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Alumni Weekend 2019: May 16 - 18

It was certainly a weekend to remember with more than 1,900 alumni and friends at 52 events! Graduates and their guests celebrated the good times of yesterday and today throughout campus and at locations throughout Philadelphia like the Academy of Natural Sciences and the Art Museum. Check out the Alumni Weekend photos online to relive all the fun – or for those who couldn’t make it, see what you missed.


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Save the date for next year: May 14 to 16, 2020!

Plans are already underway for next year’s events. In 2020, we’ll celebrate milestone reunions for classes ending in a “5” or a "0,” including the  50-Year Classes of 1970, the 25-Year Classes of 1995 and the 30-Year Classes of 1990. If you would like to volunteer to help plan your reunion, email and someone will be in touch with more information.

If your class year ends in a "5" or a "0" and you'd like to help plan your milestone reunion, let us know! Contact the Office of Alumni Relations at

Thank you to our Alumni Weekend 2019 volunteers

Alumni Weekend would not have been possible without the time and support from the following volunteers. Thank you all for making Alumni Weekend 2019 a success!

Affinity Event Organizers

Mike Avena, Class of 2019
Helen Callas Reiner, BS '57, MBA '66
Rabbi Isabel de Koninck, Drexel Hillel
Stephen Facenda, BS '90
Elizabeth Gartner, BS '14
Michael Gokie, Director of Drexel Newman
Abigail Gorman, Campus Minister, Drexel University
Jerry Martin, BS '77
Matthew Pron, BS '16
Giuseppe Salomone, BS '94, MS '99, MS '06, MS '08, PhD '14, MS '16, BA '17, BA '18, MS '19

Event Speakers

Olivia Babiec, BS ’15
Donna Maier, Senior Assistant Director, Enrollment Management and Student Success
Joanne Murray, Director, College of Medicine Arichives
Andrea Abanto, Class of 2019
Kimberlyne Bethea, BS '12
Rich Blumberg, BS '84
James Buehler, MD, Clinical Professor, Dornsife School of Public Health
Catherine Campbell-Perna, BS '95, MS '11, Associate Director, Undergraduate Admission
Anne Cecil, BS '84
Carmita Champ '11
Allie Cohen, Class of 2019
Kapil Dandekar, PhD, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, College of Engineering
Loretta P. Finnegan, MD '64 HU
Christina Flory, BS '10
DeAndra Forde, Class of 2019
Laura Gitlin, PhD, Dean, College of Nursing and Health Professions
Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Professor, Materials Sciences and Engineering
Paul Gondek, BS '74
Joe Hancock, Associate Professor, Design and Merchandising
Matt Herbison, Archivist, Drexel College of Medicine Archives
David Kaganovsky, BS ’95
Scott Knowles, Associate Professor, History and Politics
Danielle Kopicko, Associate Director, Nanomaterials
Brighid Leyman, BS '12
Nancy Mair, BS '92
Sean Moran, Assistant Lab Managaer, Office of the Dean of the College of Engineering
Brielle Sanders, BS '13
Daniel V. Schidlow, MD, College of Medicine Dean
Ira Taffer, BS '79, PhD '83
Nick Thompson, MPH '15
Sharon Walker, PhD, Dean, College of Engineering

Event Host

Amish Desai, BS ’03

Event Volunteers

Eliza Jane Barnes, Current Student
Rich Buoni '87
Olivia E. Hilal, Current Student
Tess Krowicki, Current Student
Matthew Lyons, Archivist, Drexel University
Brian S. McIntyre, Current Student
Charmie Mehta, Current Student
David Orozco, Current Student
Jedidah Kim Prum, Current Student
Steven St. George, Current Student
Architha Sudhakar, Current Student
Aditi Suresh, Current Student
Jason Wayne Thomas, Current Student
Matthew Thoonkuzhy, Current Student

Reunion Committee Members

Donna Lynn Antonucci, MD '84 MCP
Thomas W. Bonekemper, MD '69 HU
Frank W. Bowen Jr., MD '69 HU
Lawrence Dominic Christian, BS '69
Mark S. Codella, MD '84 HU
Catherine Nicolaides Codella, MD '84 HU
Nancy M. Coyne, MD '69 WMC
Judith Haschak Figura, MD '69 WMC
Polly A. Graham, MD '69 WMC
James A. Hartz, BS '69, MBA '76
Maria Tartaglia Jacobs, BS '69, MBA '78
Johanna M. Kalemba, MD '69 WMC
George R. Kinsley Jr., BS '69
Ann W. Kravitz, BS '69
Richard H. Lampert, BS '69
Joanne Livote, MD '94 MCP
Timothy A. Manzone, MD '89 MCP
Sheila Margolis, MD '69 WMC
Anna T. Meadows, MD '69 WMC
Col. J. Craig Nannos, BS '69
A. George Neubert, MD '89 HU
Claudia S. Plottel, MD '84 MCP
Pasquale M. Procacci, MD '69 HU
Laura Dana Sbarra, MD '69 WMC
Stanley W. Silverman, BS '69, MBA '74
Anthony Zappacosta, MD '69 HU

Student Volunteers

Yasmine Carruthers, Current Student
Kristofer Warren Crowell, Current Student
Azamat (Matt) Gasanov, Current Student
Schuyler Hultman, Current Student