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If you’re interested in spending some quality time with your grandkids this summer, look no further than your alma mater. Grandparents University returns to WCU for three days of fun and learning, June 25-27.

You and your grandkids can explore campus through virtual reality and 3D mapping, produce and star in a newscast, take a trip to outer space by way of the Sandra Mather Planetarium, test your mettle in an adventure that includes an optional rope course, and much more.

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Grandparents University Registration is Now Open!

June 25-27, 2018

Grandparents University is a specially crafted program designed for grandparents and their grandchildren to share an unforgettable, three-day educational experience on West Chester University’s beautiful campus. Whether you’re an alumnus of WCU or one of our local neighbors, this opportunity is the perfect combination of fun and interactive learning to enjoy with your grandkids. You’ll get a taste of the “collegiate life” by staying right on campus in our suite-style residence halls, share meals in the Lawrence Dining Hall, select your favorite courses, and attend classes across campus! If you live close by and do not want to stay in the residence halls, you can also choose to go home at night.

Make your reservation today for three days of fun and a lifetime of memories.

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Former Gates Foundation Director selected as State System of Higher Education’s next Chancellor  

Underscoring its commitment to ensuring student success and to its efforts to redesign the State System for the future, the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education selected a national leader in higher education to serve as the next chancellor.

Daniel Greenstein, who led the Postsecondary Success strategy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the past six years and who previously was a top administrator in the University of California system, will become the State System’s fifth chancellor in September. The Gates Foundation is one of the largest philanthropic organizations in the world, and one of the most generous supporters of public higher education—awarding more than $125 million in grants and contracts annually.

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WCU at Dorney Park Join us for WCU alumni day at Dorney Park! Registration includes parking, admission into Dorney Park (10am-10pm), Wildwater Kingdom (11am-6pm), and an all-you-can-eat catered lunch from 12-2pm in one of Dorney Park's private pavilions. Tickets must be purchased by Thursday, June 7.
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NATA Reception Sports Medicine Alumni - join us at the NATA Convention! Meet and network with WCU alumni while enjoying complimentary appetizers and beverages. Registration will remain open until Sunday, June 24.
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Phillies Phireworks Join WCU alumni and friends at the Phillies vs Washington Nationals baseball game on Saturday, June 30. The evening will begin with a buffet and cash bar at McFadden's prior to the game. This game also features the final Phillies fireworks show of the season, immediately following the game!
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Rams in the Sand Rams in the Sand will be held at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach, DE. Join WCU alumni and friends for an afternoon of food, fun, giveaways, and memories shore to last a lifetime! Online registration will close on Monday, July 9.
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Homecoming 2018 - SAVE-THE-DATE! More details to come!
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Alumni Spotlight
On April 28, 2018, the Alumni Association Awards Committee presented Ronald Demkee ’65, M’70 with the WCUAA 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 Ronald!

Pictured below is Matt Holliday ’09 (WCUAA President), James Steffy ’56, Ronald Demkee ’65, M’70, Christopher Fiorentino (President of WCU), and Lee Southall ’64.

Ronald Demkee ’65, M’70
Trivia Time
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Want to win this WCU Football T-Shirt?? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to alumni@wcupa.edu:

How many chapters are part of the WCU Alumni Association? 

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: Roseann Kello Barnes '81, Lauren Saul List '06, and Michael Sommers '76 – each received a WCU Umbrella!
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