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May 21
Mural Arts Tour & Brunch,
Astral Plane
Philadelphia, PA

June 2
Pittsburgh Alumni Happy Hour,
Redstar Tavern
Pittsburgh, PA

June 2
Young Alumni Night
at the Ballpark,
Citizens Bank Park
Philadelphia, PA

June 7
New York Alumni Reception,
National Arts Club
New York City, NY

June 25
Bucks County Wine Tasting,
Rosebank Winery
Newtown, PA

October 1
Dragon Boat Festival
Boathouse Row
Philadelphia, PA

December 1
The Holiday Pops
Kimmel Center
Philadelphia, PA





































Enjoy the Sounds of the Season with the Holiday Pops!
Join us for an event that is nothing short of extraordinary. On Thursday, December 1, 2005 you are invited to experience Peter Nero & The Philly Pops as they present The Holiday Pops at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Alumni will enjoy premium orchestra seating as well as a sumptuous pre-performance reception which will include an open wine and beer bar with a deluxe cocktail buffet on the First Tier Lounge. Reception begins at 6 p.m. Performance at 8 p.m. $100 per person. Purchase now to enjoy later.

Tickets are limited ... reserve now!

Deadline to RSVP is June 30, 2005

Christopher Woehrle Appointed Acting Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Drexel Daily Digest - Christopher P. Woehrle, Esq. (pictured) was appointed acting senior vice president of Institutional Advancement, announced President Papadakis. Woehrle succeeds Barbara Spiro Ryan who retired on May 1, 2005. A national search will be conducted for a permanent replacement. The Office of Institutional Advancement is responsible for the University’s development and alumni relations programs for all colleges and schools, including the Drexel University College of Medicine. Woehrle joined Drexel’s Office of Institutional Advancement in 1993 as senior planned giving officer, a position he held until 1996.

Dr. Stephen W. Director Appointed New Provost
Drexelink - Dr. Stephen W. Director was named the University’s provost, announced President Papadakis. Director was appointed after a national search. Director will join Drexel on July 1 from the University of Michigan, where he has been the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering and professor of electrical engineering and computer science since 1996. Director met with Drexel students, faculty and staff at “town hall” meetings on April 11. More

Women's Varsity Eight Wins Bronze at Dad Vail
DrexelDragons.com - Philadelphia, Pa. - The Drexel women's crew continued to turn heads at the Dad Vail Regatta this weekend, taking home a bronze medal in the heavyweight varsity eight event. After winning the semifinal heat with an exciting finish, the Dragons used the momentum they had built to propel them to a third-place finish in the final. This marks the first Dad Vail medal for the Drexel women (team pictured). More

Dr. Richard V. Homan Named DUCoM Dean
Drexelink - After a national search, Dr. Richard V. Homan has been appointed dean and senior vice president for health affairs for the Drexel University College of Medicine, President Papadakis announced. Dr. Homan will join Drexel on September 1 from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, where he has been the dean of the School of Medicine since 2001 and vice president for clinical affairs since 2003. More

Greek Week 2005
Greek Week 2005 ended on Friday, May 6. Three champions were crowned:  Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity (IFC), Delta Phi Omega Sorority (BIG-C), and Delta Zeta Sorority (Panhellenic).  Pictured to the left, students gathered for a group photo on Wednesday, May 4 at the Mario Dragon Statue.  Other pictures can be viewed at www.drexelgreeks.com/greekweek.

Tickets Available for Drexel Fashion 2005
Drexel Daily Digest - The College of Media Arts & Design's design and merchandising program will present Drexel Fashion 2005 on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Crystal Tea Room of the historic Wanamaker Building (100 Penn Square East, ninth floor). All graduating fashion students will present their culminating projects - collections they have personally designed and produced. The show features professional models, and, for the first time, will be held off-campus. More.

Wrestler Ryan Hluschak Earns NWCA All-Academic Honors
DrexelDragons.com - Drexel wrestler Ryan Hluschak (left)), a business administration major, was named to the 2005 National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic Team. Hluschak, a redshirt freshman, has a 3.77 grade point average. Hluschak, who wrestled at 157 pounds, had a 25-11 overall record, including an 8-2 mark in Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) matches, this season. He was named CAA Rookie of the Week on February 1 and recognized by the Amateur Wrestling News as one of the top five freshmen in his weight class this season. In addition to Hluschak's honor, Drexel's wrestling team finished 20th in the nation among NCAA-Division I schools with a team grade point average of 2.9742.

Blue & Gold days Alumni Weekend 2005
On April 29 & 30, alumni from across the country celebrated another successful Blue & Gold Days Alumni Weekend. More then 1,000 attended events from cooking demonstrations hosted by the culinary arts and dietetics departments to the Red Carpet Gala, where attendees danced the night away in the setting of old Hollywood (pictured). Photos from the weekend can be viewed and purchased by clicking here for Drexel University Main and then continue by clicking any of the links titled "BlueGold"or for Drexel University College of Medicine click here. Be sure to mark your calendar for Alumni Weekend 2006 scheduled for May 5 & 6.

DUCoM Raises $700,000 at Black Tie White Coat Ball
Drexelink - The Drexel University College of Medicine held its Black Tie White Coat Ball on April 2 at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott. The event raised $700,000 for DUCoM’s research in the causes and cures of chronic pain.This year’s gala featured the music of renowned “girl groups” The Shirelles, The Crystals and The Marvelettes. The event was co-chaired by Nicholas DeBenedictis ’68, ’69 Hon. ’87, Drexel trustee, and chairman, president and CEO of AquaAmerica, and PHEC Chairman Manuel Stamatakis.

Mural Arts Tour of Philadelphia
On Saturday, May 21, join fellow alumni in experiencing the "Best of Philly". Begin with brunch at 10 a.m. at the Astral Plane Restaurant, voted "Best Brunch" by CitySearch in 2004. Afterward, enjoy a trolley tour of the North Philadelphia Latino-themed murals, led by a representative from the popular Mural Arts Program. For more information or to register for this event click here.

Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival
Rowers, athletes, and active alumni, we need you! Become a part of the Drexel Dragon Boat team. The Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival is an annual race that benefits the Fox Chase Cancer Center. Race day is October 1 and we are looking for 42 rowers. Last year, Drexel placed 1st in the Collegiate Challenge, team pictured to the left. This year, we again will enter two Drexel Dragon boats with two Drexel College of Medicine MOTO Dragon boats. For more information or register click here.

Pittsburgh Alumni Happy Hour
Mix, mingle and unwind with fellow Drexel alumni at one of Pittsburgh’s premier social scenes on Thursday, June 2 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Red Star Tavern in Station Square. Attendees will enjoy appetizers and a complimentary drink ticket. For more information or to register for this event click here.

Young Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Join us this summer for Young Alumni Night at the Ballpark! The Drexel Young Alumni Association invites you to cheer on the Philadelphia Phillies as they take on the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, June 2. Attendees will enjoy a pre-game happy hour at McFadden`s Restaurant & Saloon, located at the third base gate, at 5:30 p.m. First pitch at 7:05 p.m. For more information or to register for this event click here.

New York Alumni Reception

Begin the summer season with an alumni gathering at the National Arts Club in Gramercy Park on Tuesday, June 7 from 7 - 9 p.m. Attendees will enjoy an open wine bar and heavy hors d`oeuvres as well as a presentation from Allen Sabinson, the first Director of the newly established Rudman Institute for Entertainment Industry Studies, at Drexel's College of Media Arts and Design. Mr. Sabinson has over thirty years of experience in the film and television industry, having held senior level positions at such companies as A & E, Showtime, TNT, ABC, NBC, and International Creative Management. For more information or to register for this event click here.

Bucks County Wine Tasting
Join The Alumni Club of Bucks County for a glass wine, or maybe two! On June 25 from 2-5 p.m. alumni will enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting, wine education, and a tour of Rosebank`s very own winery. Barbara Schindler, M.D. WMC '70, Vice Dean, Education and Academic Affairs, College of Medicine will be our guest speaker. For more information or register for this event click here.

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 any number of our upcoming events.

Visit our Regional Clubs website to see what is happening at 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 the alumni magazine above the name and address label on the back cover.

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, 18 May 2005
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