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Homecoming 2010Celebrate Homecoming 2010 at Drexel!
All alumni are invited back to campus for Homecoming 2010 on Saturday, January 23. For one package price, enjoy a full day of fun events and activities, including a tailgate brunch, pre-game alumni reception, men’s basketball game against Hofstra, and an after-party happy hour featuring appetizer and drink specials and a rousing game of Drexel Quizzo. Come out and show your Drexel pride! More

And now, Drexel alumni are invited to join students for Drexel's Homecoming Dance Party featuring Sean Paul, Jay Sean and other exciting live performances! The dance party will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. in the 33rd Street Armory. Tickets are limited so register now! More

Alumni Weekend 2010Alumni Weekend 2010: Then, Now & Beyond
Alumni Weekend will be here before you know it, so mark your calendars to come back to campus on April 30, and May 1, 2010 and join the fun. Information on all Alumni Weekend events, and how to register is now available online. More

Members of the Class of 1960 who attend Alumni Weekend will receive a complimentary Class of 1960 Memory Book. All alumni celebrating their 50th reunion this year are encouraged to be part of the Memory Book by submitting an entry page. 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 cressman@drexel.edu with questions.

Please note that College of Medicine 50-year events will be celebrated separately from May 19 to 21, 2010.

Reunion Classes Come Together on Facebook
Members of the Class of 1960 (Golden Dragons), Class of 1985 (Silver Dragons), and Class of 1995 (15-year reunion) are all welcome to join us online and become members of your class's official Facebook page! Reconnect with classmates, as well as get up to date information about Alumni Weekend 2010! More

Susan KonekAlumni Spotlight: Tips for a Healthier You in 2010 with Susan Konek '73 and Johanna Hernandez '04
It’s a new year and for many that means it’s time for a New Year’s resolution! With more than 66 percent of Americans being either overweight or obese, so it’s no surprise that living a healthier lifestyle tops the list of most popular resolutions for 2010. Read on as two alumni experts in the fields of nutrition and fitness share helpful tips and information on how to be a healthier you in the New Year.


Johanna Hernandez“To me, being healthy is limiting your fats and maintaining a well-balanced diet by incorporating the various food groups into your daily routine,” said Susan Konek ’73, Director of Clinical Nutrition at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Chair of the American Dietetic Association’s Pediatric Nutrition Practice Group.

Susan encourages people who want to be healthier to focus on incorporating good nutrition into what they eat, and not to think of it as dieting. More


Young Alumni and Student Award Nominations
Each year the Drexel University Alumni Board of Governors recognizes young alumni and students for their outstanding achievements and service to the community and the university. We invite you to review the awards criteria for the Young Alumni Awards and the Outstanding Student Awards and submit nominations for worthy candidates. Nominations for the 2010 Young Alumni and Outstanding Student Awards must be submitted by March 12, 2010. More

ScholarshipsScholarships Available for Children and Grandchildren of Drexel Alumni
Are you the parent or grandparent of a current Drexel student? If so, the Alumni Association would like to let you know that it offers Alumni Legacy Scholarships to children and grandchildren of Drexel alumni, including alumni of the College of Medicine, School of Public Health, and College of Nursing and Health Professions. Applications are due by Friday, February 26, 2010, and applicants must be current sophomores, pre-juniors or juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Click here for more information on the Scholarship Program, including other scholarship opportunities, and to download an application.

Alumni Ambassadors, Stay in the Loop!
Many of you have been involved with the Alumni Ambassador Program for a long time. And throughout the years, your contact information, such as telephone number or e-mail address, may have changed. To make sure we have the most current and correct contact information from everyone going into the New Year, please take a minute to click here and resubmit your information. If you're new to the program and you'd like to learn more about getting involved, contact Chris Bertone '09 at ctb332@drexel.edu or click here.

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

The next Dinner with 12 Dragons will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2010, near Cherry Hill, New Jersey. The dinner’s theme is film, TV, music and performing arts, so if you’re interested in this topic and would like to be added to the guest list, please contact Louisa Kopp '08, at lcs42@drexel.edu.

Career Corner

Career MakeoverCareer Makeover Strategies: How to Use Your Business Card at Networking Events
by Tai Goodwin '95

At live networking events you cannot afford to make the wrong move. Something even as small as the way you hand out your business card can make a big first impression. Tai explains what to do and what not to do with your business card at networking events. More

Leadership UnlimitedLeadership Unlimited: What is Responsibility Based Management, Engaging Leadership?
by Terry Wall '97

Read on to find out all you need to know about displaying leadership that promotes people taking personal responsibility for their actions, and the results they achieve. More

Career ZoneCareer Zone: Everything Above the Fold = Gold!
by Julia Levy '93
Don't clutter the most important part of your résumé with useless information. Julia tells you how to make the top half of your résumé clear, concise and eye catching. More


Philadelphia Area

Philadelphia ACSAlumni Career Services Program: Seven Ways to Make Over Your Career
Join us on Thursday, January 21, 2010, for an evening with Tai Goodwin '95, The Career Makeover Coach, and learn how to regain control over your career through understanding and choosing the best options for your professional reinvention. All alumni are invited to enjoy the program in the Paul Peck Alumni Center, which will begin with a networking reception featuring hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, wine and beer. More

Reunite with Fellow Resident Assistants
Reunite with former RAs and members of Residential Living during Homecoming 2010! This special reunion event on Saturday, January 23, 2010, will include tours of the residence halls, a networking reception, and a dinner on the 17th Floor of the new Millennium Hall with spectacular views of Drexel’s campus and Philly. More

Triangle Alumni Happy Hour
The Triangle Alumni Group invites all former members of The Triangle school newspaper to Mikey’s American Grill during Homecoming 2010 for a happy hour reunion on Saturday, January 23, from 3 to 5 p.m.! Get together and network with former "Trianglers" while enjoying the Homecoming After-Party celebration. More

Beer TastingChester County Networking Reception and Beer Tasting
The Alumni Association and the LeBow College of Business invite Chester County alumni to meet and network while enjoying a reception, tour and beer tasting at Victory Brewing Company on Wednesday, January 27, 2010. More

Drexel Night at "BODY WORLDS 2 & The Brain"
The Alumni Associations of Drexel University and Drexel University College of Medicine invite you to take an eye-opening journey through the inner workings of the human body at "BODY WORLDS 2 & The Brain" at The Franklin Institute on Thursday, January 28, 2010. The evening will begin with a reception, followed by a discussion with Jed S. Shumsky, Ph.D., course director of medical neuroscience and research associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, and Janet Smith, professor of neurobiology and anatomy. More

Philadelphia Auto ShowAn Evening at the Philadelphia International Auto Show
The Drexel University Alumni Association and the College of Arts and Sciences invite you to join fellow alumni for an evening at the Philadelphia International Auto Show on Wednesday, February 3, 2010. The evening will begin with a reception, followed by a discussion with CoAS faculty members who are involved in research related to the automotive industry. Following the program, spend the rest of the evening at one of the largest auto shows in the country! More

The Dragon’s Guide to Success: An Inside Look at Today’s Job Market
Come meet and network with other graduates while learning about the best practices for managing your career during this time of economic transition. Following a networking reception at the National Liberty Museum on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, a panel of experts will discuss trends in the current job market and advice on how job seekers can stand out in this competitive climate. More

How To Buy Your First HomeHow To Buy Your First Home: A Young Alumni Seminar
If you’re thinking about becoming a homeowner or want to learn more about the current real estate market and how to take advantage of the first-time home buyer’s tax credit, then this How To Seminar on Thursday, February 11, 2010, is for you. Join the Young Alumni Association at Estia Restaurant in Philadelphia for a discussion featuring guest speakers Joan Kamens '78, a Coldwell Banker residential realtor, and Michael D’Alonzo '84, president of Creative Mortgage Group. More

Upsilon Pi Epsilon Annual Alumni Dinner and Research Reception
The International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines, Upsilon Pi Epsilon, invites its alumni for its annual alumni dinner at Drexel University on Friday, February 26, 2010. Before the dinner, the Computer Science Department will host a reception for alumni celebrating and displaying award-winning student research. More


Around the World

New York Alumni Networking Happy Hour
Join fellow Drexel alumni for a happy hour to meet and network with other graduates in the New York City area on Thursday, January 21, 2010, at Vintry Wine and Whiskey. More

San Diego Happy HoursUpcoming San Diego Area Alumni Happy Hours
Drexel alumni in the San Diego area are invited to meet and network with fellow graduates at the following happy hours.

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Donovan's Steak House
La Jolla, CA

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Nugent's Fire Grille and Sports Bar
San Diego, CA

An Insider's Look at Careers in Government and Non-Profit Organizations
Join Drexel alumni in the Washington, DC area on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, for a networking reception and panel discussion, focusing on careers in government and non-profit organizations. Our alumni panelists will provide insight into the skills needed to embark on a career in these fields, including where to look for jobs, how to transition into government and non-profit organizations from other industries, and what to expect once you are employed in these fields. More

LondonDrexel is Coming to London!
The Alumni Association would like to make sure our contact information for graduates who live and/or work in the United Kingdom is up-to-date. Please take a minute to fill out a short online form so that we can send you details regarding an exciting alumni event in London, scheduled for the spring of 2010. More

Calling All Alumni!
Are you a part of one of the following groups?  If so, take a moment to let us know!

Alumni from Media Groups: WKDU, DUTV, Lexerd, The Triangle, and More!
When you attended Drexel, were you involved with a media group, such as The Triangle, the campus radio station, or the yearbook? If so, let us know! Drexel has many forms of electronic and print media, with a variety of publications.  Drexel’s media groups will be highlighted at Alumni Weekend 2010 with a special reunion event on May 1st.  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

Veterans and Members of ROTC
We want to recognize our alumni who have served our country as veterans or former members of ROTC at Drexel. Please fill out a brief online form and let us know if you are a military veteran or or if you participated in ROTC when you were a student at Drexel. More

Colleges & Schools

Upcoming LeBow College of Business Events in Malvern
The LeBow College of Business Center for Corporate and Executive Education presents a number of upcoming alumni events, held at its Malvern, PA campus. Click the title below for more event information and to register.

Business Relationships That Last: 5 Steps to Transform Contacts into High Performing Relationships
January 20, 2010
5:30 to 9 p.m.

The Influence of Current, Future, and Potential Tax Legislation on Investments and Retirement
February 3, 2010
5:30 to 9 p.m.

Drexel Connection @ LeBow Networking Event
February 10, 2010
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Pharmaceutical Leadership ForumLeBow College of Business Pharmaceutical Leadership Forum
Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business invites all alumni, students and friends to attend a Pharmaceutical Leadership Forum with Dr. Craig Newschaffer, professor and department chair at the Drexel School of Public Health. Dr. Newschaffer will provide expert commentary on the interaction between genes and environmental impacts in autism on Thursday, January 21, 2010. Reception to follow. More

How Not to Starve as an Artist
The Arts Administration graduate program of the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is hosting an event to address how to take the next step in developing a successful artistic career after graduation. Join the discussion on Monday, January 25, 2010, in Bossone's Mitchell Auditorium. More

FurnishingsDance Ensemble Presents Furnishings
The Drexel Dance Ensemble takes the stage for its first concert of the year entitled Furnishings, from Thursday, January 28, through Saturday, January 30, 2010. It will be held at 8 p.m. in the Mandell Theater, and is open to the public. More

Goodwin College of Professional Studies Open House
Join us at this open house to discover the great opportunities at the Goodwin College of Professional Studies on Thursday, January 28, 2010. Learn about a number of programs, including the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership Development and Learning Technologies, Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management, and masters programs in Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Sport Management. More

iSchool Alumni Reception and Drexel Men’s Basketball Game
Support Drexel basketball with fellow iSchool alumni as the Dragons battle George Mason on Saturday, February 6, 2010. Alumni are invited to come early for a pre-game reception in the Hazem Maragah Hospitality Suite in the DAC featuring appetizers, soft drinks, wine and beer. More

Gwendolyn Sneed O'NealCelebrate Black History Month with AWCoMAD
On Wednesday, February 10, 2010, in Bossone's Mitchell Auditorium, Dr. Gwendolyn Sneed O'Neal, professor and head of the department of consumer, apparel, and retail studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, will present her lecture, African American Aesthetic of Dress as Cultural Genetics, as part of Drexel's celebration of Black History Month. This event is open to all alumni. More

Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert
The 17th Annual Drexel University College of Medicine Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert will be held again this year in the Main Building on Saturday, February 13, 2010. Come out for an evening of music from 7 to 10 p.m., and you support a great cause. More

Nursing and Health Professions Alumni and Friends Reception in San Diego
Dean Gloria F. Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN and Susan Smith, PT, PhD, associate professor and chair or Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, along with Affinity Insurance Services, Inc., cordially invite nursing and health professions alumni to reconnect with Hahnemann, MCP Hahnemann and Drexel classmates at a reception for alumni and friends held in conjunctions with The American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. The reception will be held at the San Diego Bayfront Hotel on Thursday, February 18, 2010. More

Napa ValleyLeBow Goes to California
Alumni and friends of Drexel are invited to explore Northern California with the LeBow College of Business from Wednesday, April 14, to Sunday, April 18, 2010! Enjoy this five-day trip including stops at museums, wineries, and a dinner in the heart of Napa Valley hosted by Dean George Tsetsekos. Alumni already living in the Northern California area are welcome to attend all events as well. More

Athletics

Men's BasketballWe're on the Road with Drexel Basketball!
We're following exciting Drexel basketball games around the country and we want you to join us! The Alumni Association will host receptions prior to each game as we gear up to cheer our Drexel Dragons on to victory! Click each game below for details.

Drexel Dragons at Northeastern
January 27, 2010
Pre-game reception: 5 p.m.
Tip-off: 7 p.m.

Drexel Dragons at Hofstra
February 10, 2010
Pre-game reception: 5 p.m.
Tip-off: 7 p.m.

Join us for Alumni Day at the DAC
Enjoy our annual alumni reception in the Hazem Maragah Hospitality Suite before and during the game as we cheer on the men’s basketball team at home against the Blue Hens of Delaware on Saturday, February 13, 2010. The pre-game alumni lunch starts at 11 a.m. and is immediately followed by tip-off at noon. Go Dragons! More

Womens BasketballAlumni Day at Women's Basketball
The Lady Dragons take on the Hofstra Pride for Alumni Day at Women's Basketball on Sunday, February 21, 2010. Join us for lunch at 12 p.m. and stick around to cheer on the home team! More


Campus News

Witness to HungerWitness to Hunger Exhibit Makes a Stop in Harrisburg
Witness to Hunger uses photographs to document, first-hand, the experiences of women who are raising their children in Philadelphia on a limited income. Spearheaded by Dr. Mariana Chilton, assistant professor at the School of Public Health, the Witness to Hunger exhibit will be on display from Monday, January 11 to Friday, January 23, 2010 at the Pennsylvania State Capitol Rotunda in Harrisburg, PA. More

Drexel Recreation Center Guest Pass
To print out a one-day guest pass to come in and experience the brand new facilities at the Drexel Recreation Center, click here. But hurry! The offer expires on Saturday, February 20, 2010. If you have any questions about the Recreation Center, including membership rates and deals, contact Paula Bryant, membership and marketing director, at ppb25@drexel.edu or 215-571-3513.


Alumni Resources

Alumni Travel Program
Be sure to join our travel mailing list to receive information on all of our new destinations, including the Greek Isles and 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.

Join an Online Alumni Network with Facebook, inCircle, and now, LinkedIn
Facebook, inCircle and LinkedIn are great ways to connect with fellow classmates, whether around the corner or across the world!

We have a Class of 1985 Facebook Fan Page as well as a Class of 1995 Facebook Fan Page to help you and your classmates plan special reunion activities for Alumni Weekend 2010 to celebrate these milestones.

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

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.

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For more information, call 1.888.DU.GRADS or e-mail alumni@drexel.edu

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