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What's Hot
On Campus
Alumni News
Alumni Resources


Upcoming Events

June 19
Goodwin Happy Hour
Yakitori Boy
Philadelphia

June 25
Networking Happy Hour
Chimba Brazilian Steakhouse
Philadelphia

June 28
Nursing and Health Professions Reception
Atlantic City, NJ

August 6
College of Medicine Pool Party
Germantown C. C.
Philadelphia

August 11
White Coat Ceremony
Hilton City Avenue
Philadelphia

August 16
Chemistry Symposium
Bossone Center
Drexel University
Philadelphia

October 4
Dragon Boat Festival
Boathouse Row
Philadelphia

May 1 - 2, 2009
Alumni Weekend
Drexel University
Philadelphia


Summer Baseball Series

June 18
Mariners vs. Marlins
Seattle, WA

June 26
Bulls vs. Iron Pigs
Durham, NC

July 2
Braves vs. Phillies
Atlanta, GA

August 13
Dodgers vs. Phillies
Los Angeles, CA

August 14
Pirates vs. Reds
Pittsburgh, PA

August 15
Padres vs. Phillies
San Diego, CA

August 22
Orioles vs. Yankees
Baltimore, MD

August 22
Giants vs. Padres
San Francisco, CA

August 27
Young Alumni Night
Phillies vs. Mets
Philadelphia


Alumni Travel Program

July 2 - 15
Ukraine and Romania

July 31 - August 8
Ireland: Ennis

September 14 - 25
Italy: Sorrento and Orvieto

February 18 - March 3, 2009
Antarctica

June 22 - 30, 2009
Rome and Greece

August 29 - September 5, 2009
The Great Lakes

March 2010
South Africa by Sea

What's Hot
 
networking Networking 101 — Practical Tips and Tricks
Join fellow Drexel alumni on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Chima Brazilian Steakhouse in Philadelphia for a happy hour and "Networking 101 — Practical Tips and Tricks" with Elizabeth Martens, MBA '06. Elizabeth will cover some simple networking strategies, success stories and promises to have some fun along the way. Cost is $5 and includes complimentary appetizers. For more information and to register, click here.
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Alumni Association Board of Governors Election
The Drexel University Alumni Association invites you to take part in this year's election of candidates to the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors 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.

Voting will conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, June 20, 2008. For more information, and to view the ballot, click here.

 
On Campus
 
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Drexel to Launch Sacramento Graduate Center
Drexel announced it will open a Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento and establish a $10 million fund for fellowships for students. The center will begin with five master's programs in January 2009 and add four more in September 2009. The programs are intended to address the schedule needs of working adults and will be offered at One Capitol Mall in Sacramento.

"We are excited to bridge the miles between our cities with a common vision toward expanding higher education opportunities in California," said President Papadakis. More

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Drexel Commencement 2008
In four ceremonies on Saturday, June 14, 2008, Drexel celebrated its 121st commencement. In addition to awarding diplomas to graduating students, honorary degrees were presented to the following five recipients: Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H.; Carl Ichahn; The Honorable Michael Nutter; the late Harold W. Pote; and Lisa Scottoline. For more information on Commencement 2008, click here.

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Drexel Appoints Dr. Mark Greenberg Interim Provost
Drexel has appointed Dr. Mark Greenberg, founding dean of the Pennoni Honors College, as Interim Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, announced President Papadakis.

"Dr. Greenberg enjoys the respect and support of colleagues across the University, which he has served for more than 29 years," said Papadakis. "In his role as interim provost, Dr. Greenberg has the mandate to advance Drexel's strategic plan, enhancing the quality of our academic enterprise while ensuring that the University continues the great momentum that has been underway. He is a proven leader whose experience will be uniquely helpful to Drexel." More

 
Alumni News
 
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Swing into Summer with Drexel Baseball Series
Join Drexel University alumni and students this summer for a reception and baseball game in your area! Click each game below for details:

Seattle Mariners vs. Florida Marlins
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Seattle, WA

Durham Bulls vs. Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Durham, NC

Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Atlanta, GA

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Los Angeles, CA

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Pittsburgh, PA

San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Friday, August 15, 2008
San Diego, CA

Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees
Friday, August 22, 2008
Baltimore, MD

San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres
Friday, August 22, 2008
San Francisco, CA

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets
Young Alumni Night at the Phillies
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Philadelphia

Dragon Boat Festival Dragon Boat Festival: Call for Paddlers
Join our team! Build teamwork, spirit and pride as part of the 7th Annual Philadelphia International Dragon Boat Festival and help Drexel alumni, students, faculty and friends paddle to our 5th consecutive Collegiate Challenge Championship. The festival will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2008, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. We are looking for 50 participants to fill our two Drexel boats. Paddlers 8 years and older, of all skill levels, are welcome! For more information, click here.
goodwin Goodwin College Happy Hour
Join Goodwin College alumni and members of the Class of 2008 for appetizers, networking and karaoke on Thursday, June 19, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Yakitori Boy in Philadelphia. Cost is $5 and members of the Goodwin Class of 2008 are free. For more information and to register, click here.
Atlantic City College of Nursing and Health Professions Alumni Reception
The College of Nursing and Health Professions invites its alumni to a reception in Atlantic City, NJ, on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at 7 p.m. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel. RSVP by Friday, June 20, to Anne Jensen at 215-762-8868 or arj37@drexel.edu. For more information, click here.
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College of Medicine Events
Mark your calendars for the following College of Medicine events during the month of August:

The Class of 2012 Welcome Picnic and Pool Party
Sponsored by the College of Medicine Alumni Association for the incoming first-year medical students
Wednesday, August 6, 2008, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Germantown Cricket Club
411 West Manheim Street, Philadelphia

The Class of 2012 White Coat Ceremony
Monday, August 11, 2008, at 3 p.m.
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue
4200 City Avenue, Philadelphia

For more information on these or any upcoming College of Medicine events, please contact medical.alumni@drexel.edu.

chemistry Chemistry Symposium to Honor Dr. Robert Hutchins' Retirement
Chemistry alumni and students of Professor Robert "Bob" Hutchins are invited to join the College of Arts and Sciences for a symposium on Saturday, August 16, 2008. The symposium will honor Dr. Hutchins, who retired earlier this year, and will take place in the Edmund D. Bossone Research Enterprise Center, located on Market Street, between 31st and 32nd, beginning at 10 a.m. The day's events will include lectures, a poster session and an evening banquet honoring Bob. To register for the event, click here.
Travel Program

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: Ukraine and Romania (July 2 through 15), Ireland (July 31 through August 8) and Italy: Sorrento and Orvieto (September 14 through 25). For more information, click here.

The Alumni Associations of Drexel and the Drexel College of Medicine are excited to announce a new travel program which includes Category 2A CME credits. We will be traveling to the following locations: Antarctica (February 18 through March 3, 2009), Rome and Greece (June 22 through 30, 2009), The Great Lakes (August 29 through September 5, 2009) and South Africa by Sea (March 2010). For more information on these trips, please contact the College of Medicine Alumni Relations office at medical.alumni@drexel.edu.

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.

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Alumni Weekend 2009
It's never too soon to begin planning for next year! Plans are underway for Blue and Gold Days 2009. Mark your calendars for Blue and Gold Days on May 1 and 2 .

If you are a member of the class of 1959 and would like to help us plan your 50th reunion celebration, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@drexel.edu or call 1-888-DU-GRADS.

The College of Medicine will be celebrating it's 50th reunion on May 13, 14 and 15, 2009. If you are a College of Medicine graduate from 1959 and you would like to get involved in planning your reunion celebration, e-mail medical.alumni@drexel.edu.

Alumni Ambassadors

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 & Health Professions.

Alumni Leadership Library

Alumni Leadership Library
The Drexel 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. Click here for more information, donation instructions and a listing of suggested titles.

 
Alumni Resources
 

GradMed® Short Term Medical Coverage Available as a Benefit for New Grads and Alumni
After graduation, your medical coverage through student health insurance or your parents' policy may end. We sponsor GradMed Short Term Medical as a benefit to help fill the gap between graduation and employee benefits at your first job.

Alumni may also find a need for temporary health insurance coverage. We sponsor GradMed Short Term Medical to help you fill your coverage gap and help protect you and your bank account from large expenses due to an accident or unexpected illness.

Coverage can start the day after receipt of your application. To get more information, receive a rate quote or apply for coverage, visit the GradMed Web site or call our plan administrator at 1-800-922-1245.

GradMed is part of our Alumni Insurance Program.

GradMed is not available in all states. Some provisions, benefits, exclusions or limitations may vary depending on your state of residence. Depending on state, coverage is underwritten and issued by Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company or Time Insurance Company.

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.

DragoNet
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, click here.

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.