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Message from the President
It is an honor to have been selected as the 15th president of West Chester University. I am tremendously proud of our University’s history and of all that has been accomplished. Working together, I know that we will create an even brighter future for West Chester University in the years ahead. Click here to read more.

Dr. Christopher Fiorentino

Now Open: College of Business and Public Management Building
Early in January, faculty and staff moved into the new 90,000-square-foot Business and Public Management (BPM) Center. Settling into their new spaces are the departments of accounting, criminal justice, economics and finance, geography and planning, management, marketing, and public policy and administration. Click here to read more.

College of Business and Public Management Building

Grandparents University Returns to WCU!
Mark your calendars for June 26, 27 & 28th!

Grandparents University is a specially designed program for grandparents and their grandchildren to come together for a three-day educational experience on the West Chester University campus. It’s an experience that combines incredible fun with interactive learning. Participants enjoy the “collegiate life” of living in the residence halls, taking meals in the dining hall, and choose courses taught by professors from a variety of disciplines. Grandparents University gives our alumni and grandparents a chance to fondly remember their Golden Ram days and explore our vibrant, growing campus, all the while creating a lifetime of memories. GPU will also include fun experiences such as a Disney Trivia Night, Photos with Rammy, a presentation by the WCU Police Department, featuring our police dog Remi, creating your own newscast, getting the most out of your cell phone photos, learning about engineering through Flight!, and more!  Visit www.ushcommunities.org for more information on courses and registration.


Upcoming Events

Dinner and Show: Cirque Zuma Zuma
Friday, February 17

Cirque Zuma Zuma

Join WCU alumni and friends for dinner and a show! Audiences and critics agree – Cirque Zuma Zuma is unlike anything they have ever seen before. Many describe it as an African-style Cirque du Soleil; such is the standard of Zuma Zuma's performers and the quality of the show's live musical score. As seen on season 6 of America's Got Talent, Cirque Zuma Zuma packs every show with non-stop action and incredible features that keep audiences on the edges of their seats. Click here to learn more.

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.

Phillies Spring Training Alumni Events in Clearwater, FL
March 25-26

Spring Training 2016

Join WCU alumni and friends for a fun-filled weekend in Clearwater, Florida!  We'll start the weekend with a Sunset Happy Hour on Saturday, followed by the Phillies vs. Pirates baseball game on Sunday. Click here to learn more.

Alumni Weekend 2017

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 Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Brunch was held on January 26, 2017 in Sykes Student Union. Suni Blackwell '03, Shariff Justin Blackwell '02 and James Lindsay '97 each received the Drum Major for Justice Award. This award is given to WCU Alumni who, through their personal and/or professional efforts have exemplified themselves as pillars of the community. They are men and women who are role models, leaders in their field and actively involved in improving the world around them. Click here to read more about Suni, Shariff and James!

Drum Major for Justice Awardees

Career Corner

All alumni are welcome to attend the SPRING CAREER FAIR. We have 71 registered employers eager to share their company’s positions from a variety of fields.  Stop by to talk to CubeSmart, Herr Foods, Melmark, Main Line Chamber of Commerce, Sherwin-Williams Company, Vanguard and MORE!

Spring Career Fair
Wed, February 22, 2017, 11am – 3pm in Sykes Ballrooms

Thinking of how to prepare for the fair?
• Log-in to the Ram Career Network (RCN) for the full list and descriptions of companies.
• Get your resume reviewed by the Career Development Center.
• Practice you elevator pitch!

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

Trivia Time

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

How many of the United States do WCU alumni live in?

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 January Trivia Winners: Lynn Dana Gibson '64 and Marty McLaughlin '81 – each received a WCU scarf!

Did You Know?

You can own a piece of WCU history!

Named after Grace D. McCarthy, the first Dean of Women at West Chester, McCarthy Hall was a dormitory on campus located at the corner of Sharpless and Church Streets. Although the dorm no longer stands, you can own a special piece of it! Click here to find out what they are and how you can own a piece of WCU history.

McCarthy Mailbox

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