Drexel University College of Law
On Wednesday, May 18, 2005, President Constantine Papadakis announced the Drexel University Board of Trustees' unanimous vote in favor of becoming the first first-tier doctoral university in more than 25 years to start a law school. The proposed law school plans to open its doors in September 2006 and upon the approval of the Pennsylvania Department of Education will award three law-related degrees: the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws, and the Master of Legal Studies.
Drexel’s College of Law will uphold the characteristics that define the University through the integration of cooperative education, a concentration on technology and the opportunity to apply classroom theory in a major city. Students will interchange between academic courses and two six-month co-op assignments during which they will work at law firms and corporations. The law school will take advantage of all the University has to offer by integrating courses at LeBow College of Business, College of Media Arts & Design, School of Biological Engineering Science and Health Systems and the School of Public Health. For more information visit www.drexel.edu/law or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main Campus Commencement Honorary Degree Recipients
Drexel Daily Digest - The Main Campus celebrated its 118th Commencement with four ceremonies on Saturday, June 11. This year's honorary degree recipients are the following: James Lipton (pictured top left), host of Bravo's Inside the Actors Studio; Dr. Alan G. MacDiarmid (pictured top right), recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in chemistry; Drexel trustee John A. Nyheim, investment counsel for Nyheim & Associates; John Roberts, retired global managing partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers and former Drexel Trustee; Dr. Joseph Stiglitz (pictured bottom left) 2001 Nobel Prize winner in economics; and Manuel Stamatakis (pictured bottom right), College of Medicine chairman and Drexel trustee.
Placing Students First
Drexelink - Drexel has begun a new chapter in its history. StudentsFirst is an initiative aimed at achieving excellence in service to students through the development of one of the University’s most important assets—our faculty and staff. Its goal is to alter our University’s culture. StudentsFirst employs many features of highly successful corporate customer service models, where success depends in large part upon customer satisfaction.To help us kick off the StudentsFirst initiative and identify key areas that must be addressed, we have organized an advisory group comprised of leaders from across the University to help initiate and develop the program. More
Agreement with Ryko Distribution
Drexelink - MAD Dragon Records, Drexel’s student-run record label, signed an agreement with Ryko Distribution—a major distributor in the music and video business. MAD Dragon is the nation’s first student-run label to secure such a deal. The agreement was announced by Marcy Rauer Wagman, director of the music industry program and the label’s supervisor. The New York City-based Ryko Distribution is a leading independent distributor of audio and DVD products. The company’s roster of audio and DVD labels represent a range of genres that encompass a multi-cultural array of music and video, including the Rykodisc label. More
Congratulations 2005 Health Sciences Graduates
Drexelink - The Drexel University College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Professions, and School of Public Health honored their 2005 graduates at two commencement ceremonies at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts on May 20. The College of Nursing and Health Professions and School of Public Health awarded 573 certificates and associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees to the Class of 2005. Dr. Linda Rhodes (pictured left), renowned author and newspaper columnist on elder care and former Secretary of Aging for Pennsylvania, addressed nursing and public health graduates and received a Doctor of Public Service, honoris causa. Dr. Catherine D. DeAngelis, editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association and a clinician, researcher and educator; and Dr. David C. Leach, executive director of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education,
were presented with degrees of Doctor of Medical Science, honoris causa at the college of medicine ceremony. The College of Medicine presented 238 M.D.s, 11 Ph.D.s and 91 master’s degrees to
Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival
Paddlers, athletes, and active alumni: we need you! Join the Drexel Dragon Boat teams. 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 paddlers. Last year, Drexel placed first in the Collegiate Challenge (team pictured to the left). This year, the University City Main Campus is entering two boats, which will be joined by two Drexel Biomedical Graduate Studies boats and one Drexel Department of Radiation Oncology boat. For more information or to register click here.
Drexel Night at the Phillies
Enjoy a summer night at the ballpark on Monday, September 26. Help us welcome the class of 2010 as alumni, students and friends join forces at Citizen's Bank Park to watch the Phillies take on the New York Mets. Enjoy a pre-game alumni happy hour at McFadden`s Restaurant before watching Drexel throw out the first pitch! For more information or to register click here.
Reserve Tickets Today and Enjoy the Holiday Pops!
Skip the holiday rush, the long ticket lines, and the confusing online purchases. Let the Drexel Alumni Association help you be among the first to secure your tickets to one of Philadelphia's most highly attended and critically acclaimed performances of the year. 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 be treated to premium seating and 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.
Limited Seating. Don't miss out! RSVP deadline is July 29, 2005.
Click here to reserve now!
Alumni Meet King Tut on Tour
Join Drexel alumni in taking a step into ancient Egypt to experience history like it has never been seen before, through the eyes of King Tut. The nationally reviewed Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs exhibit will be traveling to four cities countrywide over a 27-month tour. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history. Alumni may take part in this adventure on October 16, 2005, in Los Angeles, February 12, 2006, in Fort Lauderdale, May, 2006 in Chicago and February, 2007 in Philadelphia. For details on the exhibit visit www.kingtut.org. More information coming soon!
Bucks County Wine Tasting
Join the Alumni Club of Bucks County for a glass of wine, or maybe two! On June 25 from 2-5 p.m., attendees will enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting, wine education, and a tour of Rose Bank`s very own winery. We are pleased to have Barbara Schindler, M.D. WMC '70, Vice Dean, Education and Academic Affairs for the Drexel University College of Medicine as our guest speaker. For more information or to register for this event click here.
Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox
Join the Drexel University Alumni Club of Baltimore/Washington on Friday, July 8, to cheer on the home team at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Meet up with us before the game for dinner at the Bullpen Picnic Grove. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. hot dogs, sausages, chicken tenders, soda, beer and other ballpark treats will be served! Price includes game ticket and dinner. For more information or to register for this event click here.
Michigan Club at the Purple Rose Theatre Company
Acclaimed author and columnist Mitch Albom and the Purple Rose Theatre Company Artistic Director, Guy Sanville, team up on their second World Premiere, a sleight-of-hand comedy titled And The Winner Is; details found at www.purplerosetheatre.org. Join us on Sunday, July 24 for a 2 p.m. matinee and dinner immediately following the show. For further information, please contact Mike Marks at email@example.com.
Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Join Drexel alumni and friends at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on Saturday, July 30. Event price includes dinner and game ticket. For more information or to register for this event click here.
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.
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.
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.
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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.