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Message from the Interim President
I am really looking forward to Alumni Weekend, which takes place this year May 13-15.  My wife, Sue, a proud graduate of the Class of '86, and I will be attending alumni events throughout the weekend. Click here to read more.

WCU Is in "The 5+ Club" for Graduating Physics Teachers
West Chester University has been added to "The 5+ Club," a prestigious roster of institutions that have produced five or more physics teachers in a single year. The list is managed by the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC). Click here to read more.

2016 Poetry Conference
The West Chester University Poetry Conference (WCUPC) is the nation's largest annual poetry conference. WCUPC is unique because it offers workshops in traditional poetic craft, and provides a national forum to discuss major trends in contemporary poetry. As critic Carlin Romano noted, it is "the nation's most intellectually rigorous conference for poets." (Philadelphia Inquirer). The next conference is scheduled for June 8 - 11, 2016. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

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 (featuring the WCU Alumni Association Beer Garden), 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.
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.

WCU at Hersheypark
Sunday, June 26


WCU alumni and friends are visiting the sweetest place on earth!  Registration includes admission into the park and lunch from 12-1pm in one of Hersheyparks private pavilions.  Park admission tickets are valid only for Sunday, June 26th. Tickets must be purchased by Tuesday, June 14th and will be mailed to you in advance of the event. Click here to learn more.

WCU at the Phillies
Saturday, July 2

Join WCU alumni and friends at the Phillies vs Royals baseball game on Saturday, July 2. The evening will begin with a buffet and cash bar at McFadden's prior to the game. This game also features the famous July 4 weekend fireworks and takes place following the game. Tickets cost $25 per person. Online registration coming soon! Visit www.wcualumni.org for more info.

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 alumna Pat Thompson, who earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from WCU in 1976. This was also the first class of nursing students to graduate from WCU.  They will be celebrating their 40th anniversary at this year's Alumni Weekend. Click here to read more about Pat, including her career path, favorite memory from her time as a student, and how she ended up at WCU!

Career Corner

Don’t forget: The Career Development Center is open all summer! Our hours are 8am – 4pm and we will still hold Walk-In hours every day from 1-3pm.

Call or email for an in-person or phone appointment to talk with one of our career counselors. There is no time like the present to work on your career journey!

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

Trivia Time

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

Where and when is the annual "Rams in the Sand" event being held this summer?

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 April Trivia Winners: John McGowan '78 and Jessica Romero '05 – both received a WCU Phillies t-shirt and hat!

Did You Know?

You can view West Chester University Yearbooks online?!


The Francis Harvey Green Library has digitized yearbooks dating back to 1910. Click here to check them out!

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