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Alumni WeekendAlumni Weekend 2009: Rock 'n Remember!
Alumni Weekend is just around the corner, so mark your calendars and come back to campus on May 1 and 2, 2009, to "Rock 'n Remember" your Drexel days with fellow graduates. Visit us online for more information on all Alumni Weekend events, and to register. More

Attention members of the Class of 1959! The Memory Book deadline has been extended to Friday, March 27. If you would still like to submit an entry, contact Lara Cressman at cressman@drexel.edu.

Members of the Class of 1984 can now join their classmates on Facebook by clicking here!

Last Call for Alumni Board of Governors Nominations
The Alumni Association will accept nominations, between March 2 and 27, 2009, 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

Young Alumni How-To Series Kicks Off Tomorrow!
The Young Alumni Association will host a series of How-To seminars for recent graduates making the leap into the 'real world'. The seminars will feature accomplished alumni on each topic. If you have suggestions for future How-To seminars, please send your ideas to Louisa Sassi '08 at sassi@drexel.edu. And join fellow young alumni for the first seminar, How To Buy Your First Home, on Thursday, March 19, 2009, at Estia Restaurant in Philadelphia. More

Ilene Fink Alumni Profile: Ilene Fink, AWCoMAD '94, MBA LCoB '00
The Alumni Association held an Alumni Career Services event on February 25, 2009, in which Drexel alumna Ilene Fink '94, MBA '00 shared her expertise on marketing yourself to stand out in today's competitive work environment. More than 30 alumni enjoyed a networking reception at Estia Restaurant in Philadelphia, followed by Fink's presentation.

Fink explained that we, as consumers, make product choices every day and so do employers. "You need to create a marketing plan where YOU are the product," she said. More

Attention Alumni: We Want to Hear from You!

Student Government Alumni
When you attended Drexel, were you involved with Student Government? If so, let us know! Please take a minute to fill out an online form with your contact information and your connection to Student Government so that we can update you on news and events that are of interest to you. More

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. Please take a minute to fill out the form online with your contact information and your connection to Residential Living. More

Softball TeamSwing into Spring with the Young Alumni Co-Ed Softball Team
Join fellow young alumni every Monday night to play a game of softball at the Lee Cultural Center Fields in University City as part of the recreational league, Philadelphia Sport and Social Club. The season starts on Monday, April 6, 2009, and after each game, relax and celebrate with your teammates at a local bar where drink and food specials will be offered. More

Alumni Legacy Scholarships
The Alumni Association invites children or grandchildren of Drexel alumni who are currently either sophomores, pre-juniors or juniors at Drexel to apply for Alumni Legacy Scholarships. Recipients must be in good standing and are selected on the basis of overall scholastic achievement, student activities and community involvement. Applications for the scholarship are due no later than Monday, March 23, 2009. More

Question of the Month

Question of the Month
Drexel's graduating seniors are a few short months away from full-time entry into the 'real world.' What's your advice for them? More


Philadelphia Area

Alumni Professional Development Workshop Series
The Steinbright Career Development Center and the Alumni Association will host a series of workshops geared toward helping alumni reach their professional goals. Space is limited and the first workshop is already sold out so sign up today! More

Happy DaysAlumni Night at the Theater: Happy Days
On Wednesday, March 25, 2009, say "goodbye gray skies, hello blue" with Happy Days: A New Musical at the Academy of Music. Enjoy a pre-show reception at Estia Restaurant before heading over to the show. Tickets are limited, so sign up today! More

Retaining Winning Talent
Join the Alumni Club of Chester and Delaware Counties and guest speaker Merrick Rosenberg, MBA LCoB '92, for breakfast and networking at the Radnor Hotel on Thursday, February 26, 2009, and learn how to hire and keep your most talented employees. More

Campus to Career Student-Alumni Networking Night
Young alumni are invited to attend this networking reception and discussion featuring talented, accomplished alumni panelists who will answer questions and offer advice to those just entering the workforce. More

SimeonePhiladelphia Alumni Club Hosts Simeone Foundation Reception
Join Philadelphia-area alumni for a reception and celebration of the "Spirit of Competition" at the Simeone Foundation on Tuesday, April 14, 2009. Network with students and alumni and enjoy a presentation by the Drexel Formula Hybrid Club student team. More

Triangle Alumni Reception
The student staff of The Triangle and the Drexel University Alumni Association invite all former members of the school newspaper back to campus for hors d'oeuvres, mingling and a tour of the newspaper offices on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. More

Dragon Boat Festival 2009
Team member registration is now open for Dragon Boat Festival along the Schuylkill River on Saturday, October 3, 2009. Help us win the Collegiate Championship for the sixth year and build teamwork, spirit and pride as a paddler on Drexel's Dragon Boat Team! More


Around the U.S.

GuceriSan Antonio Reception with Dean Guceri
A cocktail reception featuring College of Engineering Dean Selcuk Guceri will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, TX. Come meet Dean Guceri along with faculty representing the A.J. Drexel Plasma Institute. More

Maximizing Your Personal Brand
Alumni Career Services presents a networking reception and discussion on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at The Williams Club in New York, NY, where alumni will learn, from a panel of experts including Julia Levy '93, how to most effectively create and market their brand. More

Happy HourSouth Jersey Alumni Happy Hour
Enjoy drink specials and live music as you meet and network with fellow alumni on Thursday, April 9, 2009, at Red, Hot and Blue in Cherry Hill, NJ. More

Reception and Tour at the National Scouting Museum
Join the Dallas/Fort Worth Alumni Network on Thursday, April 16, 2009, for a reception and tour of the National Scouting Museum and the Norman Rockwell Gallery in Irving, TX. Bob Myers '73 will share the history of the organization and answer questions. More

NorCalNorthern California Networking Happy Hour
Join the Alumni Club of Northern California for its monthly alumni happy hour and meet and network with fellow Drexel graduates on Friday, April 17, 2009 at Vessel in San Francisco, CA. More

Miami Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Enjoy a pre-game reception and cheer with us as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Florida Marlins on Friday, April 24, 2009 at Dolphins Stadium in Miami, FL. More

Earth Day Project 2009
Drexel alumni, students, faculty, staff, and community partners are invited to celebrate Earth Day 2009 with the Drexel University Alumni Association's Community Alumni Network at Drexel University (CAN DU), UC Green, and Youcie. Join us on Saturday, April 25, 2009 for the clean-up project in Philadelphia, followed by a complimentary BBQ lunch and a lacrosse game. More

Baltimore Area Alumni Happy Hour
Meet and network with fellow alumni in the Baltimore area at Babalu Grill on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. More

ReceptionWashington, D.C. Alumni Reception
The Drexel University Alumni Association and the LeBow College of Business invite you to meet and network with area alumni on Thursday, April 30, 2009, at Oyamel Cocina Mexicana. More

Atlanta Alumni Wine Reception
Join Drexel alumni in the Atlanta area for an evening of wine and socializing with a wine tasting and reception on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 at The Grape @ Vinings. More

New York Alumni Wine Tasting
The Drexel University Alumni Association and the LeBow College of Business will host a wine tasting reception for New York area alumni at Morrell & Company Wine Tasting Room on Wednesday, May 13, 2009. More

BaseballD.C. Alumni Night at
the Ballpark

Swing into summer as the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Washington Nationals on Friday, May 15, 2009. And join us before the game for a pre-game reception at National Park. More

Brewery Tour and Reception
Join us for a tour and reception at Redhook Brewery in Woodinville, WA on Wednesday, May 20, 2009. Learn about how your favorite beers are created and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and brews with fellow Seattle area alumni. More

Portland Area Alumni — Mark Your Calendars!
The Alumni Association will host a Wine Reception in Portland, OR on Thursday, May 21, 2009. Check the Web site for more details as they become available. More

Campus News

Ink not InkINK not INK: an Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art
Curated by the Shenzhen Art Museum and an expert panel of Chinese critics and curators, INK not INK will be the first survey-scale exhibition of contemporary chinese art ever presented in the Greater Philadelphia region. The exhibition will be held on Drexel's campus and open to the public from April 1 to May 9, 2009. More

Relay for Life
Pi Kappa Alpha is organizing the 3rd Annual Relay for Life at Drexel, scheduled for April 4, 2009. Alumni are encouraged to join a Relay for Life team to help fight cancer by raising money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society. Louisa Sassi '08 and Darin Pfeifer, of Drexel's Office of Alumni Relations, invite any interested alumni to join their team. Click here to join Louisa and Darin's Relay for Life team, or start a team of your own! More

Ignite! Drexel
The Drexel Entrepreneur Association is bringing together Drexel alumni and community members with business startups and students with business concepts on Thursday, April 21, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. in the Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship. The event will feature 10 five-minute presentations, followed by a networking reception. for more details, contact Aksel Güngör at aksel.gungor@gmail.com.


Athletics

NCAA TournamentDragons to Face Kansas State for the Opening Round of NCAA Tournament!
Feel the fire as the CAA Champion Drexel Dragons (24-8) face the Wildcats of Kansas State in the opening round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament! The opening-round games will be played at The Pit in Albuquerque, NM, and the Drexel vs. Kansas State game will tip-off at approximately 8:30 p.m. (MST) on Saturday, March 21. Before the game, join fellow Drexel alumni and Dragon basketball fans for a pre-game reception at the team hotel — Hilton Albuquerque. More

Men's Lacrosse in Denver: Alumni Reception and Game
Drexel is coming to Colorado as the men's lacrosse team takes on the University of Denver Pioneers on Tuesday, March 24, 2009! Join Drexel alumni and fans for a pre-game reception at Sidelines Pub. More

San Diego Crew Classic
Gather under the Drexel tent in Alumni Village along Crown Point Beach in Mission Bay to cheer on the Drexel men's and women's crew teams as they compete against other top colleges and universities in the San Diego Crew Classic on April 4 and 5, 2009. More

Colleges and Schools

Monmouth Medical Center Reception
College of Medicine alumni are invited to attend an alumni reception in celebration of 40 years of educational collaboration between Drexel and Monmouth Medical Center, an affiliate of the Saint Barnabas Health Care System, on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. More

BachA Celebration of Bach
The dance and music programs at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design join in "A Celebration of Bach," a concert devoted to the works of the master composer. The concert will take place on Sunday, April 5, 2009, at the Mandell Theater, and admission is free. More

Food Music and Sex: A Night of Librarianship!
The iSchool at Drexel, College of Information Science and Technology, invites you to attend a networking happy hour and panel discussion featuring librarians who work outside of the traditional settings. Join fellow alumni on Thursday, April 16, 2009, at Estia Restaurant in Philadelphia. More

NursePA Association of Nurse Anesthetists Reception
Dean Gloria Donnelly, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, invites alumni to reconnect with Hahnemann, MDP Hahnemann and Drexel classmates at a reception for alumni and friends on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA. More

College of Medicine Alumni Receptions
The College of Medicine is hosting the following alumni receptions: The American College of Physicians Reception in Philadelphia on Friday, April 24; The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Reception in Chicago on Monday, May 4; The American Psychiatric Association Reception in San Francisco on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. More

American Academy of Physician Assistants Alumni Reception
Drexel University Hahnemann Physician Assistant Program alumni and friends are invited to join Patrick C. Auth, Ph.D., PA-C, Chair, Physician Assistant Department, for a reception on Sunday, May 24, 2009, at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina in San Diego, CA. More


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. More

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

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. More

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. And now, anyone who brings a book to an alumni event will receive a free alumni T-shirt! More

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