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Message from the President
Earlier this fall, West Chester University and Universidad Nacional co-sponsored the Knowledge Crossing Borders conference, designed to share research and best practices in higher education worldwide. It was held in Heredia, Costa Rica. Click here to learn more.
(Pictured below is Luis Guillermo Solís, president of the Republic of Costa Rica and  WCU President Greg R. Weisenstein.)

WCU Junior Named an Everyday Young Hero
WCU Junior Megan Hess has a passion for helping families that cancer has invaded, and her good deeds have been noted. She was just named an Everyday Young Hero by Youth Service America (YSA), an international leader in the youth service movement. Everyday Young Heros, chosen weekly from across the country by YSA, are young people up to age 25 who are improving their communities through service to others.  Click here to read more.

WCU Junior Megan Hess

'Tis the Season for Savings at the WCU Ram Shop!
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Ram Shop

A Great Way For WCU Alumni to Find Jobs!
"Ram Career Network" (RCN) is a one-stop career portal where hundreds of jobs and internships are posted weekly. To utilize RCN, alumni will need to register with a valid email address (which will become your username) and a password that you create. To start using it now log on at and follow these three tips: 1) Complete your profile, 2) Upload you resume, and 3) Search and apply for opportunities. Questions? Call TCDC at 610-436-2501 or email The Career Center will be open through Winter Break! Check out our calendar on our homepage for more info.
Save-the-Date! Spring Career Fair: Wednesday, February 25, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Sykes Union Ballrooms.

Photo of the Month

Leisey Lunch Bunch Fall 2014
Semiannually, members of the Class of 1957, 1958, and 1959 meet with their classmate, Dr. Don Leisey ’59, during his attendance at the West Chester University Trustee Meeting. This lunch gathering brings classmates, former teammates, and friends together to reminisce and catch up on the latest news. Front row (seated): Jack Beeson, Dick Yoder, Jon Ford, Ed Novak, Bob Warner, John Culp, Jim Reichert. Second row: Ed Green, Frank Tusak, Bob Coward, Bill Gerstemeier, Don Leisey, Joe Motta, Ken Leister. Third row: Jim Williams, Terry German, Bob Miller, John Rocco, Jim Varrato, Andy Kelly. Other Classmates/Teammates in the group, who were unable to attend this luncheon- Dick Borkowski, Charles Chiccino, Dick Cosgrave, Charles Kane, Jack Kuchinsky, Bruce Shenk and Roy Skiles

WCU Alumni Spotlight

Mike Moyer
The Alumni Office recently caught up with WCU alum Mike Moyer, who earned a degree in Health/Physical Education from WCU in 1983. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the National Wrestling Coaches Association. He was also inducted into the Sturzebecker Hall of Fame on October 25. Click here to read more about Mike, including his career path, favorite memory from his time as a student, and how he ended up at WCU!

Upcoming Events

You're Invited To...

Chester County Veterans Breakfast
Thursday, February 5
Join local veterans on Thursday, February 5 for a free breakfast and to receive an update on veterans affairs in Chester County. Special guests include Chester County Recorder of Deeds Rick Loughery, Chester County Veterans Affairs Director Lawrence Davidson, and WCU Veterans Center Coordinator Lillian Morrison. 
Click here to learn more.

Chester County Veterans Breakfast

Dinner and "An Evening of Traditional Irish Music and Dance"
Friday, February 27
Join WCU alumni and friends for an Irish-themed dinner and an evening of traditional Irish music and dance on Friday, February 27! 
Click here to learn more.

Brian Conway

Dinner and the Masters of Soul Show
Friday, March 13
Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. Masters of Soul performs The Temptations, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Four Tops, Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Jackson Five, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett, Lou Rawls, Barry White, The Commodores, Arthur Conley, and many more!
Click here to learn more.

Masters of Soul

Check out what else is going on at WCU:


WCU Visual & Performing Arts Events Calendar 

December WCU Events Calendar
WCU Athletics Calendar 

Trivia Time

Want to win this WCU Ornament? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to

WCU Snowflake

In what year was WCU (formerly West Chester Normal School) founded? 

One winner will be randomly selected from all correct entries and announced in the next issue of the WCU Alumni Ramblings E-Newsletter. Here's a hint: check out the "WCU Facts" on the Public Relations & Marketing webpage on WCU's website.

Congratulations to our November Trivia Winners: Bill Scanlan '13 and Elizabeth Hampton '73 – each received a set of WCU Pilsner Glasses! 

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