Annual Alumni Holiday Turkey Project
Continuing a holiday tradition of more than 30 years, the Drexel University Alumni Association will provide holiday turkeys to our community neighbors in need. This year, turkeys will be given to more than 1,200 families in West Philadelphia and those served by Drexel's 11th Street Family Health Services Center.
The Drexel community of alumni, staff and friends is encouraged to help the Alumni Association by making a donation to the project. Just $25 will supply two families with turkey dinners this holiday season. Donations can be made online by clicking here (enter S8C1 in the "Special Instructions" field). Checks made payable to “Drexel University” may be mailed to Drexel University Alumni Turkey Project, Office of Alumni Relations, Paul Peck Alumni Center, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Volunteers are also needed for the turkey distribution, to be held on Thursday, December 20, at 8 a.m. outside of the Peck Center at 32nd and Market Streets. For more information and to volunteer, click here.
Wachovia State CEO Hugh C. Long Named 2008 Business Leader of the Year
CEO for Wachovia's Mid-Atlantic Banking Group, Hugh C. Long II, will receive Drexel’s LeBow College of Business 2007 Business Leader of the Year Award at a luncheon attended by Greater Philadelphia’s leading business executives on December 6.
With Wachovia for more than 30 years, Long has served as Atlanta regional president and president of First Union Mid-Atlantic, First Union Georgia and First Union Washington, D.C. He also served in a variety of senior executive roles in the company’s corporate and commercial banking groups. More
Engineers Without Borders Founder Bernard Amadei Named 2008 Engineer of the Year
Dr. Bernard Amadei, distinguished founding president of Engineers Without Borders–USA and co-founder of the Engineers Without Borders–International, will be honored as the Drexel College of Engineering’s 2008 Engineer of the Year.
Dr. Amadei, professor of civil engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will be recognized at a ceremony February 22 that will conclude Drexel’s observance of Engineers Week, which promotes public awareness of the field and celebrates contributions of engineers. More
President Papadakis Named 2007 William Penn Award Recipient
President Papadakis will receive the 2007 William Penn Award, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce announced.
The award is the highest honor bestowed on a business executive in Greater Philadelphia, Awarded annually since 1949, recipients are chosen for their outstanding contributions toward the betterment of the region, their professional accomplishments and their commitment to charity as well as to the community. The selection committee is comprised of past honorees.
Dr. Papadakis will be honored at a Wachovia-sponsored gala event on April 18. More
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Alumni Association Survey Prize Package Winners
The Alumni Association would like to thank the 2,454 graduates who completed our alumni survey last summer. The input and feedback we received will help us to improve communications and identify new programs and services that are of interest to alumni.
We are also pleased to congratulate the following winners of our survey prize packages (valued at more than $100 each): Meyer Black '79 — Drexel basketball fan pack; Christine Dick '97, '01 — Barnes & Noble gift card; and Byanka Meacham '07 — two tickets for "Motown Magic" performance and alumni champagne brunch.
Drexel Men's Basketball at George Mason
Cheer on the Dragons as they face the George Mason Patriots for a 7 p.m. tip off on Thursday, November 29, 2007. Enjoy food and drink with fellow Drexel alumni before the game at a 5:30 p.m. alumni reception at Brion's Grille in Fairfax, VA. For more information, click here.
iSchool and Beta Phi Mu Alumni Wine- and Beer-Tasting
Join the iSchool Alumni Association and Beta Phi Mu for its second annual co-sponsored happy hour on Friday, November 30, 2007, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Drexel's Academic Bistro. The evening will feature a wine- and beer-tasting for alumni with hors d'oeuvres and special guest connoisseur Neal Ewing, adjunct professor in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies. For more information, click here.
Drexel Men's Basketball at Toledo
The Dragons will take on the University of Toledo Rockets on Saturday, December 8, 2007 with a 7 p.m. tip off. Before the game, join fellow Drexel fans and alumni in Toledo, OH, for an alumni reception at Gatorz Bar & Grill at 5 p.m. For more information, click here.
"Feel the Fire" at the Drexel Basketball Palestra Series
Two games remain as the Drexel Dragons face off against their local rivals at the Palestra. Along with alumni, friends and fans, join us for pregame events and to root on the team. Click on each game below for more information on pregame festivities, game times and tickets.
Drexel vs. Temple Owls on Saturday, December 15, 2007
Drexel vs. Saint Joseph Hawks on Monday, December 31, 2007
Drexel University College of Medicine Dialogue on Diversity
The Drexel University College of Medicine Office of Student Affairs and Diversity and the Office of Alumni Relations invite you to attend a Dialogue on Diversity hosted by Anthony R. Rodriguez, M.D., associate dean for Student Affairs and Diversity, on Thursday, January 10, 2008, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Queen Lane Medical Campus. If you are unable to attend, alumni are invited to participate in the dialogue online. For more information, click here.
For more information on College of Medicine events and to register, call 1.866.DREX.MED or 215.255.7345 or e-mail email@example.com. For a complete calendar, click here.
U.S. Olympic Table Tennis Team Trials at Drexel
Drexel will host the 2008 U.S. Olympic & National Team Table Tennis Trials from January 10 to 13, 2008 at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Tickets may be available for alumni, in conjunction with an event hosted by the Alumni Association. If you would be interested in attending, click here to e-mail Alumni Relations your name, class year and daytime phone number.
Drexel in Iceland Study Abroad Program for Alumni and Students
The Drexel in Iceland study abroad program provides a
unique opportunity for alumni and students to study abroad in Iceland, one of the current epi-centers of youth culture. The course will examine aspects of Brand Communication and Retailing. The Drexel in Iceland program is comprised of three parts: pre-trip course, post-trip course, and the trip in March, 2008. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Anne Cecil in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at email@example.com.
Save the Date for Alumni Weekend 2008
Treasure your past and discover your future at Blue & Gold Day Alumni Weekend, scheduled for May 2 and 3, 2008. We are calling for volunteers to help spread the word from the Classes of 1953, 1958 and 1983; Young Alumni ('97-'07); and Sports Fans of the 50s. If you are not celebrating a reunion this year, we need you, too! Bring back members of your class, student activity or Greek organization. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Drexel offers a wide array of great events for alumni across the country. Visit our events and programs calendar to see the complete schedule or to register online for upcoming events.
Visit our regional programs Web page to find a club near you. If you are interested in getting involved with planning programs and events in your area, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com.
Are you a sports enthusiast? If so, you can take pride in your alma mater as the Drexel Dragons travel from state to state competing 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Search the online alumni directory, post and view class notes and register for permanent e-mail forwarding. Membership is exclusive and free to alumni. Signing up is easy. Click here for more information. Your temporary password can viewed in the inCircle article above.
Your alumni card is your key to campus: access 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 alumni 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 alumnae/i through online resources. It provides a way for students to correspond with alumni about career issues, shadowing experiences and life as scientists and physicians. Questions may be directed to Patty Comey at the Alumni Office, 215.255.7341, or Marie Hartman at the Office of Student Affairs, 215.991.8219.
End of Drexel Alumni DeTAILS, Wednesday, November 28, 2007