Alumni News

Alumni Association Board of Governors Election
The Drexel University Alumni Association invites you to take part in this year’s election of candidates to the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors oversees the Alumni Association’s efforts to engage, advance and support the campus community and its alumni and students through a variety of programs, services and awards as well as opportunities for volunteerism and advocacy.

Members of the Board of Governors are nominated based on their demonstrated leadership, involvement, support and commitment to Drexel University and the Alumni Association. Voting will conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2011. More

Advice to SeniorsAlumni Advice for the Class of 2011
Members of the Drexel University Alumni Association Board of Governors wanted to share some words of encouragement and advice for graduating seniors, so they put together a series of videos for the Class of 2011. The Alumni Association has also extended an opportunity to the entire Drexel alumni community to share advice with Drexel's newest group of graduates. 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 2011 by clicking here.

Rick GettlinAlumni Spotlight: Rick Gettlin '77

On Thursday, May 26, Professor Beth Phillips' Analysis of Product class had a unique opportunity. They traveled to S. Walter Packaging, the nation's leading designer and provider of shopping bags, gift boxes and other packaging products, where their classroom curriculum came to life before their eyes.

This opportunity was the result of a connection made between Drexel graduate Rick Gettlin '77 and current student Naomi Izen '13.

In February 2011, Rick and his wife hosted a student dinner at his home where he met Naomi, who is studying design and merchandising in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.

"During the dinner, Mr. Gettlin made it very clear through his storytelling and warm hospitality that he would be someone that would help us in our futures if we ever needed anything," said Naomi. More

Alumni Travel Program
Be sure to join our travel mailing list to receive information on all of our exciting destinations. Click here to e-mail the Alumni Association and include your name, class year and address. See below for a list of our upcoming trips, and click here for more information on all of our Alumni Travel Program offerings.

Normandy and Paris
September 22 through October 1, 2011
For informational videos and an inside look at the Normandy and Paris trip, click here!

Mexican Riviera Cruise
November 27 through December 4, 2011

Volunteer with the Alumni Association Today!
Networking happy hours, sporting events, career-development seminars, trips to the theater and so much more! Help us bring events and programs like these to your area by contacting the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-888-DU-GRADS or alumni@drexel.edu! Presently, there is a special need for alumni volunteers in Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC.

Alumni VolunteersHelp a High School Student by Becoming an Alumni Ambassador
Searching for and applying to the right college is a daunting process for today’s high school students. The Drexel University Alumni Ambassadors offer to help guide these students by informing them about Drexel and sharing their personal experiences. Whether it is something as simple as an e-mail conversation or representing Drexel at a local college fair, a little bit of your time can make a big difference in these students' lives. To learn more about becoming an Alumni Ambassador, click here.

Career Corner

Julia LevyCareer Zone
"Stand Out on LinkedIn"
by Julia Levy '93

LinkedIn is one of the best, most useful tools you can have in your job search arsenal. Learn how to get the most out of this professional networking site with Julia's 5 useful tips. More

Tai GoodwinCareer Makeover Strategies
"When You Can't Choose Just One Career or Passion..."
by Tai Goodwin '95
Tai recommends The Renaissance Soul, a guidebook for individuals with more than one career interest. Read on and learn how to find balance among your many passions. More

Chris BilottaYour Career Retainer
"Three Traits Every CEO Needs"
by Chris Bilotta '77, '84

Approximately 200 CEO candidates at major U.S. corporations were evaluated by Better Under Pressure author Justin Menkes. Find out what three attributes were most common among these senior-level professionals. More

Philadelphia Area

Night at the Rec CenterSpring into Summer Fitness: Young Alumni Night at the Rec Center
Get ready to shape-up for summer by joining Drexel alumni for a night of fitness and fun at Drexel's new, state-of-the-art Recreation Center on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. Take your pick of activities offered to alumni for the evening, including group exercise classes, pick-up basketball and rock-climbing. You'll also learn how to stay fit and happy this summer with a wellness talk from Jess Norman, Drexel's Assistant Director for Health, Fitness and Wellness. More

Click here for an interview with Jess, and to learn more about the event!

Triangle Alumni and Staff Summer Networking Happy Hour
When you were a student, were you on The Triangle staff? If so, join current Triangle staff and alumni for a summer happy hour. Enjoy networking at Landmark Americana, located in Drexel's Recreation Center on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. More

PhilliesYoung Alumni Night at the Phillies
Join Drexel alumni and the Young Alumni Association on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, for a night at the ballpark and cheer as the National League East Champion Philadelphia Phillies take on the Atlanta Braves at Citizens Bank Park! Join us before the game at Chickie's and Pete's for a pre-game buffet reception. More

Around the U.S.

Northern California Networking Happy Hour
The Alumni Club of Northern California invites Drexel alumni to its monthly networking happy hour on Friday, June 17, 2011. Come meet and network with Drexel graduates from the area at Los Gatos Brewing Company in San Jose. More

Sacramento Area 2nd Annual Dragon Classic Golf Tournament
The Drexel Sacramento Graduate Student Association presents its 2nd Annual Dragon Classic Golf Tournament and BBQ on Saturday, June 18, 2011, at the Ancil Hoffman Golf Course. All skill levels are welcome. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Mustard Seed School of Sacramento. More

Swing into SummerSwing into Summer with the Alumni Association
Celebrate with Drexel graduates as the Drexel University Alumni Association hosts receptions at baseball games around the country this spring and summer. Root for your team and enjoy a night at the ballpark with alumni in your area!

Thursday, July 14, 2011
San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants
PETCO Park, San Diego, CA

Saturday, July 16, 2011
Bowie Baysox
vs. Richmond Flying Squirrels
Prince George's Stadium, Bowie, MD

Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Detroit Tigers
vs. Oakland A's
Comerica Park, Detroit, MI

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Coors Field, Denver, CO

Thursday, August 4, 2011
San Francisco Giants vs. Philadelphia Phillies
AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA

Friday, August 5, 2011
Durham Bulls vs. Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Durham, NC

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

Click here for a complete list of games in an area near you, and reserve your tickets now!

Sacramento Students and Alumni Rivercats Game
Drexel students and alumni in the Sacramento area are invited for a day at the ballpark as they cheer on the Sacramento Rivercats, the Triple-A Affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, against the Fresno Grizzlies on Sunday, July 17, 2011. More

Colleges & Schools

Golf TournamentCollege of Engineering 7th Annual Golf Tournament
The College of Engineering invites all alumni, friends and corporate partners to attend its 7th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, June 27, 2011. Enjoy a round of golf at the Huntingdon Valley Country Club, a top-rated private golf course, while networking and taking in a wonderful landscape. More

College of Nursing and Health Professions Reception for Alumni and Friends in Atlantic City
The College of Nursing and Health Professions invites its alumni to connect with fellow graduates, students and faculty at a reception held in conjunction with the 2011 Drexel University Nursing Education Institute. The reception will take place on Monday, June 27, 2011, at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel. More

Citizens Bank ParkCollege of Engineering Alumni Association Citizens Bank Park Tour and Reception
Join the College of Engineering Alumni Association and Drexel alumni for a tour of Citizens Bank Park, followed by a reception at McFadden's at the Ballpark where you'll watch as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Saturday, July 2, 2011. More

Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design Los Angeles Program
Three years in the making, the Westphal Los Angeles Program will launch this summer with 25 undergraduates from Film & Video, Television, Screenwriting & Playwriting, and two Television Management graduate students participating. Being in Hollywood, the epicenter of the film and television industry, will afford the students an opportunity to familiarize themselves and build networks in the city where many of our alumni find work after graduation. Students will reside in the Oakwood Apartments in Toluca Hills. More

D&M MagazineD&M Magazine Available Online
The new issue of D&M Magazine was unveiled last Saturday at Drexel's annual fashion show. Rivaling the best fashion and lifestyle magazines, D&M is created by Design & Merchandising students in the fall and winter Media Merchandising class with plenty of help from photography students. D&M students take part in all aspects of the magazine’s creation — from writing content, to stylizing the magazine’s highly designed look, to art directing the photo shoots — all of the content results from AWCoMAD student’s work. Click here to read the newest issue of D&M Magazine.

Campus News

Sacramento Global Night of Networking
Ryan Baker '11 led the charge as Sacramento area Drexel alumni gathered at Morton's Steakhouse in Sacramento to participate in the Drexel Global Night of Networking on Thursday, May 5, 2011. There were more than twenty people in attendance between recent alumni and students scheduled to graduate in June. The weather was perfect for everyone to congregate on the patio and enjoy the spring sunshine. And alumni were tweeting all the action using the hashtag #DrexelGNN.

Alumni Resources

Liberty Mutual News: Transportation Alternatives for Senior Drivers
As the ability to drive diminishes with the onset of medical conditions and the normal cognitive and physical changes associated with aging, senior drivers put themselves at risk behind the wheel of a car. Consider these five modes of transportation that might offer safer alternatives. More

Connect with Fellow Dragons Online!
Recently, the Drexel University Alumni Association has added some new subgroups to our LinkedIn group for professionals who are in employed in the information security field or who serve as CIO's/CTO's. If you are interested in networking with professionals in these fields, please send a request to join the group. In addition, if you are interested in starting a group for your particular industry, please contact us at alumni@drexel.edu with your ideas and suggestions.

With online networks like Facebook, inCircle, LinkedIn and the Alumni Directory, it's never been easier to keep in touch with your classmates! Look at photographs, find contact information, post a class note, network and job search, or simply reconnect with old friends and see what they've been up to. Now you can also check out videos on the official YouTube channel for the Drexel University Alumni Association, and get the latest news and announcements from our official Twitter feed. More

For a step-by-step video on how to log in and update your profile in the Online Alumni Directory, click here.

Alumni Photo Gallery
Want to check out the photos from the last alumni event you attended? Or, do you want to see what you missed? Click here to check out photos from the latest Drexel alumni events and activities in our Alumni Photo Gallery.

Get Your Free Alumni Card Today!
Your Alumni Card is your key to campus. Visit the University libraries, Korman Computing Center or the Recreation Center (membership fees apply) and receive alumni discounts at the Mandell Theater box office. More

GradMed® Offers Affordable, Short-Term Medical Insurance
GradMed® short-term health insurance is a
valuable benefit provided by the Alumni Association. An ideal product for new graduates and alumni in between jobs, with GradMed you can choose a coverage period and deductible that
meets your needs, protecting you from the expenses associated with an accident or illness.
Coverage can begin as early as the day after receipt of your application. More

Pennsylvania License Plate Program
Drexel University is a recognized organization in the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles Special Organization Plate Program. If you are interested in ordering a Drexel plate, click here for more information.

Experience the Flexibility of Drexel University Online and Save 15% on Tuition
As a Drexel graduate, you'll enjoy an automatic 15% tuition reduction on all Drexel Online programs! With 90+ degree and certificate programs to choose from, you can further your education and advance your career with 24/7 online access that works around your schedule. You’ll even earn the same degree as on-campus students. Drexel Online: the most convenient way for you to be a Drexel Dragon once again! More

Calling All Alumni!

Sign up to Host a Dinner with 12 Dragons
Dinner with 12 Dragons is a program that personalizes the overall student-alumni experience. All Drexel students and alumni are invited to participate in this dinner program where alumni open their homes to students and fellow alumni for small dinner parties, bringing everyone together in a casual environment. It's a great opportunity to get together and share some good food, good conversation and Drexel camaraderie. We're looking for alumni hosts for dinners this and summer. Sign-up today! More

Click here to watch a video about a dinner at the Media, PA home of Catherine
Campbell-Perna '95, '10, and learn more about what a Dinner with 12 Dragons is really like!

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