West Chester University Alumni Association
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Message from the President
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 24-26.

You and your grandkids can explore campus through virtual reality and 3D mapping, produce and star in a newscast, design your own superhero costume, test your mettle in a team challenge that includes an optional rope course, and much more.

Grandparents University will give your grandkids – ages 7 to 13 -- a sneak peek at what it’s like to be Golden Ram. You’ll enjoy comfortable accommodations in our newest residence halls; share meals together in Lawrence Dining Hall, and attend classes all across campus. You also have the option to be a commuter if you don’t wish to stay in the residence halls.

Sue and I can’t wait for our grandchildren to be old enough to attend Grandparents University with us. For more information, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 610.436.2813 or alumni@wcupa.edu.

Plus, limited spots remain in WCU’s summer camps, which run the gamut from an elementary school music camp to a high school tennis clinic.

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Campus News
Don't forget to vote in the 2019 Alumni Board of Directors Election
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 17 at 12:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at alumni@wcupa.edu or 610.436.2813.

WCU Foundation
WCU breaks ground for its largest single project ever

While wearing hardhats, benefactors and WCU officials tossed dirt, with purple and gold shovels, at the Saturday, April 27th ground breaking of the WCU Sciences and Engineering Center and the Commons.

The university formally broke ground on the largest building project in the university’s 148-year history and the largest single project ever constructed within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

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Upcoming Events
WCU at Dorney Park WCU alumni day at Dorney Park is next month! Registration includes parking, admission into Dorney Park (10am-9pm), Wildwater Kingdom (10:30am-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 Thursday, June 6th.
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Grandparents University Create lasting memories with your grandchildren this summer at West Chester University's 9th Annual Grandparents University! Hosted on West Chester University's main campus, Grandparents University is a three-day summer camp that brings the wisdom of WCU faculty and other experts right to you.
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NATA Alumni 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 23.
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Rams in the Sand  Join us for our annual Rams in the Sand Beach Party! We are headed to the Deauville Inn at the Jersey Shore and hope to see you there!
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Alumni Spotlight
On April 27, 2019, the Alumni Association Awards Committee presented Rodney Kaplan, Jr. ’19 with the WCU Emerging Leader Award. This award recognizes a graduating student who has had an impact on the University, the community, and/or a student organization by demonstrating outstanding leadership through dedication to community service, promotion of diversity, responsible citizenship, and academic excellence. Recipients are actively engaged in at least one recognized student group, organization, or campus-wide committee, and they have clearly demonstrated creativity, initiative, and a genuine interest in continuing their involvement in outstanding leadership and service to the University community after graduating. Click here to read more about Rodney!

Pictured below is Lisa Wright Bryant '87 (WCU Alumni Association President), Rodney Kaplan, Jr. '19, and Christopher Fiorentino (President of WCU).

Rodney Kaplan, Jr. '19
Trivia Time
Jake's T-Shirt
Want to win a Jake's t-shirt?? 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: D. Jane Gotsch Bruton '67, Bryan Raudonis '10, Mandi Scantzoulis '01, Lisa Ahrens '91, Tony Primavera '83 and Carol Hubler '69 – each received a WCU Phillies t-shirt!
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