We Want You!
Are you a member of the Class of '57, '62, '67, '72, '77, '82, '87, '92, '97, or 2002? If so, we are looking for interested alumni to join our Alumni Weekend 2007 Committee. Help spread the word and bring your classmates back to campus for your reunion, scheduled for May 4, 5 and 6, 2007. Not a reunion year? We need you, too! Bring back members of your class, student activity, or Greek organization.
For more information in joining the Blue & Gold Days Alumni Weekend 2007 Committee, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1.888.DU.GRADS or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Main Campus Commencement Honorary Degree Recipients
The Main Campus celebrated its 119th Commencement with four ceremonies on Saturday, June 17. This year's honorary degree recipients were the following: Norman R. Augustine, retired president and chief executive officer of Lockheed Martin and chairman and chief operating officer of the Martin Marietta Corporation; Earle I. Mack '59, former ambassador to Finland and senior partner and chief financial officer of the Mack Company; Sharon Pinkenson (pictured left), executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Film Office and founding producer for the Prince Music Theater’s Film at the Prince-The Sharon Pickenson Film Project; William T. Schleyer '73, former chairman and chief executive officer of Adelphia Communications Corporation, recently acquired by Time Warner and Comcast; and Dr. Paul J. Stonely (pictured left), president of the National Commission for Cooperative Education. More
Drexel Recipient of CIO 100 Award
Drexel University, under the guidance of Vice President for Information Resources and Technology Dr. John A. Bielec (pictured left), has been named as a recipient of the CIO 100 Award. The awards are given out annually by CIO magazine to the nation’s top 100 organizations that have distinguished themselves by creating business value through the effective and innovative use of IT. Other 2006 recipients of CIO 100 include Intel, Dell Inc., and General Motors.
Drexel is widely recognized for its ubiquitous computing environment requiring all students (since 1983) to own a personal computer and was rated by Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine as the number one wireless university in the United States. In 2000, Drexel became the first major university to operate a fully wireless campus. Today, Drexel has over 20,000 registered wireless users. More
Student Team Wins Third Place in Disney's Imagineering Competition
Students Matthew Fonda, a civil and architectural engineering major, and Kristy Pron, a digital media major, who were among the six finalists in the Walt Disney Imagi-Nations Competition, won third place in the Disney Imagineering competition on June 7, 2006. Their proposed new Disney attraction "East Australian Current Express - Top Sides Tour" featured a ride that would transport families across the park to Epcot's world showcase. Fonda and Pron (pictured left) were chosen from more than 30 entries nationwide, and were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Disney Imagineering. More
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5th Annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival
Build teamwork, spirit and pride on Saturday, October 7, 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. Join our team and help us win the Collegiate Championship for the third year running. For more information, click here.
College of Medicine's Class of 2010 White Coat Ceremony
Join us at the Hilton Philadelphia City Line Avenue, on Friday, August 11 at 3 p.m., as the Class of 2010 sets off on their journey through medical school. The White Coat Ceremony was established in 1993 by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and is held in the presence of family, friends, faculty, board members, administrators and alumni. During the ceremony the new medical students recite the Hippocratic Oath, which they will recite again when they complete their medical school education. For more information, click here.
Philly Alumni Eagles Party
Join alumni on Thursday, August 17, in celebrating the start of the football season. Cheer on the Eagles as they take on the Ravens in the first pre-season game. Meet us at Tom Hagen's Tavern in Philadelphia and enjoy an open bar plus appetizers from 6 - 9:30 p.m. For more information, click here.
Alumni International Travel Program
Join Drexel as we head to Budapest and Prague, two cities-one trip! On November 2 - 10, 2006, alumni will embark on a captivating exploration of the cobbled streets and broad boulevards, world class museums and designer boutiques, imposing castles and quaint churches of two Eastern European capitals . The trip includes deluxe hotel accommodations, three meals per day and excellent cultural and educational experiences . For more information or to request a brochure contact Alumni Holidays at 1.800.323.7373.
NorCal Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Join alumni on Friday, July 14, at AT&T Park to watch the San Francisco Giants take on the Philadelphia Phillies. First pitch will be thrown at 7:15 p.m. Seats are located under the third-base overhang, in Section 128. Catch us before the game at 5:30 p.m. for an alumni tailgate. Look for Drexel signs near the entrance to the park. For more information or to register, contact Jim Gravesande at email@example.com.
SoCal Alumni Night at the Ballpark
On Monday, July 17, join fellow alumni and friends at PETCO Park as the San Diego Padres take on the Philadelphia Phillies. Meet up before for a pre-game happy hour at 5 p.m. at Trophy's Restaurant and root, root, root for the home team. First pitch is thrown at 7:05 p.m. For more information, click here.
Save the Date! Chester & Delaware Counties Alumni Family Picnic
Join the Alumni Club of Chester & Delaware Counties for an Alumni Family Picnic at Brandywine Picnic Park in West Chester, PA, on Sunday, September 10, 2006. Enjoy rides and slides, tubing, paddle boats, moonbounce, carnival games, miniature golf, horseshoes, a gazing zoo, and much more while enjoying a full picnic menu. Mark your calendar and bring the kids! More information coming soon.
Pittsburgh Alumni Night at the Theater
On Thursday, September 14, we invite you to laugh until your sides hurt at the Benedum Theater in downtown Pittsburgh, as we experience Monty Python's Spamalot, the 2005 Tony Award Wining Musical, "lovingly ripped off from the musical picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail". Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, featuring a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits, and one legless knight. Join us before curtain call at 6 p.m. for an
alumni reception in Studio B. Limited tickets. For more information, click here.
Drexel offers a wide array of great events for alumni across the country. Visit our events and programs calendar to see the complete schedule or to register online for any number of our upcoming events.
Visit our regional programs Web page to find a club near you.
If you are interested in getting involved with planning programs and events in your area, contact the Alumni Relations office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get in ... Get started ... Get ahead ... with inCircle!
Join our growing online alumni community by building your own network of classmates and friends! Register today for Drexel’s online alumni networking tool, inCircle. Staying in touch with your friends from Drexel has never been so easy!
Registration is quick and easy. Register by clicking here and completing the simple registration form using your Alumni ID [:O1/0000123456:] and you’re on your way to making your Drexel connections using inCircle. Questions or need help getting started? Call the Office of Alumni Relations at 1.888.DU.GRADS or e-mail email@example.com.
Search the online alumni directory, post and view class notes and register for permanent email forwarding. Membership is exclusive and free to alumni. Signing up is easy, click here for more information. Your temporary password can viewed in the inCircle article at the beginning of this newsletter.
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 and 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.
Drexel University College of Medicine E-Mentoring Program
This addition to the Drexel University College of Medicine Program connects students and alumnae/i through email. It provides a way for students to correspond with you 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, 215.255.7341, or Marie Hartman at the Office of Student Affairs 215.991.8219.