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University News

WCU Named to Kiplinger's Best Values Under $30K
Kiplinger's ranks the top 100 public colleges and universities based on measures of academic quality and affordability.  This year, they also selected the top 25 best college or university values, whose tuitions are less than $30,000 a year, listing West Chester #14 out of 22 public universities in the country.  WCU is the only Pennsylvania school on the list.  Click here to read more.


WCU Football Player Made the Real Play of a Lifetime
After donating his bone marrow, WCU student Jared Bonacquisti '14 has been credited with saving the life of a man who had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia.  Jared got a chance to meet the bone marrow recipient, who has been cancer free since the transplant.  Click here to read more.

Jared Bonacquisti

Women in Leadership and Service Presents "Power of the Purse"
Support women students at WCU with the power of our purses and generous spirit!  Bid on silent and live auction items featuring gorgeous handbags, one-of-a-kind experiences, and jewelry!  Enjoy free beauty consultations, sample the finest skin care products, and talk with a home design expert.  Buy the exclusive 2014 WILS Bracelet!  Delight in champagne, wine, chocolate and scrumptious hors d'oeuvres for just $30!  Click here for more info.

Top Climate Scientist to Give Guest Lecture at WCU
One of the nation's top researchers in the field of climatology is giving a talk at West Chester University entitled, "Tenant Farming to White House Arrests: A Scientific Perspective on the Unfolding Climate Crisis."  Click here for more info.

Dr. James Hansen

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Spring has sprung!  Are you ready to go out and enjoy this warmer weather?!  Join us for Alumni Weekend on April 25-27
Click here for the full schedule of events!

Upcoming Events

You're Invited To...

WCU Alumni Happy Hour in D.C.
Thursday, April 24
WCU's Washington, D.C. Chapter invites you to a happy hour beginning at 6 p.m. at Ireland's Four Courts in Arlington, VA!  Meet and network with WCU alumni and friends living and/or working in the area while enjoying complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.
Click here to learn more.

Alumni Weekend 2014
April 25-27
Click here for the entire schedule of events and to register!

Alumni Weekend 2014

WCU's Criminal Justice Program is Turning 40!
Saturday, April 26
Join WCU alumni and former professors to celebrate this milestone!  A celebratory cocktail reception featuring guest speaker and WCU alumnus Deb Dreisbach '86 will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 6-8 p.m. in the Philips Autograph Library at WCU!
Click here to learn more and to register!

CRJ Reunion

West Chester Ram Run 5K
Sunday, April 27
Join WCU alumni and friends on Sunday, April 27 and run through WCU's south campus.  Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. and the run will begin at 8:30 a.m.  Participants are also welcome to walk.
Click here to learn more and to register!


Rams in the Sand
Saturday, July 26
This years Rams in the Sand event will be held at The Ocean Drive (OD) in Sea Isle City.  Join WCU alumni and friends for an afternoon of food, fun, giveaways, and memories shore to last a lifetime!
Click here to learn more.

The OD

Check out what else is going on at WCU:

WCU Visual & Performing Arts Events Calendar 

April WCU Events Calendar
WCU Athletics Calendar 

Trivia Time

Want to win this West Chester State College hat?? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to

WCU State College hat

Name three events taking place during Alumni Weekend.

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 Alumni Weekend schedule on the Alumni Association website.

Congratulations to our March Trivia Winners: Heather Halenar '04 and Rodger Bovenkerk '75 – both received a WCU St. Patrick's Day t-shirt and hat! 

Did You Know?
You Can Still Utilize the Resources at WCU's Career Development Center!

No matter where you are in your career development process - remember the staff at the Twardowski Career Development Center can help you!  Alumni are always welcome to use our on-line resources, visit the Center for a one-on-one appointment in-person, have a conversation about their career journey over the phone, and attend sponsored events.  You are also able to get involved by posting jobs for students, offering internship opportunities, having students shadow you on-the-job, or by actually participating in career panels to share your story!

Questions?  Contact or via phone at 610-436-2501.
West Chester University Alumni Association • 610-436-2813 •

West Chester University Alumni Association
806 S. Church Street, West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2813  •