Alumni News

CAN DUCAN DU School Supply Drive and Day of Service at Morton McMichael Elementary School
The Community Alumni Network at Drexel University (CAN DU), in partnership with Drexel's Office of Government and Community Relations, invites alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends for a day of service at Morton McMichael Elementary School in West Philadelphia on Saturday, October 24, 2009. Volunteers will work together to revitalize the teachers' garden, pre-k and kindergarten playground, and the library.

Can't make it, or want to do more? We are holding a drive for school supplies, such as crayons, markers and notebooks, as well as recreational equipment, including footballs, jump ropes and soccer balls. Donations can be made the day of the project, at any Drexel University alumni event, placed in donation boxes located around campus, or even ordered online and shipped directly to the project site.

To register to volunteer, or for more information on the school supply drive, click here.

Nominate a Candidate for the 2010 Alumni Awards
Each year the Drexel University Alumni Association Board of Governors 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 2010 Alumni Association Awards must be submitted by November 25, 2009. More

Kathy FrederickAlumni Profile: Kathy Frederick, Esq., MLS IST '76
She jokes that her midlife crisis came with fur and four legs, but the truth is, dogsleding is a lot more than a midlife crisis for Kathy Frederick. It’s a lifestyle.

Kathy is taking her love for dogsleding to the next level and has decided to compete in the 2010 Iditarod. The Iditarod, known by many as “The Last Great Race on Earth” is the longest dogsled race in the United States, stretching from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Mushers from all over the world come out to compete in this race each year, however its hazardous conditions and rough terrain keep many from actually crossing the finish line. More

Join an Online Alumni Network with Facebook, inCircle, and now, LinkedIn
Facebook and inCircle are great ways to connect with fellow classmates, whether around the corner or across the world! And now the Alumni Association is pleased to announce the launch of the official "Drexel University Alumni Association Networking Group” on LinkedIn. The group was formerly known as “Drexel Networking” and was created by Steve Markey ’04, to provide a place for personal and professional networking among alumni. It has become the largest Drexel networking group on LinkedIn, so join the group and instantly get connected to more than 3,000 alumni!

If you graduated in 1985, this year marks your 25th reunion! We have a Class of 1985 Facebook Fan Page to help you and your classmates plan special reunion activities for Alumni Weekend 2010 to celebrate this milestone.

To connect to an online alumni network on Facebook, inCircle or LinkedIn, click here.

HomecomingYoung Alumni Homecoming Committee
Do you want to become involved and show your Dragon pride? The Young Alumni Association is looking for enthusiastic alumni volunteers to assist with the planning of Homecoming 2010! Homecoming was a great success last year, as it welcomed hundreds of alumni and their families back to campus, so join us for the fun this year as a member of the planning committee. If you are interested, please contact Louisa Sassi Kopp '08 at lcs42@drexel.edu or 215-895-6317.

WKDU Alumni: We Want to Hear from You!
When you attended Drexel, were you involved with the campus radio station, WKDU? If so, let us know! Please take a minute to fill out an online form with your contact information and your connection to the Drexel radio station so that we can update you on news and events that are of interest to you. More

Dinner with 12 DragonsSign up Now to Host a Dinner with 12 Dragons
Dinner with 12 Dragons is a program that personalizes the overall Drexel 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 for good food, conversation and Drexel camaraderie. More

Career Corner

Career MakeoverCareer Makeover Strategies: Finding Your Next Job with Your Current Employer
by Tai Goodwin '95

Tai explores the benefits to finding a new position with your current employer. If you're considering an internal opportunity, she'll give you eight easy steps to help you make that move. More

Julia LevyCareer Zone: Interview Types and How to Prepare
by Julia Levy '93

Julia outlines eight different types of interviews and gives you tips on how to best prepare for the big day. More

Career Question
Is there an interview question that you dread because you don't know the best way to respond to it? Visit us on Facebook, inCircle, or LinkedIn to share your question and join the discussion! In October's issue of Career Zone, Julia, along with hiring managers and recruiters from top organizations, will weigh in on the best responses to your toughest interview questions.

Calling All Alumni! If you have professional experience in such areas as leadership, entrepreneurship, networking or job searching and would like to serve as an alumni speaker at an Alumni Career Services event in California, contact Lauren Rocca '04, '09 at lmr24@drexel.edu or 215-895-2744.

Philadelphia Area

YA Senior NightYoung Alumni Social Networking Night with the Class of 2010
Congratulate the Class of 2010 as they return to campus for their senior year, and join members of the senior class, graduate students, and young alumni for a social networking night on Thursday, September 24, 2009, at Mikey's American Grill and Sports Bar. More

Campaigning for a Better Career: Conducting an Effective Job Search
Embarking on a career change or seeking a new opportunity within your current profession? If so, we want to see you at an alumni reception on Wednesday, September 30, 2009, in Radnor, PA, where Dan Silvert, director of team leadership development at Team Builders Plus, will teach you four ways to energize your career campaign with enthusiasm and conviction. More

Dragon Boat Festival
Come cheer on Drexel's teams of alumni, students, faculty and staff as they race down the Schuylkill River at the Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, October 3, 2009 The festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. along Kelly Drive in Philadelphia. Support the Drexel teams as they try to win the Collegiate Championship for the sixth straight year! More

Wine and ChocolatePhilly Wine and Chocolate Tasting Tour
Join the Alumni Club of Philadelphia and the Young Alumni Association for a delicious journey with City Food Tours, one of Philadelphia's most popular attractions! Enjoy a private tasting of wines and chocolates while learning all about them on Thursday, October 15, 2009. Space is limited so register today! More

Recruiting U: The Secrets to Success with Recruiters
Join us on Thursday, October 22, 2009, as Chris Bilotta ’77, ’84 teaches you how to develop an effective relationship with a recruiter which could be your ticket to new career opportunities! Learn what recruiters do and how they can help you. More

Young Alumni Inter-School Oktoberfest Networking Happy Hour
Grab your lederhosen and join us for an Oktoberfest networking happy hour on South Street! Alumni from Drexel will join graduates from Penn, and other colleges for an autumn night of networking and fun at Brauhaus Schmitz, Philadelphia's only authentic German bierhall and restaurant, on Tuesday, October 27, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. More

Philly POPSAn Evening at the Holiday POPS!
Join Interim President C.R. "Chuck" Pennoni '63, '66, Hon. '92, his wife Annette, and fellow Drexel alumni for a holiday spectacular on Wednesday, December 9, 2009. The evening will begin with a reception at the Union League of Philadelphia, followed by the Holiday POPS! Performance at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. And, register by September 30 to take advantage of our early bird special! More

Around the U.S.

SeattleSeattle Alumni Fall Networking Happy Hour
If you live in the Seattle area, come out and join us for a networking happy hour at Tap House Grill on Thursday, September 17, 2009. We’ll be there from 5 to 8 p.m., so come join the fun! More

Northern California Networking Happy Hour
Each month, the Alumni Club of Northern California meets for a networking happy hour with local Drexel alumni and this month's happy hour will be at the Melting Pot in Larkspur, on Friday, September 18, 2009. Come out and get to know some Drexel alumni in your area. More

PiratesNight at the Ballpark in Pittsburgh
A few tickets remain to cheer from the Pittsburgh Baseball Club as the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, September 26, 2009. After the game, stay for a fantastic fireworks display and Foreigner in concert! More

Grab Your Hats and Boots for an Austin Alumni Ranch Party
We'll be chillin' and grillin' with a Texas-style BBQ, country music, skeet shooting, and fishing at a ranch party on Saturday, October 3, 2009. All Drexel University and Drexel College of Medicine alumni are invited to join us for this Austin-area hoedown hosted by Robert Ersek, M.D., F.A.C.S., HU '66. More

Speed NetworkingReady, Set, Go! Alumni Career Services Presents Speed Networking in NYC
On Wednesday, October 14, 2009, alumni in the New York City area are invited to participate in a networking reception with a twist! Julia Levy ’93 hosts this speed networking session in which participants will meet and network with each other one-on-one for approximately 4 minutes at a time. Come try out this fun and new way to network! More

An Evening in New York City with Susan Seidelman '73, '91
The Alumni Association will host a cocktail reception with special guest speaker and Oscar nominated director Susan Seidelman '73, '91, as she discusses her career in the film and television industry. Alumni are invited to enjoy this evening reception on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 at the Redeye Grill in New York City. More

Colleges & Schools

Uncarved WoodUncarved Wood Exhibit Comes to Campus
The Leonard Pearlstein Gallery will house Uncarved Wood, the intricate wood carvings of young Chinese artists who have been deaf since birth or early childhood, from September 21 through October 21, 2009. Alumni are invited to visit the exhibit, including the opening reception and gallery talk hosted by AWCoMAD on October 1, 2009, from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, e-mail gallery@drexel.edu.

CNHP Alumni Reception in Philadelphia
Gloria F. Donnelly, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, dean of the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, invites nursing and health professions alumni to reconnect with their Hahnemann, Woman’s Medical College, Medical College of Pennsylvania, and Drexel University classmates and friends at an alumni reception on Thursday, September 24, 2009. More

Drexel PlayersThe Drexel Players
Excerpts from five original plays being developed by students in the AWCoMAD Screenwriting & Playwriting Program will be performed by the Drexel Players on Thursday, September 24 and Friday, September 25, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the Mandell Theater. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, e-mail nick.anselmo@drexel.edu.

College of Medicine Alumni Receptions
The College of Medicine will host the following receptions in conjunction with professional conferences and meetings throughout the country. For more information about each reception, click here.

ACEP: October 5, 2009
Marriott Copley Place
Boston, MA

ACS: October 13, 2009
Hilton Chicago
Chicago, IL

AAFP: October 15, 2009
Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston, MA

AAP: October 18, 2009
Grand Hyatt
Washington, DC

SFN: October 19, 2009
Hyatt Regency
Chicago, IL

A View from the TopA View from the Top with Dominic Frederico
LeBow College of Business invites all alumni to attend a reception and presentation by Dominic Frederico, president and chief executive officer of Assured Guaranty Ltd. Join Mr. Frederico on Tuesday, October 6, 2009, as he discusses global financial markets and their future outlooks. For more information, call Cassandra Brown at 215-895-6294 or clb87@drexel.edu.

iSchool Networking Reception in Philadelphia
The iSchool will host a networking reception on Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at the Paul Peck Alumni Center. Join Dean David Fenske, staff from the Steinbright Career Development Center, iSchool students and iSchool employers for a chance to meet and mingle with some of the region's top employers, and reconnect with iSchool faculty, staff and alumni. More

Design PhiladelphiaDesign Philadelphia at Drexel
As part of Design Philadelphia's week-long celebration of all things design, the AWCoMAD Graphic Design Program will host a double feature film event on October 8, 2009. Come enjoy Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight followed byVisual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman starting at 6 p.m. in the Bossone Auditorium. For more information, call 215-895-1029 or click here.

No Night without a Telescope
Every Wednesday night from October 18 to November 25, 2009, Drexel's Joseph R. Lynch Observatory will be open to the public at 30 minutes after sunset. Alumni are welcome to attend a session in the observatory located atop Drexel's Main Building. For more information, contact Dr. David Goldberg, associate professor in the Department of Physics, at goldberg@drexel.edu. More

LeBow College of Business Presents Lunch, Learn and Lead
Richard Wortman, principal of Reznick Group, P.C., will discuss career progression in accounting at the LeBow College of Business Lunch, Learn and Lead lecture on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. All alumni are invited to attend this presentation and enjoy a complimentary lunch. For more information, contact Cassandra Brown at 215-895-6294 or clb87@drexel.edu.

iSchool Networking Receptions
The iSchool will host a series of networking receptions across the country for alumni, faculty, current students and prospective students. For more information on a reception near you, click the link below.

Friday, October 30, 2009
Madeleines Restaurant and Wine Bistro
Pasadena, CA

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Bay 13 Restaurant
Portland, OR

Thursday, November 5, 2009
Hotel 1000
Seattle, Washington

Campus News

U.S. News: Drexel One of Nation’s Top Five “Up-and-Coming Schools”
Drexel has again 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 top college officials polled by U.S.News & World Report for the 2010 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” Drexel was ranked fourth out of only 19 universities in the country on the list, according to the recently released rankings.

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

Career FairMake Connections at the SCDC Dragon Career Fest
The Steinbright Career Development Center is pleased to host the largest university-held Career Fair in the Greater Philadelphia area, Dragon Career Fest, on October 7, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Daskalakis Athletic Center. All alumni are invited to attend the Career Fest and meet with employers. Employers are also invited to discuss co-op and full-time employment opportunities with Drexel students and alumni. More


Basketball DiscountYoung Alumni Season Ticket Discount
Season ticket packages are now on sale for Drexel's 2009-2010 Men's Basketball season, and Drexel Athletics is offering a special discount for young alumni who graduated between 2004 and 2009. Season ticket holders receive many benefits in addition to tickets to 14 basketball games at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. For more information, click here or call 1-866-4-DREXEL to order your tickets now!

Alumni Resources

Grab Your Passport for Our
Alumni Travel Program

We are planning exciting trips for the 2010 Alumni Travel Program including trips to Argentina and Chile, Greece, and the Amalfi Coast. Be sure to join our travel mailing list to receive information on our new destinations.
Click here to e-mail the Alumni Office and include your name, class year and address. More

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 Card
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

GradMed Short Term Medical Insurance
After graduation, your medical coverage through student health insurance or your parents’ policy may end. We sponsor GradMed Short Term Medical to help you fill your coverage gap and help protect you and your bank account from large expenses due to an accident or unexpected illness. Coverage can start the day after receipt of your application.

GradMed is not available in all states. Some provisions, benefits, exclusions or limitations may vary depending on your state of residence. Depending on state, coverage is underwritten and issued by Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company or Time Insurance Company. More


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