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Campus News

Message from the President
Summer is busier than you might suspect at WCU. While many of our 17,000 students are elsewhere, at summer jobs or internships, on study abroad programs, or spending time at home with their families, the campus still buzzes with activity. WCU runs popular athletic and music camps for youth, we host new student orientation sessions for incoming first-year and transfer students, and we offer a range of undergraduate and graduate classes during our Summer Sessions. Click here to read more.

2017 DII National Baseball Championship T-shirt
2017 DII National Baseball Championship T-shirt
Now available in the WCU Campus Store and online! Click here to visit the WCU Campus Store to get yours before they sell out!


WCU Named One of the Safest Colleges in America for 2017
WCU has been named one of the Safest Colleges in America for 2017 by The National Council for Home Safety and Security, a trade association comprised of home security professionals from across the United States with headquarters in Washington, DC. Using the most recent data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting and the National Center for Education Statistics, the Council assessed 2,167 four-year colleges and universities in the U.S. with a student population of 15,000 and above. For 2017, WCU ranked 28 on the Council’s list of the Top 100 Safest Colleges in America. WCU was one of only two universities in Pennsylvania named to the list and received the highest ranking of the two schools cited. Click here to read more.

Upcoming Events


WCU at the P
hillies - LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!
Friday, July 7



Join WCU alumni and friends at the Phillies vs. San Diego Padres baseball game on Friday, July 7. The evening will begin with a buffet and cash bar at McFadden's prior to the game. This game also features the famous July 4 weekend fireworks and takes place following the game. Click here to learn more.


WCU Athletics Golf Outings
July 14 - Vonnie Gros Golf Classic at Kimberton, 11:00 a.m. start.
Click here for more info or to register.
October 23 - Golden Ram Golf Team Invitational at Penn Oaks, 1:00 p.m. start.
Save-the-Date!


10th Annual Rams in the Sand
Saturday, July 15

Princeton

Rams in the Sand will be held at the Princeton in Avalon, NJ. Join WCU alumni and friends for an afternoon of food, fun, giveaways, and memories shore to last a lifetime! Click here to learn more.


32nd Annual Criterions Alumni Reunion Concert
Thursday, July 20



The concert will be held in the Emilie K. Asplundh Hall, Philips Memorial Building at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Rehearsals will be held July 19th and 20th beginning at 10:00am both days. The Criterions student band has been active on campus since the 1920s, when it was established as a dance band, making it the longest running university jazz band in the country. For more information on the reunion or the concert, email Lee Southall: hlsouthall@comcast.net.


Freshman Send-Off Ice Cream Social • Pottstown, PA
Thursday, July 20



You and your family are cordially invited to an ice cream social to welcome the newest members of the WCU family at the Freshman Send-Off! Join the incoming class, their families, and WCU alumni for a special send-off reception that will foster friendships and connections before the school year even begins! Click here to learn more.


WCU Alumni Night at La Cabra Brewing
Wednesday, July 26

La Cabra Brewing

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


Freshman Send-Off Ice Cream Social • Chester Springs, PA
Thursday, July 27



You and your family are cordially invited to an ice cream social to welcome the newest members of the WCU family at the Freshman Send-Off! Join the incoming class, their families, and WCU alumni for a special send-off reception that will foster friendships and connections before the school year even begins! Click here to learn more.


Class of 1967 50th Reunion
Saturday, October 28

Class of 1967 50th Reunion

Join us for dinner during Homecoming Weekend! Party with your classmates for an exciting evening of delicious food, great music and lots of fun. The event will take place at the Sheraton Great Valley (707 E. Lancaster Ave., Frazer, PA). Rooms and suites are available. Click here to learn more.


Homecoming 2017
October 27-29
SAVE THE DATE!!

Homecoming


Check out what else is going on at WCU:

WCU Campus Calendar

WCU Arts & Humanities Events Calendar

WCU Athletics Calendar
 

Alumni Spotlight

On May 20, 2017, the Alumni Association Awards Committee presented Carol Eggert ’87 with the WCUAA Distinguished Alumni Award. These awards are 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 Carol!

Pictured below is Dean Gentekos ’07 (WCUAA President), Carol Eggert ’87, Ashley LaRosa (WCU Foundation), and Christopher Fiorentino (President of WCU).

Carol Eggert ’87

Career Corner

Save the date: Fall 2017 recruitment events are set and ready to be marked on your calendar! All alumni are welcome to attend any of the following:

• Meet the Firms Night –
Thursday, 9/7, 5-7pm Sykes Ballrooms (Accounting opportunities only)
• Resume Ramp Up –
Wednesday, 10/4, 10am-4pm, Sykes Room 115
• Fall Career Fair – 
Wednesday, 10/18, 11am-3pm Sykes Ballrooms

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

Trivia Time

Want to win this Mason Jar?? Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to alumni@wcupa.edu: 

Mason Jar

When is West Chester University's Homecoming 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 June Trivia Winners: Frederikia Wilson '17 and David DiPasqua, Jr. '15 – both received a Rammy Bobblehead!

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West Chester University Alumni Association
610.436.2813 |  alumni@wcupa.edu  |  www.wcualumni.org
 

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