West Chester University Alumni Association
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Message from the President

The Roaring ‘20s will be evoked at Longwood Gardens April 3 when Sue and I host WCU’s 37th annual Presidential Scholarship Community Gala. We invite you to join us for this benefit that is the sole source of funding for the Presidential Scholarship, which is awarded to students who display a commitment to academic excellence.

Annually, more than 350 alumni, friends, and area business and community leaders attend the Gala, which features live music from the Wells School of Music and The Morning After Band, a live auction, dinner, dancing, plus exclusive after-hours access to Longwood’s Conservatory.

Break out the flapper dresses and two-tone Oxfords if you choose, and don’t delay. This is always a sell-out event and tickets are going quickly. For more information, contact the West Chester University Foundation at 610-436-2868 or info@wcufoundation.org.

Sue and I hope to see you there!

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Campus News
Grandparents University Registration Available Soon!

Our unique three-day summer camp for grandparents and their grandchildren (ages 7-13) will be available again for its 10th consecutive year!

You do not have to be an alumnus to participate- share this program with anyone that values time spent with family and the unique opportunity to experience WCU's faculty and campus!

Join us for programs such as:
Create Your Own Newscast
Superhero Costume Design
Mindfulness, Art & Breath
Lifetime Fitness Fun
Theory of Flight
Ancestry DNA
Team Challenge I
Team Challenge II
Exploring the Gordon Natural Area
Costume Design
American SIgn Language
The Collision of Sports & Medicine
Drones Exploration

Registration available
Weds. March 11th: www.wcupa.edu/GPU

WCU Foundation
Learn More About Planned Giving

Proud WCU graduates Tom ’98 and Jaime ’03 Burnley are the epitome of what one wants in an alumni couple. In addition to giving their time to help with the W. Glenn Killinger Foundation that supports fundraising for the Golden Rams football program, Tom and Jaime have recognized the value of young alumni philanthropy and giving back to their alma mater.

By the time they reached their early thirties, Tom and Jaime had already become consistent major contributors to WCU and then decided to make a legacy gift to the football program in their estate plan.

Learn more about Planned Giving »

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Upcoming Events
One World Observatory & Sunset Reception- POSTPONED! Due to the rapidly evolving issues and concerns around the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), it has been advised to postpone the One World Observatory & Sunset Reception with President Fiorentino scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020. We will provide information about a reschedule date in the future. Thank you for your interest in this event and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Phillies Spring Training Game (Clearwater, FL) Make your plans now to join WCU alumni and friends to cheer on the fightin’ Phils as they crush the Tampa Bay Rays!
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Reception & WCU Live! featuring Johnny Peers & the Muttville Comix A show for the whole family and the dog lover in all of us, the show stars mostly dogs rescued from shelters or pounds, like Murphy, the ladder climbing Fox Terrier and Willy, the Border Collie who only answers to “Sir.” Enjoy a reception at 1:30pm in Phillips Memorial Hall followed by the WCU Live! Show at 3:00pm.
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Sarasota Polo Match (Clearwater, FL) Join us for a fun-filled tailgate before and during the polo match, right off of the sidelines. Gates open at 10a.m. and the match starts at 1p.m. This is a great get-together and all West Chester University alumni and friends are welcome to attend this BYO event.

No registration required, visit website for details!
Rammy Egg Hunt
Join WCU alumni on Saturday, April 4th at the Alumni & Foundation Center for a fun morning with Rammy! Activities include an egg hunt, moonbounce, face painters, kid crafts, and food buffet.

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York County Chapter 100th Anniversary Kick Off Join fellow alumni to kick-off the celebration of the chapter's 100th anniversary at Wyndridge Farms!
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Alumni Weekend Every year during Alumni Weekend, the campus comes alive as alumni, friends and families return to WCU. From April 24-26, alumni choose from over a dozen events, including the Alumni Tailgate & Kick-off Party, Spring Football Game, Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony, Alumni & Friends Breakfast, Planetarium Show, Legacy Family Reception, Baseball & Softball games, the Spring Awakening  musical, the Symphony Orchestra & Choirs Concert and so much more!
Check out the Schedule of Events »
WCU at Dorney Park
Join us for WCU Alumni Day at Dorney Park! Registration includes parking, admission into Dorney Park (10am-10pm), Wildwater Kingdom (10:30am-7pm), and an all-you-can-eat catered lunch from 12-2pm in one of Dorney Park's private pavilions.Register Now »
Grandparents University®
Hosted on West Chester University's main campus from June 22-24, 2020, GPU is a three-day summer camp experience designed specifically for grandparents and their grandchildren (ages 7-13) that brings the wisdom of WCU faculty and other experts right to you. You do not have to be an alumnus to enjoy this experience!
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The term Grandparents University® is a registered trademark originating at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is used with permission.
Rams in the Sand- Save the Date!
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

Kathleen (McDonald) Amabile '09

The Alumni Relations office recently caught up with Kathleen (McDonald) Amabile '09, who received her Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education at WCU. Kathleen is currently the Band Director, Grades 5-12 at Elk Lake School District in Springville, PA.

WCU has contributed to her success because of the high standards that music students are held to and the professors that inspired her to become the best educator she could possibly be. Kathleen participates in Alumni Band during Homecoming and recently performed with the Ram Band at the Eagles playoff game this past January! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, volunteering at the local animal shelter, reading and exercising!

Read more about why Kathleen enjoys being a Band Director and the passion she has for preparing her students for success in addition to her favorite moments at WCU.  

Click here to read more »

Trivia Time
Want to win a linen WCU tote bag with mason jar water bottle, a set of four coasters and a bottle opener? 

Take a look at the following trivia question and send your answer to  alumni@wcupa.edu:

Share at least one Alumni Weekend event you're looking forward to and why?

Four winners will be randomly selected from all correct entries and announced in the next issue of the WCU Alumni Ramblings E-Newsletter.

Clarence W. Martin '63, Diane Barber Roberts ‘82, Sara Kawalek '96, Antonis Christodoulopoulos '88 - each received a WCU Scarf!

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