Message from the President
As part of our Rams on The Road program, I attended several alumni gatherings in recent months. In February, I met with Rams in Palm Beach, Florida at the home of Dr. Gerald and Mrs. Emily Jane Lemole and also attended an alumni tailgate party at the Sarasota Polo Club.
In March, we headed to Charlotte, N.C. for our first alumni event in that city (pictured above). We also enjoyed a dinner with Brigadier General George H. Walls, Jr. ’64 and his wife, Portia, in Cary, N.C. Travelling further south, we enjoyed the alumni and friends golf outing in Pinehurst, N.C. Sandra and I are now packing our bags to go west. In April, we will travel to Seattle, San Diego, the Los Angeles area and San Francisco. If you live in any of these areas, please come see us and your fellow alumni. Register for an upcoming WCU event in the Events section of this newsletter. Looking forward to seeing our West Coast alumni soon!
Where Did WCU Students Spend Spring Break?
Some West Chester University students chose to spend their spring break learning and serving through trips here and abroad led by faculty or fellow students.
"Educating Youth across Borders" is a first-time trip for 12 students from the College of Education who are performing a variety of service projects at three schools in Malpais, Costa Rica. Students are assisting in teacher training and supporting children in academic activities using "Caps Kits," homemade learning tools created from recycled bottle caps. The student leader is Alexandria Baldassarre, and the faculty leader is WCU education professor Donna Sanderson, creator of the Caps Kits. Read more about Cap Kits.
Learn how to adopt strategies that will move your career toward the things at which you are destined to be great! According to author, Tony Beshara, it takes a minimum of 11 interviews to get a job. April's new webinar, Powerful Phrases for Successful Interviews, can be viewed now at the Online Career Speaker Series. 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! (http://alumnicareerservices.org/wcupa/)
May's speaker will feature Beth Bridges with 5 Steps to Building a Powerful and Profitable Network.