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Message from the Interim President
An exciting new university and civic partnership is drawing on the brain power, creativity and connections of a number of WCU alumni, including Carolyn Comitta, mayor of the Borough of West Chester. Click here to read more.

Pictured below: Mayor Carolyn Comitta and Interim President Chris Fiorentino with Center for Community Solutions intern Tanisha Mahlawat. Click on the image below to watch a video.

WCU Launches Two New Degrees
WCU continues to evolve a curriculum that meets regional needs for learners and employers. To that end, two new programs have been approved: a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in clinical psychology and a Bachelor of Science in international business. Both enroll their first students this fall. West Chester is the only public university offering Psy.D. training in southeastern Pennsylvania; most programs in this region are in private institutions. Two specializations set the program apart: one in Adolescent Clinical Mental Health and another in Post-Traumatic Stress (broadly defined, not just military PTSD). No other competing programs focus on adolescents.  Click here to read more.

Calling all Alumni!
All alumni are invited to send in a piece of memorabilia or email us a story of your student life at WCU to be included in a time capsule that will be placed in the new foundation of the Ruby Jones Hall building.  All materials must be received by August 25th.  Please email to alumni@wcupa.edu or mail to WCU Alumni Office, 202 Carter Drive, West Chester, PA 19382

Upcoming Events

Boston Alumni at Fenway Park
Friday, September 2

The WCU Football Team will be playing Bentley University on Saturday, September 3rd.  Since the team will be in town practicing on Friday, you have the opportunity to meet Coach Zwaan, the team, parents and other Boston alumni for a one-of-a-kind private tour of Fenway Park followed by a delicious buffet dinner nearby at The Baseball Tavern. Click here to learn more.

Do you live in the Chester County area? Join WCU alumni on a bus on Friday, September 2nd to the away football game.  Click here for more info.

Friars Society Alumni Association Phillies Game Fundraiser
Friday, September 16


Join WCU alumni and friends at the Phillies vs. Marlins baseball game at Citizens Bank Park.  Game time is 7:05 p.m.
Click here to learn more.

Dinner and Show - "Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience"
Friday, September 23

The new WCU Live! season has been released!  Join WCU alumni and friends for dinner and a show!  What's your favorite Beatles song? Audience members are invited to fill out a card prior to the show that answers this question and why they chose that song. The McGuigan brothers create a set list using these responses and share the audience's stories through the music of the Beatles. Along with personal stories of their own lives and upbringing, the McGuigans capture the cultural importance of the Beatles' music and how it touches all of us individually. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind, interactive Beatles experience!  Click here to learn more.

Family Fun Day at Linvilla Orchards
Sunday, October 2

Get ready for some fun at Linvilla Orchards filled with all of your favorites: a hayride, pumpkin picking, face painting, apple cider, and more!
Click here to learn more.

Homecoming 2016
October 21-23


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 James Worthington ’78 with the WCUAA Distinguished Alumni Award. These awards are presented to WCU graduates who have provided a great service to society, received outstanding acknowledgement in their profession, and positively affected a large number of people.  Click here to read more about Jim!

(Pictured below is Dean Gentekos ’07 (WCUAA President), Christopher Fiorentino (Interim President of WCU), Jim Worthington ’78, Linda Mitchell, and Dr. Mark Pavlovich (VP for Advancement & Sponsored Research.)

Career Corner

It has been a busy time in the Career Center this summer! Check out what we have been up to and what we have in store for the Fall 2016 semester:

CDC Annual Report:  Enjoy a quick overview of our services and programs for the past year.
New Resume Samples:  It is always a good time to update and refresh your resume! Our new samples will appear on the website by the end of August to help you with those efforts.
Great Fall Events: Check out our online calendar for all Fall events including Meet the Firms Night and 2 Job Fairs.
WCU Shadows Program: Interested in connecting to current students? This one day job shadow program is a great way to get involved and share your passion for your career with a current WCU undergraduate student. Contact kshellaway@wcupa.edu for more details.

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

Trivia Time

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

How many applications for the fall 2016 first year class (2,500 students) were received?

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 July Trivia Winners: Paul Feldman '15, Alex Studd '13, Jacki Sesher '91 and Adam Search '92 – each received a Mason Jar!

Did You Know?

You can see photos of your friends at recent WCU Alumni events at wcualumni.org?!? Click here to check out our photo gallery!

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