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University News

Message from the President
West Chester University was recently named 21st among the “Top 50 Values for Public Colleges and Universities” by Consumers Digest magazine. And, for the second time in three years, WCU has won the Dixon Trophy. Catch up on all the great things happening at your university in the June issue of my newsletter:

 June Ramblings Prez Message

West Chester U. Student Overcomes Disability with Vision of Hope

Twenty-two-year-old West Chester University senior Tarik
Williams is more than a big man on campus. He’s “King of the Rams.”

But his rise to the top had its own unique set of challenges. When he was diagnosed with a genetic disease that robbed him of his central vision in 2009, he vowed he wouldn’t let it rob him of his future. So, he created a vision for his life, and today, it serves as a vision of hope for the rest of us. Click here to read more about Tarik’s vision of hope.
Tarik Williams June Ramblings

Career Corner

Attention Alums:  The Career Development Center’s
services and resources are available to ALL alumni - if you just graduated in May 2015 (congrats!) or if you finished your program in a previous year.  See our website for more details. Summer hours from 8-4pm!
Check out the Alumni Career Management Community June Webinar:  Soft Skills for Strong Leaders: Ten Steps to Management Success – June 10  Prepare for leadership opportunities and develop
proven strategies to engage your team. 
Live showings can be viewed at 8pm EST on the above dates; however, recordings are also available to be viewed at any time after the event.  Make sure to create an account in the Alumni Career Management Community ( to get access to these webinars and a wealth of career knowledge available to you 24/7!

WCU Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Weekend 2015 was a smashing success due to the hard work of two of our alumnae.  Denise Bowman Trigo '98 and Amy Miller
Spavlik ’90, M'92 worked hard to bring alumni a weekend full of fun.

Bryen O’Boyle, ’92 (formerly Mr. Greengenes) entertained the crowd on Friday night at the inaugural “Rat Party” kickoff celebration.


The Class of 1990 was initiated into the Silver Rams Society to celebrate their 25th Reunion.

Alumni and their families attended Sunday brunch and worked on a service project for the Chester County SPCA.

Upcoming Events

WCU Alumni and Friends are visiting
the sweetest Place on Earth!!

Click here to register for HersheyPark
tickets at a discounted price!

Rams Rehoboth Beach
Click here and register to attend
Rams in the Sand in Rehoboth Beach, DE!!


Click here and register to attend the 
8th Annual Rams in the Sand, NJ!!

Check out what else is going on at WCU:

Check out the WCU Visual & Performing Arts Events Calendar  

June WCU Events Calendar
WCU Athletics  

Trivia Time

Want to win this WCU towel, hat and travel mug? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to
May Trivia Ramblings
To date, how many Rams in the Sand New Jersey events has the WCUAA sponsored? 

One winner will be randomly selected from all correct entries and announced in the next issue of the WCU Alumni Ramblings E-Newsletter. 
Unfortunately, no Alumni were able to answer the May Trivia question correctly:  "How many residence halls are located on both north and south campus? The correct answer: 13

Did You Know?

Grilling Safety Tips for the Summer Cookout Season
Sponsored by Liberty Mutual
Outdoor grilling goes hand-in-hand with summertime fun. So it's easy to forget that open flames pose serious fire hazards. Here are a few grillingtips for keeping the flames under the burgers, where they belong.

Keep the grilling area clear of hazards. Make sure your grill ensure is at least 10 feet away from your home, garage, or any other building on your property. Keep it far from any flammable materials as well, including deck railings, overhanging branches, starter fluid, and spare liquid propane tanks.
Maintain your gas grill's hoses. Leaks in propane gas hoses are a leading cause of home fires. Check for leaks by using this simple test: open the gas supply valve, apply a 1:1 soap and water solution to the hose connection points, and then watch for bubbles. If you see some, you've got a leak. You should also routinely clean the tube that connects the control valve to the burner; just use a pipe cleaner or wire.
Never leave a hot grill unattended. If you're grilling out, you’re probably hosting friends and family. So remember to focus on safety before entertaining. Never leave your grill unattended, and always make sure the lid of a gas grill is open while you light it.
Clean grill after use. While the grill's still warm, use a wire brush to scrub the cooking grid and wipe down the burners. If using a charcoal grill, allow the coals to cool completely, and then dispose of them in a metal trash can with a lid. With these precautions in mind, you’re sure to cook up some great summer memories.
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