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Message from the President
On August 24, WCU began classes in its second doctoral program, the Doctor of Public Administration (DPA). WCU became a doctoral-degree granting institution in 2013 with the introduction of the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Read about the DPA as well as achievements and success stories from all across campus in the latest edition of my newsletter.

(Pictured below are doctoral students meeting with Jeff Osgood, Interim Associate Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies.)

Doctoral Students

Nominations Now Open!
Nominations are now being accepted for the WCU Alumni Association Board of Directors and Distinguished Alumni Award.  For more information about the nominations and to complete the forms, visit the WCU Alumni homepage.  The deadline to submit both forms is Friday, September 25, 2015.

2015 Football Schedule
WCU and SPORTSfever television have partnered to televise four football games this season.  The first football game will be held at WCU on Thursday, September 3 vs. Lenoir-Rhyne!  Click here to view the entire schedule or for more info.

Continuing Professional Education
Grad Exam Prep - Whether you're enrolling in a Masters or Doctorate Program, an entrance exam may be required. Come energize your math and verbal skills while learning new strategies to raise your score on the GMAT or GRE exam. $650. WCU students and alumni, please deduct $50 when enrolling. Classes will be held on Tuesdays, Sept. 29 - Nov. 10, 2015. 6:00-9:30 p.m. Register online or visit Questions? Call Eileen Jenkins at 610-425-7435.

Are You Saving for Tomorrow?
Financial Management -- financial planning course for anyone at any age. 

Whether you have just started your first job, recently gotten married or planning for retirement, you need a strategy. Manage cash flow and discretionary income, prepare for retirement, improve your financial stability or just get smarter about your money.
The instructor will educate you and entertain you while you gain valuable planning scenarios for you or your family. His style and 30+ years in the financial planning field have received rave reviews from previous attendees. No sales, just information about what to do with your money and why. To find out more, click here.

WCU’s First Mental Health Day Hosts Impressive Speakers
College of Health Sciences is excited to be hosting WCU’s first Mental Health Day from 11:30am - 9:00pm on Thursday, Sept. 10th.  Beginning the day with a presentation focused on bullying and body modification as a healing agent, then moving on to an interactive performance created to promote mental health through music, WCU’s Mental Health Day rounds out in the evening with a one-of-a kind performance by the world renowned psychiatrist and concert pianist, Dr. Richard Kogan.  As a gift to our WCU alumni, the $15 admission fee will be waived for all alumni.  When registering, proceed to the payment screen, then in the blank beneath Discount Code, enter the code word alumni and no charges will be incurred.  Please contact Amanda Blue at 610-738-0411 or click here for more details.

WCU Foundation Thanks You for Your Support!
The West Chester University Foundation, which raises money for WCU, manages donated resources and promotes WCU to prospective contributors, is thrilled to announce a record number of donors this year -- 9,141 donors contributed $4.2 million in the 2014-2015 fiscal year!  Thank you to our Alumni and Friends who made this happen!

Career Corner

The new academic year just began at WCU and plenty of students are back on our campus!  We want to make sure all ALUMNI know they can utilize the resources of the Career Development Center.  Three key services for  alumni include…

  1. Alumni Career Management Community Webinars: All live showings can be viewed at 8pm on various Wednesdays; however, recordings are also available to be viewed at any time after the event. Create an account at ( to get access to these webinars and a wealth of career knowledge available to you 24/7!
  2. Fall Career Fairs:  Log-in to or register for your Ram Career Network account to view the employers coming to our events:
    • Meet the Firms Night: Thursday, September 3, 5:30-7:30pm (Accounting opportunities only), Sykes Ballrooms
    • Business and Communication Career Fair: Wednesday, September 30, 12:00-2:30pm, Sykes Ballrooms
    • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Career Fair: Wednesday, October 14, 12:00-2:30pm, Sykes Ballrooms
  3. Website: We continually update our website – – that can be accessed through any computer.  Some highlights include career-related events on our calendar, sample resumes and cover letters, and interviewing tips.



WCU Alumni Spotlight

Kona Ice
Lisa and Dennis Brown both graduated from WCU with a BS in Health and Physical Education.  The couple recently started Kona Ice of Southern Chester County.  Kona Ice is a mobile shaved ice truck, specializing in fundraising.  These amazing alumni have recently given back over $3600 to WCU Athletics.  Click here to read more!

Upcoming Events

Alumni Events Survey
The WCU Alumni Association wants to serve its alumni and improve the quality of alumni programs and events. Your feedback, ideas and suggestions are vital to us to ensure we are providing activities and events that interest you. The first 5 people to complete this survey will win a WCU giveaway. We appreciate your feedback! 
Click here to take the survey.

19th Annual President's Corporate Reception
Tuesday, September 15
Join President Greg Weisenstein in recognizing WCU’s Corporate Associates!  Enjoy a great opportunity to network with other corporate partners and learn about exciting things happening at WCU.

Click here to learn more.‚Äč

Alumni Night at the Phillies vs. Nationals Baseball Game
Saturday, September 26

Nationals Park
Join WCU alumni and friends at the Phillies vs. Nationals baseball game at the Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.  Game time is 4:05 p.m. 
Click here to learn more.

Dinner & WCU Live Show: PhillyBloco
Saturday, September 26

PhillyBloco's twenty-four members feature a core of twelve Samba drummers along with vocals, guitar, bass, horns, accordion, violin, keyboard and costumed dancers.  The PhillyBloco show is a raucous mash-up of samba, funk, reggae, and New Orleans 2nd-line, all set to the irresistible beats of Brazilian carnival.  You'll be on the dance floor before you know it when PhillyBloco comes to WCU!

Click here to learn more.

Wine and Cheese at the Sanderson Museum
Thursday, October 1

Sanderson Museum
The Sanderson Museum is a tribute to the life of Christian Sanderson.  Sanderson was a 1901 graduate of West Chester Normal School. The Museum’s unique collection contains over twenty thousand artifacts of local and country-wide significance including artifacts from his time at the University.

Click here to learn more.

Friars Society Alumni Association Phillies Game Fundraiser
Thursday, October 1

Join the Friars Alumni Association (FSAA) at Citizens Bank Park to watch the Phillies take on the Mets!
Click here to learn more.

Family Fun Day at Linvilla Orchards
Sunday, October 4

Get ready for a fun, fall afternoon at Linvilla filled with all of your favorites: a hayride, pumpkin picking, face painting, apple cider, and more!
Click here to learn more.

2nd Annual Friends of the Newman Center Dinner
Friday, October 16

Newman Center
The Newman Center at WCU is a thriving, active center of prayer, learning and community outreach, and has been for over 40 years.  We'd like to continue all the good work that happens here.  To help in that effort, we are hosting our 2nd Annual Friends of the Newman Center Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.  WCU alumni and friends are cordially invited to join us.
Click here to learn more.

Homecoming 2015
October 23-25

Click here for the entire schedule of events!

Check out what else is going on at WCU:

WCU Visual & Performing Arts Events Calendar 

September WCU Events Calendar

WCU Athletics Calendar   

Trivia Time

Want to win some of these cool WCU Alumni items?? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to 


How many applications for the fall 2015 first year class (2,390 students) were received? 

One winner will be randomly selected from all correct entries and announced in the next issue of the WCU Alumni Ramblings E-Newsletter.

Congratulations to our August Trivia Winners: Marisol Padilla '09 and Michael Rankin '02 – each received a Rammy Bobblehead!  

Did You Know?

The Office of the Registrar has improved their online ordering system for Transcripts and Replacement Diplomas to better serve the West Chester University community. Please visit to learn more. 

Pay special attention to the ordering instructions for those who attended before or during 1984, and for those who attended during 1985 or after. 

Please email with any questions. If you’re feeling social, stay updated with their #WCUtranscripts tweets!

West Chester University Alumni Association • 610-436-2813 •

Alumni Office
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2813  •