Drexel University Center for Graduate Studies

Center for Graduate Studies


December 22, 2009

To All Drexel Alumni in the Greater Sacramento Region:

I write to invite you to participate in three events that we are holding in January.

First, Drexel President Pennoni will be coming to the Graduate Center on Wednesday, January 20, from 5 to 6 p.m., for pizza, sodas and conversation. He will be coming from San Francisco, and spending much of the next day meeting with business leaders in the Placer County/Sacramento region. If you would like to attend, please let my assistant Anna Forrest know at ajf65@drexel.edu. Parking is complimentary in the Tower Bridge garage, immediately adjacent to our Graduate Center in One Capitol Mall.

Second, the next Conversation with an area business leader will be on Thursday, January 7, from 6 to 7 p.m. The series is called "What it Means to Lead: Coast to Coast Conversations with Business and Civic Leaders," and our January guest is Ron Mittelstaedt, Chairman and CEO of Waste Connections, Inc., one of the few publicly-traded corporations headquartered in the Sacramento Valley. If you are interested in attending this, please sign up on our events page. Pizza and sodas will be available at 5 p.m. and parking is complimentary. 

Third, our graduate students are in the process of selecting a public service project that all of us – students, faculty, staff and alumni – can perform together on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18. We are connecting with Hands On Sacramento. I am particularly proud of the fact that our students have decided to sponsor one project each month when all Drexel Dragons can come together in service to our community. If you would like to join us, please email me directly oxholm@drexel.edu.

As we end this, our first year in Sacramento, I would like to thank each of you for all of the enthusiasm and support you have given to us. Please come visit us any time – you will be proud of what we have achieved!

Very best wishes for the year to come, and

Tobey Oxholm
Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III


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