In This Issue

What's Hot
On Campus
Alumni News
Club News
Alumni Resources

Upcoming Events

July 18
NorCal Happy Hour
Nola Restaurant and Bar
Palo Alto, CA

August 6
College of Medicine Pool Party
Germantown C. C.

August 11
White Coat Ceremony
Hilton City Avenue

August 11
L.A. Alumni Reception
Anaheim White House
Anaheim, CA

August 13
Dodgers vs. Phillies
Los Angeles, CA

August 14
Pirates vs. Reds
Pittsburgh, PA

August 15
Padres vs. Phillies
San Diego, CA

August 16
Chemistry Symposium
Bossone Center
Drexel University

August 21
Freshmen Send Off
Il Fornaio Restaurant
Sacramento, CA

August 22
Orioles vs. Yankees
Baltimore, MD

August 22
Giants vs. Padres
San Francisco, CA

August 27
Young Alumni Night
Phillies vs. Mets

October 4
Dragon Boat Festival
Boathouse Row

May 1 - 2, 2009
Alumni Weekend
Drexel University

Alumni Travel Program

September 14 - 25
Italy: Sorrento and Orvieto

February 18 - March 3, 2009

June 2 - 10, 2009
ACA Italian Lake District

June 22 - 30, 2009
Rome and Greece

July 28 - August 10, 2009
Passage of Peter the Great

August 26 - September 7, 2009
China Discovery

August 29 - September 5, 2009
The Great Lakes

October 6 - 14, 2009
ACA Provence

March 2010
South Africa by Sea

What's Hot
Alumni Web Site Visit the New Alumni Association Web Site
The Alumni Association announces the launch of its completely redesigned Web site. Click here to check it out! Explore the easy-to-navigate site and find out all you need to know about the Drexel University Alumni Association. New features will be added over time to continue to make the site an informative, interactive and interesting place for alumni to visit for the latest Drexel news.
Drexel University Alumni Association

Alumni Association Board of Governors News
We are pleased to announce the election of the following alumni to a 4-year term on the Drexel University Alumni Association Board of Governors: Joseph A. Auteri, MSFS, AEP '93; Susan B. Daroff '70; James B. Dougherty, Jr., Esq. '78, '81; Paul K. Johnson '92, '08; Robert N. Kennedy, P.E. '74, '79; Robert S. Lazzaro '82, '96; Jeffrey M. Lisinicchia, CPA '90; Marianne A. Martelli '81 and Ira M. Taffer, Ph.D. '79, '83.

On Campus
ischool grant

iSchool Researchers Receive More than $1 Million in IMLS Grants
Faculty members from the iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology, are again being recognized for innovative research, receiving federal backing in Summer 2008 with two grants from the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

"At the iSchool, our students are learning how to help people find the information they need," said Dean David E. Fenske. More

military funding

Drexel Online Offers Over $6 Million in Tuition Reductions Annually to Military Members
Just a week after President Bush signed into law the most expansive GI Bill since World War II, Drexel Online announced it will begin offering tuition assistance before the new bill takes effect in 2009. The new GI Bill, titled Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act, more than doubles the amount of educational benefits (from $40,000 to $90,000) available to service members. For the first time, the new GI Bill enables service members to transfer their unused college tuition benefits to their spouse and/or children beginning in August, 2009.

"We are not waiting for the new tuition benefits to begin in 2009," says Drexel Online's Academic Director Dr. Kenneth Hartman. "The members of the military deserve our gratitude now for their dedication to our country and the sacrifices they and their families have made." More

Alumni News

Swing into Summer with Drexel Baseball Series
Join Drexel University alumni and students this summer for a reception and baseball game in your area! Click each game below for details:

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Los Angeles, CA

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Pittsburgh, PA

San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Friday, August 15, 2008
San Diego, CA

Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees
Friday, August 22, 2008
Baltimore, MD

San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres
Friday, August 22, 2008
San Francisco, CA

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets
Young Alumni Night at the Phillies
Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat Festival
Gather in the Drexel tent along the Schuylkill River as two boats of Drexel alumni, faculty, staff and friends race to our 5th consecutive Collegiate Challenge Championship in the 7th Annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival. Join us throughout the day for the races and the fun on Saturday, October 4, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, click here.
Anaheim reception

Anaheim Alumni Reception
LeBow College of Business and the Drexel University Alumni Association invite you and a guest to meet and network with Los Angeles-area alumni and faculty and staff from LeBow and Drexel University. The reception will take place on Monday, August 11, 2008, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Anaheim White House Restaurant and will feature guest speaker Donna DeCarolis, Ph.D., Department Head and Associate Professor, Management. Please RSVP to Cassandra Brown at or 215-895-6294. For more information, click here.


College of Medicine Events
Mark your calendars for the following College of Medicine events during the month of August:

The Class of 2012 Welcome Picnic and Pool Party
Sponsored by the College of Medicine Alumni Association for the incoming first-year medical students
Wednesday, August 6, 2008, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Germantown Cricket Club
411 West Manheim Street, Philadelphia

The Class of 2012 White Coat Ceremony
Monday, August 11, 2008, at 3 p.m.
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia

For more information on these or any upcoming College of Medicine events, please contact

chemistry Chemistry Symposium to Honor Dr. Robert Hutchins' Retirement
Chemistry alumni and students of Professor Robert "Bob" Hutchins are invited to join the College of Arts and Sciences for a symposium on Saturday, August 16, 2008. The symposium will honor Dr. Hutchins, who retired earlier this year, and will take place in the Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center, located on Market Street, between 31st and 32nd, beginning at 10 a.m. The day's events will include lectures, a poster session and an evening banquet honoring Bob. To register for the event, click here.
freshmen send off Sacramento Freshmen Send-Off Reception
You are invited to join fellow Sacramento-area alumni at Il Fornaio Restaurant on Thursday, August 21, 2008, to send off the class of 2012. Share your Drexel memories and experiences with incoming freshmen as they prepare to travel to Philadelphia this fall and start their own Drexel experience. Enjoy a selection of hors d'oeuvres and beverages from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. as we welcome these students and their families into the Drexel community. For more information, and to RSVP, click here.
President's Papers University Archives Highlights Papers of Six Drexel Presidents
University Archives is excited to announce that the newly processed papers of six Drexel presidents, covering the 50-year period from 1913 to 1963, are now available for viewing online thanks in part to a major grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission overseen by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council. To explore the new Web site for this collection of papers covering the presidencies of Hollis Godfrey, Kenneth Matheson, Park Kolbe, George Peters Rea, Robert Disque and James Creese, click here.
Travel Program

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. Our upcoming destinations include: Italy: Sorrento and Orvieto (September 14 through 25, 2008), ACA Italian Lake District (June 2 through 10, 2009), Passage of Peter the Great (July 28 through August 10, 2009), China Discovery (August 26 through September 7, 2009), ACA Provence (October 6 through 14, 2009).

For more information on the Alumni Travel Program, click here.

The Alumni Associations of Drexel and the Drexel College of Medicine are excited to announce a new travel program which includes Category 2A CME credits. We will be traveling to the following locations: Antarctica (February 18 through March 3, 2009), Rome and Greece (June 22 through 30, 2009), The Great Lakes (August 29 through September 5, 2009) and South Africa by Sea (March 2010). For more information on these trips, please contact the College of Medicine Alumni Relations office at

Interested in receiving the latest information and brochures on our travel program?
E-mail with your address to be added to the list.

Drexel University Magazine Take the Drexel University Magazine Survey
By now you should have received the newly redesigned spring 2008 issue of the Drexel University Magazine. We want to know how we can make your magazine better. Click here to take a brief online survey and tell us what you think!

Alumni Weekend 2009
It's never too soon to begin planning for next year! Plans are underway for Blue and Gold Days 2009. Mark your calendars for May 1 and 2.

If you are a member of the class of 1959, including Hahnemann Medical College and Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, and would like to help us plan your 50th reunion celebration, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or call 1-888-DU-GRADS.

The College of Medicine will be celebrating it's 50th reunion on May 13, 14 and 15, 2009. If you are a College of Medicine graduate from 1959 and you would like to get involved in planning your reunion celebration, e-mail

Alumni Ambassadors

Become an Alumni Ambassador Today!*
One of the greatest ways you can support Drexel is to share your stories and experiences as a student with others. Becoming an Alumni Ambassador is a unique, convenient way for you to connect with prospective students and answer questions they may have about Drexel. Attend a college fair in your area or simply answer questions by phone or e-mail when your schedule allows. If you are interested in becoming an Alumni Ambassador and for more information, click here or e-mail the Office of Alumni Relations at

*There is a special need for volunteers who live in Chicago, Long Island, Florida and California, and for alumni of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and the College of Nursing & Health Professions.

Alumni Leadership Library

Alumni Leadership Library
The Drexel 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. Click here for more information, donation instructions and a listing of suggested titles.


alumni club news

Nola Happy Hour Northern California Alumni Happy Hour at Nola
Join the Alumni Club of Northern California for a casual happy hour on Friday, July 18, 2008 from 5 to 8 p.m. Meet and network with fellow alumni at Nola Restaurant and Bar in Palo Alto, CA. For more information and directions, click here.
Alumni Resources

Drexel Athletics
Are you a sports enthusiast? If so, you can take pride in your alma mater as the Drexel Dragons compete against some of the country's toughest teams. For more information on the athletics program, click here.

Register Today for 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 has never been so 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. For more information or help getting started, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-888-DU-GRADS or e-mail

DragoNet Alumni Directory
Search the online alumni directory, post and view class notes and register for permanent e-mail forwarding. This exclusive membership is complimentary to alumni. Signing up is easy. For more information, click here. Your temporary password can be viewed in the inCircle article above.

Alumni Cards
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. For more information, click here.

Stay in Touch!
Be sure that you receive invitations to upcoming events in your area, the Drexel University Magazine and updates regarding your alma mater. To update your contact information, login to the Alumni Directory (see above) or e-mail

Drexel University College of Medicine e-Mentoring Program
The Drexel University College of Medicine e-mentoring program connects students and alumni through online resources. It provides a way for students to correspond with alumni about career issues, shadowing experiences and life as scientists and physicians. Call Patty Comey at the Alumni Office at 215-255-7341 or Marie Hartman in the Office of Student Affairs at 215-991-8219 for more information.