West Chester University Alumni Association
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Message from the President
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Five years ago, when I was WCU’s Vice President for External Operations, I helped launch our Center City Philadelphia campus. Our mission was to make the quality, value and reputation of a West Chester University education more accessible to those who live or work in the city of Philadelphia. We started out small at this site but grew quickly, and have continued to thrive. We now offer three undergraduate degrees and two graduate degrees. The newest of these programs is the Bachelor of Science in Business Management, which has admitted its first cohort of students and will begin offering classes in Philly this fall.

And that’s not all that has been going on at WCU in Philadelphia. Last month, we held a ribbon-cutting to celebrate our move from the third floor of the Mellon Independence Center to a spacious new academic suite in the concourse of that same building. We also expanded the Writing Center and transformed it into a Student Success Center that offers career readiness preparation in addition to writing assistance. I invite you to learn more about our Philadelphia campus.

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Don't Forget to Vote in the 2018 Alumni Board of Directors Elections

It's not too late to vote for the Alumni Board of Directors! Take a moment to learn about this year's candidates, then vote online for up to six directors.
To vote online, you must log in to the online community. Voting will remain open until Friday, May 18 at 4:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Alumni Relations at alumni@wcupa.edu or 610.436.2813.

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WCU Museum of Anthropology & Archaeology Previews New Exhibit Featuring Beautiful Rwanda 

The museum celebrates its 10th student co-curated exhibit, as well as the formal opening of the Shinehouse Gishwati Research Station, WCU's new primate research station at Gishwati National Park in Rwanda. Twenty-two students have co-curated this ambitious exhibit from start to finish as the practicum in their Museum Techniques class.

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Upcoming Events
may
17
PPA Networking Reception Join the Department of Public Policy and Administration for a networking event at Más Mexicali Cantina in West Chester!
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june
16
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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june
27
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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june
30
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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july
14
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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Alumni Spotlight
The Alumni Office recently caught up with WCU alumnus Brenden Lee, who earned a degree in Communication Studies from WCU in 2010. Brenden currently serves as the Sports Partnerships Communications Lead at Twitter. Click here to read more about Brenden, including his career path, favorite memory from his time as a student, and how he ended up at WCU!

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

What is the name of the WCU student newspaper?

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 April Trivia Winners: Georganne Shepherd '71, Denise Melnick '86, Will Davis '09, Joe Kienle '72, M'74 and Maureen Feeney Collins '95 – each received a WCU T-Shirt!
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