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Message from the President
Message from the President
Biomedical engineering impacts all of us. If you or someone you know wears an insulin pump, was treated with artificial skin for a severe burn, or simply ever had an MRI or blood pressure reading conducted, then you can thank biomedical engineers for helping to create and continually improve these medical technologies.

Biomedical engineering is a critically important field, and a rapidly growing one, too. In response to employer and student demand, West Chester University will launch a biomedical engineering program this August with an inaugural cohort of 15 students. These students were chosen from a large pool of applicants, says Dr. Zhongping Huang, founding director of the program.

“This is a competitive program – it will be rigorous and academically challenging,” notes Huang. “Students know that they will be highly sought after by employers when they graduate. I think another strong draw is that students realize that their work will have the ability to positively impact the quality of life for many people.”

The curriculum is a synthesis of traditional engineering courses plus coursework from other disciplines – for example, students will take classes in general biology, and human anatomy and physiology. Broad medical knowledge is essential. 

An Industry and Professional Advisory Board has played a key role in shaping the program. For now the program is housed in the Merion Science Center, but its permanent home will be the Sciences and Engineering Center and the Commons, which is slated to open in 2020.  

Click here to learn more about the biomedical engineering program or contact Huang at zhuang2@wcupa.edu.

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WCU finishes 8th in Learfield/Director’s Cup standings
Wrapping up what certainly could be described as the most successful athletic campaign in school history, West Chester University finished at No. 8 in the final IMG College Directors' Cup standings, as announced by the National Association of College Directors' of Athletics (NACDA).

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34th Annual Criterions Alumni Reunion and Concert The concert will be held in the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall, Philips Memorial Building at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.  Rehearsals will be held July 17th and 18th.
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Rams in the Sand  We are headed to the Deauville Inn at the Jersey Shore for our annual Rams in the Sand Beach Party. Registration closes, Monday, July 29th at noon.  Hope to see you there! 
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On April 27, 2019, the Alumni Association Awards Committee presented Tina Sloan Green '66 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 Tina!

Pictured below is Lisa Wright Bryant '87 (WCU Alumni Association President), Tina Sloan Green '66 and Christopher Fiorentino (President of WCU).

Tina Sloan Green '66
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What is the date and time of Rams in the Sand?   

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 June Trivia Winners: Aleah Miles '16 and John McGowan '78 – each received a WCU BBQ set!
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