West Chester University Alumni Association
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Message from the President
President's Message
At West Chester University, we prepare graduates who possess the skills and competencies needed to make a positive impact in their workplaces, in their communities, and in the lives of others. Golden Rams are at the helm of multinational corporations, serving in public office, leading nonprofits, creating small businesses, doing critical medical research, and teaching young people in schools across the nation. There are Golden Rams performing on Broadway, playing in the MLB, and singing in Nashville.  

What strikes me about many of these alumni is how recently they graduated from the University. In fact, several successful entrepreneurs started their businesses while they were still in the classroom.

I’ll be launching a new profile series -- The Face of the Future: Celebrating WCU’s Young Alumni -- to share some of these amazing stories of achievement. Do you know a young alum’ who is going places? I’d like to hear about their accomplishments and perhaps even shine the spotlight on them in an upcoming article. Please send your suggestions to me at president@wcupa.edu.

Campus News
Nominations Now Open
Nominations are now being accepted for the WCU Alumni Association Board of Directors and Distinguished Alumni Award. For more information about the nominations and to complete the forms, visit the WCU Alumni homepage or click the links below. The deadline to submit both forms is Friday, September 27, 2019.

Board of Directors

Distinguished Alumni Award

Ribbon-Cutting held for New Campus Store Employing WCU Students on the Autism Spectrum

WCU Ram Shop is selling everything from grab-n’-go items to toothpaste, a one-of-a-kind convenience store has just opened in West Chester on South High Street. West Chester University’s Ram Shop includes the staffing of degree-seeking WCU students who have autism.

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Alumni Benefits
Upcoming Events
Sudler Trophy Celebration The West Chester University INCOMPARABLE Golden Rams Marching Band has been selected as the recipient of the 2019 Sudler Trophy. Presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation, the Sudler Trophy is awarded biannually to a college or university marching band which has demonstrated the highest standards of musical excellence and made important contributions to the advancement of the performance standards of college marching bands over a number of years. WCU is the first Division II school in history to receive this honor!
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WCU at the Baltimore Aquarium Join WCU alumni & friends for a day at the National Aquarium! Hosted by The Baltimore Area Metro Alumni Chapter. Enjoy all the sights of the aquarium and join us for an evening alumni reception at Bubba Gump Shrimp company for drinks and appetizers!
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Legacy Family Reception Join us over Family Weekend for a dessert reception for legacy families. The WCU Alumni Legacy Program recognizes families for making a West Chester University education part of their family tradition and helps legacies stay connected through special programs and events.
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Dinner & WCU Live! Show: Masters of Soul Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. For many, Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane. For younger generations, the show offers an opportunity to experience an era in our country’s history that produced many of the greatest music acts ever recorded.
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Homecoming 2019 Kickoff Party ($5 ticket price until 9/23!), Parade, Pre-Game Tailgate, Football Game, Reunions, and more! Join us for a weekend of Ram Pride and celebrate WCU Homecoming! Registration opens Friday, September 13th!
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Nutrition Alumni Networking Reception Join WCU Nutrition and Dietetics Alumni in Philadelphia for an alumni reception at the Annual FNCE Conference!
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Alumni Spotlight

The Alumni Office recently caught up with Scott Sherman M'86, who earned his Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from WCU. He’s currently in his 33rd year here at the university serving in his most recent role as WCU’s Director of Organizational Development. His primary roles in this position involve researching, developing and delivering a comprehensive training and organizational development (OD) strategy which includes leadership development; new employee onboarding, integration and retention; talent management and development; and performance management. He has been a huge asset to WCU over the years and provides a warm welcome to all new employees, highlighting the greatest qualities of a Golden Ram.

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to read more about Scott, including his career path, favorite memory from his time as a student, and how he ended up at WCU!

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

Name three events taking place during Homecoming Weekend?

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 August Trivia Winners: Melissa (Murray) Pope '97, Aynesley Wells Arthur '19, Luke Smith '18, and Gina Tophoney '00 M'09 – each received a WCU padfolio!
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