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January 24 & 25
Homecoming Weekend
Drexel University
Philadelphia

January 26
Women in Business Panel
Drexel University
Philadelphia

January 26
Law School Panel
Drexel University
Philadelphia

January 29
AWCoMAD Meet and Greet
Windfall Lounge and Grill
New York, NY

January 29, 2009
Going Global
Radnor Hotel
Radnor, PA

January 31
Swimming vs. Howard
Daskalakis Athletic Center
Philadelphia

January 31
Men's Basketball at Towson
Towson Center Arena
Towson, MD

February 3 - 7
CME Program
Silvertree Hotel
Snowmass Village, CO

February 4
Men's Basketball at Delaware
Bob Carpenter Center
Newark, DE

February 5
Philadelphia Alumni Reception
Continental Mid-Town
Philadelphia

February 7
Alumni Day at the DAC
Daskalakis Athletic Center
Philadelphia

February 10
PT Alumni Reception
Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort
Las Vegas, NV

February 11
Men's Basketball at Northeastern
Matthews Arena
Boston, MA

February 12
Young Alumni Happy Hour
Public House
Philadelphia

February 17
NYC Alumni Career Services
The Williams Club
New York, NY

February 18
Men's Basketball at George Mason
The Patriot Center
Fairfax, VA

February 19
Sacramento Reception
Drexel University Center for Graduate Studies
Sacramento, CA

February 20
NorCal Happy Hour
Anu Bar
San Francisco, CA

February 20
Student Conference on Global Challenges
Drexel University
Philadelphia

February 21
AIDS Benefit Concert
Drexel University
Philadelphia

February 24
Alumni Wine Tasting
Uncorked Wine Bar
Scottsdale, AZ

February 25
Philadelphia Alumni Career Services
Estia Restaurant
Philadelphia

February 26
Las Vegas Reception
Spiedidi Restaurante
Las Vegas, NV

February 26
College of Medicine Alumni Reception
The Venetian Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

February 26
Is Your Networking Not Working?
Radnor Hotel
Radnor, PA

February 26
Upsilon Pi Epsilon Celebration
Drexel University
Philadelphia

February 28
Young Alumni Ski Trip
Snö Mountain Ski Resort
Scranton, PA

March 4
Pittsburgh Brewery Tour
East End Brewing Co.
Pittsburgh, PA

March 5
Main Line Alumni Reception
Nectar
Berwyn, PA

March 13
NorCal Happy Hour
The Rose & Crown Bar
Palo Alto, CA

March 20
Graduate Symposium
Drexel University
Philadelphia

March 25
Happy Days: The Musical
The Academy of Music
Philadelphia

March 26
Alumni Night at the Flyers
The Wachovia Center
Philadelphia


May 1 & 2
Alumni Weekend
Drexel University
Philadelphia

Alumni Travel Program

June 2 - 10, 2009
Italian Lake District

June 17 - July 2, 2009
Turkey with Dean Guceri

July 28 - August 10, 2009
Passage of Peter the Great

August 26 - September 7, 2009
China and the Yangtze River

October 6 - 14, 2009
Provence


What's Hot
 
chester and delco

Chester and Delaware Counties Breakfast Series
Join the Alumni Club of Chester and Delaware Counties for a breakfast and presentation highlighting prominent topics in business. Click the event below for more information and to register.

Going Global — Connecting Your Business to the World
Guest Speaker: Dino Ramos
Director of Trade Services, World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia
Thursday, January 29, 2009 at 7:30 a.m.
The Radnor Hotel

Is Your Networking Not Working?
Guest Speaker: Chuck Polin
CEO, The Training Resource Group
Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 7:30 a.m.
The Radnor Hotel

homecoming

Celebrate Homecoming 2009 with Drexel!
Catch the action as the Drexel Dragons men's basketball team takes on William & Mary at the DAC on Saturday, January 24, 2009. All alumni are invited back to campus for Homecoming 2009, featuring Young Alumni Day at the DAC with a pre-game reception and a Homecoming party in the Armory. Special ticket packages are available for alumni. For more information, click here.

Homecoming Weekend continues on Sunday, January 25, 2009 as the women's basketball team takes on the Towson Tigers at the DAC. Join fellow alumni for brunch before the game. For more information and to register, click here.

More information on all Homecoming Weekend events can be found here.

 
On Campus
 
25 Million gift

Drexel Receives Record $25 Million Gift for Media Arts and Design Facility
Drexel has received a $25 million gift, the largest individual private gift in its history, announced Drexel President Constantine Papadakis. The donor, a non-alumnus university trustee who asked that his name not be made public, designated the gift to fund a Design Center for Drexel's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design and challenged the university to raise an additional $30 million for the project.

"Drexel is proud and grateful to receive this incredible leadership gift," said Papadakis, who committed Drexel to raising the matching funds. "By making the largest single gift in our history, the donor has made a stand that philanthropic support of innovative, high-quality higher education becomes more important, rather than less, in uncertain economic times." More.

Toby

Oxholm Appointed Inaugural Dean of the Drexel Sacramento Center for Graduate Studies
Carl "Toby" Oxholm III has been appointed Inaugural Dean and Chief Executive Officer of Drexel's new Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento, CA, university President Dr. Constantine Papadakis announced today. The Graduate Center opened on January 5, 2009, and offers master's degree programs for working professionals. Oxholm has led development of the center in his role as Executive Vice President of Drexel.

"Our graduate offerings in Sacramento continue Drexel's 118-year tradition at the cutting-edge of higher education," said Papadakis, "and I know that Toby is the right leader to make the Graduate Center a success and a national model." More.

Sacramento Alumni Reception
Drexel alumni in the Sacramento area are invited to join Dean Carl "Toby" Oxholm for a reception celebrating the launch of the Drexel University Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento, CA, on Thursday, February 19, 2009. Join us at the brand-new graduate center from 6 to 8 p.m. for hors d'oeuvres, a facility tour and a demonstration of the latest technology. For more information, click here.

 
Alumni News
 
Hugh Holub

Alumni Profile: Hugh Holub, LCoB '75
Do you know Hugh Holub? You may not think so. But if you're like the millions of Americans who have tuned into some of TV's most popular shows of the last 28 years, there's a good chance you and Hugh have already met.

Maybe you first met Hugh, the FBI agent, on a 1992 episode of "Picket Fences." Or perhaps it was on a 1998 episode of "The Practice" that you met him as Attorney Harold Caltrow. Others may have met Hugh in between shows on one of the many commercials he's played a part in, or on the big screen as he played the county health director in the 2007 film, "The Bucket List." More.

Drexel 100

Nominations for the Drexel 100 Invited
The Drexel 100 is the university's alumni hall of fame, launched in 1991 as part of the celebration surrounding Drexel's 100th anniversary. Every two years, the Drexel community bestows this highest honor on a small, select group of graduates whose lifetime achievements have brought great honor to Drexel University and the Drexel University College of Medicine. These achievements may be professional, civic, or in service to the university. A new class of Drexel 100 inductees will be formally welcomed into this esteemed group on May 2, 2009, during Alumni Weekend.

Nominations for the 2009 class of the Drexel 100 are enthusiastically encouraged! Please send the name of the alumnus or alumna you wish to nominate, along with a letter explaining why they deserve this recognition, to Ken Goldman, Associate Vice President of Major Gifts, at goldmankh@drexel.edu or call 215-895-2607 by February 1, 2009.

career services

Alumni Career Services
Now more than ever, we see the need to provide our alumni with quality career services and networking events. The Office of Alumni Relations has a number of upcoming programs to provide alumni with tools for managing their careers. Click the events below for more information and to register.

Achieving Work-Life Balance
Many professionals today face increasing competition for their time and energy, as they juggle demanding careers, family responsibilities, and the need to stay connected 24/7. Join Drexel alumni and featured guest speaker Andrea Alfonsi, MBA '03, President of PSLR Biotech, for a networking reception, and learn some valuable advice for maintaining both a satisfying work experience and a healthy personal life. The program will take place at the Williams Club in New York City, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 17, 2009.

The Marketing Plan...The Product is YOU
Join Drexel alumni for a networking reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at Estia Restaurant on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, and learn how to make yourself stand out in today's competitive work environment. Guest speaker Ilene Fink '94, '00, Philadelphia University and The Art Institute of Philadelphia faculty member, will teach you how to show the employer why you, the product, are the right choice for them, the customer.

happy hour

Networking Happy Hours

Philadelphia Alumni Reception at The Continental Mid-Town
The Drexel University Alumni Association and the LeBow College of Business invite Philadelphia-area alumni to meet and network on Thursday, February 5, 2009, at The Continental Mid-Town. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres from 6 to 8 p.m.

Main Line Alumni Reception at Nectar
The Drexel University Alumni Association and the LeBow College of Business invite you to meet and network with Main Line-area alumni on Thursday, March 5, 2009, at Nectar in Berwyn, and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres from 6 to 8 p.m.

basketball

Drexel Basketball Series
Come cheer on the Drexel Dragons throughout their 2008-09 season. All alumni and guests are invited to join us before each game for exclusive alumni receptions. Mark your calendars!

Drexel Men's Basketball at Towson
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Pre-Game Alumni Reception: 2 p.m.; Game: 4 p.m.
Reception: Bill Bateman's Bistro
Game: Towson Center Arena, Towson University

Drexel Men's Basketball at Delaware
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Pre-Game Alumni Reception: 6 p.m.; Game: 8 p.m.
Reception: Matilda's Pub & Barbie
Game: Bob Carpenter Center, University of Delaware

Alumni Day at the DAC: Drexel Men's Basketball vs. Old Dominion
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Pre-Game Alumni Reception: 6 p.m.; Game: 7 p.m.
Reception: Hazem Maragah Hospitality Suite
Game: Daskalakis Athletic Center

Drexel Men's Basketball at Northeastern
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Pre-Game Reception: 5 p.m.; Game: 7 p.m.
Reception: Our House East
Game: Matthews Arena, Northeastern University

Drexel Men's Basketball at George Mason
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Pre-Game Reception: 5 p.m.; Game: 7 p.m.
Reception: Brion's Grille
Game: The Patriot Center, George Mason University

young alumni Young Alumni Networking Happy Hour
Meet and network with fellow Drexel young alumni along with Philadelphia-area graduates from Princeton, Penn and other area colleges at an exclusive happy hour in Public House's upscale bar and lounge on Thursday, February 12, 2009. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. and features complimentary drinks until 7 p.m. followed by appetizer and drink specials until 8 p.m. For more information, click here.
Wine Tasting Arizona Alumni Wine Tasting
Drexel University and the Drexel University College of Medicine alumni in the Scottsdale area are invited to a wine tasting and reception on Tuesday, February 24, 2009. Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres at Uncorked: The Unpretentious Wine Bar, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, click here.
las vegas Las Vegas Alumni Reception
Meet and network with Las Vegas area alumni at Spiedini Ristorante on Thursday, February 26, 2009. Dr. George P. Tsetsekos, Ph.D., R. John Chapel, Jr., Dean's Chair in Leadership, Dean of the LeBow College of Business, will be our special guest for the reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., featuring hors d'oeuvres prepared by Master Chef Gustav Mauler. For more information, click here.
ski trip The Young Alumni Association Hits the Slopes
All young alumni are invited to the first-ever Young Alumni Association- sponsored ski trip on Saturday, February 28, 2009. Join us at the Snö Mountain Ski Resort in Scranton, PA, and spend the day skiing and snow boarding in the company of friends. The day will close with an alumni dinner party at the Snö Grille Restaurant around 6 p.m. Departure from Drexel's "F" lot is 6:30 a.m. Guests should plan to arrive back in Philadelphia around 11 p.m. For more information, click here.
Beer Tour Pittsburgh Alumni Brewery Tour and Reception
Pittsburgh-area alumni are invited to join us for a tour of East End Brewing, and an alumni reception at The Map Room on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. The brewery tour and tasting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be followed by the reception at 7:15 p.m. For more information, click here.
Happy Days Alumni Night at the Theater: Happy Days
On Wednesday, March 25, 2009, say "goodbye gray skies, hello blue!" Happy days are here again with Richie, Potsie, Ralph Malph, and the unforgettable "king of cool" Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli. Happy Days — A New Musical reintroduces one of America's best-loved families, the Cunninghams, and the days of 1959 Milwaukee complete with varsity sweaters, hula hoops and jukebox sock-hoppin. Enjoy a pre-show reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Estia Restaurant before heading over to the Academy of Music for the 7:30 p.m. curtain call. Tickets are limited, so sign up today! For more information, click here.
Alumni Weekend

Save the Date for Alumni Weekend 2009
Plans are underway for Alumni Weekend 2009 so mark your calendars for May 1 and 2! Members of the Class of 1959 should have received their save-the-date letter and memory book forms in the mail, and an invitation will be coming in the next couple of weeks.

If you're a member of the Class of 1959, you can download a memory book form online. To download a form, click here or contact Lara Cressman at cressman@drexel.edu or 215-895-0983 if you have any questions.

Question of the Month

Question of the Month: Unexpected Reunions
Jinny Ewell Kelsey and Mitzi Barney Angulo, both from the Class of 1954, met unexpectedly on a recent Grand Circle 2008 Christmas Markets Rhine River cruise from Basle, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands. Mitzi thought she recognized Jinny at the Dulles airport before they departed, but couldn't quite place her. On about the second day of the cruise, Jinny asked Mitzi if she had gone to Drexel. Jinny said she remembered Mitzi's laugh.

From there, they renewed their friendship. They had been sorority sisters in Delta Sigma Epsilon and had both played hockey and lacrosse. Jinny's husband, Ed Kelsey, is also a 1954 Drexel graduate and Mitzi's husband, Jerry, is now affiliated with Drexel since he graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1958.

Have you ever had an "unexpected reunion" with a Drexel graduate? If so, click here and tell us your story.

Alumni Awards Alumni Honors and Awards 2009 Nominations
Each year the Drexel University Alumni 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. For more information and online nomination forms, click here.
volunteers

Call for Alumni Volunteers

Alumni Speakers
The Drexel University Alumni Association is currently seeking volunteers to speak and/or provide Web site content for our new Alumni Career Services program. Some topics of interest to our alumni include job search techniques, how to stand out in a competitive job market, entrepreneurship, leadership, and turning ideas into income. Or, feel free to let us know your own personal areas of expertise that could lend themselves to a great program or online piece! If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Lauren Rocca '04 at lmr24@drexel.edu.

Baltimore-Area Volunteers
The Drexel Alumni Club of Baltimore is looking for additional volunteers. Anyone interested in helping plan alumni events and networking opportunities in the Baltimore area should contact Darin Pfeifer at darin.f.pfeifer@drexel.edu or call 1-888-DU-GRADS.

Alumni Panelists
The Drexel University is currently seeking volunteers to serve on a panel discussion entitled "Campus to Careers," to answer questions, provide networking opportunities, and offer advice to current Drexel students. This program is part of the "Senior Experience" — a valuable resource for Drexel's graduating seniors to help them put their best foot forward and continue to be successful in all of their endeavors after graduation. The program will take place on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at 6 p.m., in the Paul Peck Alumni Center, with a networking discussion immediately following the panel discussion. If you are interested in getting involved and serving as a panelist, please contact Richard Kopp at rkopp@drexel.edu.

alumni ambassadors The Alumni Ambassador Program
In less than two months, the Office of Enrollment Management will begin recruiting current high school juniors. To prepare current Alumni Ambassadors for the upcoming recruitment season, the next online training will take place on Saturday, February 21, 2009, from noon to 2 p.m. (EST). Training is held on a quarterly basis, and Alumni Ambassadors must participate in training at least once a year. To register, click here.
Performing Arts

Attention Alumni: We Want to Hear Your Stories
Click the link below to fill out an online form if you were a member of The Triangle, active in the Performing Arts Program, or if you were involved in Residence Life when you were a student at Drexel. We would love to hear your story!

Triangle Alumni
When you were a student at Drexel, were you a member of the student newspaper, The Triangle? If so, we want to hear from you! We are seeking to establish the Drexel University Triangle Alumni Group to provide you with opportunities to network and connect with former members and current students, as well as attend social and educational events that relate to the fields of communications and journalism. If you are interested in joining or would like to learn more, please take just a few minutes to fill out our form online.

Performing Arts Alumni
Were you a member of the Concert Band? Did you star in one of the Theatre Program's performances? Or did you glide across the stage as part of the Drexel Dance Program? If so, let us know! The Drexel Department of Performing Arts in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design would like to keep you connected to its alumni. Please take a minute to fill out an online form with your contact information and your connection to Performing Arts so that we can update you on news and events that are of interest to you.

Residential Living Alumni
As a student, there are many ways you could have been involved with Residential Living — as a Resident Assistant, a member of the desk staff or as part of the Residential Hall Association. The University Alumni Association and the Residential Living Office want to keep you informed about opportunities to network and connect with former Residential Living colleagues and friends. Please take a minute to fill out the form online with your contact information and your connection to Residential Living so that we can update you on news and events that are of interest to you. Feel free to share stories, tell us about your job or your family, or even share a memory with us about your experience in Residential Living at Drexel.

discovery program

President Papadakis Establishes the Alumni Discovery Initiative
When you leave Drexel with your degree in hand, your connection to the university is not lost. As a graduate, you are still very much a part of Drexel, which is why we might be contacting you soon! Your interests, stories and suggestions are important to us, and for that reason, President Papadakis has established the Alumni Discovery Initiative.

The goal of the program is to ensure that the voices of our alumni are heard. To accomplish this, Drexel hired four of its co-op students to serve as Student Liaisons to meet with and interview selected alumni face-to-face. The Student Alumni Liaisons will not solicit you for funds, ask you to volunteer or to make any other commitments to the university. The meetings are meant to be fun, informal interviews during which our student liaisons will simply ask questions, listen to what you have to say, and bring your memories, opinions and advice back to campus.

If our Student Alumni Liaisons contacts you requesting an interview, please consider speaking with them, for even just a few minutes. As one of Drexel's most loyal supporters, we look forward to having the chance to get to know you better.

medicine

College of Medicine
Read below to find out details about the latest College of Medicine events.

CME Program and Ski Resort Alumni Discount
The College of Medicine will present "A Multidisciplinary Update in Clinical Medicine/Surgery for the Practicing Physician" at the Silvertree Hotel and Conference Center in Snowmass Village, CO, February 3 to 7, 2009. In addition to the conference, discounted resort rooms, lift tickets and equipment are available to anyone interested in attending. Alumni do not have to participate in the CME Program in order to receive the discounted rates. For more information on the program, click here. Please contact Patty Comey at 215-255-7341 with any questions.

Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert
Each year, the College of Medicine sponsors a Pediatric AIDS Benefit Concert in the Main Building. This year, it will be held on February 21, 2009, from 5:30 to 11 p.m. and is open to the public. Tickets will be on sale at the door for $25. For more information, or to reserve tickets ahead of time, contact Carrie Happ at csh29@drexel.edu.

Alumni Reception in Las Vegas
The Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Office of Alumni Relations invites you to a reception on Thursday, February 26, 2009, for alumni, students, residents, and friends hosted by Norman A. Johanson, M.C., Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery. The event will be held in conjunction with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009 Annual Meeting and will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in room 4604 of the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. For more information, call the College of Medicine Office of Alumni Relations at 1-866-DREXMED or e-mail medical.alumni@drexel.edu.

Women in Business

LeBow Women in Leadership Panel
The LeBow College of Business Drexel Women in Business will present the 1st Annual Women in Leadership Panel on Monday, January 26, 2009, from 4 to 6 p.m. The panel will feature three women executives who will discuss how their leadership styles propelled them to their current positions. The event will be held in room 101 of the Pearlstein Business Learning Center. For more information, click here.

Law School

Law School Panel
The 4th Annual Pennsylvania Law School Admission Panel will be held on Monday, January 26, 2009, in the Bossone Auditorium. Law School admission representatives will discuss their schools' admission policies and will answer questions from prospective students. The panel discussion will be followed by a reception where guests can chat informally. Registration will be held in the Bossone Lobby from 5:30 to 5:45 p.m. and the panel discussion will begin at 5:45 p.m. The following schools will be represented during the evening: Drexel, Duquesne, Penn, Penn State (Dickinson), Pittsburgh, Rutgers (Camden), Temple, Villanova, and Widener. Registrations must be sent to Grant Keener at gkeener@drexel.edu no later than January 21, 2009.

Eweek

College of Engineering News

Engineering Speakers Wanted
The Engineering Graduate Association is seeking alumni of the College of Engineering doctorate program who are interested in participating in an event during Engineer's Week. The EGA has plans to host a panel discussion on Tuesday, February 17, 2009, which features alumni who hold engineering Ph.D.'s and represent different engineering backgrounds and industrial roles to share details about their academic backgrounds, factors that played into their job search and their current roles and responsibilities. The panel will be followed by a reception in the Bossone lobby. Interested alumni are asked to contact EGA President, John Fitzpatrick, at jcf37@drexel.edu.

2009 Graduate Research Symposium
The Engineering Graduate Association and College of Engineering will host the 2009 Graduate Research Symposium featuring the 2008-09 Koerner Family Fellows on Friday, March 20, 2009. The day will showcase graduate research efforts across the college. Morning sessions will include talks by select third and fourth-year students. First and second-year graduate students will show their work in a lunch-time poster session and the afternoon will feature talks by the 2009 Koerner Family Fellowship awardees. For more information, click here.

Alumni Night at the Flyers!
The College of Engineering and the College of Engineering Alumni Association welcomes all Drexel alumni to Drexel at the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, March 26, 2009. Watch the Flyers host the Florida Panthers in club box seating with an all you can eat buffet and beer and wine open bar. Tickets are available for just $65 per person. For more information, click here or contact Barbara Johnson at barbara.k.johnson@drexel.edu or 215-895-6267.

Design and Merch Design & Merchandising and Fashion Design Alumni/Student Meet and Greet
The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design invites alumni to join us for an alumni and student meet and greet hosted by the Departments of Design & Merchandising and Fashion Design. Come and enjoy complimentary appetizers and an opportunity to meet alumni and current students of the Design & Merchandising and Fashion Design Programs during their annual trip to New York City on Thursday, January 29, 2009. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Windfall Lounge and Grill. RSVP to Marie Sims at dsmr@drexel.edu or 215-895-8328.
Swimming Swimming Alumni Day at the DAC
Feel the fire as the Drexel men's and women's swimming and diving teams host Howard University on Saturday, January 31, 2009. Alumni and Dragon fans are invited to a pre-meet alumni reception at 1 p.m., followed by the 2 p.m. swim meet at the DAC. For more information, click here.
Physical Therapy American Physical Therapy Association Reception
Gloria F. Donnelly, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, and Susan Smith, PT, Ph.D., Associate Professor of the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences Program, cordially invite College of Nursing and Health Professions alumni to reconnect with Hahnemann, MCP Hahnemann, and Drexel classmates at a reception for alumni and friends held in conjunction with The American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting. The reception will be held at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, NV, on Tuesday, February 10, 2009, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, click here.
Student Conference Student Conference on Global Challenges
Alumni are invited to attend the Office of International Program's 2nd Annual Student Conference on Global Challenges titled, "Energy and Environment: Cooperate, Coordinate and Collaborate," on Friday, February 20, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The conference will bring together undergraduate and graduate students to discuss global challenges from a wide range of perspectives through student panels. For more information and to register, click here.
Upsilon Upsilon Pi Epsilon 20th Anniversary Celebration
Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the International Honor Society for the Computing and Information Disciplines Drexel University Chapter, will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a reception on Thursday, February 26, 2009. Join Fellow Society members from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Bossone Center for the reception, followed by a presentation from a distinguished speaker within the computing field. For more information, click here.
 

alumni club news
 

norcal

Northern California Networking Happy Hours
Join the Alumni Club of Northern California for its monthly alumni happy hour to meet and network with fellow Drexel graduates in the area. Click the event below for details.

Anu Bar
San Francisco, CA
February 20, 2009, at 5:30 p.m.

The Rose & Crown Bar
Palo Alto, CA
March 13, 2009, at 5:30 p.m.

 
Alumni Resources
 

Grab Your Passport for Our Alumni Travel Program
Join fellow alumni as we head to exciting new locations with our Alumni Travel Program. Each trip offers educational opportunities in beautiful locations worldwide. Our upcoming destinations include: Italian Lake District (June 2 through 10, 2009), Turkey with Dean Guceri (June 17 through July 2, 2009), Passage of Peter the Great (July 28 through August 10, 2009), China and the Yangtze River (August 26 through September 7, 2009), and Provence (October 6 through 14, 2009). For more information on the Alumni Travel Program, click here.

Interested in receiving the latest information and brochures on our travel program?
E-mail alumni@drexel.edu with your address to be added to the list.

Leadership Library
The Alumni Association invites graduates to donate new or used 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. And now, 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.

Become an Alumni Ambassador Today!*
One of the greatest ways you can support Drexel is to share your stories and experiences as a student with others. Becoming an Alumni Ambassador is a unique, convenient way for you to connect with prospective students and answer questions they may have about Drexel. Attend a college fair in your area or simply answer questions by phone or e-mail when your schedule allows. If you are interested in becoming an Alumni Ambassador and for more information, click here or e-mail the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@drexel.edu.

*There is a special need for volunteers who live in Chicago, Long Island, Florida and California, and for alumni of the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and the College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Join us on Facebook!
Facebook is a great way to connect with fellow classmates, whether around the corner or across the world! We encourage you to check out the official Alumni Association Facebook pages to stay in touch with other Drexel alumni, get up-to-date information on news and events, and to easily communicate with our growing online community of Drexel grads. Click the links below to join.

Drexel University Alumni Association
Drexel University Young Alumni Association
Community Alumni Network at Drexel University
University City 5K Run

Drexel Athletics
Are you a sports enthusiast? If so, you can take pride in your alma mater as the Drexel Dragons compete against some of the country's toughest teams. For more information on the athletics program, click here.

Register Today for inCircle
Join our growing online alumni community by building your own network of classmates and friends. Register today for Drexel's online alumni networking tool, inCircle. Staying in touch has never been so easy! Register by clicking here and completing the simple registration form using your Alumni ID [:O1/0000123456:] and you're on your way to making your Drexel connections using inCircle. For more information or help getting started, call the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-888-DU-GRADS or e-mail alumni@drexel.edu.

Online Alumni Directory
Search the online alumni directory, post and view class notes and register for permanent e-mail forwarding. This exclusive membership is complimentary to alumni. Signing up is easy. For more information, click here. Your temporary password can be viewed in the inCircle article above.

Alumni Cards
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. For more information, click here.

Stay in Touch!
Be sure that you receive invitations to upcoming events in your area, the Drexel University Magazine and updates regarding your alma mater. To update your contact information, login to the Alumni Directory (see above) or e-mail alumni@drexel.edu.

Drexel University College of Medicine e-Mentoring Program
The Drexel University College of Medicine e-mentoring program connects students and alumni through online resources. It provides a way for students to correspond with alumni about career issues, shadowing experiences and life as scientists and physicians. Call Patty Comey at the Alumni Office at 215-255-7341 or Marie Hartman in the Office of Student Affairs at 215-991-8219 for more information.