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Message from the President

New Student Programs

Summer is finally here, and West Chester University is preparing to welcome its newest class of Golden Rams.

One of the more exciting events this summer is our New Student Orientation. Throughout June and July, the Office of New Student Programs hosts students and their families for a series of one-day orientation sessions. It’s a chance for students to meet their academic advisors and familiarize themselves with campus and the resources available to them throughout their tenure at WCU. These connections help students build a strong foundation for the next phase in their education. It also helps introduce them to employees from across campus who volunteer their time to help guide students through the day.  

We’ll also see a younger contingent on campus throughout the summer as we’re offering more than 20 summer camps to keep students from ages 7-22 mentally and physically active this summer. The camps are taught by expert faculty, student-athletes and local professionals and cover a wide range of topics, like music, theatre, art, and sports.  

Campus is quieter over the summer months, but it’s wonderful to see future Golden Rams explore and prepare to join our community in the fall.

President Christopher M. Fiorentino

Campus News
WCUAA
WCU Alumni Association Board of Directors Election - Results Are In!

The WCU Alumni Association Board of Directors election is now over and the results are in! Congratulations to the following 6 alumni elected to the board. Each new member will serve a three-year term beginning July 1st:

Douglas Ambler ’71 M’72
Nancy Baulis ’73
Lance Bogash ’74
Rick Daniels ’75 M’81
Marisa Gothie ’05
Deidre Gray ’92

Interested in becoming involved? Take a look at the volunteer opportunities on the WCU Alumni Association website.

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SSI Gift to WCU
Largest Campaign in University’s History Surpasses $50 Million

As our sesquicentennial celebration wraps up, 150Forward: The Campaign for WCU will continue through June 30, 2024. West Chester University has secured more than $50 million towards its goal to raise $65 million with a recent $3.5 million gift from Student Services, Incorporated (SSI) – the largest cash donation ever made to the University. Chair of the Board of Directors Bernie Carrozza '66 and Executive Director Donna Snyder publicly signed the gift agreement and then presented the transformational check to University President Chris Fiorentino. This gift will establish a Presidential Endowment Fund to fulfill immediate needs: more scholarships; increased academic, civic, and professional opportunities; and ready access to technological advancements.

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Alumni Benefits
Upcoming Events
JUNE
18
WCU Alumni Day At Dorney Park
WCU alumni day at Dorney Park is next week! Registration includes parking, admission into Dorney Park (11am-9pm), Wildwater Kingdom (11am-7pm), and an all-you-can-eat catered lunch from 12-2pm in one of Dorney Park's private pavilions. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, June 10th
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JUNE
27
INCOMPARABLE Golden Rams Marching Band Golf Outing
We invite you join us for the 12th Annual INCOMPARABLE Golf Outing at Broad Run Golfer's Club! This will be a Four-Person Scramble with fun prizes.
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JUNE
27-29
Athletic Training Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate 50+ years of Athletic Training education at WCU! Join the Athletic Training faculty for a walk down memory lane with tours of campus and meet & greets with AT faculty. Catch up with your fellow alumni and enjoy a dinner buffet and drinks at Barnaby's West Chester! Join us in celebrating with good food, drinks and company as we honor the legacy of Phil Donley!
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20-21
36th Annual Criterions Reunion
The Criterions Alumni Big Band is ready for another amazing concert in 2022! Rehearsals and the concert will be held in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building. For more information, visit www.wcualumni.org.
Registration available soon!
 
August
5
Vonnie Gros Golf Classic
Join Head Coach Amy Cohen and the field hockey program for the 2022 Vonnie Gros Golf Classic presented by FieldTurf. All proceeds benefit field hockey student-athlete scholarships at West Chester University.
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October
8
Homecoming 2022
Save the date for this year's Homecoming celebration! More details to follow soon.
 
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Alumni Spotlight

On April 23, 2022, the Alumni Association Awards Committee presented Kimberly S. Reed ’94 with the WCU Distinguished Alumni Award. This award is 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 Kimberly!

Pictured below is WCU President Christopher Fiorentino and Kimberly S. Reed ’94.

2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient Kimberly Reed

Trivia Time
Wall Mount Bottle Opener
Want to win a WCU Wall Mount Bottle Opener?

Name one event taking place in the month of June.

Four winners will be randomly selected that submit answers to the trivia question. Submit your answer and reference in the subject line Ramblings Trivia: alumni@wcupa.edu.

Congratulations to our May winners - Joe Kienle '72, M'74, Pattie Diggin M'96, Judi Hart '90, and Judd Strauss '04 - each received a WCU Ram Banner!
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