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THE E-NEWSLETTER FOR DREXEL ALUMNI / MARCH 2013 · VOLUME 9 · ISSUE 3
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Details in Brief Video Details in Brief

Click the video for a preview of the March 2013 Drexel Details alumni e-newsletter, hosted by Drexel student Dana Marcus '13 outside of Behrakis Grand Hall at the Creese Student Center.

Then, check out the stories below for more information on the Global Night of Networking, Alumni Weekend, upcoming Alumni Career Services programs, Drexel alumni events, campus news and more!

Nyree DardarianAlumni Spotlight:
Nyree Dardarian, MS '03

Did you know that it's National Nutrition Month in the United States? Meet a Drexel graduate who lives every month like it's National Nutrition Month, Nyree Dardarian '03. Nyree has a passion for health and wellness that lasts year-round, and she's sharing it with Drexel faculty, staff, students, alumni and the surrounding community. >>


Global Night of Networking VideoGlobal Night of Networking

The Global Night of Networking is just four weeks away! The excitement is building as our total registration grows to more than 500 alumni. Help us reach our goal and register today to join us in locations around the world or online! >>

For more details on what to expect on April 18, view this month's video hosted by Alexandria Phillips '11 above!

Feel the fire at the WNIT!

Join the Alumni Association as we cheer on the Drexel women's basketball team as they begin their postseason run! The Dragons (22-10) will be heading back to the postseason for a fifth-straight season on Thursday, March 21, as they host Iona College in the first round of the 2013 Postseason Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Alumni Association will host alumni and friends in the Hazem Maragah Hospitality Suite before and during the game. >>

Don't miss Alumni Weekend 2013!

On May 3 and 4, Drexel graduates from all over will come back to campus to celebrate Alumni Weekend. A complete list of events is available online, so make sure you don't miss out on the fun and register today! Thanks to your feedback, we brought back the Pre-Gala Cocktail Reception which will feature music by "the big dance band," Midnight Hour. Dancing will begin at 6 p.m., and continue throughout the evening, breaking only for a delicious three-course dinner at 7 p.m. >>

Attention College of Medicine Alumni: For details on College of Medicine Alumni Weekend activities on May 3 and 4, click here. For information on 50th reunion activities for the Hahnemann University and Woman's Medical College Classes of 1963, held from May 15 to 17, click here.

College of Nursing and Health Professions Alumni Network

The CNHP Alumni Network provides a forum for CNHP alumni to associate with one another, CNHP students and the general alumni of Drexel University, to promote the professional growth of CNHP graduates through alumni programming, and to recognize the unique contribution of CNHP alumni to Drexel and the community. The College of Nursing and Health Professions is now accepting nominations for interested candidates to serve on its CNHP Alumni Network Board of Directors. If you would like to nominate someone, or for more information on the CNHP Alumni Network, call 215.762.8868 or e-mail Tella Mercado.

Pack your bags and travel with Drexel alumni!

Drexel alumni have even more opportunities to see the world with the Alumni Travel Program. Whether you want to set sail to the Mediterranean and Greek Isles, get an insider's tour of Prague, cruise the Alaskan Frontiers, experience the beauty of the Italian Riviera, or explore the villages and vineyards along the Mosel, Rhine and Main Rivers, we have you covered! And, visit us online to get on our mailing list for our 2014 destinations, including Tahiti, the Canadian Rockies, Northern Italy and more. >>

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Alumni Career Services

Alumni Career Services Workshops & Seminars

"How to Effectively Work with Recruiters
to Get the Edge on Your Job Search"
with Chris Bilotta, CPRW, '77, '84

Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Radnor, PA

"How to Find Success at the Career Fair"
with Arnie Kohen, Drexel University

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

Career Columns

Chris Bilotta

Your Career Retainer by Chris Bilotta '77, '84
"Handling Employee Exits"

Chris tackles how to handle employee exits. Read on to find out how to make every departure as positive as possible.

If you're in the Radnor, PA area, join local alumni tonight as Chris presents the Alumni Career Services workshop, "How to Effectively Work with Recruiters to Get the Edge on Your Job Search."

Terry Wall

Leadership Unlimited by Terry Wall '97
"The Most Powerful Phrase in Leadership"

One of the most powerful phrases a leader can say is, "I'm sorry," and yet admitting mistakes, and apologizing for them, is foreign to a lot of leaders because they fear it will show weakness.


Rec CenterDon't forget about the Rec Center!

Alumni memberships are available to the Recreation Center at a discounted rate. Stop by the Membership Services Desk or call 215.571.3777 for your chance to LIVE IT. Fit. Then, "like" the Rec Center on Facebook and visit drexel.edu/reccenter!

A Place at the Table Documentary

The documentary film A Place at the Table, is now in theaters and available on iTunes and OnDemand. The film interweaves stories of three individuals from Philadelphia, with insights from experts and advocates, to bring to light the often-hidden realities of hunger in America. The film features Dr. Mariana Chilton, associate professor and founder of "Witnesses to Hunger," in her role with the program and conducting Children's HealthWatch research. An online social action campaign invites viewers of the film to take action to end hunger in communities across the United States. >>

Share your expertise with students!

CEO LEAD, Creating Experiential Opportunities for Leadership Education and Development, is Drexel’s hallmark student leadership development program. The success of the program over the past 15 years is due in part to the support of alumni who are willing to share their talent and expertise with Drexel students. Alumni are invited to present workshops this spring term, Tuesdays through Thursdays from April 9 to May 16. >>


Upcoming Alumni Events

Philadelphia Metro Around the World Colleges & Schools

"How to Effectively Work with Recruiters to Get the Edge on Your Job Search"
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Radnor, PA

Women's NIT: Alumni Association Reception & Women's Basketball Game
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

"How to Find Success at the Career Fair"
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

"How Buildings See and Breathe"—An Exclusive Alumni Tour of the New Gerri C. LeBow Hall
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

The Trip to Bountiful Performance and Alumni Reception
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Malvern, PA

3rd Annual Alumni
Global Night of Networking

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Locations Worldwide

Alumni Weekend
Friday, May 3 &
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic Walt Disney Family Museum Exhibition and Alumni Brunch
Saturday, April 6, 2013
San Francisco, CA

Pennsylvania Colleges and Universities Alumni Business Seminar and Networking Event
Tuesday, April 11, 2013
São Paulo, Brazil

Pittsburgh Area
Alumni Luncheon

Monday, April 15, 2013
Homestead, PA

3rd Annual Alumni
Global Night of Networking

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Locations Worldwide

Phoenix Area Alumni Night at the Ballpark: Diamondbacks vs. Phillies
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Phoenix, AZ

LeBow College of Business Behavioral Finance Panel
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Philadelphia

College of Medicine Reception at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Chicago, IL

IP3's CISSP® Training Program through The iSchool
Monday, March 25, through
Friday, March 29, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

College of Arts and Sciences 18th Annual Kaczmarczik Lecture with Dr. David J. Wineland
Monday, April 15, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

The Drill Project Exclusive Screening
Monday, April 15, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

LeBow College of Business Wine and Food Pairing Dinner
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

iSchool Spring Graduate Open House
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

College of Arts and Sciences 3rd Annual Distinguished Lecture with Arianna Huffington
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

College of Medicine
50th Year Reunion

Wednesday, May 15, through
Friday, May 17, 2013
Philadelphia

College of Medicine Reception at Digestive Disease Week
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Orlando, FL

College of Medicine Reception at American Psychiatric Association Meeting
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
San Francisco, CA

College of Nursing and Health Professions Reception at Association of Physician Assistants' IMPACT 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Washington, D.C.


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