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Many young alumni "get it" by giving back
The one thing you should know about David Batty (‘06) is that he is a superstar. He may not rock with Mick Jagger, race stock cars or perform open heart surgery, but he is one of Drexel’s elite graduates. What makes David Batty stand apart from the rest? His genuine personality and desire to give back to the University that provided him with a strong foundation. “I left Drexel knowing that I was well prepared to start a successful career in the financial services industry,” stated David Batty. As a project associate at SEI Trust Company, Mr. Batty is responsible for coordinating various projects within several operational teams. “I made the most of my Drexel experience through my involvement on campus. The University put me in a position to gain leadership skills and as an alumnus I want to remain connected to the University. Drexel has assisted me in building a solid network and I’m confident these relationships will grow as I further my career.” Mr. Batty was a leader during his time at Drexel as past President of Pi Kappa Alpha, a fraternity that was established on Drexel’s campus during his freshman year. Pi Kappa Alpha focuses on leadership, academics and community service. Mr. Batty stated that his loyalty to Drexel inspires him to donate to the Drexel Fund. “I feel that it is important to give back to the current student body. Many alumni have generously donated before me and now a sense of responsibility has been instilled within me to do the same,” said Mr. Batty.

“As a recent graduate, I realize that many of my friends are still paying for their education, and so it is difficult sometimes to have the resources to donate to the University. Regardless, I know that any gift, no matter how large or small, is greatly appreciated,” continued Mr. Batty. He also encourages Drexel’s young alumni to stay connected to the University by volunteering with CAN DU, helping current students secure co-op positions and jobs within a company or simply through attending alumni events.

David Batty '06 (L), pictured here with Richard Schlesinger (R), continues to help Drexel students as a mentor and through his yearly gift as a member of the The Anthony J. Drexel Society, Recent Graduate program.

The Anthony J. Drexel Society was founded in 1965 to continue the tradition initiated by Anthony J. Drexel—educational excellence supported through philanthropy.

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How is David Batty a superstar? He continues to advocate for Drexel in his current position at SEI Trust Company. “I have the opportunity to ‘steer’ co-op students to potential groups within SEI and I know firsthand that Drexel provides a quality education along with real ‘hands-on’ learning opportunities,” stated Mr. Batty. Richard Schlesinger is one of the many Drexel co-op students working at SEI Investments. As a brother of Pi Kappa Alpha, Mr. Schlesinger works closely with many Drexel alumni. “I have gained valuable insight from David Batty, especially about the importance of giving back to something larger than yourself,” stated Schlesinger. Impressed by David Batty’s drive, Mr. Schlesinger credits the new Pi Kappa Alpha Scholarship endowment to the founders of Drexel’s chapter. “David Batty is a strong supporter of the scholarship fund. He has already helped many and now his contributions over the next few years will assist future generations,” stated Mr. Schlesinger.

David Batty, Drexel superstar – he may be underrated.

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