February Details
Alumni News

Alumni Board of Governors Call for Nominations
The Alumni Association will accept nominations, between March 1 and 26, 2010, for alumni interested in running for election to the Board of Governors. The Board oversees the Alumni Association's efforts to engage, advance and support the campus community and its alumni and students through a variety of programs, services and awards, as well as opportunities for volunteerism and advocacy. Additional information about the role and responsibilities of the Board and how to nominate yourself or another qualified candidate is available online. 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 Drexel University 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' official Facebook page! Reconnect with classmates, as well as get up to date information about Alumni Weekend 2010! More

Alumni Spotlight: A Drexel Love Story
with Carl '54 and Barbara '56 Fugmann
“I’ll let Barbara tell it; it’s her favorite story,” said Carl Fugmann ’54, when asked how he and his wife first met.

With a laugh, Barbara ’56 began to explain that she transferred to Drexel during her sophomore year. She said that as a result of the transfer, her schedule was a little ‘off’ and she found herself in a senior advertising class.

“Every day I would bring a crossword puzzle with me and I would sit there and do my puzzle,” she said.

“Instead of paying attention to class,” Carl joked.

Getting back to the story, Barbara explained that one day she felt a tap on her shoulder before class started, and there was Carl, a senior at the time, handing her a crossword puzzle. More

Carl Fugmann '54

Barbara Fugmann '56

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

Alumni AmbassadorsSpring Alumni Ambassador Training Online
With high school juniors starting to think about where to apply to college and high school college fairs just around the corner, the Alumni Ambassador Program will have an online training session on Wednesday, February 24, at 8 p.m. (EST). The training will cover updated facts about Drexel admissions, as well as preparing for the responsibilities of being an Alumni Ambassador. Be sure to register for the training here or via e-mail at alumniamb@drexel.edu.

Scholarships Available for Children and Grandchildren of Drexel Alumni
Are you, or do you know, 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.

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.

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. More

Career Corner

Career Makeover StrategiesCareer Makeover Strategies: Six Ways Volunteering Can Boost Your Career
by Tai Goodwin '95

Find out how volunteering can help your career in some unexpected, and priceless, ways. More

Career ZoneCareer Zone: Company Research is Always in Fashion
by Julia Levy '93
Makeover your job search so that you focus on target companies that are a good fit for your industry and area of focus. More

Leadership UnlimitedLeadership Unlimited: Do You Have a Leadership Deficit?
by Terry Wall '97

Do you or your company's leaders generate more negative behavior than positive? If so, you may have a leadership deficit on your hands and a leadership 'audit' may be necessary to turn things around. More


The Drexel University Alumni Association and the Alumni Club of San Diego are seeking volunteers to participate in a panel discussion on the topic of career transition. This event will be held in the San Diego area this spring. If you have transitioned from one industry to another, or to another line of work in your current industry, we want to hear from you! We would like our panelists to discuss how they knew they wanted to make a transition, the process itself (for example, returning to school or participating in volunteer work/internships in preparation for the transition) and the results of the process.

We are also seeking volunteers for Alumni Career Services Programs in the Baltimore, Boston and New York City areas. Topics include, but are not limited to, networking, entrepreneurship and leadership.

If you live in any of these areas and are interested in getting involved, please contact Lauren Rocca '04, '09 at lmr24@drexel.edu or 215-895-2744 for more information or to volunteer.


Philadelphia Area

Philadelphia ReceptionsUpcoming Philadelphia Alumni Networking Receptions
The LeBow Alumni Council and the Drexel University Alumni Association invite alumni to meet and network at the following Philadelphia-area receptions. Click the link below for more event information.

Noble: An American Cookery
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
6 to 8 p.m.

Table 31
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
6 to 8 p.m.

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 25, 2010, a panel of experts will discuss trends in the current job market and give 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 Tuesday, March 23, 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

You 2.0You 2.0: Creating Your Personal Online Brand
Join Drexel alumni and guest speaker Chris Bilotta ’77, ’84, on Thursday, March 4, 2010, for an Alumni Career Services event at Legal Sea Foods in King of Prussia. Chris will teach you how to leverage social media to promote your personal brand and manage your career. More

Fashion and Design & Merchandising Alumni Career Services Program: Improving Your Networking Skills
Are your networking efforts yielding less than they used to? This timely discussion, hosted by the Drexel University Alumni Association and the Fashion and Design & Merchandising Program, is designed to answer your questions in an informal setting – and to help you start networking with other seminar attendees. Join us in Nesbitt Hall on Saturday, March 6, 2010. More


Around the World

San Diego Area Alumni Happy Hour
Drexel alumni in the San Diego area are invited to meet and network with fellow graduates at a happy hour at Nugent's Fire Grille and Sports Bar on Wednesday, February 17, 2010. More

Table 31New York
Alumni Networking Happy Hour

The Alumni Club of New York invites Drexel alumni to meet and network at its monthly networking happy hour at Stone Street Tavern on Thursday, February 18, 2010. More

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

Fort Lauderdale ReceptionFort Lauderdale Alumni Reception with President Pennoni
You are invited to join Drexel University Interim President C. R. "Chuck" Pennoni ’63, ’66, Hon. ’92, and fellow Drexel University alumni for a reception on Thursday, March 4, 2010. The reception will be held at the Riverside Hotel, and is complimentary for Drexel alumni and a guest. Pre-registration is required by February 26, 2010. More

Michigan Alumni Dinner and Racing Excitement at Northville Downs
Join the Drexel Alumni Club of Michigan for a buffet dinner and the heart-pounding action of live harness racing on Saturday, March 13, 2010! Dinner will be served before the race in the Clubhouse Restaurant, where every seat overlooks the half mile racetrack. More

Tampa Area Alumni Day at Phillies Spring Training
The Alumni Club of Tampa will host a day at the ballpark on Thursday, March 25, 2010, to cheer on the Philadelphia Phillies! Your ticket includes admission to the game at Bright House Field in Clearwater, FL, plus a two-hour all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet with fellow Drexel alumni. 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 May 4, 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 1.  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 if you participated in ROTC when you were a student at Drexel. More

Colleges & Schools

Nursing and Health Professions ReceptionNursing 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 of 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 conjunction 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

One Film: Waltz with Bashir
In support of One Film Philadelphia, the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design presents Ari Folman’s Waltz with Bashir on Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. in the Bossone Research Enterprise Center. Waltz with Bashir, a golden globe winner for Best Foreign Language Film, is an Israeli animated documentary about the horrors of the 1982 Lebanon war. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include a screening of the film followed by a question and answer session.

iSchool Alumni Reception and Drexel Men’s Basketball Game
Support Drexel basketball with fellow iSchool alumni as the Dragons battle UNC Wilmington at the DAC, on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. Alumni are invited to come early for a pre-game reception featuring appetizers, soft drinks, wine and beer. 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 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

Shakespeare in the Year 2010
The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and the Drexel Players bring a modern reinterpretation of William Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream to campus from Thursday, February 25 to Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the Mandell Theater. Get ready to experience this classic Shakespeare comedy in a whole new way. For more information, call Mari Kraske at 215-895-1275.

Madrigal DinnerThe Madrigal Dinner Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design and the Department of Performing Arts present the Annual Madrigal Dinner on Friday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Drexel’s Great Court. An evening filled with music, food and entertainment, The Madrigal Dinner has become an annual Drexel favorite, and is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. For tickets, call Mari Kraske at 215-895-1275. More

Now Accepting Nominations for the LeBow College of Business Alumni Council Award
The LeBow Alumni Council invites you to help choose the 2010 recipient of its newly established Drexel University LeBow College of Business Alumni Council Award. The Recognition and Awards Committee of the LeBow Alumni Council will review all of the nominations and select an exemplary graduate as the award recipient. For award criteria and to submit a nomination by February 28, 2010, click here.

Bullying PreventionSymposium on Bullying Prevention
The School of Education will hold a community symposium “Bullying Prevention: From the Classroom to the Internet, Keeping Kids Safe” with a special discussion on cyber bullying on Thursday, March 4, 2010, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Creese Student Center on campus. The panel discussion will feature professional educators, public leaders and child-serving professionals. It will also be web cast as the second part of a three-part series to provide the community with the information necessary to become full partners in the fight against school-aged violence. More

College of Medicine Alumni Reception in New Orleans
The Drexel University College of Medicine invites its alumni to attend a cocktail reception at the New Orleans Marriott, hosted by Norman A. Johanson, MD, chair, Orthopaedic Surgery at the Drexel University College of Medicine, on Thursday, March 11, 2010. RSVP by Thursday, March 4, 2010, at 1-866-DREX-MED or medical.alumni@drexel.edu.

Drexel Night at the Philadelphia Flyers
The College of Engineering and the College of Engineering Alumni Association welcome all Drexel alumni to Drexel Night at the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, March 11, 2010! Watch the Flyers host the Boston Bruins, while meeting Dean Selcuk Guceri and Flyers alumni. Club Box seats include an all-you-can-eat buffet with a beer and wine open bar and entry into a raffle for Flyers gear, mementos and other special prizes! 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

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

CAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments
Join fellow Drexel Basketball fans, alumni and DAC Pack members for our pre-game receptions held two hours before each of Drexel’s match-ups throughout both the Men's and Women's CAA Conference Tournaments in Virginia. For details on each tournament, click the link below.

Men's CAA Tournament
and Pre-game Receptions

March 5 to 8, 2010
Richmond, VA

Women's CAA Tournament
and Pre-game Receptions
March 11 to 14, 2010
Harrisonburg, VA

Lacrosse Team DinnerWalnut Creek Alumni Dinner with Women’s Lacrosse
The Women's Lacrosse team is coming to California! Join the team, along with fellow alumni, for dinner at the Pyramid Alehouse in Walnut Creek on Thursday, March 25, 2010. More


Campus News

Sacramento UpdatePresident Pennoni Visits Sacramento Graduate Center
Connections between the Sacramento Center for Graduate Studies and the Northern California Alumni Club continue to grow! In January, Drexel University Interim President C.R. "Chuck" Pennoni '63, '66, Hon. '92, had lunch with more than a dozen California alumni in San Francisco, where they were joined by Sacramento Dean Tobey Oxholm and five graduate students; and he spoke to students and alumni in Sacramento the next day. Alumni from the LeBow College of Business will be gathering in Sacramento in April, and the students are planning on joining the alumni for a Giants game this summer.

Snowpocalypse: Snow Causes Campus Closures
Drexel's Philadelphia campuses were closed February 10 and 11, 2010, due to severe weather as a major snowstorm came into the city. According to Fox 29, Philadelphia received 14 inches of snow by the end of the storm late February 10, adding to the accumulation from a snowstorm during the previous weekend. More


Alumni Resources

Liberty Mutual Tips: Adjusting to Winter Conditions Behind the Wheel
Because driving in winter conditions is fraught with hazards such as icy roads, poor visibility and the threat of snowstorms, ask yourself key questions before you get behind the wheel and put your safety at risk. More

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 LinkedIn
Facebook, inCircle and LinkedIn are great ways to connect with fellow classmates, whether around the corner or across the world!

We have Class of 1960, Class of 1985 and Class of 1995 Facebook Fan Pages 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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