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Message from the President
West Chester University President Chris Fiorentino invites you to attend Welcome Back to WCU! on Thursday, September 14 at 12:30 p.m. in the Asplundh Concert Hall. President Fiorentino will outline new developments, celebrate accomplishments, and share his vision of how we as a University community can best fulfill our mission of student success. A reception on the Academic Quad will be held immediately after the event. We hope you can join us!

President's Address

Do you have a convertible? Would you like to be a part of the Homecoming Parade?
You can showcase your car – new, classic or souped up – at this year’s Homecoming parade on Saturday, October 28th.
You and your car will drive the President and his wife, or the mayor of West Chester, or the President of the Alumni Association, on a short loop starting at Sykes.
If you are interested, please email dnaughton@wcupa.edu or call 610.436.2226.

WCU Opens Community Mental Health Clinic

West Chester University Community Mental Health Services opened this August on the eighth floor of Wayne Hall. A non-profit training and research facility, it is affiliated with the University's doctor of psychology (Psy.D.) program, which was launched last fall. The Psychology Department will move to the fifth floor of Wayne in October. Click here to read more.

West Chester Continuing Professional Education
Grad Exam Prep: September 27, 2017
(Graduate Center, 1160 McDermott Dr., West Chester, PA)
Whether you’re enrolling in a Masters or Doctorate Program, an entrance exam may be required. Come energize your math and verbal skills over 7 evenings while learning new strategies to raise your score on the GMAT or GRE exam. Classes will be held on 7 consecutive Wednesdays, 6:00-9:30 PM starting September 27, 2017.
Click here to enroll or visit West Chester University’s Continuing Professional Education @ www.wcupa.edu/cpe. The price is $650 and includes all practice tests and hand-outs. More Information: ejenkins@wcupa.edu • 610-425-7435

Upcoming Events

WCU Athletics Golf Outings
October 23 - Golden Ram Golf Team Invitational at Penn Oaks, 1:00 p.m. start. Click here for more info or to register!
October 29 - Diamond Scramble Golf Outing, Inniscrone Golf Club, 8:00 a.m. start. Click here for more info or to register!

Dinner and Show - Neil Berg's Pianomen: An Intimate Tribute to Billy Joel & Elton John
Friday, October 13

Neil Berg

The new WCU Live! season has been released! Join WCU alumni and friends for dinner and a show! Neil Berg's Pianomen pays an intimate tribute to the compositions and songwriting of two of the most iconic composers of the 20th century, Billy Joel and Elton John. Hear the crowd-pleasing popular hits and forgotten songs of the last four decades! With Neil Berg himself on piano, these timeless songs light up the stage with incredible vocals by accomplished Broadway singers Michael Lanning (The Civil War) and Danny Zolli (Jesus Christ Superstar). Click here to learn more.

4th Annual Friends of the Newman Center Dinner
Saturday, October 14

Newman Center

Please join us Saturday, October 14 for the dedication of our new Church followed by our fourth annual "Friends of the Newman Center" Celebration. We hope to make this a fun evening in which we can enjoy each other's company, give alumni an opportunity to reminisce with their class mates, and perhaps meet new West Chesterfriends. Opportunities for sponsorship will be presented the evening of the event. 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
Click here for the entire schedule of events and to register!

WCU Homecoming

Check out what else is going on at WCU:

WCU Campus Calendar

WCU Arts & Humanities Events Calendar

WCU School of Music Events Calendar

WCU Athletics Calendar

Alumni Spotlight

On May 20, 2017, the Alumni Association Awards Committee presented Mark Pennypacker Sr. '82 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 Mark!

Pictured below is Dean Gentekos ’07 (WCUAA Past President), Stuart Claghorn, Mark Pennypacker Sr. '82, and Christopher Fiorentino (President of WCU).

Mark Pennypacker Sr. ‘82

Career Corner

Do not forget you have access to the CDC services as an alumnus and that includes job fairs. Check out the information about our upcoming career fair.

Fall 2017 Career Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 11:00am-2:30pm, Sykes Ballrooms
• Join 70+ employers looking to hire WCU students and alumni
• Companies include: Vanguard, Wawa, Enterprise Holdings, Sallie Mae, ReminderMedia, A. Duie Pyle, Inc., City Year and many more!
• Check out Ram Career Network for a full list of employers and positions

How does your resume look? Schedule an appointment, come by drop-in hours (1-3pm M-F), or email (cdc@wcupa.edu) your resume to get a review before the fair!

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

Trivia Time

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

Approximately how many WCU alumni live in Pennsylvania?

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 August Trivia Winners: Barbara Tuttle '87, Amy Stankavage '99 and Holly Wojcik '02 – each received a Rammy Bobblehead!

Did You Know?

WCU’s Department of Theatre and Dance will be performing Romeo and Juliet this Fall. Performances run from Oct 19-21, 2017. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Romeo and Juliet

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