For the past 37 years, the Drexel University community has lent its support to the Annual Alumni Holiday Turkey Project, providing holiday turkeys to families in-need within the University's neighborhood. The need for support continues to grow each year and we ask you to please consider supporting the project. Each donation of $25 will provide 2-3 families with turkey dinners for the holiday season. Drexel alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends can also support the project by volunteering to assist with our turkey distribution on Tuesday, December 21, 2010. More
This fall, the Community Alumni Network at Drexel University (CAN DU) will coordinate a revitalization project at an elementary school in the University's West Philadelphia neighborhood. As part of the effort, we are conducting a school supply drive!
As you're shopping for school supplies for your family, please consider picking up some supplies for a school in need. Donations can include notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, rulers, glue, antibacterial lotion, markers, and more! For details on how to donate to the school supply drive, click here.
And, look for more information coming soon on how you and your family can volunteer to participate in our community service project at the school in the fall!
Family Weekend is a great opportunity for families and Drexel students to spend time together enjoying activities and exploring Drexel’s campus. Make sure to stop by the Office of Alumni Relations' table at the Drexel Dragon Fest and Carnival on Saturday, November 6, 2010, for parent giveaways and a free gift for legacy families. For a detailed schedule and more information, click here. Family Weekend is sponsored by the Office of Student Life.
Each year the Drexel University Alumni Association recognizes alumni for outstanding achievements in their professions, in the community, and within the University. We encourage all members of the alumni and University community to participate in the awards process by sharing the achievements of fellow alumni, colleagues and friends. We invite you to review the awards criteria and submit nominations for worthy candidates. The nomination deadline is October 29, 2010 for the 2011 Drexel University Alumni Association Awards, and December 30, 2010 for the College of Medicine Alumni Association Awards. For more information and online nomination forms, please click here.
As the saying goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” But the portraits of eight patients at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) prove that a picture can be worth so much more.
In 2007, Dr. Canice Crerand ’01, ’04, psychologist in CHOP’s Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine, was presented with an exciting opportunity. She was approached by two of her colleagues, Drs. Scott Bartlett and David Sarwer, who were moved by an exhibit from the United Kingdom called Saving Faces, a collection of paintings that portrayed patients before, during, and after their facial reconstructive surgeries due to traumatic injuries or cancer. The purpose of Saving Faces was to convey to the public the possibilities of facial reconstructive surgery as well as the strength of the patients. More
Charles Colver ’67 is hosting a casual Dinner with 12 Dragons in his home for alumni and students who live near Hummelstown, PA, in the Hershey and Harrisburg area. The dinner will take place on Saturday, November 13. If you’re interested in attending, please contact Louisa Kopp '08 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dinner with 12 Dragons is a program that personalizes the overall 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. It's a great opportunity to get together and share some good food, good conversation and Drexel camaraderie. We're looking for alumni hosts for dinners this winter. Sign-up today! More
Click here to watch a video about a recent dinner at the Media, PA home of Catherine
Campbell-Perna '95, '10, and learn more about what a Dinner with 12 Dragons is really like!
It’s never too soon to begin planning for next year! Plans are underway for Alumni Weekend 2011. Mark your calendars for May 6 and 7!
If you are a member of the Classes of 1961 or 1986 (including Hahnemann Medical College and Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania) and you’re interested in helping plan your 50th or 25th reunion celebration, please contact Louisa Kopp ‘08 in the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com or 215-895-6317.
Calling all Alumni Ambassadors! Help us bring in Drexel’s next class of talented students by volunteering at our Fall Open Houses. On November 21 and 22, 2010, hundreds of prospective students and their families will be on campus to learn more about the opportunities available at Drexel. Sign-up to join us for a day and share your personal story with these students. To sign up contact firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about becoming an Alumni Ambassador, and ways to connect with prospective students, click here.
Be sure to join our travel mailing list to receive information on all of our new destinations. Click here to e-mail the Alumni Office and include your name, class year and address. See below for a list of our exciting upcoming trips, and click here for more information on all of our Alumni Travel Program offerings.
Tuscany, Cortona and Florence
June 14 through 23, 2011
July 18 through 26, 2011
Normandy and Paris
September 22 through October 1, 2011
Mexican Riviera Cruise
November 27 through December 4, 2011
Anthony DiTonno '79, CEO and President of NeurogesX, Inc., will discuss the philosophy that he has used to build four successful companies in this Alumni Career Services Program on Thursday, October 21, 2010. Tony will provide insight into the questions to ask yourself when building an organization, how you can overcome barriers to creative thinking, and the values that can help you succeed. More
Which networks are you connected to? Whether they are a part of Drexel or beyond, participating in professional, social, online and community networks can make a big difference! Join fellow Drexel alumni on Thursday, October 28, 2010, for a networking reception and Alumni Career Services program led by Richard Blumberg '84 and Scott Feldman '87, and learn what choices you can make as a Drexel graduate or a student, to achieve success both now and going forward. More
Wondering what the future holds for careers in finance? Join Drexel alumni for a networking reception at Embassy Suites Hotel New York on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, and get an insider's look at the state of the finance industry. Hear from a panel of alumni about how this industry has changed as a result of economic factors and what you can do to stand out in the competitive job market. More
As the business world continues to evolve, so does the demand for qualified employees specializing in the digital professions. Join Drexel alumni at Estia Restaurant on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, for a networking reception and panel discussion focusing on diverse career paths in these fields, including digital media, information security, quality assurance, enterprise architecture, management information systems and information technology. More
Join Drexel alumni on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, for a networking reception and a look at the career paths of government contractors. Our guest speakers will share their experiences and discuss what opportunities exist, resources to find them, the ins-and-outs of working with the federal government, and best practices for managing your career in this field. More
In reality, successful leaders accomplish very little by themselves, rather, they bring others together for a common purpose. How others perceive the leader is important to encouraging followership. More
After six months of searching, Julia has landed an exciting new job. She credits her optimistic, can-do attitude, and shares her tips for how a positive approach will benefit your job search too. More
Most of us are familiar with the seven deadly sins: envy, lust, greed, etc. But Tai breaks down the seven deadly workplace sins which, if you're not careful, could sabotage your career. More
Terry explains how he learned the true role of a leader — to teach others to think, to ask the right questions, and by doing so, show others how to get to the right conclusion. More
Get ready for Halloween and experience America’s number-one haunted house on Thursday, October 21, 2010, with fellow young alumni! Take the frightening "Terror Behind the Walls" tour and then relax, network and watch the Phillies game at a happy hour reception at London Grill. Space is limited – sign up today! More
Join fellow Drexel alumni and friends to be the first to see the Tony Award-winning musical RENT at this special preview night as it begins its run at Drexel's Mandell Theater on Friday, November 5, 2010. Before the show, enjoy a delicious BBQ meal with alumni and friends at a pre-show dinner at the brand-new Baby Blues BBQ restaurant in University City. More
Young alumni are invited to gather at Buffalo Billiards in Old City, Philadelphia to watch the Eagles take on the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, November 7, 2010. While watching the Colts and Eagles battle it out on the field, alumni and their friends can mingle and play pool. More
Are you a veteran or a former member of ROTC at Drexel? If so, join us on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, as we honor Veterans Week on campus with a special reception beginning at 6 p.m., followed by a screening of the film "The Men" and a panel discussion. More
Pack-up the kids on Sunday, November 14, 2010, for an afternoon exploring Tyler Arboredum! Drexel alumni and their families are invited to Tyler Arboretum for a lunch and private, guided tour of the "Nature's Enchantment" exhibition. Enjoy exploring the Arboretum and creating your own make-and-take craft with your family! More
Current Drexel faculty and staff members who are also Drexel graduates are invited to a special reception in the Paul Peck Alumni Center. Join fellow alumni, faculty and staff members to welcome President John Fry to the university during this casual reception, featuring light appetizers and drinks on Tuesday, November 30, 2010. More
Celebrate the holidays with fellow Drexel alumni as you enjoy a special luncheon at The Gables at Chadds Ford, followed by a tour of Longwood Gardens' festive seasonal gardens on Saturday, December 4, 2010. More
On Wednesday, December 15, 2010, join President John Fry and fellow Drexel alumni for a special holiday reception at the historic Union League of Philadelphia, followed by a performance of favorite classics at The Kimmel Center by Peter Nero and The Philly POPS! More
Join Drexel University alumni and friends in the Orange County area for a reception and a tour of the special exhibit, Weird & Wonderful: Celebrating 75 Years of Collecting at Bowers, at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, on Thursday, October 28, 2010. The exhibit will feature never and rarely-before-seen objects on display at the museum. More
The Alumni Club of Greater Los Angeles invites Drexel alumni to a networking happy hour on Thursday, November 4, 2010. Enjoy the opportunity to meet and network with fellow Drexel graduates from the area at The Arsenal Bar. More
The Tampa Area Alumni Club invites Drexel alumni to a wine pairing reception at Timpano Chophouse on Thursday, November 4, 2010. Enjoy meeting fellow alumni from the area while sampling four selected wines and appetizers. More
Be among the very first to explore the new Crocker Museum! Join fellow Drexel alumni, Museum Director Lial Jones, Drexel Sacramento Dean Tobey Oxholm, as well as students and faculty from our new Graduate Center, for an evening of great art, great food, and great connections on Thursday, November 4, 2010. The Crocker boasts one of the state’s premier collections of California art, world-renowned master drawings, and significant holdings of Asian art. More
Take a tour through the "bits and bites" offered in Pittsburgh's Little Italy with fellow Drexel alumni on Saturday, November 6, 2010. The Little Italy tour is an outing of the area's Italian eateries and features a bountiful sampling of gelato, pizza, pasta, bruschetta and other Italian delights. More
Join the Seattle Alumni Network and fellow Drexel alumni and their families for a special afternoon in Seattle on Saturday, November 13, 2010. First, enjoy lunch at The Red Door, then continue on to Theo Chocolate for an exclusive tour. More
Drexel alumni in the greater Sacramento region are invited to join fellow graduates for a networking reception hosted by The iSchool at Drexel on Saturday, November 13, 2010. The reception is open to alumni of all majors and will be hosted in conjunction with the California Library Association Conference in Sacramento. More
The Drexel University Alumni Association and the LeBow Alumni Association invite Drexel alumni for a beer tasting and reception at Iron Hill Brewery on Thursday, November 18, 2010, where guests will learn about beers made on-site while networking with fellow alumni. More
The Alumni Club of Northern California invites Drexel alumni to its monthly networking happy hour. Join us on Friday, November 19, 2010, at Cascal Restaurant and enjoy the opportunity to meet and network with fellow Drexel graduates from the area. More
Come explore "wildlife in wild lights" at the Phoenix Zoo's ZooLights – the largest holiday light display in all of Arizona on Wednesday, December 8, 2010! Celebrate the season with your family and fellow Drexel classmates and friends while enjoying a spectacular buffet of festive, gourmet holiday desserts and treats, along with hot cocoa, coffee, cider, tea, egg nog, soft drinks and wine. More
Hosted by the LeBow Alumni Council, this walking tour for all Drexel alumni and friends will feature traditional drinks and a sip of history at Colonial and modern-day watering holes in historic Philadelphia. On Thursday, October 21, 2010, a Colonial guide will begin at the Historic Philadelphia Center and lead this pub-crawl through four locations: Society Hill Hotel, National Mechanics, Triumph Brewery, and City Tavern. More
The iSchool is looking for alumni who graduated with a Master’s of Science in Information Systems, Software Engineering or Library Science to speak to prospective students at its fall graduate open house on Saturday, October 30, 2010. The open house will be held at The Rush Building and participation time frame is from 9:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you are interested please contact Jennifer Lally at email@example.com or call 215.895.1077 for more details.
Artist Kubo Shu has famously revived a centuries-old tradition through the art of ‘Kirie’ or paper-cutting. An opening reception and artist’s lecture featuring Kubo will be held Wednesday, November 3, 2010 in Stein Auditorium in Nesbitt Hall, followed by a reception in Chapman Court featuring such Japanese foods as maki, sushi, nigiri and Japanese appetizers and desserts. Kubo will also conduct a two-day workshop featuring his techniques and process in ‘Kirie.’ The workshop, free and open to the public, will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30, in the first floor lobby of the Recreation Center. More
College of Medicine alumni are invited to meet and get to know one another while enjoying complimentary hors d'oeuvres and drinks at the Washington, DC Omni Shoreham Hotel on Sunday, November 7, 2010. The reception is hosted by College of Medicine President and Annenberg Dean, Richard V. Homan, M.D., and held in conjunction with the 2010 Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting. RSVP by Wednesday, November 3, 2010, by contacting
1-866-DREXMED or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College of Medicine Offices of Biomedical Graduate and Postgraduate Studies, Research, and Alumni Relations invite alumni to a reception on Monday, November 15, 2010, at the San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina. The event is hosted by Vice Dean of Biomedical Graduate and Postgraduate Studies, Barry D. Waterhouse, Ph.D., and is held in conjunction with the 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. RSVP by Wednesday, November 10, 2010 by contacting 1-866-DREXMED or email@example.com.
Shauna Capen, a senior at the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was awarded a $30,000 Angelo Donghia Foundation scholarship for the interior design of a conceptual Japanese small plates restaurant in Philadelphia. Capen worked with faculty advisor Marilynne Rose, Interiors Professor at Westphal, on her design of Ikebana. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging which inspired Capen to transform the traditional philosophy of Ikebana into a modern oasis that brings nature and humanity together.
Drexel's Crew team is coming to Boston and all Drexel alumni in the area are invited to join the them for dinner at Legal Sea Foods Copley Place on Saturday, October 23, 2010. The Crew team will compete in the Head of the Charles Regatta on October 23 and 24. Click here to visit the Drexel Athletics Web site for more information on the matches. More
Don't miss the action on Saturday, November 20, 2010, as the Drexel Dragons men's basketball team takes on the University of Pennsylvania Quakers in the "Battle for 33rd Street" at the Palestra! Join fellow Drexel alumni and Dragon fans before the game for a reception in the Dunning Coaches Center, where guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a slider station, desserts, soft drinks, beer and wine. More
Go Dragons! The Drexel men's basketball team will take on the St. Joseph University Hawks on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at the DAC. Be there before and during the game for a reception in the Hazem Maragah Hospitality Suite and enjoy a menu of cheese steaks, BBQ chicken sandwiches, waffle fries, mac and cheese, salad, crudités, desserts, soft drinks, beer and wine. More
Drexel's wrestling team is coming to Las Vegas and all Drexel alumni in the area are invited to join the team and Head Coach Jack Childs for dinner at Gordon Biersch Brewery on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. More
Feel the fire! Don't miss the action as the Drexel Dragons women's basketball team takes on the Princeton University Tigers on Friday, December 17, 2010. Join fellow Drexel alumni and Dragon fans before the game for a reception at Triumph Brewing Company, where guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres and soft drinks before heading over to the game at Princeton's Jadwin Gym. More
Picture this: two SUVs, each with hatchbacks up, a Drexel banner prominently hung, surrounded by 50 people wearing Drexel hats and shirts as they hungrily consumed hoagies, hamburgers and Tastykakes in the parking lot before the Eagles game. No, this was not South Philly but San Francisco! More than a dozen Drexel Sacramento students plus their guests met up with even more Drexel alumni and their guests for the Eagles vs. 49ers game on Sunday, October 10, 2010. More
Drexel Athletics will host the 9th Annual "Have A Heart" Colonial Athletic Association Blood Challenge on October 21, 2010.
The Challenge is sponsored by the Drexel University Alumni Association, and all Drexel alumni in the Philadelphia area are invited to join students, faculty, staff, and community members to help the Dragons surpass last year's total of 822 pints collected and win the CAA Challenge for the 5th year in a row! More
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With online networks like Facebook, inCircle, LinkedIn and the Alumni Directory, it's never been easier to keep in touch with your classmates! Look at photographs, find contact information, post a class note, network and job search, or simply reconnect with old friends and see what they've been up to. Now you can also check out videos on the official YouTube channel for the Drexel University Alumni Association, and get the latest news and announcements from our official Twitter feed. More
For a step-by-step video on how to log in and update your profile in the Online Alumni Directory, click here.
Your Alumni Card is your key to campus. Visit the University libraries, Korman Computing Center or the new Recreation Center (membership fees apply) and receive alumni discounts at the Mandell Theater box office. More
Where can you beat the heat with a swim, challenge yourself with a climb and catch up with old friends while making new ones? At Drexel University’s Recreation Center! Drexel alumni are welcome to join the Recreation Center, but don’t forget your Alumni Card! Please check out the various Alumni Membership options here. And bring a friend!
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.
GradMed® short-term medical insurance provides protection from the major expenses associated with an accident or illness. An ideal product for new graduates and alumni between jobs, coverage can begin as early as the day after receipt of your application. More
Drexel University is a recognized organization in the Pennsylvania Department of Motor Vehicles Special Organization Plate Program. If you are interested in ordering a Drexel plate, click here for more information.
As a Drexel graduate, you’ll enjoy an automatic 15% tuition reduction on all Drexel Online programs! With 90+ degree and certificate programs to choose from, you can further your education and advance your career with 24/7 online access that works around your schedule. You’ll even earn the same degree as on-campus students. Drexel Online: the most convenient way for you to be a Drexel Dragon once again! More
Want to check out the photos from the last alumni event you attended? Or, do you want to see what you missed? Click here to check out photos from the latest Drexel alumni events and activities in our Alumni Photo Gallery.