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Alissa Falcone

Editor and Staff Writer
Alissa Falcone is the editor of DrexelNow and Drexel Quarterly and a staff writer who has contributed to those Drexel publications as well as Drexel Magazine and EXEL Magazine. She joined University Communications in 2013 as a communications associate and continued working full-time in 2014 after she graduated from Drexel with a bachelor’s degree in English. Alissa received her master's degree in communication from Drexel in 2017. She previously worked for Philadelphia magazine and has written for the Philadelphia Daily NewsPhilly.com and other publications. When she’s not working at her desk, she can usually be found near one of the many food trucks on Drexel’s campus … for work, obviously. She tweets at @AlissaFalcone.

Contact:

acf57@drexel.edu

215.571.4319

The 2018 University-wide commencement ceremony ended with fireworks.

2018 Commencement Recap: Dragons, Fireworks and M. Night Shyamalan

Drexel University sent off its Class of 2018 with a special University-wide commencement ceremony held at Citizens Bank Park.
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So Long, Graduates; Hello, Summer Fridays

It’s that time of year again: Summer Fridays are back for Drexel University faculty and staff, in appreciation for all of the hard work that these Dragons accomplish throughout the year.
The cap that Devin Williams, a design and merchandising student in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, decorated to win third place.

Capping it All Off: Winners Chosen for 2018 Commencement Cap Contest

For this year’s graduation, Drexel University held a contest for graduating students to show off their decorated caps in an Instagram contest.
UE Lifesciences’ iBreastExam detects tumors early at the point of care without the need for radiation, and has been used to provide 120,000 breast examinations.

Drexel Advances Among Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted US Utility Patents in 2017

The University was included among the colleges and universities in the Top 100 Worldwide Universities Granted U.S. Utility Patents report authored by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (POA).

Employee Olympics

Ready, Set, Register: Drexel’s Annual Employee Olympics Is Coming Up

Faculty and staff have until June 13 to register to compete in the day’s events, which could win them an iPad or Fitbit.

Jose receiving a special plaque at the screening held on Drexel's campus.

A Spoonful of Animation Helps the Story Medicine Go Down

Since 2016, the Story Medicine class at Drexel University has helped the ideas and dreams of child patients at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia come alive — and now, through a new partnership, become animated.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — May

In the May installment of the “Heard Around Campus” feature, faculty and staff can read about news concerning commencement and professional development.
President Fry.

President Fry’s Contract Extended to Lead Drexel Into the Next Decade

At a recent meeting, the Board of Trustees extended President John Fry’s contract through 2023.
The new Frozen Horchata from Saxbys was created for Drexel's Class of 2018 and will be available at the two Saxbys locations on the University City Campus. Photo courtesy Saxbys.

Saxbys Creates One-of-a-Kind Drink for Drexel Seniors

In honor of the Drexel University Class of 2018’s upcoming graduation, Saxbys designed a special iced beverage for the graduating seniors.
2017 commencement.

Drexel University's 2018 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients

More than a dozen respected speakers will address Drexel Dragons at various college- and school-level ceremonies, as well as at a University-wide event.
One of the many Dragons who attended College Signing Day representing Drexel University.

Another Year of Record Freshman Enrollment At Drexel

A larger-than-expected number of incoming freshman have made deposits to enroll at Drexel University next fall, marking the second year of record deposits since a new enrollment and retention strategy was rolled out in 2015. 

One child had the opportunity to touch and feel a real-life dinosaur fossil at the Academy of Natural Sciences during Drexel's Inspire a Child to Dream event.

Little Dragons Inspired to Dream — and Create, and Play — at Annual Event

At 2018’s annual Inspire a Child to Dream Day, the children of Drexel faculty and staff came to campus for a special day of activities.