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galaAlumni Weekend 2009: Rock 'n Remember!
The Alumni Association would like to thank everyone who came back to campus on May 1 and 2, to "Rock 'n Remember" at Alumni Weekend 2009! The rain didn't stop alumni from celebrating their Drexel pride, starting with the Golden Dragon Breakfast on Friday morning, and wrapping things up with dinner and dancing at the rock-and-roll themed University Gala on Saturday. Alumni Weekend was a great success and we're already looking forward to doing it all again next year — we hope to see you there!

Click here to check out photos from the weekend!

A special thank you goes out to the Class of 1959 and Class of 1984 Reunion Committees for all their hard work making sure that the Golden and Silver Dragon Classes experienced extra special reunions! If you are a member of the Classes of 1960 or 1985 and you're interested in getting involved with your reunion committee, contact Lauren Rocca '04 in the Office of Alumni Relations at lmr24@drexel.edu or 215-895-2744.

Alumni Association Award Recipients
We would like to congratulate the following alumni who were presented with Alumni Association Awards during Alumni Weekend 2009: Special Distinction Award, Xiang Wang ’87, ’91; Alumni Entrepreneur Award, Kristin Dudley ’07; Silver Dragon Society Awards, Christopher Ferguson ’84, and Denis Carlson ’84; Young Alumni Entrepreneur Award, Ranjan K. Dash ’06; Golden Dragon Society Awards, Harold Boyd Jr. ’59, The Honorable Earle Mack ’59, The Honorable Sandra Schultz Newman ’59, Vince Vidas, ’59, ’64 and Ray Westphal ’59, ’02.

In addition, four Drexel students were presented with Outstanding Senior Awards and eight students were awarded Alumni Association scholarships.

To learn more about how to nominate a qualified candidate, click here.

JuliaAlumni Profile: Julia Levy '93
The Alumni Association is excited to launch a monthly career column, written by Julia Levy ’93. Julia is a strategic communications and staffing leader with experience in corporate communications, brand management and recruiting.

With more than 15 years working in career consulting, recruitment, and human resources, Julia has a wealth of knowledge regarding not only what hiring managers look for in potential job candidates, but also how to maximize your brand and take that next step forward. She understands what employers are looking for, as well as what you need to do, in order to reach your professional goals. More

Attention Alumni: We Want to Hear from You!

Student Government Alumni
When you attended Drexel, were you involved with Student Government? If so, let us know! Please take a minute to fill out an online form with your contact information and your connection to Student Government 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

baltimoreBaltimore Call for Volunteers
The Drexel Alumni Club of Baltimore is looking for additional volunteers. Anyone interested in helping plan alumni events and networking opportunities should contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@drexel.edu or call 1-888-DU-GRADS.

Meet the Next Generation of Dragons! Become an Alumni Ambassador

The Alumni Ambassadors Program provides a unique opportunity for alumni to stay connected to Drexel. Whether you live in a big city on the east coast, in a small mid-west town, or somewhere around the world, you can engage prospective Drexel students as an Alumni Ambassador. The program is designed to fit your interests and availability! More

leadership libraryDonate to the Leadership Library and Get a Free T-Shirt!
The Alumni Association invites graduates to donate new or used books that they have found to be particularly motivational for the Alumni Leadership Library. The library is a collection of books generously donated by alumni and housed within the Dean of Students' Office. The books are available, free-of-charge, for Drexel students to borrow and use. Anyone who brings a book to an alumni event will receive a free alumni T-shirt! For more information, donation instructions and a listing of suggested titles, click here.

Sign up Now to Host a Dinner with 12 Dragons
Dinner with 12 Dragons is a program that personalizes the overall Drexel student-alumni experience. All Drexel students and alumni are invited to participate in this dinner program where Alumni Association members open their homes to students and fellow alumni for small dinner parties, bringing everyone together in a warm, friendly environment for good food, conversation and Drexel camaraderie. More

Question of the Month

Question of the Month
It's finals time! When you were a student, what did you do to handle the stress of late-night study sessions and end-of-the-year finals? Do you have any tips for our students during this stressful time of year? More

Philadelphia Area

How-ToHow-To: Balance Work and Life
Tonight the Young Alumni Association will host the third in a series of How-To Seminars at Estia Restaurant in Philadelphia. Come learn how to establish achievable goals, and set boundaries that will make for a more productive YOU. If you have suggestions for future How-To seminars, please send your ideas to Louisa Sassi '08 at sassi@drexel.edu. More

Senior/Young Alumni Graduation Celebration
Young Alumni are invited to get together and celebrate the upcoming graduation of the Class of 2009, and to welcome seniors to the Alumni Association on Thursday, May 28, 2009. Come enjoy lots of food, fun and the summer sun while celebrating on the outdoor deck at Mikey’s American Grill and Sports Bar! More

ESPBehind the Scenes: Eastern State Penitentiary
Take a private, behind-the-scenes tour of one of America’s most historic prisons on Thursday, June 4, 2009. Following the tour, join us across the street at Jack’s Firehouse for a reception and panel discussion with three leading faculty in their field: Julia Hall, Ph.D. (Criminal Justice), Kirk Heilbrun, Ph.D. (Forensic Psychology), and Scott Knowles, Ph.D. (Urban History, History of Technology, Modern History) More

Young Alumni Inter-School Sizzlin' Summer Networking Happy Hour
Kick off the summer season at a happy hour with young alumni from Drexel, Penn and other Philadelphia-area colleges at Distrito on Thursday, June 11, 2009. Enjoy drink specials and free appetizers at Distrito, named one of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants of 2008. More.

Call for Dragon Boat Paddlers!
Build teamwork, spirit, and pride on Saturday, October 3, 2009, while paddling on Drexel’s Dragon Boat Team. The festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Help us win the Collegiate Championship for the sixth year running! The entry deadline for participation on the team is Friday, July 24, 2009. More

Around the World

baseballThe Alumni Association is Coming to a Ballpark Near You!
Join us as we follow major and minor league baseball teams, including World Series Champions, the Philadelphia Phillies, all summer long! Check out the upcoming games below to find out when we're hosting an alumni reception at a game near you and join us for the fun. For a complete listing of all receptions and games, click here.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Philadelphia Phillies
at San Diego Padres
Petco Park, San Diego, CA

Thursday, June 4, 2009
Philadelphia Phillies
at Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

Sunday, June 7, 2009
Los Angeles Angels
at Detroit Tigers
Comerica Park, Detroit, MI

Thursday, June 18, 2009
Durham Bulls
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC

Sunday, June 28, 2009
Reading Phillies
at Trenton Thunder
Waterfront Park, Trenton, NJ

Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Philadelphia Phillies
at Atlanta Braves
Turner Field, Atlanta, GA

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Philadelphia Phillies
at San Francisco Giants
AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA

beerSeattle Brewery Tour and Reception
Join fellow Drexel alumni from the Seattle area for a tour, tasting and reception tonight at Redhook Brewery. Learn about how your favorite Redhook beers are created, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and brews, connect with other Dragons, and bring home a souvenir glass! More.

Portland Area Alumni Wine Reception
Meet and mingle with alumni and staff over wine and hors d’oeuvres at Vino Paradiso on Thursday, May 21, 2009. Make new connections at this event sponsored by the Alumni Association! More.

San Diego Alumni Networking Happy Hour
The Drexel Alumni Club of San Diego welcomes Drexel alumni and friends for networking and conversation on the first floor of Jsix Restaurant on Thursday, May 28, 2009. Connect with local Dragons and enjoy happy hour food and drink specials! More

turkeyDrexel Dinner in Turkey with Dean Guceri
Dr. Selcuk Guceri, Dean of the College of Engineering, along with the Alumni Association, invite Drexel alumni, students, parents and friends for a dinner party at Blue Topaz at Reina in Istanbul, Turkey. Join us for dinner and get to know Dean Guceri on Thursday, June 18, 2009. More

Networking Happy Hour and Business Card Exchange
Join the Alumni Club of Northern California for its monthly alumni happy hour at Melt in Palo Alto, CA, on Friday, June 19, 2009, and meet and network with fellow Drexel graduates in the area! More

Northern California Alumni: The Suite Life at the World’s Most Beautiful Game
A private suite awaits you and fellow alumni at the Oakland Coliseum as the San Jose Earthquakes take on Southern California rivals, Landon Donovan and the LA Galaxy on Saturday, June 20, 2009. Cost includes game ticket, food and soft drinks. More.

bucks countyBucks County Night at "A Chorus Line"
Join alumni for an evening of theatre and friends on Wednesday, August 5, 2009! Enjoy a light hors d'oeuvre reception at Martine's Riverhouse Restaurant followed by the Bucks County Playhouse's presentation of "A Chorus Line!" More

Campus News

Join the Fun at Dragonfest
On Sunday, May 31, 2009, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Graduate Student Association, the Undergraduate Student Organization, and the Campus Activities Board will host Drexel’s first Dragonfest around the Daskalakis Recreation Center. The festivities will include a carnival, barbeque, beer garden and soccer tournament. All members of the Drexel community and their families are invited to attend. For more information, please contact the Graduate Student Association at epc24@drexel.edu or cec38@drexel.edu.

Bon Voyage: Second Annual Senior
Send-Off Event

The Drexel Traditions Program invites young alumni and graduating seniors to celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of the Class of 2009 at the second annual Bon Voyage send-off on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at The Field House. More

career fairFind Opportunities at Campus Philly Job Fair
Connect to jobs through Campus Philly’s Opportunity Fair on Tuesday, June 16, 2009! Recent graduates and young alumni are invited to the fair to seek out professional-level internships, jobs, graduate school opportunities, and professional contacts. The fair will take place at Saint Joseph’s University’s James J. Maguire Campus. More.

Graduate Student Association Establishes the Graduate Alumni Committee
A new committee at Drexel University, the Graduate Student Association’s GAC (Graduate Alumni Committee) seeks to educate and connect the graduate students of Drexel University with the professional community by building a network of its alumni and graduate students that will leverage their talent, expertise, and experience. It is a great opportunity for graduate alumni to share their knowledge, learn what others are doing, participate in informational panels, enjoy planned events, and build a strong community. All interested graduate alumni are encouraged to contact the Graduate Student Association at gacgsa@gmail.com.

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

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Colleges & Schools

cnhpAmerican Academy of Physician Assistants Alumni and Friends Reception
Join alumni and friends of the Drexel University Hahnemann Physician Assistant Program and program faculty including Patrick C. Auth, Ph.D., PA-C, Chair, Physician Assistant Department, for a reception in conjunction with the Annual American Academy of Physician Assistants meeting in San Diego, CA on Sunday, May 24, 2009. More

LeBow Hosts Economic Discussion
and Reception

The LeBow College of Business invites alumni to attend a discussion on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, with Mark Zandi, Cheif Economist and Coounder of Moody's Economy.com, and Tony Hughes, Senior Director of Credit Analytics at Moodys. Mark and Tony will make a presentation on the economy with their predictions on the commercial real estate market. More

College of Nursing and Health Professions Annual Alumni Reception
Gloria F. Donnelly, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Dean, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, invites alumni to reconnect with fellow Hahnemann, Woman’s Medical College, Medical College of Pennsylvania, and Drexel classmates and friends at an alumni reception on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at the Westin Arlington Gateway. More

iSchool Alumni Networking Receptions
Come meet and network with fellow iSchool alumni as you enjoy a reception featuring free cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the following receptions.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Renaissance Washington Hotel
Washington, DC

Monday, July 13, 2009
Gioco Restaurant
Chicago, IL

physicsPhysics Remembers Professor Paul Kaczmarczik: 1922 to 2009
The Department of Physics will hold a memorial service for Paul Kaczmarczik ’48 on Monday, June 1, 2009, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Anthony J. Drexel Picture Gallery. A reception will immediately follow the service. For more information, contact the Department of Physics at 215-895-2708 or physics@physics.drexel.edu.

Student Fashion Show Lands a New Venue and New Honoree
The Fashion Design and Design & Merchandising Programs in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design will present their annual Fashion Show on Saturday, June 6, 2009. Tickets are $25 for the 4 p.m. show, and $50 for the 8 p.m. show, with a reception following the show at 8 p.m. The show will be held for the first time at the Urban Outfitters Corporate Headquarters Campus at the Navy Yard, and will honor Drexel alumna Carole Hochman, CEO and creative director of Carole Hochman Design Group. More


crewIRA Crew Championships at Sacramento State Aquatic Center
Gather with other Drexel crew fans under the Drexel tent in Hospitality Village on Friday, June 5, 2009, as we cheer on the Drexel men's varsity four crew team as they compete against other top colleges and universities in the sports annual national championship rowing regatta. And following Friday's races, alumni, students, the crew team, and parents will dine at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Roseville, CA, for a festive, celebratory dinner. More


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