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Message from the President
You Are Cordially Invited to... the inauguration of Christopher M. Fiorentino, Ph.D., 15th president of West Chester University. Click here to view the invitation.

Click here for more information on the inauguration!

Christopher Fiorentino

Emmy-Award Winner Courtland Bragg ’14 to Speak at WCU
Join us in welcoming West Chester University Communication Studies Alum Courtland Bragg '14 as the inaugural speaker in the WCU College of Arts and Humanities Alumni Speaker Series. After graduating from West Chester University, Courtland became the youngest full-time employee at NFL Films, in Mt. Laurel, NJ. He has directed, produced and edited content for shows airing on ESPN, CBS Sports, NFL Network and Nickelodeon. In 2016, he became an Emmy-Award winning, Associate Producer for HBO’s Hard Knocks featuring the Houston Texans. Click here for more info.

Courtland Bragg


West Chester University Receives $500,000 in Scholarship Support
Twenty-five Philadelphia-area high school students who have learned how to play ice hockey over the years will now be able to attend West Chester University at no cost and graduate college thanks to a $500,000 scholarship made possible by Give Something Back (Give Back) and Ed Snider Youth Hockey. Students who participate in the Snider Youth Hockey program may apply for these scholarships this spring for admission in the fall 2017 semester; students must meet WCU's admission requirements.
 Click here to read more.

Scholarship

Continuing Professional Education

West Chester University has added another 7 weeks SAT Test Prep. You can register now to prepare for the SAT test on May 6th! The cost is $495 and includes a bonus "Prep Pack": WCU application waiver, books, practice tests, and timing aid; a $120 value. It will be held on Saturdays, March 11 - April 22, 2017 from 10:00AM-12:00PM at West Chester University’s Graduate Center (1160 McDermott Dr., West Chester, PA). Class size is limited to 13. Click here for online registration or for more information contact: dcook@wcupa.edu, 610-425-7437.


5th Annual WCU Business Idea Competition
Do you have an idea for a new product, service, or technology? Submit your ideas for cash prizes totaling $7500! Ideas are due by March 6, 2017.
Click here for more info!


Grandparents’ University Registration is Now Open!
Grandparents and their grandchildren can spend 3 days and 2 nights living on WCU’s campus, attending elected classes such as “Flight” and “Create Your Own Newscast” during the day, and participate in themed activities and socials in the evenings. Make your reservation today for three days of fun and a lifetime of memories. Visit www.wcuhousing.com to register!


Golden Rams Adventure Day Camps Registration is Now Open!
Looking for something fun and exciting for your children to do over the summer? How about registering them for a week long day camp experience on the campus of WCU! Our new Golden Rams Adventure Day Camps offers a wide variety of specialty camps for children ages 7 – 15. 
Visit www.wcuhousing.com to view camp weeks and offerings.

Upcoming Events

Dinner and Show: Caladh Nua
Saturday, March 11

Caladh Nua

Join WCU alumni and friends for dinner and a show! Caladh Nua is a tightly-knit, vibrant, and staggeringly talented band with its origins deeply rooted in the southern counties of Ireland. Comprised of five versatile musicians and singers playing a wide selection of instruments, the band captures the essential qualities of traditional Irish music and balances them with an innovative contemporary flair. Click here to learn more.


WCU Is Coming To Florida
March 2017

Florida

Join us throughout the month of March in the Sunshine State for fun in the sun with your fellow alumni! We'll start our visit in Sarasota with a tailgate party at the Sarasota Polo Club on 3/19 and then head out on a foodie tour which includes five delicious restaurants on 3/20. Next, we head to Naples to enjoy a brewery tour of three local breweries on 3/22. After Naples, join us in Fort Myers for a tour of a distillery and two breweries on 3/23. Next stop, Clearwater! Get loud and let’s cheer on our Philadelphia Phillies at Spring Training! We’ll start the weekend with a Happy Hour on Saturday 3/25 followed by the Phillies vs. Pirates baseball game on Sunday 3/26. We are teaming up with alumni from Widener, Drexel, and Neumann universities to bring even more Philadelphia collegiate spirit down south. Our final stop is St. Petersburg on 3/27 for another delicious foodie tour. Make your plans now to join newly appointed WCU President Chris Fiorentino and his wife, Sue '86 at the baseball game and the St. Petersburg foodie tour! Click here to learn more.


WCU Alumni Night at the Sterling Pig Brewery
Thursday, April 20

Sterling Pig Brewery

Get ready for a fun night out at one of the newest breweries in Delaware County. Join your fellow WCU alumni and friends for an exclusive evening at the Sterling Pig! Entrance fee includes light food and your first drink free! Click here to learn more.


Dinner and Show: The Stunt Dog Experience
Friday, May 5

The Stunt Dog Experience

Join WCU alumni and friends for dinner and a show! Chris Perondi's famous stunt dogs are out of this world! During this "Stunt Dog Experience," you can expect to witness some of the most incredible stunts and behaviors ever performed by dogs. On a mission to promote animal rescue, pet adoption, and responsible pet care, all of the dogs in the show have been rescued from pounds and shelters across the country. With amazing air tricks, big air stunts, comedy antics, dancing dogs, and athletic feats, it is the most entertaining show of its kind! Click here to learn more.


Alumni Weekend 2017
SAVE THE DATE!!

Alumni Weekend 2017


Check out what else is going on at WCU:

WCU Campus Calendar

WCU Arts & Humanities Events Calendar

WCU Athletics Calendar
 
Alumni Spotlight

The Alumni Office recently caught up with WCU alumnus Joey Wendle, who earned a degree in Exercise Science from WCU in 2012. Joey currently serves as second baseman with the Oakland Athletics. Click here to read more about Joey, including his career path to the major leagues, favorite memory from his time as a student, and how he ended up at WCU!

Joey Wendle

Career Corner

Human Services Networking and Career Fair
Monday, March 27, 2017; 3 – 6pm in Sykes Ballrooms

• All alumni are invited to attend.
• Log-in to the Ram Career Network (RCN) for the full list and descriptions of companies.
• Prepare by getting your resume reviewed by the Career Development Center.

Questions?  Contact cdc@wcupa.edu or via phone at 610-436-2501.

Trivia Time

Want to win this WCU St. Patrick's Day hat?? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to alumni@wcupa.edu: 

St. Patty's Hat

When is West Chester University's Alumni Weekend 2017 scheduled to be held?

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 February Trivia Winners: Chris Pierce '03 and Sharon Grimm Posey '80 – each received a Rammy Bobblehead!

Did You Know?

The WCU Wind Ensemble will be performing on Carnegie Hall's Perelman Stage during the New York Wind Band Festival on Tuesday, March 14th!
Click here to learn more.

Carnegie Hall

 

West Chester University Alumni Association
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Alumni Office
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-2813  •  alumni@wcupa.edu