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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.

Career Corner
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! (
May's speaker will feature Beth Bridges with 5 Steps to Building a Powerful and Profitable Network.

WCU Alumni Spotlight

Joe and Gina Driscoll

 Joe and Gina Driscoll, graduates from the Class of 1990, are inviting all classmates to the 25th Reunion Celebration during Alumni Weekend in Saturday, May 16.  The Class of 1990 will be inducted into the Silver Ram Society and will receive a pin from University President Greg Weisenstein at a private reception prior to the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner.  For more information, click here.

 The couple is also looking forward to attending "The Rat" Party on Friday night with the former Mr. Greengenes and his band.  Joe and Gina met at The Rat.

Upcoming Events

You're Invited To...

San Francisco
San Diego Alumni Reception
Friday, April 17
Please join us for an Alumni Reception at The Prado at Balboa Park.  Click here for more information.

Los Angeles Alumni Reception at Hollywood and Highland
Saturday, April 18
The Grill on the Alley is the gathering place for an afternoon LA alumni and friends reception. Click here for more information.

Long Beach Alumni Reception
Saturday, April 18
The Tantalum in Long Beach, CA is the place to be to meet alumni for an evening of camaraderie. Click here for more information.

Spend the afternoon at The Waterfront overlooking the bay while enjoying a delicious brunch.  Click here for more information.

WCU MA in Communications Studies Information Reception
Friday, April 24  6:30 – 8 pm
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel
Interested in social media, research, or face-to-face communication? West Chester’s graduate program will make you in a variety of fields. Learn to communicate effectively with multiple and diverse audiences, select appropriate channels for communicating messages, develop strong critical thinking skills and conflict management strategies, engage in powerful organizational communication, and understand the role of competent communication across a variety of contexts.  A great opportunity to learn more about the program!
Click here for more information.

Alumni Weekend 2015
Alumni Weekend 2015
For the first time ever, alumni are invited to stay overnight at Brandywine Hall, one of the newer residence halls on campus featuring hotel-like accommodations with private bathrooms.  Stay overnight after you attend the Friday night concert with Bryen O'Boyle '92 (formerly from Mr. Greengenes) or after the Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on Saturday. Register Now!

Check out what else is going on at WCU:

Check out the NEW WCU Visual & Performing Arts Events Calendar  
April WCU Events Calendar
WCU Athletics  

Trivia Time

Want to win this WCU Phillies t-shirt? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to
phillies t shirt
How many playing fields are there on West Chester University's North and South campus?

Two winners 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: Lois Moran '59 and Mark Holfelder '87 – each received a WCU Saint Patrick's Day

Did You Know?

WCU Yearbooks for Sale
You can purchase your West Chester University yearbook if you would like a replacement. This is a limited time offer and each yearbook costs $25. Click here for more information.


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