Corporate Value
Come hear resident experts from LeBow College’s Center for Corporate Governance and Center for Corporate Reputation Management discuss key strategies in creating and maintaining a successful organization from the inside out.

College of Nursing and Health Professions Open House at the Center for Clinical and Electronic Learning Resources
Take guided tours of our newest labs and learn first-hand how today’s students experience reality-based healthcare education while prepping on computerized manikins and assessing "real" patients.

Varsity Singers Reunion
"Little Wheel a-Turnin'" will be awaiting Varsity Singers alumni! Former members will reunite for a piano sing-a-long with their sheet music from days gone by. Following the reunion, head to White Dog Café for a fun-filled dinner.

Pennoni Honors College Happy Hour
Join the Pennoni Honors College at a special happy hour at Landmark Americana on Drexel's main campus. Meet and reminisce with Honors College alumni, as well as the Dean and staff of the College.

"Politics and Economics: Predicting the 2012 U.S. Economy During an Election Year"
LeBow College of Business invites alumni to hear Dean George Tsetsekos, Ph.D., Economics Department Head and Professor Vibhas Madan, Ph.D., and expert alumni panelists discuss their predictions of the 2012 U.S. economy and how the results from the upcoming election will affect Fed policy and the economy at large. A reception will immediately follow the discussion.

Materials Science and Engineering Alumni Gathering
Graduates of Drexel’s materials science and engineering disciplines are invited to reunite during the department’s annual alumni gathering at City Tap House, one of University City’s newest pubs.

Drexel Hillel Shabbat Services and Dinner
Join alumni, current Jewish students and Hillel members for Shabbat services followed by Shabbat dinner.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

"Holistic Self Care: An A to Z Guide for the Caregiver" Continuing Nursing Education Program
The topic of "Holistic Self-Care: An A-Z Guide for the Caregiver" will be presented by Stephanie Maxine Ross, MH, MS, HT, CNC, Director and Clinical Assistant Professor, Program in Complementary and Integrative Therapies. Learn how to pamper yourself as you rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit with aromatic essences, whole nutritious foods, soothing teas, energy medicine and mind-body techniques that will heighten your senses, energize your being and calm your spirit. Space is limited.

College of Nursing and Health Professions Visit to the National Constitution Center
Celebrate the right to free expression at an exhibition that rocks! Explore Springsteen's career in From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen. Tickets include admission to the NCC's main exhibition and its award-winning production Freedom Rising.

College of Engineering Dean’s Champagne Brunch
All alumni are invited to this annual brunch to learn more about how the College of Engineering continues to grow.

iSchool Alumni Champagne Brunch
Graduates of The iSchool at Drexel – the College of Information Science and Technology – are invited to come together for a special champagne brunch with Dean David E. Fenske. Alumni celebrating milestone reunions, including Golden and Silver Dragons, will be honored.

College of Nursing and Health Professions Visit to the Academy of Natural Sciences
All ages will no doubt be entertained and enlightened when visiting Drexel's newest acquisition, America's oldest natural history museum, The Academy of Natural Sciences. Celebrate the Academy's 200th Anniversary by viewing, "Everything Under the Sun: New Photographs of Academy Specimens" by Rosamond Purcell. Space is limited.

Goodwin College Presents "Goodwin Is..."
Mix and mingle with alumni and current students as Goodwin showcases programs offered at the College. Sample refreshments and dragon-inspired treats created by Culinary Arts students.

College of Nursing and Health Professions Dean’s Luncheon
Mix and mingle with classmates, College administrators and students while learning more about the state of the College, its strategic agenda and exciting future plans. Students will be on hand to discuss their experiences and respond to your questions about our programs.

Computer Science Department Alumni Gathering
Computer Science alumni are invited to enjoy an afternoon lunch and tour. Guests will also have a chance to see the latest student research and are welcome to join the department at a local pub to enjoy a complimentary happy hour.

Campus Walking Tours
All are invited on a walking tour of Drexel’s University City Campus sponsored by the Office of Enrollment Management. Experience Drexel as incoming students see it today. The tour will showcase all of the growth that the campus has undertaken over the past 120 years.

"Retirement Planning: Understand How Changes in Government Policy Can Affect Your Retirement"
LeBow College of Business faculty members Tony Curatola, Ph.D. and Rich Freedman, J.D. will discuss the state of your retirement, and how to prepare for the future in these unstable economic times.

Goodwin College Presents An Afternoon of Alumni Achievements and Reception
Join the Goodwin College for the Stanley Gwiazda Professorship presentation and honor the achievements of fellow alumni at a reception.

School of Public Health Tea Time with the Dean
Enjoy high tea, sandwiches and desserts in an elegant setting with Dr. Marla Gold, Dean of the School of Public Health. Join faculty and alumni for an intimate and fun gathering, and take advantage of the opportunity to network and learn about your alma mater’s latest news and upcoming events.

Cake, Coffee, Culture & Conversation: Celebrating Our Individuality One Bite At a Time!
Visit the newly dedicated James E. Marks Intercultural Center (formerly the Newman Center), home of the Office of Equality & Diversity, Study Abroad, Office of Multicultural Programs, LGBTQ Resources, and Spiritual & Religious Life at Drexel. Enjoy coffee, cake and conversation in the cozy gallery space!

Welcome Home Drexel Veterans and Supporters
Join us for wine and cheese at the Drexel Veterans Lounge, symbolically dedicated this past Veterans Day on 11/11/11. The Lounge is a place where current student veterans can study, network and host meetings and events. Please visit the Lounge and meet with the many campus partners associated with the "DU Remembers…Will You?" campaign that prioritizes student-veterans at Drexel!

Fraternity and Sorority Life Alumni Reunion
The Drexel Inter-fraternity Alumni Association (DIFAA) invites fraternity and sorority alumni to gather at Drexel’s on-campus hot spot, Landmark Americana, for a festive reception before heading to the University Gala.

Young Alumni Havdallah/Party for the Classes of '00–'11
Please join Shaw Levin ’11 and Lonnie Snyder ’10 (co-chairs) for a great evening to meet, socialize and network with young Jewish alumni. Guests will enjoy appetizers and drink specials.

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