Alumni News

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!

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.

Courtney RozsasAlumni Spotlight: Courtney Rozsas '09

Courtney Rozsas ’09 opened the doors to Lotus Farm to Table in December 2009, hoping to provide diners with more than just a meal.

“I wanted people to come into my restaurant and think of it as a lifestyle, a destination,” she explained, sitting by the window of her BYOB eatery in the heart of Media, PA.

While studying biology at Drexel, Courtney’s initial plans were to continue onto medical school and become a doctor. However, a life-changing trip to Asia in the summer of 2009 set her on a very different path. More

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

Click here to watch a video about a recent 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!

Alumni Weekend 2011Alumni 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 Ambassadors Seeking International Volunteers
The Alumni Ambassador Program offers alumni a unique opportunity to stay connected to Drexel. No matter where you live you can engage prospective Drexel students as an Alumni Ambassador, in some cases without leaving the comfort of your home. The Alumni Ambassador program is designed to fit your interests and availability. Right now there is a special need for alumni who are living outside of the United States to work with prospective international students. For more information, click here or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-888-DU-GRADS or alumni@drexel.edu.

Attention Current Alumni Ambassadors! Mark your calendars for our annual fall training session on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at 8 p.m. EST. This year’s hour long web-session will cover recent changes to campus and the university, updated admissions statistics, and helpful tips for speaking to prospective students. For registration information e-mail alumni@drexel.edu. To sign-up to become and Alumni Ambassador, click here.

Alumni Career Services Webinars and Events
Now you can participate in Alumni Career Services Programs no matter where you live — all you need is Internet access and a phone line! For a step-by-step video showing you how to participate in an Alumni Career Services webinar, click here.

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. EST

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

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

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

New York City Alumni Career Services Program: An Insider's Look at the Finance Industry
Wondering what the future holds for careers in finance? Join Drexel alumni for a networking reception at Embassy Suites Hotel New York on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, and get an insider's look at the state of the finance industry. Hear from a panel of alumni about how this industry has changed as a result of economic factors and what you can do to stand out in the competitive job market if you are seeking a career in the field. More

Philadelphia Alumni Career Services Program: An Insider's Look at Careers in the Digital Professions
As the business world continues to evolve, so does the demand for qualified employees specializing in the digital professions. Join Drexel alumni at Estia Restaurant on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, for a networking reception and panel discussion focusing on diverse career paths in these fields, including digital media, information security, quality assurance, enterprise architecture, management information systems and information technology. More

Career Corner

Julia LevyCareer Zone: To Temp or Not To Temp, That is the Question
by Julia Levy '93
Temping or consulting can offer you an opportunity to stay in the job market and keep your skills fresh while you are searching for your permanent opportunity. Is it right for you? More

Tai GoodwinCareer Makeover Strategies: Increase Your Visibility at Work
by Tai Goodwin '95

In today’s world of work, hard work, being a team player, and adhering to basic professional standards are baseline expectations of all employees. Promotion, recognition and reward more often land on professionals who have learned how to maximize their exposure to the right people and the right opportunities. More

Chris BilottaYour Career Retainer: Can You Predict Leadership Failures?
by Chris Bilotta '77, '84

Where in the psychology of the individual does corruption reside? What goes on in the mind of the unethical executive? Read on for three things to look for when evaluating potential executive candidates. More

Philadelphia Area

Night at the PhilliesYoung Alumni Night at the Phillies
Come out for a night at the ballpark and join the Young Alumni Association to cheer on the 2009 National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies as they 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, all fans over the age of 15 receive a Phillies knit cap! Tickets are limited so sign up now! 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

Senior SocialYoung Alumni and Senior September Social
Join members of the senior class, graduate students, and young alumni for a fun night at Drinker’s West in University City on Wednesday, September 29, 2010. Seniors from the Class of 2011 are invited to celebrate their last September as Drexel students and recent graduates from the Class of 2010 are invited to reunite during their first September as alumni! More

Young 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

President FryPhiladelphia Area Alumni Reception with President Fry
Alumni in the Philadelphia area are invited to a reception to welcome John A. Fry, Drexel University's 14th president. Join us on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at the Radnor Hotel, and enjoy hors d'ouevres, desserts, soft drinks, wine and beer as you get to know President Fry. More

Bucks County Alumni Wine Class and Reception
The Drexel University Alumni Association and the LeBow Alumni Association invite Drexel alumni for a private wine class and reception on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at Crossing Vineyards and Winery in Washington Crossing, PA. More

Philadelphia Area Alumni Networking Reception at Table 31
The Drexel University Alumni Association and the LeBow Alumni Association invite you to a networking reception at Table 31 in Philadelphia on Monday, October 11, 2010. Get to know fellow alumni in the Philadelphia area while enjoying hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine. More

Jekyll and HydeDelaware County Alumni Night at the Theatre: Jekyll & Hyde Performance and Reception
Jekyll & Hyde is an evocative tale of the epic battle between good and evil, based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story about a doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. Come enjoy an alumni reception followed by a performance of this Broadway hit musical at the Media Theater on Thursday, October 14, 2010. More

Behind-the-Scenes: An Evening at The Academy of Natural Sciences
The Drexel University Alumni Association and the College of Arts and Sciences invite Drexel alumni in the Philadelphia area on a behind-the-scenes exploration at the Academy of Natural Sciences on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. Enjoy a reception at the Academy, during which private tours of the Fossil Prep Lab will be led by manager Jason Poole. Then, participate in a discussion with Ken Lacovara, Ph.D., associate professor of biology and director of the Paleontology and Geology Program at Drexel. 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

Save the Date - Veterans Day Celebration
Are you a veteran or a former member of ROTC at Drexel? Then mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 9, 2010, when Drexel celebrates Veterans Day on campus with a special reception followed by a film screening of “The Men” and a panel discussion. Stay tuned for more details! Also, we’re looking for alumni veterans to participate in the panel discussion. If you’re interested, please contact Louisa Kopp at lcs42@drexel.edu.

Holiday PopsAn 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 — register by September 30, 2010 to get your $90 ticket for a discounted price of $80 per person! More

Around the World

Alumni Networking Happy Hours
Join the Drexel University Alumni Association for happy hours around the country to ring in fall, and get to know fellow Drexel alumni in your area! Click on the happy hour below for more information on one near you.

Northern California Alumni Networking Happy Hour
September 17, 2010
The Melting Pot, Larkspur, CA

Hartford Area Alumni Networking Happy Hour
October 7, 2010
City Steam Brewery, Hartford, CT

Seattle Alumni Networking Happy Hour
October 7, 2010
Icon Grill, Seattle, WA

Detroit Alumni Networking Happy Hour
October 12, 2010
Doc's Sports Retreat, Livonia, MI

Wine TastingSouth Jersey Alumni Wine Tasting and Vineyard Tour
The Alumni Club of South Jersey invites Drexel alumni to meet and network with fellow graduates while enjoying a wine tasting and vineyard tour at Sharrott Winery in Winslow, New Jersey on Thursday, September 30, 2010. More

Northern 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 Reception with President Fry
Join Drexel University for an evening reception hosted by NetScientific Group at London's Royal Thames Yacht Club on Thursday, October 14, 2010. The evening will feature special guest speakers, Sir Richard Sykes, Chairman of NetScientific Group, as well as John A. Fry, President of Drexel University. 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. More

Eagles Watch PartyEagles Watch Parties in Chicago and Atlanta
Go Eagles! Alumni in the Chicago and Atlanta areas will gather to watch and cheer as the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, October 17, 2010. Click the event below for details on the Eagles Watch Party in your area:

Chicago Eagles Watch Party
October 17, 2010
Mad River Bar and Grille, Chicago, IL

Atlanta Area Eagles Watch Party
October 17, 2010
The Arena Tavern, Duluth, GA

Orange County Alumni Reception and Bowers Museum Tour
Join Drexel University alumni and friends in the Orange County area for a reception and a tour of the special exhibit, Weird & Wonderful: Celebrating 75 Years of Collecting at Bowers, at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, on Thursday, October 28, 2010. The exhibit will feature never and rarely-before-seen objects on display at the museum. More

Tampa Area Alumni Wine Paring Reception
The Tampa Area Alumni Club invites Drexel alumni to a wine pairing reception at Timpano Chophouse on Thursday, November 4, 2010. Enjoy meeting fellow alumni from the area while sampling four selected wines and appetizers. More

Pittsburgh Food TourPittsburgh Alumni 'Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour of Little Italy
Take a tour through the "bits and bites" offered in Pittsburgh's Little Italy with fellow Drexel alumni on Saturday, November 6, 2010. The Little Italy tour is an outing of the area's Italian eateries and features a bountiful sampling of gelato, pizza, pasta, bruschetta and other Italian delights. More

Seattle Alumni Lunch and Chocolate Factory Tour
Join the Seattle Alumni Network and fellow Drexel alumni and their families for a special afternoon in Seattle on Saturday, November 13, 2010. First, enjoy lunch at The Red Door, then continue on to Theo Chocolate for an exclusive tour. More

Wilmington Alumni Beer Tasting and Reception
The Drexel University Alumni Association and the LeBow Alumni Association invite Drexel alumni for a beer tasting and reception at Iron Hill Brewery on Thursday, November 18, 2010, where guests will learn about beers made on-site while networking with fellow alumni. More

Campus News

Sacramento UpdateSacramento Campus Update
Members of the Northern California club got together earlier this month to thank long-time President Shapoor Hashami '92 for his service. Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations, Cristina Geso presented him with a painting of Main Building. The club also elected Jim Gravesande '84 its 2010-11 president. Joining the celebration in San Francisco was Drexel Senior Vice President and Sacramento Dean, Tobey Oxholm. More

CAA Blood Drive Challenge
Drexel Athletics will host the 9th Annual "Have A Heart" Colonial Athletic Association Blood Challenge on October 21, 2010. The Challenge is sponsored by the Drexel University Alumni Association, and all Drexel alumni in the Philadelphia area are invited to join students, faculty, staff, and community members to help the Dragons surpass last year's total of 822 pints collected and win the CAA Challenge for the 5th year in a row! More

Photography ContestPhotography Contest Showcases Unique Co-op Experiences
For the last two years, the Steinbright Career Development Center has held a photography contest for Drexel co-op students. Click here to see brand new photos added to the Co-Op Photography Contest photo gallery. More

Colleges & Schools

College of Arts and Sciences Anniversary Celebration
The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to celebrate the 20th 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.

iSchool panel discussionSCALA Seeks iSchool Alumni for Panel
SCALA, Drexel's student chapter of the American Library Association, is looking for alumni to participate in two panel discussions this fall. Banned Books Week: Public and school librarians to share their experiences with challenged and/or banned books for a panel discussion the week of September 25 to October 2, 2010. LIS Careers Outside the Library: speakers who have jobs or experience using their MS (LIS) degrees in nontraditional settings outside of libraries for a discussion to take place in November, 2010. For more information, contact Catherine Odson, SCALA co-chair, at catherine.odson@gmail.com.

Dance/Movement Therapy Reception for Alumni and Friends
The Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions invites its alumni to connect with fellow graduates, students and faculty, and to celebrate the induction of Dr. Sherry Goodill as President of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) on Saturday, September 25, 2010. More

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

College of Medicine Graduate Alumni Discovery Research Forum
College of Medicine alumni are invited to the Graduate Alumni Discovery Research Forum on October 6 and 7, 2010. This annual research event has a long history and remains the primary occasion for showcasing the research efforts of College of Medicine students, summer interns, technicians, postdoctoral fellows, residents and faculty. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to recognize the breadth and quality of scientific achievement within the College of Medicine. More




Men’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

Field HockeyAlumni 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

Boston Alumni Dinner with Crew and Women's Field Hockey
Drexel's Crew and Women's Field Hockey teams are coming to Boston and all Drexel alumni in the area are invited to join the teams for dinner at Legal Sea Foods Copley Place on Saturday, October 23, 2010. The Crew team will compete in the Head of the Charles Regatta on October 23 and 24, and the Women's Field Hockey team will take on Northeastern University on October 24. Click here to visit the Drexel Athletics website for more information on the matches. More

Alumni Resources

Liberty Mutual News: When Your Wallet Goes A.W.O.L.
When your wallet is lost or stolen, it’s tough not to fear the worst—credit card fraud and identity theft. But you can hold the panic at bay by acting quickly and taking a few preventative measures that help protect your credit and reduce your liability. More

Connect with Fellow Dragons Online!
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.

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

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.



















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