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Campus News

Message from the Interim President
I feel privileged to serve as the interim president of West Chester University during this time of transition. Click here to read more!

Bernotsky Named Provost and VP for Academic Affairs
Effective March 1, R. Lorraine (Laurie) Bernotsky has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University. Bernotsky, who had been serving as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs since June 2015, joined WCU as a faculty member in the Political Science Department in 1996. She oversees the Academic Affairs Division, whose five colleges together offer more than 100 academic degree programs. As one of the largest divisions at WCU, Academic Affairs also houses the Library, the Office of Institutional Research, the Center for International Programs, as well as the offices of undergraduate admissions, enrollment management, financial aid, graduate studies, and undergraduate student support services. Click here to read more.

WCU Alumni Association Board of Directors Election

It's that time of year again!  Elections for the 2016-2017 WCU Alumni Association Board of Directors are taking place now through Monday, May 2. All WCU graduates are eligible to vote for a maximum of six candidates. To vote, you must login to the Online Community. Click here to read the background on each nominee and to vote!

Graduate Studies Open House
WCU invites you to visit campus on Thursday, April 21 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the Sykes Student Union for an Open House, which will feature information on 70+ graduate programs.  If you attend the Open House, you will receive a $50 application fee waiver for Fall 2016. Online registration is now open!


Spring has sprung and we want to shower your baby with swag!! For the month of April, we’ll be showcasing our ‪#‎WCUBloomingRams‬ and we want your sprout to be featured on the page! Send us a picture of your little one (Ram pride encouraged) and they just may make an appearance on our Facebook page. If they do, you will have 24 hours to get the most likes on OUR facebook post. At the end of April, we’ll tally up the votes and the baby with the most likes will win a new spring wardrobe! Check out our Facebook page (@WCUAA) for more details.

Upcoming Events

Broadway Our Way
Saturday, April 16

Join WCU alumni and friends on Saturday, April 16 at 8pm in the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre for a benefit concert for the Barbara J. Lappano Dance Scholarship and other Chapter Dance Awards. Tickets can be obtained by calling 610.436.2266.  Cost is $15 for general admission and $10 for children, seniors, and students with WCU ID.

Princess and Superhero Tea Party
Saturday, April 30

Tea Party

Join WCU alumni on Saturday, April 30th and make your child's dreams come true with a visit from their favorite princess or superhero! Elsa, Belle, Ariel, Spiderman and Captain America will be stopping by the WCU Alumni and Foundation Center to take pictures and play games. Click here to learn more and to register!

Alumni Weekend 2016
May 13-15

Alumni Weekend

Every year during Alumni Weekend, campus comes alive as alumni, friends and families return to WCU. During the three days of activities, alumni can choose from over a dozen events, including the Friars Annual Golf Outing, Distinguished Alumni Awards Reception, WCU Sweethearts Reunion, Ram Jam Party, Service Project and more! Alumni in the undergraduate classes of 2006, 1991, 1976, and 1951 are also invited to join their classmates for special reunion celebrations. Guests will also have a chance to stay overnight in one of the residence halls on campus!
Click here for the entire schedule of events and to register!

DC Alumni Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 18

West Chester University's Washington, D.C. Chapter invites you to a happy hour beginning at 6:30 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.

9th Annual Rams in the Sand
Saturday, July 16

LaCosta 2015

Rams in the Sand will be held at La Costa in Sea Isle City, NJ.  Join WCU alumni and friends for an afternoon of food, fun, giveaways, and memories shore to last a lifetime! Click here to learn more.

Check out what else is going on at WCU:

WCU Campus Calendar

WCU Visual & Performing Arts Events Calendar

WCU Athletics Calendar
WCU Alumni Spotlight

The Alumni Office recently caught up with WCU alumnus Ed Collison, who earned a degree in accounting from WCU in 1993. Ed and his wife were co-chairs for the 33rd Annual Presidential Scholarship Community Gala that was held on Saturday, April 2, at WCU. Click here to read more about Ed, including his career path, favorite memory from his time as a student, and how he ended up at WCU!

Stephanie and Ed Collison ’93

Career Corner

You Can Still Utilize the Resources at the 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 online 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 or by participating in career events! THANK YOU to all alumni who participated in the several career panels that occurred this semester and those who served as hosts for the WCU Shadows program!

Questions?  Contact cdc@wcupa.edu or via phone at 610-436-2501.

Trivia Time

Want to win this WCU Phillies t-shirt and hat?? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to alumni@wcupa.edu: 

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.

Congratulations to our March Trivia Winners: Christine Liberaski Kroznuski '92 and Anita Savoy '78 – both received a WCU St. Patrick's Day t-shirt and hat!

Did You Know?

Enhance your value with Risk Management Training at our WCU Philly campus! May 5, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  $199. (Register by April 20: $159.)

A one-day course on Risk Management designed to provide participants with an overview of risk management methodologies and best practices. Participants will be presented with techniques for identifying, monitoring and analyzing project risks and their impact on project costs and schedules. Attendees will be able to apply these new skills to workplace challenges.  The course is highly interactive and includes presentation and interaction methods, in-class group exercises using SimulTrain®, a computer-based interactive learning tool that provides real-world issues, challenges, interruptions and pressures of daily work.  This experiential learning reinforces risk management tools and methods.  Click here to learn more.

West Chester University Alumni Association
610.436.2813 |  alumni@wcupa.edu  |  wcualumni.org

Alumni Office
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2813  •  alumni@wcupa.edu