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Campus News

Message from the Interim President
The holiday season is upon us once again. Between wrapping up year-end projects at work and wrapping up presents at home, you’re probably busier than you would like to be. But I hope you set aside some time – as I plan to do -- to enjoy the season at holiday events with family and friends. Click here to read more.

Volunteers led by Sue Fiorentino ’86 decorated Tanglewood for the holidays on Nov. 28. This team was comprised of Fiorentino family members, including Diana Fiorentino ’14, Beth Kotarski ’86 and Emily Kotarski; longtime WCU volunteer Sally Smith, and the Kappa Pi art honorary society.

Christmas 2016


Nominations Now Open!
Nominations are now being accepted for the WCU Alumni Association Board of Directors and Distinguished Alumni Award. For more information about the nominations and to complete the forms, visit the WCU Alumni homepage.  The deadline to submit both forms is Thursday, December 22, 2016.


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.  Mention this ad and receive an additional $25 off – discount offer expires 12/30/16. Questions?  610.425.7435 ejenkins@wcupa.edu.
CPE

Upcoming Events

Delaware Alumni Reception and Basketball Game
Monday, December 12



Join West Chester University Alumni and Friends at Stewarts Brewing Company on Monday, December 12 for a Pre-Game Reception. Then, come out and cheer the Golden Rams Men’s Basketball Team to victory over the Wilmington University Wildcats! Click here to learn more.


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. Online registration coming soon!


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! If you would like to purchase tickets for holiday gifts, please call 610-436-2226 after December 10th.


Check out what else is going on at WCU:

WCU Campus Calendar

WCU Arts & Humanities Events Calendar

WCU Athletics Calendar
 
Alumni Spotlight

The Alumni Office recently caught up with WCU alumnus Kevin Sheridan, who earned a degree in Professional Studies from WCU in 2003. Kevin is the owner of EJS Medical, a medical supply and device distributorship. He also started the organization Love From Liam that raises funding and awareness for Retinoblastoma. Love From Liam was spawned from the diagnosis of Bilateral Retinoblastoma in his nephew Liam at 6 months. Click here to read more about Kevin, including more about Love From Liam, his career path, and how he ended up at WCU!

Kevin Sheridan

Career Corner

Did You Know?
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 on-line resources, visit the Center for a one-on-one appointment in-person, have a conversation about their career journey over the phone, email resumes for review and attend sponsored events. 

Note: The CDC will be closed Monday, December 26th – Monday, January 2nd for holiday break.

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

Trivia Time

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

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.

Congratulations to our November Trivia Winners: Nicole Kennedy Raudonis '10 and Clara Valovage '16 – each received a set of Pilsner Glasses!

Did You Know?

It’s a great time to start your Holiday shopping!  Wcuramshop.com is offering Free Shipping on all orders over $75.00 from now until 12/25/2016, use promo code Holiday2 at checkout.  Click the image below to start shopping!

The Ram Shop

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