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Homecoming 2021: Once Upon a West Chester
Homecoming 2021
Join us for a 150th Anniversary-style Homecoming featuring:
  • Homecoming Weekend Kickoff Party
  • Planetarium Show
  • Yoga on the Quad
  • Pre-Game Party in N Lot (includes Mezzaluna Wood Fired Pizza food truck, snacks, beverages, games, a moonbounce, face painting and beer provided by Levante Brewing)
  • Virtual Comedian Pete Lee (featured on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Show with David Letterman!)
  • WCU vs. Bloomsburg football game
  • and many more activities and events!

Reunions are scheduled for the Classes of 1966, 1970 and 1971.

View our full schedule of events: www.wcualumni.org/homecoming

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Can't wait to see you back on campus!

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West Chester University is celebrating its 150th Anniversary! Bookmark the
150th anniversary website and visit often to see additions to our timeline, upcoming events, new photos and videos! 

WCU 150th Anniversary LogoUpcoming Events:
  • President Fiorentino's Campus Welcome | September 17, 1pm
  • 150th Anniversary Kick-off | September 17, 2pm
  • History & Heritage Museum Exhibition | September 17, 3pm
  • Devon Gilfillian '13 Concert | September 17, 8pm
Comprehensive Project Management Workshop
Comprehensive Project Management Workshop is designed as a blended learning experience with 24 hours of synchronous and 11 hours of asynchronous learning where participants apply various tools and techniques introduced in live sessions. Prepare now to earn the gold standard in Project Management and take your career to the next level!

Special discount for alumni registrants!

• Course led virtually by a Certified Project Management Professional
• Recordings made available should a class be missed
• Approximately 11 hours of homework throughout the 8 weeks
• Updated materials and techniques for new PMP® exam
• Free online access to all materials for up to one year
• Real world experiences shared to enhance practical application
• All PMI® Knowledge Areas covered
• West Chester University certificate awarded with 35 contact hours after completion
• Workshop meets educational requirement to sit for PMP® exam 

Register today!
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It Starts With You!

Alumni inspire, lead, and create opportunity for the next generation of Golden Rams. Join in as we celebrate 150 years of WCU with your annual gift today. Your support, of any amount, is an investment in WCU students – and in the next 150 years of your alma mater.

Visit www.wcufoundation.org/donate to make your commitment to student success, and be sure to Like us on Facebook!

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Join Ram Nation
Ram Nation is West Chester University's official social and professional networking platform. A collaboration between the WCU Alumni Association and the Twardowski Career Development Center, Ram Nation connects alumni and offers opportunities to mentor current WCU students. By joining Ram Nation, you will be able to network with Golden Rams in your industry or city, share career advice or gain insights from experienced professionals, and access career development resources designed for your level of experience.
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150 Internship Challenge
What a better way to celebrate West Chester University's 150th Anniversary than to support student success through internships via the Twardowski Career Development Center? Join the WCU 150 Internship Challenge by referring an internship opportunity offered by your employer. This challenge runs October 11, 2021 through March 7, 2022. If you work for an employer who hires interns, start the conversation now about posting this opportunity with WCU! Referral form available soon! Questions, email us at alumni@wcupa.edu
Ramblings Live! featuring Devon Gilfillian '13
Join us at 1pm on Facebook as we catch-up with WCU alumnus and GRAMMY-nominated soul singer Devon Gillfillian '13. We talk about his return to campus for the 150th Anniversary Celebration concert on September 17th in addition to his WCU experience and the road to a career in music! View previous episodes of Ramblings Live!
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Register for concert on 9/17 »

Success in Family Firms
This fall the WCU Cottrell Entrepreneurial Leadership Center will be launching a series of workshops to support family entrepreneurs, which will focus on the requirements for long-term, multigenerational success in family firms. The workshops will be facilitated by Michael McGrann of The Telos Group, a consulting firm that specializes in transition and strategy consulting to enterprising families and family offices. The first workshop is Wednesday, September 15th at 8:00am! Questions? Email cottrellcenter@wcupa.edu

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Devon Gilfillian '13 Free Concert
Join us on Friday, September 17th at 8:00pm as we welcome back to campus Devon Gilfillian '13 who will perform a free concert of his GRAMMY nominated album Black Hole Rainbow in Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall. Click here for more details about the 150th Anniversary Kick-off event!

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Ramblings Live! featuring WCU Men's Soccer
Join us on Facebook Monday, September 20th at 1pm for a fun episode of Ramblings Live! featuring WCU Men's Head Soccer Coach, Michael Benn and his mentor, WCU alumnus and current Lehigh University Men's Head Soccer Coach, Dean Koski '80 as we learn about both of their journeys in athletics and the WCU Men's Soccer Alumni event coming up on September 25th!
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We Gon' Be Alright, But That Ain't Alright: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom
Join Dr. Bettina Love, professor and co-founder of Abolitionist Teaching Network for a virtual keynote presentation on September 30th at 6:00pm. Click here to gather more information!
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Fiorentino Forty with Football Alumni & Friends
Join fellow alumni and friends on Thursday, September 30th at 12:00 PM via Zoom for The Fiorentino Forty, an informal forty-minute discussion to chat about recent University news and events, including plans for our upcoming Sesquicentennial Celebration! We hope you can join us for this unique opportunity to learn more about your alma mater.
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Resiliency Workshop
Join the author of ‘Too Busy to Be Happy’, Christine Laperriere, at 7:00pm on September 30th for a virtual interactive workshop and explore resiliency and equip yourself with practical tools for dealing with the every-day challenges to grow your work-life wisdom.
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Homecoming 2021 - Once Upon a West Chester
We look forward to seeing our alumni together again to reconnect with all things WCU during Homecoming Weekend! From football to favorite campus places, remember your West Chester glory days and be a part of WCU history! Events are open to all WCU alumni and friends! Registration now open.
View the schedule of events and register »

WCU Nutrition Alumni Event
Join Becky Ramsing on October 11th at 6:30pm for Eat a Plant, Save the Planet! How You Can Make a Difference by Eating a Plant Based Diet. Becky is senior program officer and registered dietitian at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future, as she describes how a plant-based diet is more environmentally sustainable and the health benefits of a plant-based diet, supported by scientific evidence. Questions? Contact: ddirhan@wcupa.edu
Register » 

Women's Lacrosse Cornhole Tournament & Alumni Social
Join us on October 23rd from 1:00 - 4:00pm at Farrell Stadium
(R-Lot). Enjoy a moonbounce, cornhole tournament, refreshments and a chance to meet the 2021-22 Women's Lacrosse Team followed by an Alumni Social Happy Hour at Barnaby's West Chester from 5:00 – 7:00PM. 
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Introducing New Benefits & Everyday Savings for Alumni & Friends
Want to win an Amazon gift card?! Enter for your chance to win by registering for PerksConnect during the sweepstakes period. Three lucky winners will be awarded a $100 Amazon gift card, a $50 gift card or a $25 gift card. Through PerksConnect, alumni can enjoy discounts on rental cars, hotel stays, vacations, concerts, insurance policies and so much more!
Register for free »

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Alumni Spotlight

Anjelica Finore

Anjelica Finore graduated from WCU in 2016 with her degree in Communications Studies. She is currently the On Camera Guest Excellence Training Specialist for QVC. She trains, on-boards and supports all new on-camera talent that come to QVC. Everyone from the celebrities you see on the screen to upcoming entrepreneurs enter our course to be certified to present their items and brand on the long-running home shopping network on QVC.

Anjelica is still very proud of winning the Golden Ram award her senior year! An award granted to a student who encompasses school spirit and involvement! As sophomore, she made it her goal to one day be awarded that golden brass ram statue and now, today it sits next to her desk while she works virtually! 

What's Anjelica's best advice for current students? Be sure to participate in as many internships as you can! West Chester is in a prime location, the town has wonderful businesses to partner and Philadelphia is not far away. Utilize the proximity and grow your network. Anjelica shares that she would be where she is today if it was not for internships.

Anjelica is also one of the awesome and engaging alumna hosts of the WCU Alumni Association's livestream show, Ramblings Live! Catch upcoming episodes here and previous episodes of the show here

Learn more about Anjelica's experience!

Trivia Time
WCU Long Sleeve TShirt
Want to win a WCU Long Sleeve T-Shirt?

What's your favorite Homecoming Event taking place this year?

Four winners will be randomly selected that submit answers to the trivia question. Submit your answer and reference in the subject line Ramblings Trivia: alumni@wcupa.edu.

Congratulations to our August winners - Lauren Sammartino '08, Dennis Ruffner '70, Liz Dlugolecki '07 and Dan Dixon '76 M'93 - each received a Golden Ram Cap!
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