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Homecoming 2020

October 18-24, 2020

We are excited to bring Homecoming to you this year!
Join us online for a week of virtual celebration.

Beer & Cupcake Pairing  -  Comedy Show  -  Coaches Roundtable  - 
5K/1 Mile Walk  -  Conversation with the Deans  -  Adulting 101  - 
Ramblings Live!  -  Trivia Night  -  and so much more!

A 50th Reunion celebration is scheduled for the Class of 1970!

For the full list of all exciting Homecoming activities and to register, visit www.wcualumni.org/homecoming!

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Project Management Workshop Offered

Course Dates: October 12th - November 30th

Attendees will receive in-depth project management instruction from a certified Project Management Professional who openly shares knowledge and examples from real world experience. Participants examine the role of the project manager and their involvement in managing the life-cycle of a project through defining task, time management, cost estimation, scheduling, and resource allocation. 

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College of Education & Social Work Offering Webinar

Teaching During the Largest Civil Rights Movement of All Time- What You Need to Know about Anti-biased and Social Justice Education

Tuesday, October 20th at 4:00pm

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WCU Foundation
Supporting West Chester University through the Foundation has its benefits!

More than 425 alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and benefactors have expressed their commitment by including the West Chester University Foundation in their estate plans. These individuals are members of our George Morris Philips Society, and many of them began giving back to their alma mater as young alumni.

Learn more about your planned giving options – the power of philanthropy spans generations.

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Webinars for Alumni
Through a partnership with the WCU Office of Training & Organizational Development WCU employees, students and NOW alumni can search and have access to over 200 developed webinars and podcasts on various topics including leadership, communication, project management and so much more!
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Ramblings Live! with Chris Heivly '82
Join us on Facebook for Ramblings Live! October 7th at 6:00pm as we catch up with Chris Heivly '82, Co-Founder of MapQuest and current Senior Vice President of Ecosystem Development for Techstars and Managing Director of Build The Fort.
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Click here to check out the Fall 2020 schedule!
Careers in Law Panel
Interested in getting involved with the Law Alumni Chapter? Join us October 7th from 6:00 - 7:00pm for our annual alumni panel discussion 'Careers in Law' with students interested in finding out more about the different fields of law. Annual events are hosted by the chapter connecting alumni in law professions and alumni with current students. 
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Virtual Tour of the Museum of the American Revolution
Join a museum educator for a guided, virtual walk-through of the Museum’s core galleries on October 8th from 7:00 - 8:00pm. Learn how soldiers, women, African Americans, Native Americans, children, and others experienced the tumultuous events of the Revolution through the stories and objects they left behind. 
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Adulting 101 Webinar Series- Purchasing Your Own Home
Are you ready to explore home ownership? Learn about four steps that can help you prepare for this big commitment with our affinity partner PSECU on October 13th at 12:00pm.
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Ramblings Live! with Dr. Anne Krulikowski
Join us on Facebook for Ramblings Live! October 14th at 6:00pm as we catch up with WCU History Professor, Dr. Anne Krulikowski, as she provides insight into WCU's history and the significance of the 150th Sesquicentennial Anniversary coming up in 2021!
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Click here to check out the Fall 2020 schedule!
Join us online for a week of virtual celebration. Some of the events include: Beer & Cupcake Pairing, Comedy Show, Coaches Roundtable, 5K/1 Mile Walk, Conversation with the Deans, Adulting 101, Ramblings Live!, Trivia Night, and so much more!
Click here to view the entire schedule of events and to register »

The West Chester State College Class of 1970 50th Reunion will be held on Saturday, Oct. 24th. We invite you to join us for a message from WCU President, Dr. Chris Fiorentino and submit pictures and memories for a digital scrapbook.
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Ramblings Live! with Sue Weldon '86
Join us on Facebook for Ramblings Live! October 28th at 6:00pm as we catch up with Sue Weldon '86, Founder and CEO of Unite for Her celebrating the mission of enriching the well-being of those diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancers - for life - by funding and delivering integrative therapies.
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Click here to check out the Fall 2020 schedule!
Virtual Nutcracker Tea Party- Save the Date!
Save the Date for a holiday favorite on November 21st at 10:00am with a virtual performance from a portion of The Nutcracker by Brandywine Ballet! More details available soon!

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Alumni Spotlight

Dan Kyle Ramblings Spotlight

The Alumni Relations Office recently caught up with Daniel Kyle '95. Daniel received his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from WCU. He currently works as a Business Development Manager at Chariot Solutions in Fort Washington, PA looking for companies that engineer with the tech stacks that align with the areas of expertise, find the right contact, and reach out to introduce the company and see if they are open to discussing in more detail about the value Chariot Solutions provides.

Dan shares that his favorite WCU memory was his first night at WCU. As a transfer student, just like the moment he started at the first school and knew it wasn’t for him, that first night in Ramsey Hall he knew he was “home”. He can literally still feel the elation felt hanging in the common area of the 3rd floor with all his new dormmates. It’s his favorite moment, because without it, the plethora of great moments that followed never would have meant as much as they did and still do.

Daniel has also run in marathons in Iceland, Canada, Amsterdam, and Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe was definitely one of coolest races he's done- the Victoria Falls Marathon. Participants run over the bridge and back, and then run 20 miles in a national park where wildlife if running free! Elephants cross the pack, giraffes, and you could even potentially see a lion! The coolest part was at mile 20, while running alone as the field had opened up by then, he saw a baby rhino cross his path not even 20 yards ahead. Thankfully the mother didn’t come through until he was gone because that could have been scary!

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Trivia Time
WCU Pennant
Want to win a WCU Pennant?

Answer the following question:

What are two virtual events happening during Homecoming 2020 that you're most looking forward to?

Submit your answer and reference in the subject line Ramblings October Trivia: alumnisocial@wcupa.edu

Four winners will be randomly selected that submit answers to the the trivia question.

Congratulations to our September winners- Naveen Vijayam'16, Dan Kyle '95, Patrick Herron '96, Amari Rickards '20 - each will receive a WCU Photo Frame!
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