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THE E-NEWSLETTER FOR DREXEL ALUMNI / MAY 2013 · VOLUME 9 · ISSUE 4
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Click the video for a preview of the May 2013 Drexel Details alumni e-newsletter which is hosted by Drexel student Scott Sugarman '14 at Drexel's Historic Costume Collection in the URBN Center.


Edwin GerberAlumni Spotlight:
Edwin Gerber '57, '61

Dr. Edwin Gerber, assistant head of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Drexel, has two rules of thumb when it comes to sustaining a long academic career.

“Don’t die and don’t resign,” he said. “It’s that simple.”

In February, Gerber celebrated his 60-year anniversary at Drexel. His story begins in 1953 when he started in the Electrical Engineering Department as an undergrad. It was as a senior at South Philadelphia High School that Gerber knew he wanted to pursue electrical engineering. A self-described "homeboy," Gerber liked Drexel's close-to-home location, its co-op program and its reputation as one of the best engineering schools in the area. >>


Alumni Weekend 2013 Photo Galleries

Hundreds of alumni returned to campus to celebrate Alumni Weekend on May 3 and 4. A special congratulations goes to members of the Class of 1963 who were inducted into the Golden Dragon Society, and members of the Class of 1988 who were inducted into the Silver Dragon Society. Click here to relive some of the fun alumni had at the Golden Dragon activities, the Alumni Association Awards Ceremony and the University Gala. Click here to see photos from College of Medicine Alumni Weekend events as well as the Silver Dragon Class of 1988 Reunion Celebration (Use the password "Alumni").

Scavenger Hunt WinnersThis year, the Alumni Association hosted its first-ever Alumni Scavenger Hunt on campus during Alumni Weekend. Adult and family teams raced around campus on a sunny Saturday to retrieve answers and clues from Drexel's colleges, schools and campus departments. A big congratulations goes to the first-place Alumni Adult Team members, Katie Reilly ’11, Sierra Tilton ’12, Josh Kurtz ’11, and Aliya Solomon ‘11, who won four $50 Visa gift cards. The first place Alumni Family Team members, Palak Raval-Nelson, ’02, ’08 and her three children, took home a Nintendo Wii U™ Game System. Win or lose, a great afternoon on campus was had by all! Click here to see photos from the Scavenger Hunt and Lunch.

The College of Medicine 50th Reunion activities will take place today through Friday, May 17. >>

CopenhagenDrexel Alumni Travel Program Adds 8 New Excursions for 2014

Drexel alumni have even more opportunities to see the world with the Alumni Travel Program. Exciting new destinations for 2014 have just been added to the schedule including: Tahiti; Holland and Belgium; Memphis to New Orleans; Apulia, Italy; the Canadian Rockies; Copenhagen to Stockholm; Northern Italy; and a Panama Canal Cruise! Visit us online to get on our mailing list for our 2014 destinations. >>

Share Your Insights: Alumni Travel Program Survey

The Alumni Association strives to offer the highest quality educational travel experiences through its annual trip offerings. Please share your travel preferences and insights by completing this brief survey. Your input will help shape the future of the Drexel Alumni Travel Program. >>

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Alumni Career Services

resume workshop Workshops & Seminars

Successful Tips for Preparing Your Résumé: Get Noticed in 30 Seconds or Less!
with Arnie Kohen, M.Ed.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

Career Column

Chris Bilotta

Your Career Retainer by Chris Bilotta '77, '84
"Leadership Pitfalls"


Leaders spend a lot of time honing their style and ensuring their teams are motivated to work with them. While there are countless resources to improve on the various attributes you utilize both in and out of the office, you also need to pay attention to the pitfalls that may undermine your effectiveness.


Share Your Feedback: Did You Participate in a 2013 Alumni Global Night of Networking Reception or the 24-Hour Virtual Site?

If so, please take a moment to fill out this brief survey about your Global Night of Networking experience. We appreciate your time, and your feedback will be considered greatly as we plan next year's event. >>

Presentations from the Virtual Site are available for viewing on the Alumni Association YouTube Channel. Topics include: An Insider's Look at the Campus Master Plan; Résumés, Interviewing and the World of Work; Personal Branding and Social Media; and Work Life Balance. >>

Supremes ExhibitGet an Inside Look at The Supremes with Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection

Stop in the name of fashion! The Supremes rose to international stardom as the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960's, and now, nearly half a century later, the African American Museum in Philadelphia is celebrating the group's historic imprint on American culture with its dynamic exhibit, Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection.

Join the Drexel University Alumni Association and the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design on May 21 to hear Clare Sauro, curator of the Drexel Historic Costume Collection, tell the story of The Supremes' most stunning costumes and their importance to the era. Then, guests will explore the exhibit and an up-close view of more than 30 of The Supremes' most glamorous gowns, rarely seen performance video footage, gold records and album covers, historic photographs, and contemporary magazine and news articles. >>

Share Your Memories: The Drexel Master Plan Blog

Drexel alumni have laid the foundation upon which the 2012-2017 Master Plan and future campus redevelopment will be built. For its "Drexel Through the Ages" feature on the Master Plan Blog, Drexel Facilities is collecting alumni photos and memories from campus. If you have a photograph or a story about your favorite spot on campus as a student, please share it with Emily Mitnick at ehm33@drexel.edu. Make sure to include your name, college or school, and class year in the e-mail. >>

Zipcar DiscountZipcar Discount for Drexel Alumni

Need a car? Borrow a Zipcar! Drexel has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to students and alumni at a discount. To use Zipcars, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or by phone, use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive away. When you're done, return the car to the same location where you picked it up. Learn more and get started at zipcar.com/drexel. >>


Upcoming Alumni Events

Philadelphia Metro Around the U.S. Colleges & Schools Campus & Community

An Evening at Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The African American Museum, Philadelphia

Successful Tips for Preparing Your Résumé: Get Noticed in 30 Seconds or Less!
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

Alumni Recreational Volleyball League
Tuesdays in June
Drexel University, Philadelphia

Young Alumni Bowling Night
Friday, June 7, 2013
PEP Bowl, Philadelphia

Broadway's Wicked at the Academy of Music: Alumni Reception and Performance
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
The Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Limited tickets remain!

Northern California Alumni Networking Happy Hour
Friday, May 17, 2013
San Francisco, CA

Boston Area Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Boston, MA

Sacramento Alumni Graduation Celebration & Alumni Association Award Presentation
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Sacramento, CA

San Diego Area Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
San Diego, CA

Los Angeles Area Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Los Angeles, CA

Drexel Alumni Evening at Pageant of the Masters
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Laguna Beach, CA

Detroit Area Alumni Night at the Ballpark
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Detroit, MI

College of Medicine
50 Year Reunion

Wednesday, May 15
to Friday, May 17, 2013
Various locations, Philadelphia

Global Careers Day
Friday, May 17, 2013
Drexel University, 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.

"Elements" Performance by the FreshDance Freshman Dance Company
Thursday, May 30
to Saturday, June 1, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

"Shift" Performance by the Drexel Dance Ensemble
Saturday, June 1
and Sunday, June 2, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

Chemical and Biological Engineering Reunion for the Classes of 1983, 1993 & 2003
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

Performing Arts Department Concert Series
Sunday, June 2
to Sunday, June 9, 2013
Drexel University, Philadelphia

iSchool Alumni and Student Networking Reception in San Diego
Monday, June 10, 2013
San Diego, CA

2013 Memorial Day Primer: DU Remembers, Will You?
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
New College Building, Center City Campus, Philadelphia

Beyond Green: How Can Sustainable Design Transform Our Lives? Featuring Rob Fleming
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia

Glow: Living Lights
Saturday, June 1
to Sunday, September 29, 2013
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia

Adult Field Study: Blooms and Branches
Saturday, June 8, 2013
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia


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