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Campus News

Dr. Christopher M. Fiorentino named president of West Chester University of Pennsylvania
The Board of Governors of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education selected Dr. Christopher M. Fiorentino to serve as president of West Chester University of Pennsylvania, effective January 9. Dr. Fiorentino has held the position of interim president at the university since April 2016. Click here to read more.

Dr. Christopher M. Fiorentino

New Resource Pantry Supports Homeless Students
WCU has a long history of helping students overcome barriers to completing their degrees, but did you know that the University enrolls more than 30 homeless students annually? These and other low-income WCU students cannot afford some basic necessities, including the top five: non-perishable food, winter apparel, business attire, school supplies, and simple toiletries. Click here to read more.

WCU Named 2017 Military Friendly® School

WCU has once again been designated a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, publisher of GI Jobs magazine.
Military Friendly® schools represent the top tier of institutions who provide the best opportunities for military service members and spouses, according to the website for Victory Media. This elite honor recognizes WCU's coordinated system of service and support for veterans, active military, and those whose support them. The Greg and Sandra Weisenstein Veterans Center is the hub of activities and services for WCU's student veterans. Click here to read more.

Grad Exam Prep – WCU Continuing Professional Education
Whether you’re enrolling in a Masters or Doctorate Program, an entrance exam may be required. Come energize your math and verbal skills over 7 evenings while learning new strategies to raise your score on the GMAT or GRE exam. Classes will be held at the Grad Center, with free parking! Classes will be held on Wednesdays, Jan. 25 - Mar. 8, 2017; 6:00-9:30 p.m. Click here to register online or visit www.wcupa.edu/cpe. WCU students & alumni receive a $50 discount off the regular price of $650.  610.425.7435 ejenkins@wcupa.edu.  Find our WCU CPE catalog online at: http://www.wcupa.edu/externaloperations/cpe/

ACT Test Prep - February 11th 2017 at WCU’s Graduate Center
Prepare for the ACT TEST with instructors who actually take the test each year and remain current with the latest changes. ACT Test Prep classes will be held on Saturdays from 1PM – 3PM (Feb 11th-Mar 25th) at West Chester University’s Grad Center – Price is $495.  Prep Pack includes: Official Study Guide, WCU Application Waiver, timing aid, practice tests and more, a $120 value! Click here to register online or visit www.wcupa.edu/cpe for more info. Questions? 610-425-7437 • dcook@wcupa.edu.  Register NOW and receive a $35 discount, expires 1/20/17.

Upcoming Events

Winter Dance Festival
January 14-15

Winter Dance Festival

Join WCU alumni and friends at the Winter Dance Festival on January 14 at 8pm or January 15 at 2pm in the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre.  A benefit concert for the Barbara J. Lappano Dance Scholarship and other Chapter Dance Awards. Click here to purchase tickets online or call 610.436.2266. Cost is $17 for general admission and $12 for children, seniors, and students with WCU ID.

Murder Mystery Dinner
Friday, February 10

Murder Mystery Dinner

Join WCU alumni and friends for a fun-filled night of murder mystery theatre!  Become a member in the show, or watch as the drama unfolds before your eyes over dinner. Click here to learn more.

Dinner and Show: Cirque Zuma Zuma
Friday, February 17

Cirque Zuma Zuma

Join WCU alumni and friends for dinner and a show! Audiences and critics agree – Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything they have ever seen before. Many describe it as an African-style Cirque du Soleil; such is the standard of Zuma Zuma's performers and the quality of the show's live musical score. As seen on season 6 of America's Got Talent, Cirque Zuma Zuma packs every show with non-stop action and incredible features that keep audiences on the edges of their seats. Click here to learn more.

Phillies Spring Training Alumni Events in Clearwater, FL
March 25-26

Spring Training 2016

Join WCU alumni and friends for a fun-filled weekend in Clearwater, Florida!  We'll start the weekend with a Sunset Happy Hour on Saturday, followed by the Phillies vs. Pirates baseball game on Sunday. Online registration coming soon!

Check out what else is going on at WCU:

WCU Campus Calendar

WCU Arts & Humanities Events Calendar

WCU Athletics Calendar
Alumni Spotlight

May Van M'89The Alumni Office recently caught up with WCU alumna May Van, who earned her MBA in Management from WCU in 1989. May is the Founder of Brelyn Coaching and Consulting. May will be offering a substantially discounted 2 hour phone coaching program for alumni only. Details will be available soon. Click here to read more about May, including her career path, how her WCU education contributed to her success, and how she ended up at WCU!

Career Corner

It is that time of year again…resolution season! Have you considering making this New Year’s resolution about your career? Now is the perfect time to reflect and evaluate. Ask yourself:
• Is this job really what I want to be doing?
• What other opportunities are out there for me?
• When is the last time I updated my resume?
• I have worked at this company for 15 years, do I still even know how to job search?

The staff at the career center are here to help you navigate all these items and more.  Hopefully, you already know about our job posting system (Ram Career Network) and amazing online resources (www.wcupa.edu/cdc).  Remember we are here for ALL Golden Rams past and present! Feel free to schedule a one-on-one appointment by calling (610-436-2501) or emailing (cdc@wcupa.edu).

Happy 2017!

Trivia Time

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


We all know WCU's main campus is located in West Chester, PA - but what major city is home to a satellite campus of WCU?

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 December Trivia Winners: John McGowan '78, Lauren McReynolds '08 and Erica Considine '06 – each received a WCU ornament!

Did You Know?

Save on Your Auto and Home Insurance!

Liberty Mutual has partnered with West Chester University Alumni Association to offer alumni exclusive savings on quality auto and home insurance.* In PA, call Christina Oakes at 888-443-7543 x53047. Elsewhere, call 800-524-9400 or visit Liberty Mutual to get a free quote.

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*Discounts and savings are available where state laws and regulations allow, and may vary by state. To the extent permitted by law, applicants are individually underwritten; not all applicants may qualify.

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