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Thank You for Making Get Counted a Success!
More than 1,000 alumni logged into the Online Alumni Directory and updated their contact information as part of the Get Counted Campaign. Thank you to everyone who participated and made this effort to update our collection of alumni information such a success! Congratulations to the following winners of a Drexel Fan Pack: Kristine Harris '96 (Pennsylvania), Lee Andes '71 (Pennsylvania), Angela Sheperd '84 (Michigan), Edwin Kutler '46 (Pennsylvania) and Catherine LoRe '11 (Pennsylvania), and to the grand prize winners of an Amazon Kindle: James Le '10 (Pennsylvania) and Sonia Chang-Harris '95 (New York).

Keep an eye out next month for our updated alumni population maps with our brand new totals for number of alumni across the United States and around the world!

Homecoming 2011Celebrate Homecoming 2011 at Drexel This Weekend!
All alumni are invited back to campus for Homecoming 2011 on Saturday, January 22, and Sunday, January 23. This year’s festivities will include a tailgate reception, the men’s basketball game vs. Northeastern, a post-game celebration, the women’s basketball game vs. Hofstra, and more! Special ticket packages for Saturday, Sunday, or both days are available. More.

Student Leader Alumni Reunion at Homecoming
When you attended Drexel, were you involved in a student organization leadership role? Were you a member of USGA or the president of your club? If so, visit campus during Homecoming 2011 to reconnect with Drexel alumni, as well as current student leaders and members of Drexel's Student Life Office, while enjoying a buffet dinner in the University Club's City View room overlooking campus. All alumni who once had a leadership role in Drexel's student government or one of the many student organizations on campus are invited to join us on Saturday, January 22, 2011. More

Drexel Honors its First Sacramento Graduates
The Drexel University Alumni Association sponsored a reception on Saturday, January 8, 2011, for the first graduates of the Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento. Held at the Firehouse Restaurant in Old Sacramento, this historic Drexel event honored 35 students for their achievements: 24 with MBAs, 7 with MS-Higher Education, 2 with MS-Library and Information Science, and 1 with MS-Information Systems. More

Wayne OuttenAlumni Spotlight: Wayne Outten '70
When Wayne Outten was a high school student, like many, he didn't know what he wanted to do after graduation.

"I was a science and math whiz in high school and my teachers told me I should be an engineer," he said. "I thought, 'Sure, what do I know?'"

Wayne enrolled at Drexel after being accepted into an elite engineering fellowship after high school. Unfortunately, it didn't take long for Wayne to realize that his high school teachers were wrong.

"I hated engineering; I just had nothing in common with my classmates," he said, noting that he was far more interested in politics than his protractor. More

Alumni Weekend 2011: Come One, Come All!
Alumni Weekend will be here before you know it, so mark your calendars to return to campus on May 6 and 7, 2011, and join the fun. Information on all Alumni Weekend events, and how to register is now available online. More

Alumni Weekend 2011Members of the Class of 1961 who attend Alumni Weekend will receive a complimentary Class of 1961 Memory Book. All alumni celebrating their 50th reunion this year are encouraged to be part of the Memory Book by submitting an entry page by Friday, March 18, 2011. And, those who are unable to join us for Alumni Weekend can be part of this keepsake too! For information on how to submit your entry page, and place your order for a Memory Book, click here. Please contact Lara Cressman at alumni@drexel.edu with questions.

Please note that College of Medicine 50-year events will be celebrated separately from May 18 to 20, 2011.

We are looking for volunteers from the classes of 2006, 2001 and 1996 to help us plan special activities at the Alumni Family Picnic in celebration of your 5, 10 and 15-year reunions. If you plan to attend Alumni Weekend and are interested in getting involved, please contact Lauren Villanueva '04, '09 at alumni@drexel.edu.

Alumni Travel ProgramAlumni Travel Program Announces New Destinations
Be sure to join our travel mailing list to receive information on all of our new destinations. Click here to e-mail the Alumni Office and include your name, class year and address. See below for a list of our exciting upcoming trips, and click here for more information on all of our Alumni Travel Program offerings.

Tuscany, Cortona and Florence
June 14 through 23, 2011
For informational videos an an inside look at the Tuscany, Cortona and Florence trip, click here!

Scotland
July 18 through 26, 2011

Normandy and Paris
September 22 through October 1, 2011
For informational videos and an inside look at the Normandy and Paris trip, click here!

Mexican Riviera Cruise
November 27 through December 4, 2011

If you act now and reserve your spot on one of our exciting and exclusive travel journeys you can enjoy significant savings of up to $1,000 per couple. Normandy and Paris as well as the Mexican Riviera Cruise trips are eligible for this savings during the specified time period. Reserve online—each trip’s Savings Code will be displayed automatically on the reservation form. You can also reserve by calling 1-800-323-7373. Be sure to give your Savings Code to the representative. More

Winter Alumni Ambassador Training and Refresher
Building on the success of last year’s record setting class, it is time to again prepare for on campus events, regional receptions, and college fairs throughout the country. Make sure you are up to date about all things Drexel by participating in our February 22, 2011, web session from 8 to 9 p.m. EST. This session is open to all Alumni Ambassadors. For more information about training, please e-mail alumni@drexel.edu. To learn more about becoming an Alumni Ambassador, and for ways to connect with prospective students, click here.

Alumni Career Services E-Newsletter
In February, the Alumni Career Services program will launch an online e-newsletter for alumni seeking continued professional development and career growth. The e-newsletter will feature upcoming Alumni Career Services events, videos, interviews with industry experts, and event recaps. To be placed on the e-mail list to receive the Alumni Career Services e-newsletter and to stay up-to-date on all of the latest career-related news from the Alumni Association, please take a moment to fill out a short information form. More

Alumni Career Services Events and Programs

Alumni Career Services Webinar: "Full-time Employee/Part-time Entrepreneur: How to Launch a Business While Working Full-time"
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. And join Tai Goodwin '95 on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, as she presents a webinar teaching alumni how to launch a business while working full-time. More

Philadelphia Alumni Career Services Program: The Online Job Search Survival Guide
Join fellow Drexel alumni in the Philadelphia area on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, for a networking reception and discussion with Sherrie A. Madia, Ph.D., Associate Adjunct Professor at Drexel University. Dr. Madia will present an interactive discussion on using social networking effectively for job search. More

King of Prussia Alumni Career Services Program: Global Project Teams — Issues, Headaches and Ways to Reduce Risk
When implementing global solutions to be delivered at locations throughout the world, how do you ensure acceptance? The answer is it takes more time, research and energy than you might expect. Join in this interactive and engaging presentation on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, to get creative ideas for working with international teams, led by Mike Palladino '90, Principal Consultant at LiquidHub. More

Boston Alumni Career Services Program: Social Networking à la Digital — Are You LinkedIn?
The Drexel University Alumni Association invites you to join us for a networking reception and discussion with Alan Gosenhauser '78, '80 on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Capture, leverage, and expand your professional relationships on LinkedIn by evaluating the quality vs. quantity of your online network. More

Call for Volunteers

Washington D.C. Area Panel Discussion
The Drexel University Alumni Association and the Washington D.C. Area Alumni Club are putting together an Alumni Career Services panel discussion, focusing on entrepreneurship. We are seeking panelists with experience in this topic, including those who have worked for the General Services Administration and Small Business Administration, who can provide insight into the process of starting a small business in the D.C. area and what entrepreneurs can do to market their businesses to the federal government. We are also seeking panelists who work for organizations that contract with small businesses for services and can provide insight into what they look for when doing so. If you are interested in serving as a panelist, please contact Lauren Villanueva ’04, ’09, at alumni@drexel.edu or call 1-888-DU-GRADS.

Young Alumni and Recent Graduates
The Drexel University Alumni Association is seeking volunteers for an Alumni Career Services program especially for young alumni and recent graduates. We are looking for alumni who have insight and expertise to share on career development topics that are of the greatest concern to this group. For example, what are some strategies for getting the most out of your first job? What do you do if you hate your first job out of college? What do you need to know if you are considering graduate school? What are some tips for networking as a recent graduate? Please contact Lauren Villanueva '04, '09, at alumni@drexel.edu or call 1-888-DU-GRADS.

Career Corner

Julia LevyCareer Zone: The Most Overused Buzzwords that are Killing Your Résumé
by Julia Levy '93

Want to stand out in a sea of job applicants? Showcase your accomplishments and don't clutter up your résumé with overused buzzwords. More

Tai GoodwinCareer Makeover Strategies: Is Moving to a Management Position Your Next Best Career Move?
by Tai Goodwin '95

Moving into a management role without the right willingness and ambition can be a costly misstep, so ask yourself the right questions before making this important decision. More

Chris BilottaYour Career Retainer: Driving Change and Making it Stick
by Chris Bilotta '77, '84

Read on for five factors that make the greatest difference in fostering the behaviors required for transforming an organization and improving its probability of success. More


Philadelphia Area

Philadelphia Alumni Networking Reception at Continental Mid-town
The Drexel University Alumni Association and the LeBow Alumni Council invite Drexel alumni for a networking reception at Continental Mid-town in Philadelphia on Thursday, January 20, 2011. More

Beer TastingChester & Delaware Counties Alumni Brewery Tour, Beer Tasting and Reception
The Drexel University Alumni Association and the LeBow Alumni Association invite Drexel alumni for a brewery tour, beer tasting and reception where guests will learn about beers made on-site while networking with fellow alumni. Join us on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at the award-winning Victory Brewing Company. More

Young Alumni "Beat the Winter Blues" Inter-School Happy Hour
Winter blues got you down? Then join Drexel, Penn, and other area college alumni for an exclusive happy hour at Smokin' Betty's on Thursday, January 27, 2011. Meet and network with young professionals at this hot spot in Center City and chase away your winter blues! More

NYC Meet and GreetCampus to Career Student-Alumni Networking Night
Alumni are invited to participate in the 5th Annual Campus to Career Student-Alumni Networking Night, where a panel of Drexel alumni professionals will answer questions, provide networking opportunities, and offer advice to current Drexel students who will soon enter the workforce. Join us for a night of networking on Wednesday, February 2, 2011, at the Paul Peck Alumni Center. More

Radnor Alumni Networking Reception
The Drexel University Alumni Association and the LeBow College of Business Alumni Association will host a reception for alumni in the Radnor area on Wednesday, February 9, 2011. Come out for a night of networking at 333 Belrose Bar and Grill! More

PAFA ReceptionAn Evening at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Join alumni of Drexel University and the Drexel University College of Medicine for an evening at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts on Thursday, February 10, 2011. The evening will begin with a reception where Matt Herbison, Archivist at the Drexel University College of Medicine, and Charles Morscheck, Professor of Art History at Drexel University, will host a discussion providing additional insight into the "Anatomy/Academy" exhibit. Guests will then have the opportunity to tour the exhibit. More

Alumni Networking Receptions in Chester and Delaware Counties
Come join the Drexel University Alumni Association and the LeBow Alumni Association for the following networking receptions in Chester and Delaware Counties and enjoy a chance to meet and get to know fellow graduates in your area.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The Newtown Grill
Newtown Square, PA

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tango Restaurant
Bryn Mawr, PA


Around the U.S.

Networking ReceptionNorthern California Alumni Networking Happy Hour
The Alumni Club of Northern California invites Drexel alumni to its monthly networking happy hour on Friday, January 21, 2011, to enjoy the opportunity to meet and network with fellow Drexel graduates from the area. More

Sacramento Graduate Program Info Sessions
The Sacramento Center for Graduate Studies invites you three events in the Bay Area to discuss three exceptional graduate degree programs: Master of Science in Human Resource Development, Master of Science in Higher Education and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management. The events will take place at the following locations:

Four Points by Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge,
Emeryville, CA
January 26, 2011

Embassy Suites Santa Clara-Silicon Valley, Santa Clara, CA
January 27, 2011

Center for Graduate Studies, Sacramento, CA
January 29, 2011

For more information, and to RSVP, click here.

Young Alumni Happy HourBoston Alumni Networking Get Together
Drexel alumni in the Boston area are invited to come out and get to know one another at the Back Bay's popular bar, Post 390, on Friday, January 28, 2011. More

San Diego Area Alumni Brewery Tour, Tasting and Reception
Drexel alumni in the San Diego area are invited to a tour of Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens where you will learn about the craft brew culture while tasting some of their finest ales. Stay afterwards and mingle with fellow Drexel graduates while sipping on Stone beverages and enjoying an array of appetizers. More

South Jersey Alumni Networking Reception
Join the Drexel University Alumni Association and the LeBow Alumni Association for a networking reception with alumni in the Cherry Hill area at Caffee Aldo Lamberti on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. More

Caroline's Comedy ClubNew York City Area Alumni Night at Caroline's
Come out for a night of laughs on Wednesday, February 16, 2011! The New York Alumni Network invites you to catch-up with Drexel alumni in the New York area at a networking reception before a hysterical night of comedy at "America's Premier Comedy Club," the legendary Caroline's on Broadway! More

Boca Raton Area Alumni Reception
The Alumni Associations of Drexel University
and Drexel University College of Medicine join the Golden Dragon Society, Great Court Society
and Arch Street Legacy Society to invite
you and your guest to join Drexel University President John Fry and fellow alumni of Drexel, Hahnemann, Woman's Medical College and Medical College of Pennsylvania for a reception at Maggiano's Little Italy on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. More

San Jose SharksNorthern California Alumni Night at the San Jose Sharks
Don't miss your chance to join the Alumni Club of Northern California at its annual night with the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, March 8, 2011! Watch the action from the Penthouse Plaza as the Sharks take on the Nashville Predators at the HP Pavilion. Drexel guests will enjoy dinner and will receive two drink tickets included with their tickets. More

Orange County Area Alumni Luncheon
The Alumni Associations of Drexel University
and Drexel University College of Medicine join the Golden Dragon Society, Great Court Society
and Arch Street Legacy Society to invite you and your guest to join fellow alumni of Drexel, Hahnemann, Woman's Medical College and Medical College of Pennsylvania for a luncheon and tour of the Benjamin Franklin Exhibit at the Bowers Museum on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. More

Tampa Area Alumni Day at Phillies Spring Training
The Tampa Area Alumni Club invites all alumni for a day at the ballpark on Saturday, March 26, 2011! Join fellow alumni and friends to rally behind the National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies in Spring Training action against the Toronto Blue Jays. It's sure to be unbeLEEvable! Guests will enjoy a two-hour open BBQ buffet and discounted 16-ounce draft beer. More


Alumni Resources

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.

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 new Recreation Center (membership fees apply) and receive alumni discounts at the Mandell Theater box office. More

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

Colleges & Schools

iSchool Online Webinars
Alumni are invited to join the iSchool for the following webinars. Click the webinar below for additional information and to RSVP:

PhD Online Q&A
January 20, 2011

Youth Services Webinar
February 24, 2011

AIDS ConcertCollege of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert
Each year, College of Medicine students put on a show to raise money for the HIV/AIDS clinic at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. This year's event will take place at 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at the Main Building on Drexel's Main Campus. Alumni are invited to come to the show to enjoy delicious food, bid on a silent auction item, and watch the concert! For additional information, contact pabc2011@gmail.com.

Westphal College of Media Arts and Design Alumni/Student Meet and Greet in New York
Drexel University's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design will travel to New York City on Thursday, January 27, 2011, as part of its annual senior trip. Alumni in the area are encouraged to come out to a meet and greet with fellow graduates, as well as faculty and students of the Design and Merchandising and Fashion Design Programs at the Windfall Lounge and Grill. More

Tickets Available for Winter Dance Performances
The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design dance program will kick off the winter term with a concert from the Dance Ensemble titled Reflected and the inaugural concert of the new freshman dance ensemble, FreshDance, titled New Beginnings. Reflected will take place Thursday, January 27 through Saturday, January 29 at 8 p.m. while New Beginnings will be on Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30, 2011. For ticket information, click here.

Photography ContestHigh School Photography Contest Receives Record Submissions
More than 1,600 photographs were submitted for the annual High School Photography contest sponsored by the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design's photography program. One hundred and forty-two selected pieces will be exhibited on campus from January 29 to February 26, 2011. All alumni are invited to an opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. on January 29. More

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Scienes 30th Anniversary Reception
The Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions invites its alumni to connect with fellow graduates, students and faculty, and celebrate the 30th anniversary of Drexel's Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences program at a reception held in conjunction with Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. and the American Physical Therapy Association's Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans. The reception will take place on Thursday, February 10, 2011. More

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Cocktail Reception
The Drexel University College of Medicine Office of Alumni Relations and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery present a cocktail reception for alumni, students, residents and friends hosted
by Norman A. Johanson, M.D., Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery in the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego on Thursday, February 17, 2011. For more information and to register by Friday, February 11, e-mail medical.alumni@drexel.edu.

Men's BasketballCollege of Engineering Alumni Association Night at Men's Basketball
The College of Engineering Alumni Association invites engineering alumni for a reception and to cheer on the Drexel Dragons men's basketball team as they take on Virginia Commonwealth University. Come feel the fire at the DAC on Wednesday, February 23, 2011! More

Rankin-Epstein Distinguished Alumnus Award
The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design is now accepting nominations for its 2011 Rankin-Epstein Distinguished Alumni Award.
Recipients for the award are selected on the basis of excellence in her or his chosen work, dedication to high ideals, and a consistent commitment to citizenship. Each nomination must include a professional statement written by the nominee, with the following: a list of professional achievements and activities, a list of leadership positions held, awards and honors received, workshops/seminars attended or led, innovations developed, mentoring/sponsorship activities participated in, and all civic and community achievements, as well as a copy of the nominee’s résumé. All materials must be postmarked or e-mailed by March 1, 2011. Please send all materials to: The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Attn: Dean Allen Sabinson, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, or e-mail acs48@drexel.edu.

College of Nursing and Health Professions Reception for Alumni and Friends in Florida
The Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions invites its alumni to connect with fellow graduates, students and faculty at a reception held in conjunction with the Drexel University 2011 Simulation in Healthcare Conference: Where No One Has Gone Before. The reception will take place on Friday, March 25, 2011, at the Hilton Walt Disney World Resort. More

 

Athletics

Drexel Men's LacrosseDrexel Men's Lacrosse at Notre Dame: Alumni Breakfast, College Football Hall of Fame Tour & Lacrosse Game
Join fellow Drexel alumni and Dragon fans before the Drexel Dragon's men's lacrosse team takes on the University of Notre Dame Irish on Sunday, March 6, 2011. Enjoy a breakfast buffet before the game at the College Football Hall of Fame. More


Campus News

Two Way Think Speaker Series
Drexel and the Free Library have joined together to co-sponsor a speaker series featuring Drexel faculty called Two Way Think. The series is free and open to the public. On Thursday, February 24, 2011, at 7 p.m., Cordelia Frances Biddle, great-great-granddaughter of Drexel University founder, Anthony J. Drexel, and well-known author, will discuss her most recent mystery novel, Without Fear, the third in a series following the journey of Martha Beale, daughter of missing financier Lemuel Beale. Join Drexel for coffee and conversation at the Parkway Central Library at 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia. No registration required.

Alumni Memberships Available at the Drexel University 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!

Calling All Alumni!

Drexel’s Radio Station Alumni
When you attended Drexel were you involved with the campus radio station? If so, let us know! WKDU will be celebrating the past 40 years on air at Alumni Weekend 2011 with a special reunion event on May 7, 2011. Please take a minute to fill out an online form with your contact information and your connection to Drexel media so that we can update you on the reunion event. More

Sign up to Host 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 winter and spring. Sign-up today! More

Click here to watch a video about a 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!

Volunteers Needed for Young Alumni Real Estate Event
The Drexel University Young Alumni Association is seeking volunteers who would like to participate in a Q&A session/panel discussion on real estate. The discussion will focus on the ins and outs of real estate, including topics such as buying your first home, selling your first home, property investment, foreclosures and short sales, careers in real estate, and purchasing property with multiple owners/partners. If you have extensive experience in one or more of these areas and are interested in participating, please contact Louisa Kopp at alumni@drexel.edu or call 1-888-DU-GRADS.

 


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