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Grad Exam Prep
Let WCU help you prepare for the GRE/GMAT test with experienced instructors. Classes will be held on Monday, June 13 & Wednesday, June 15 from 6:00pm - 9:30pm and Saturday, June 18 from 8:30am - 5:00pm. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

Graduate Student Alumni Networking Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 8

Couch Tomato Cafe

Calling all West Chester University MPA, MBA, MS, MA, M. Ed., DPA, MSW, MPH & MM alumni looking to reconnect! Join us for a networking Happy Hour on the rooftop of Couch Tomato Café in West Chester. Click here to learn more.

Nationals vs. Phils Game
Saturday, June 11

Nationals Park

Join WCU alumni and friends at the ballpark to watch the Phillies take on the Nationals in Washington, D.C.! Click here to learn more.

NATA Alumni Reception
Thursday, June 23

Join WCU alumni and friends for a reception following the conference. Free to all alumni! Meet and network with WCU alumni and friends while enjoying complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Click here to learn more.

Phillies at Giants Baseball Game and Napa Valley Wine
Saturday, June 25

AT&T Park

WCU alumni and friends are invited to this sold-out game! Not only do you get to see the red hot Phillies, but you get to enjoy Wine Fest! Whether you're a wine connoisseur, casual wine taster or just a fan looking for a fun pregame activity, this event is a great way to gather with other fans before the game, while tasting the work of several wineries throughout Northern California. Your Special Event package includes a ticket to the Saturday game versus the Phillies, admission to the Wine Fest in Seals Plaza from 5:00-7:00PM, a complimentary tasting card, and a limited-edition Bruce Bochy Wine Stopper! 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. 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 Arts & Humanities Events Calendar

WCU Athletics Calendar
WCU Alumni Spotlight

On May 13, 2016, the Alumni Association Awards Committee presented Joseph Kienle ’72, M’74 with the WCUAA Service Award. The WCU Alumni Association Service Award recognizes a lifetime of outstanding service to the Alumni Association and the University.  Click here to read more about Joe!

(Pictured below is Dean Gentekos ’07 (WCUAA President), Christopher Fiorentino (Interim President of WCU), Joseph Kienle ’72, M’74, Richard D. Merion ’59, M’69, and Dr. Mark Pavlovich (VP for Advancement & Sponsored Research.)

Joe Kienle

Career Corner

Introducing the new interface on Ram Career Network! Our career management site, Ram Career Network, recently went through updates but do not worry, all of the great features are still available. On the site alumni can:
• Complete mock interviews
• Upload resumes for review
• Search for jobs
• And much more!

In the upcoming months you can look forward to information about a new module in RCN that will allow alumni to connect to current WCU students (and fellow alumni) for networking opportunities. More to come on this exciting new program later this summer!

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

Trivia Time

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


What is the name of the WCU student newspaper?

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 May Trivia Winners: Michael Diaz '14 and Jodi Griffith '02 – both received a set of WCU Alumni Mugs!

Did You Know?

Grilling Safety Tips for the Summer Cookout Season
Sponsored by Liberty Mutual

Outdoor grilling goes hand-in-hand with summertime fun. So it's easy to forget that open flames pose serious fire hazards. Here are a few grilling tips for keeping the flames under the burgers, where they belong.

Keep the grilling area clear of hazards. Make sure your grill ensure is at least 10 feet away from your home, garage, or any other building on your property. Keep it far from any flammable materials as well, including deck railings, overhanging branches, starter fluid, and spare liquid propane tanks.
Maintain your gas grill's hoses. Leaks in propane gas hoses are a leading cause of home fires. Check for leaks by using this simple test: open the gas supply valve, apply a 1:1 soap and water solution to the hose connection points, and then watch for bubbles. If you see some, you've got a leak. You should also routinely clean the tube that connects the control valve to the burner; just use a pipe cleaner or wire. Never leave a hot grill unattended. If you're grilling out, you’re probably hosting friends and family. So remember to focus on safety before entertaining. Never leave your grill unattended, and always make sure the lid of a gas grill is open while you light it. Clean grill after use. While the grill's still warm, use a wire brush to scrub the cooking grid and wipe down the burners. If using a charcoal grill, allow the coals to cool completely, and then dispose of them in a metal trash can with a lid. With these precautions in mind, you’re sure to cook up some great summer memories.

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West Chester University
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