Details in Brief
Click below for a video preview of the May 2012 Drexel Details Alumni e-newsletter, hosted by Drexel student Scott Sugarman '14 in the University Archives.
Alumni Association News
Drexel Year of the Dragon: Celebrating Drexel Memories in May
Throughout the month of May, the Alumni Association is celebrating the significant events in Drexel's history that make it the unique University that it is today. To do this, we have started a timeline of Drexel milestones spanning from the 1930's to 2012. Check out our memories and milestones timeline, and if you'd like to share your personal account, or photographs from a certain milestone, let us know! As we receive your memories, we'll add them into the timeline.
Click here to let us know which milestone you've experienced first-hand. We want to share alumni stories all month long as we celebrate our Drexel memories in May.
Celebrating the Dragons of the Future in June
Are you a Drexel graduate, and do you have a relative graduating from Drexel this June? In Chinese tradition, a red envelope is a special gift given by elders to represent luck. If you have a relative who is graduating from Drexel and continuing your family's legacy, fill out this brief form and we'll send you a red envelope containing a commemorative Year of the Dragon pin. You can give it to your graduating student to commemorate your Drexel Legacy connection and so they'll always remember that they became a Drexel graduate during the Year of the Dragon!
In June, we're also collecting alumni advice to seniors. Looking back, what's one thing you wish you knew before graduation? Did you learn something after graduation that you wish you would have known before stepping out into the real world? Do you have a piece of advice you'd like to share? If so, please share your words of wisdom with the Class of 2012 here!
All I Really Need to Know
I Learned at Drexel: 366 Drexel Life Lessons
So far we've collected 176 Drexel life lessons and we're still going strong! Help us meet our goal of 366 lessons — one for each day of 2012. For the first life lesson you submit, you'll automatically get a promo code toward commemorative Year of the Dragon prizes. More
Today's life lesson comes from Glenn Booker '12: "If your goals can be reached easily, it's time to pick new goals. Reach for the impossible!"
We've got lots of exciting events, programs, games, giveaways and more planned for 2012, so stay in the loop and visit the Year of the Dragon Web site today!
Alumni Weekend 2012 Photos Available Online
Alumni Weekend on May 4 and 5 was a fantastic celebration of the Year of the Dragon with alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends!
Photos from Alumni Weekend are now available for viewing and purchase at kellyandmassa.com. Simply click "Public Viewer" at the top of the page and locate the Alumni Weekend photo galleries. Please note that we already plan to send along photos from the Golden and Silver Dragon Societies pinning ceremonies and the Classes of 1962 and 1987 group photos. You should expect to receive them in the mail shortly.
Exploring the Drexel Legacy: Alumni Travel Program to Dornbirn, Austria
From September 8 through 15, 2012, the Drexel University Alumni Association is offering an exclusive and unique travel experience for Drexel alumni and friends to Dornbirn, Austria — the birthplace of Francis Martin Drexel and the origin of a family legacy that would be more far reaching than could have been predicted some 200 years ago.
Travelers will explore the Drexel family history, experience the region’s finest restaurants and cuisine, and enjoy tours, talks and tastings led by the owners of local family businesses. The tour is limited and only 6 spots remain! Click here to download the trip brochure, then click here to register to join us!
Colleges & Schools
Drexel University College of Medicine 50th Reunion Celebration
A special reunion celebration for the College of Medicine Class of 1962 is planned for May 16 to 18. This momentous occasion is planned to also coincide with the College of Medicine's Commencement. The Class of 1962 is invited to participate in the graduation events, including robing with the Class of 2012 and occupying a place of honor during the commencement ceremony. This once in a lifetime celebration is not to be missed! More
College of Nursing and Health Professions Alumni Council
The Drexel University Alumni Association seeks alumni and students who are interested in forming a College of Nursing and Health Professions Alumni Council. An information session to hear ideas, ask questions, and share feedback will be held tonight at 6 p.m., in room 209 of the Bellet Building, 1505 Race Street. Please contact Anne Jensen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-888-DU-GRADS with questions, or if you would like to be part of this initiative but cannot attend.
Drexel LeBow MBA in the Suburbs
Taught by the same professors who teach on main campus, this accredited, 24-month, part-time MBA program offers concentrations in business analytics, engineering management, entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, and marketing. Student services are provided on-site in Malvern, including priority registration, advising, career and professional development, and networking events. More
Reception for Physician Assistant Alumni and Friends in Toronto
The College of Nursing and Health Professions invites alumni of its Physician Assistant Program to connect with fellow graduates, students and faculty at a reception held in conjunction with the American Academy of Physician Assistants' 40th Annual Conference on May 28. More
Celebration to Honor Dean George Tsetsekos
Please join us in honoring Dean George Tsetsekos for his outstanding achievements and dedication to Drexel LeBow!
After 10 remarkable years of devoted service, Dean Tsetsekos has resigned his position. All alumni are invited to join together on June 5 to give him an unforgettable farewell and a celebratory send-off to his sabbatical!
College of Nursing and Health Professions Reception for Alumni and Friends
On June 19, College of Nursing and Health Professions alumni are invited to a reception held in conjunction with the Drexel University Nursing Education Institute in Savannah, GA. More
College of Engineering Golf Tournament
Kick off your summer with a round of golf at one of the Delaware Valley’s most popular courses and help gifted students continue their Drexel education at the Drexel Engineering 8th Annual Golf Tournament on June 25. More
Campus & Community
Memorial Day Primer and Tribute to Drexel’s Fallen
We are all greatly saddened by the tragic passing of Lt. Christopher Mosko '07, a graduate who recently lost his life in Afghanistan. All alumni are invited to join President Fry and the University community for a special gathering in Lt. Mosko's honor on May 17 as part of Drexel's Memorial Day tribute. Drexel’s Army ROTC, the Drexel Veterans Association, and the Veterans Task Force will host a day of remembrance and appreciation for members of our nation’s military who have served or are currently serving. The day kicks off with the USO’s “Christmas in July” program, followed by a picnic lunch and a “Card Writing Campaign for Soldiers,” and will conclude with the tribute to Lt. Mosko. More
The Academy at 200: The Nature of Discovery
This exhibit transports visitors across the world through the eyes of Academy scientists. Reach out and touch a 400-pound space rock, put your hand in a giant clam, and experience the wonder of exploration and discovery like you never have before. Beautiful, weird, and rarely seen marvels from the Academy's collections are displayed along an 80-foot-long wall, open through March 2013. More
2-for-1 General Admission to the Academy of Natural Sciences
The Academy is celebrating its 200th anniversary by offering 2-for-1 general admission on the 21st of every month, now through March 21, 2013. Start on May 21, and enjoy the special admission rate!
Flirtatious Feathers: A Colorful Collection of Academy Bird Photographs
Whether in flight or in song, many birds display vibrant plumage that charms mates and photographers alike. Built by the Academy in collaboration with exhibit design students from Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, the Flirtatious Feathers exhibit runs from May 26 to September 23. More
Calling All Alumni
Drexel University Student Consulting Surveys
The Dana and David Dornsife Center for Experiential Business Education at Drexel University collaborates with area firms to solve real-world business issues. The current consulting group of Drexel students invites you to participate in two surveys as part of their hands-on project. This will enable these students to successfully measure the practical applications of their work. To take the surveys, click here.
Request for Raiders Fans Feedback
Brian Laverty, a current Drexel MBA and MS in TV management student, is researching options to the NFL's Blackout Policy for his thesis. He is exploring the potential of pay-per-view as an alternative to blacking out a football game when the home stadium isn't sold out. Brian is using data from the past three Raiders' seasons, so he needs to get in touch with the silver and black fans out there. Take this quick survey to help him with his research.
Alumni Panelists Needed for Engineering Graduate Research Symposium
The Engineering Graduate Association is seeking participants for an alumni panel discussion to be held at the Drexel Engineering Graduate Research Symposium on May 24. Possible panel topics include: prospects after graduation — academia or industry; improving employability while in school; all you can achieve with good professional connections; survival tactics in a bad economy and best job hunting strategies. Interested alumni panelists can contact Gaurav Goyal at email@example.com.
Ken Delmar '62
Ken Delmar '62 played an instrumental role in the formation of Drexel's first jazz band in 1971.
After graduation, Ken spent time with the Army in North Korea. One day he saw an ad in the newspaper that caught his eye.
"There was a notice in the newspaper that Bob Hope was only coming every other year to entertain the troops," said Ken. "Since we were not in active combat at the time, they were looking for an officer who wanted to entertain the GI's during Bob Hope's off-year."
Ken grew up playing piano in his church, and while a senior at Drexel he was the student director of the men's glee club and was a member of the Varsity Singers. More
Your Career Retainer
Chris Bilotta '77, '84
"The 3rd Alternative"
Conflict resolution is discussed in this month’s column. Learn how to arrive at the “3rd Alternative” — a solution to a conflict where everybody wins. More
Julia Levy '93
"Would You Supply Your Facebook Password During an Interview?"
Hiring managers and recruiters can learn a lot from your online presence. Follow Julia’s tips to make sure it’s positive and professional. More
Alumni Career Services
How to Access the Hidden Job Market — An Alumni Career Services Workshop
Did you know that 80% of all job openings are never listed anywhere? The Drexel University Alumni Association and the Steinbright Career Development Center invite alumni to hear Ken Bohrer, Steinbright career counselor, on June 6, as he teaches critical networking strategies needed to access the hidden job market and ultimately land your ideal position. More
Click here for more information on Alumni Career Services seminars, events, services and opportunities.
Philadelphia Metro Area
Behind the Scenes at the Philadelphia Zoo with Dr. Gail Hearn
The Drexel University Alumni Association and the College of Arts and Sciences invite alumni to a summer night at the Philadelphia Zoo on June 19. This exclusive, after-hours event features special guest Dr. Gail Hearn, research professor in Drexel's Biology Department. More
Save the Date: Philadelphia Area Networking Happy Hour for Young Alumni
Celebrate summer and welcome the Class of 2012 into the Alumni Association with this networking happy hour at Mad River. Mark your calendars for June 27, and stay tuned for more details!
Young Alumni Night at the Phillies
Join us for a night at the ballpark as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Washington Nationals on September 27. We'll gather at Chickie's & Pete's for a pre-game buffet with Philadelphia area alumni, then head to Citizens Bank Park for Fan Appreciation Night. More
Around the U.S.
Northern California Alumni Monthly Networking Happy Hour
Join alumni and friends at Americano Restaurant for a spring networking happy hour hosted by the Alumni Club of Northern California on May 18. More
Boston 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 alumni to join fellow graduates of Drexel, Hahnemann, Woman's Medical College and Medical College of Pennsylvania in the Boston area for a complimentary luncheon on May 23. More
Huntingdon Valley 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 alumni to join fellow graduates of Drexel, Hahnemann, Woman's Medical College and Medical College of Pennsylvania in the Huntingdon Valley area for a complimentary luncheon on June 6. More
Baltimore Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Join Drexel alumni for a night at the ballpark on June 8 and cheer as the Baltimore Orioles meet the National League East Champion Philadelphia Phillies! Gather before the game in the Homeplate Lounge to meet Drexel alumni from the Baltimore area. More
Alexandria 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 alumni to join fellow graduates of Drexel, Hahnemann, Woman's Medical College and Medical College of Pennsylvania in the Alexandria area for a complimentary luncheon on June 13. More
Detroit Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Alumni in the Detroit area are invited to join the Alumni Association for a summer night at the ballpark on June 20. We'll enjoy a pre-game pizza party before cheering as the Detroit Tigers take on the St. Louis Cardinals. More
Wyomissing 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 alumni to join fellow graduates of Drexel, Hahnemann, Woman's Medical College and Medical College of Pennsylvania in the Wyomissing area for a complimentary luncheon on June 20. More
Bowie Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Bowie area alumni are invited to a special night at the ballpark with Drexel alumni as the Bowie Baysox match up against the Reading Phillies on June 23. It's Star Wars night at the park, so get ready for a lightsaber battle during the 7th inning stretch and test your Star Wars knowledge with trivia throughout the game. We'll cap-off the evening with a fireworks display! More
Miami Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Don't miss this night at the ballpark as the Miami Marlins take on the Philadelphia Phillies June 29. You'll meet Drexel alumni before the game at the Home Run Porch, and pick up your guest ticket which includes a $15 credit to be used at the stadium's concessions. More
Swing into Summer with Drexel Alumni and Baseball!
Join Drexel alumni for these additional pre-game receptions at major and minor league baseball games all summer long. Upcoming games include Denver, Los Angeles, Durham, San Francisco, and Houston. To see if we'll be at a stadium near you, click here!