Alumni News

US News and World ReportU.S. News 2011: Drexel Ranked Nation’s Number Two “Up-and-Coming School”
For the third consecutive year, Drexel University has made the “up-and-coming” short list of national universities that have achieved the “most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus or facilities,” according to U.S.News & World Report for the 2011 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” Drexel is ranked second out of only 20 universities in the country on the list, according to the survey report. Drexel, founded in 1891, tied for first place among private universities.

These are “universities that have recently made striking improvements or innovations — schools everyone should be watching,” according to the publication. More

LegacyAlumni Legacy Profile: Jeff '82 and Ross '11 Macaluso

When Ross Macaluso graduates in 2011, he will be a second generation Drexel Dragon. His father, Jeff, was the first to graduate with a Drexel degree almost 30 years ago. According to Jeff Macaluso ’82, he attended Drexel because he was enticed by the university’s Co-op program.

“I graduated in 1982 from the LeBow College of Business and we were in a deep recession, but I got a job within three months,” he recalled. “A lot of my other classmates who had gone to other schools were still out of work at that time.”

The Co-op was an added bonus to his son Ross, but it wasn’t the reason he decided to go to Drexel. More

Alumni Honors and Awards: 2011 Nominations
Each year the Drexel University Alumni Association recognizes alumni for outstanding achievements in their professions, in the community, and within the university. We encourage all members of the alumni and university community to participate in the awards process by sharing the achievements of fellow alumni, colleagues and friends with the committee for nomination. We invite you to review the awards criteria and submit nominations for worthy candidates. Nominations for the 2011 Alumni Association Awards must be submitted by October 29, 2010. For more information and online nomination forms, please click here.

School Supply DriveSchool Supply Drive
This fall, the Community Alumni Network at Drexel University (CAN DU) will coordinate a revitalization project at an elementary school in the university's West Philadelphia neighborhood. As part of the effort, we are conducting a school supply drive! As you're shopping for school supplies for your family and taking advantage of back-to-school sales, please consider picking up some supplies for a school in need. Donations can include notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, rulers, glue, antibacterial lotion, markers, and more! For details on how to donate to the school supply drive, click here.

And, look for more information coming soon on how you and your family can volunteer to participate in our community service project at the school in the fall!

Fill Out an Alumni Survey to Share Your Feedback
The Drexel University Alumni Association is currently developing new program ideas for several areas around the country, and ask that you please click on your city/state and take a few moments to complete a brief survey about your particular area: Pittsburgh, PA; Detroit, MI; Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Washington, DC/Virginia; Northern California; Charlotte, NC; Los Angeles, CA; San Diego, CA; Seattle, WA or Atlanta, GA.

Even if you have not participated in the past, please take a few moments to share your suggestions for future events and programs with us. Your feedback will be used to enrich activities for you and your local Drexel alumni. Thank you in advance for your valuable feedback!

Alumni WeekendAlumni Weekend Reunion Committees: Class of 1961 and 1986
It’s never too soon to begin planning for next year! Plans are underway for Alumni Weekend 2011. Mark your calendars for May 6 and 7!

If you are a member of the Classes of 1961 or 1986 (including Hahnemann Medical College and Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania) and you’re interested in helping plan your 50th or 25th reunion celebration, please contact Louisa Kopp ‘08 in the Office of Alumni Relations at lcs42@drexel.edu or 215-895-6317.

Alumni Career Services News

Sign up to volunteer for an Alumni Career Services Program: The Alumni Association is seeking volunteers for Alumni Career Services programs specifically in the Philadelphia metro area, New York City, Atlanta and Washington D.C. For details, and a complete list of program topics and speaker/panelist criteria, click here.

If you live in any of these areas and are interested in getting involved as a speaker or helping to plan an event, please contact Lauren Rocca Villanueva '04, '09 at lmr24@drexel.edu or 215-895-2744 for more information or to volunteer. If you don’t live in any of the areas where we are currently recruiting volunteers, we still want to hear from you! Please contact us if you have an idea for an ACS program where you live or, if you would be interested in presenting a webinar on a career-related topic.

Alumni Career Services Online Webinars: Now you can participate in Alumni Career Services Programs no matter where you live — all you need is Internet access and a phone line! Click the links below for more information on our upcoming Alumni Career Services Webinars.

The Marketing Plan: YOU Are the Product!
Tuesday, September 27, 2010
7 to 8 p.m. EST

"Your Sustainable Competitive Advantage (SCA):
The Key to Increasing Your Marketability"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
12 to 1 p.m.

Upcoming Alumni Career Services Events: Check out the list below for an event in your area featuring professional networking receptions and presentations by industry experts.

Philadelphia Alumni Career Services Program: "The Online Job Search Survival Guide"
Sherrie A. Madia, Ph.D., Associate Adjunct Professor at Drexel University, will present an interactive discussion on using social networking effectively for job search on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. Join us for a networking reception at Table 31 in Philadelphia, followed by the discussion. More

Montgomery County Alumni Career Services Program: "The Power of Community Networks"
Which networks are you connected to? Whether they are a part of Drexel or beyond, participating in professional, social, online and community networks can make a big difference! Join fellow Drexel alumni on Thursday, October 28, 2010, for a networking reception and Alumni Career Services program led by Richard Blumberg '84 and Scott Feldman '87, and learn what choices you can make as a Drexel graduate or a student, to achieve success both now and going forward. More

Boston Alumni Career Services Program: "Two Ways to Get a Job"
Join Drexel alumni in the Boston area on Thursday, September 30, 2010, for a networking reception and Alumni Career Services Program focusing executing job search strategies in today’s competitive market. Stanley Miloszewski '81 of Blaney Executive Search will explore traditional job search methods, as well as ways to create a job at your current employer, a new employer, or by starting your own business. More

San Francisco Alumni Career Services Program: "Thinking Outside the Box: Overcoming Barriers to Creative Thinking"
Anthony DiTonno '79, CEO and President of NeurogesX, Inc., will discuss the philosophy that he has used to build four successful companies in this Alumni Career Services Program on Thursday, October 21, 2010. Tony will provide insight into the questions to ask yourself when building an organization, how you can overcome barriers to creative thinking, and the values that can help you succeed. More

Career Corner

Terry WallLeadership Unlimited: Five Strategies to Improve Company Profitability
by Terry Wall '97

Are you interested in improving your organization’s profitability? Let Terry share his five strategies that can help. More

Tai GoodwinCareer Makeover Strategies: Must-Have Traits of Successful Career Changers
by Tai Goodwin '95

Learn the five common traits of people who have successfully created a career that allows them to do what they love. More

Career ZoneCareer Zone: Follow Up With a Dead Mouse
by Julia Levy '93
While everyone worries about being annoying by following up too much, most people out there do not follow up enough. Julia explains how "dead mice" can help you avoid just that. More

Philadelphia Area

Night at the PhilliesYoung Alumni Night at the Phillies
Join the Young Alumni Association to cheer as the National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies take on the Washington Nationals! Join us on Friday, September 17, 2010, at Citizens Bank Park, and before the game for a reception at McFadden's. Plus, it's a promotional night at the ballpark — all fans over the age of 15 receive a Phillies knit cap! More

Philly Football Fest: Drexel Young Alumni Team
Join our team on the field at Fairmount Park for the 2nd Annual Philly Football Fest, a co-ed touch football tournament! We’ll compete against other college alumni teams while enjoying music, festival games, and food on Saturday, September 25, 2010.  Space is limited so sign up today! More

Movie TourYoung Alumni Movie Sites Tour and Brunch
On Saturday, October 2, 2010, young alumni and friends are invited to join us for an exciting movie sites tour where you'll visit various spots in Philadelphia where famous movie scenes were filmed. And stick around for a brunch buffet at Triumph Brewing Co., and a special question and answer session with faculty and students from Drexel’s Cinema and TV Department. More

Young Alumni Fright Night: "Terror Behind the Walls" at Eastern State Penitentiary
Get ready for Halloween and experience America’s number-one haunted house on Thursday, October 21, 2010, with fellow young alumni! Take the frightening "Terror Behind the Walls" tour and then relax and network at a happy hour reception at London Grill. Space is limited – sign up today! More

An Evening at The Holiday POPS!: Alumni Reception & Performance
On Wednesday, December 15, 2010, join President John Fry and fellow Drexel alumni for a special holiday reception at the historic Union League of Philadelphia, followed by a performance of favorite classics at The Kimmel Center by Peter Nero and The Philly Pops. Take advantage of the early bird discount and register by September 30, 2010 to get your $90 ticket for a discounted price of $80 per person! More

Around the World

Happy HourNorthern California Alumni Networking Happy Hours
Join the Alumni Club of Northern California along with fellow alumni from the area for networking happy hour in your area. Click the event below for more details.

Friday, August 20, 2010
Gordon Biersch
Palo Alto, CA

Friday, September 17, 2010
The Melting Pot
Larkspur, CA

Swing into SummerSwing Into Summer with Drexel!
Join the Drexel University Alumni Association as we follow major and minor league baseball teams, including 2009 National League 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.

San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

San Francisco Giants
vs. Cincinnati Reds
AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA

Bowie, MD
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Bowie Baysox
vs. Akron Aeros
Prince George's Stadium, Bowie, MD

San Diego, CA
Friday, August 27, 2010

San Diego Padres
vs. Philadelphia Phillies
PETCO Park, San Diego, CA

Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Los Angeles Dodgers
vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

Click here for more information and a full schedule of games!

Celebrate the End of Summer at a Pittsburgh Area Alumni Networking Happy Hour
Alumni Club of Western Pennsylvania and the Drexel University Alumni Association invites you to join fellow Drexel alumni in the Pittsburgh area for a summer networking happy hour at The Wine Loft on Wednesday, August 25, 2010. More

Turkey ReceptionTurkey Alumni Reception with Men's Basketball Team and Coaches
Meet us in Turkey! The Drexel University Alumni Association and the College of Engineering invite Drexel alumni, students, parents and friends to join the Men's Basketball team and coaches for a special reception in Istanbul on Thursday, August 26, 2010.

The Men's Basketball team will be competing in two games while in Turkey. On Friday, August 27, they will take on the Egyptian National Team, and on Sunday, August 29, they will meet the Efes basketball team. More information on the games will be announced soon! More

Detroit Alumni Networking Happy Hour
Join the Alumni Club of Michigan along with fellow alumni from the Detroit area for a networking happy hour at Doc's Sports Retreat on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. More

Alumni TailgateNorthern California Alumni Football Night: Eagles vs. 49ers
The Alumni Club of Northern California invites area alumni to gather at Candlestick Park for a pre-game tailgate before watching as the San Francisco 49ers take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, October 10, 2010. Already have tickets to the game? Then join us beforehand for the tailgate! More

London Alumni: Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for upcoming Drexel alumni event in London, England on Thursday, October 14, 2010. Stay tuned for more details September issue of Drexel Details. In the meantime, if you live or work in the London area, please log onto our Online Alumni Directory and update your contact information so that we can send you the latest details on this exciting event.

Colleges & Schools

College of Arts and Sciences Anniversary Celebration
The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the merger of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the College of Science this fall. During this inaugural celebration, the College will initiate four awards to be bestowed annually upon a member of the College’s faculty, two alumni, and a distinguished friend of the College. College of Arts and Sciences graduates are invited to submit a nomination for the alumni to be honored, no later than Friday, September 17, 2010. For more information on the anniversary celebration, and the nomination process, click here.

College of MedicineCollege of Medicine Alumni Receptions
This fall, the College of Medicine will host alumni receptions across the country. For more information on the receptions below, or to register, contact medical.alumni@drexel.edu or call 1-866-373-9633.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The Henry Rosenberg, MD Endowed Lectureship in Anesthesiology
New College Building, Geary Auditorium B
Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
American College Emergency Physicians Alumni Reception
Mandalay Bay Resort
Las Vegas, NV

Sunday, October 3, 2010
American Academy of Pediatrics Alumni Reception
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, CA


Drexel Men's SoccerMen’s Soccer Game and Alumni Reception at Florida Gulf Coast
Join Drexel alumni and fans to cheer as the Drexel men's soccer team takes on the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles at Florida Gulf Coast University on Thursday, September 16, 2010. Before the game, meet up for a pre-game reception at Bar Louie. More

Alumni Day at Women's Field Hockey vs. UConn: Tailgate Reception and Game
Join Drexel alumni, parents and fans for a casual tailgate reception at the Vidas Athletic Complex on Sunday, September 19, 2010. Then, cheer as the 2009 CAA Champion Women's Field Hockey Team takes on the 2009 Big East Champion University of Connecticut Huskies! More

Campus News

Sacramento Campus News
The relationship between Drexel’s graduate students in Sacramento and the Northern California Alumni Club continues to grow! Two students have joined the Club’s Steering Committee, and student/alumni outings are planned in October to the Eagles vs. 49ers game (complete with official Philly pre-game tailgate party) in San Francisco and to Sacramento’s brand-new Crocker Art Museum in November. In January, the Club will welcome Drexel’s first class of Graduate Center graduates into the society of alumni at a celebratory dinner at Mulvaney’s B&L.

Alumni Resources

Join Students and Alumni for 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 warm, friendly 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 fall. Sign up today! More

Get Your Free Alumni Card Today!
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

Alumni Memberships Available at the Drexel University Recreation Center
Where can you beat the heat with a swim, challenge yourself with a climb and catch up with old friends while making new ones? At Drexel University’s Recreation Center! Drexel alumni are welcome to join the Recreation Center, but don’t forget your Alumni Card! Please check out the various Alumni Membership options here. And bring a friend!

Donate to the Leadership Library and Get a Free T-Shirt!
The Alumni Association invites graduates to donate new or used leadership 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.

Alumni Travel Program
Be sure to join our travel mailing list to receive information on all of our new destinations, including the Amalfi Coast. Click here to e-mail the Alumni Office and include your name, class year and address. Click here for more information on all of our Alumni Travel Program offerings.

GradMed® Offers Affordable, Short-Term Medical Insurance
GradMed® short-term medical insurance provides protection from the major expenses associated with an accident or illness. An ideal product for new graduates and alumni between jobs, 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




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