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Homecoming 2021

Homecoming 2021

Whether you’re near or far, Drexel is bringing Homecoming to you! Mark your calendars for a virtual celebration of the University’s winter tradition from Feb. 2-6.

Explore online opportunities to roll up your sleeves and try something new, hear from an engaging group of speakers, have fun with the family and so much more. While we are unable to gather on campus, Homecoming is your chance to keep the roaring Drexel spirit alive and connect with alumni from around the world.

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For other ways to get involved, please consider contributing to the Homecoming 2021 Winter Clothing and Food Drive in support of Drexel's Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services. Your generosity can provide warmth and comfort to 25 families. Visit the Amazon wish list for a full list of needs.

  • Dragons Path to the Pros

    Tuesday, February 2, 2021

    6:00 PM-7:30 PM

    Online Via Zoom (Details shared upon registration)

    • Everyone

    Register

    A panel of former Drexel athletes will share their journey through Drexel’s athletic program and how it prepared them for their professional careers. Speakers include:

    • Tim Whitworth ’04 (moderator)
    • Frantz Massenat ’14 (Men’s Basketball)
    • Hollie Mershon ’14 (Women’s Basketball) 

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  • Loaves of Love: Homecoming Challah Bake

    Wednesday, February 3, 2021

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM

    Online Via Zoom (Details sent upon registration)

    • Everyone

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    Enjoy a delicious piece of soft, sweet challah bread with fellow alumni! Moussia Goldstein from Chabad Serving Drexel will show you how to get your dough started and then teach you the art of braiding challah. Moussia will also share the significance of challah and the role of food in Jewish tradition.

    Spread the love by keeping one for yourself and sharing one with a friend. A recipe for two challah loaves will be emailed one week prior to the event.

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  • DVAN Presents: From Spirits to Sanitizer at Eight Oaks Distillery

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM

    Online Via Zoom (Details shared upon registration)

    • Everyone
    Register

    Join the Drexel Veterans Alumni Network (DVAN) and Chad Butters ’14, Army veteran and owner of Eight Oaks Distillery, for a virtual tour and talk! Butters will share his business journey and how it led him to pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic to produce a sought-after community need — hand sanitizer. Butters will then guide you through some of the distillery’s products and share his expert tasting tips. Register to receive 10 percent off of your total purchase from Eight Oaks Distillery. Discount code expires Wednesday, Jan. 27. Guests will also be emailed a cocktail recipe.

    This event is co-sponsored with the Executive MBA Alumni Association.
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  • Drexel InSites: Work, Family and Health in an Aging Society

    Thursday, February 4, 2021

    8:00 PM-9:00 PM

    Online via Zoom (Details shared upon registration)

    • Everyone

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    Whether you're an employer who needs to support an older workforce; a healthcare worker preparing to serve an aging patient base; a professional seeking to delay retirement and update your skillset; or a caregiver juggling the needs of elderly parents — the aging of America will affect decisions about your career, health and loved ones.

    Join Laura N. Gitlin, dean of Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions, James C. Appleby, CEO of The Gerontological Society of America and Robyn Stone, senior vice president of the LeadingAge LTSS Center at UMass Boston for an insightful discussion about navigating this profound demographic shift. Also learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our global aging community and how we can work to better protect this vulnerable population. 

    Recognized by the AFU Global Network, Drexel is proud to be named Philadelphia’s first Age-Friendly University (AFU). 

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  • Recent Alumni and Seniors Game Night with DESGA

    Friday, February 5, 2021

    6:00 PM-8:00 PM

    Online (Instructions shared following registration)

    • Everyone

    Register

    Hone your competitive Dragon spirit and join the Drexel Esports and Gaming Association (DESGA) for a night of fun and games! Instructions for virtual gameplay will be provided via email prior to the event. Games will include:

    Skribbl.io, a free multiplayer drawing and guessing game. The faster you guess the correct word the more points you win!

    Among Us, an online multiplayer social deduction game, where you are a crew member attempting to keep your spaceship together and return back to Earth. As you prepare for departure, beware of an impostor bent on killing everyone!

    Jeopardy, a quiz game based on one of the most popular game shows in America. 

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  • Sip and Savor: Virtual Wine Pairing

    Friday, February 5, 2021

    7:00 PM-8:00 PM

    Online via Zoom (Details shared upon registration)

    • Everyone

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    Serena Zelenzy, adjunct instructor in Drexel’s Center for Hospitality, founder and principal wine educator at What Am I Drinking!? wine education studio, is back to share her vast knowledge of wine and help you discover your preferred variety of Pinot!

    Whether it’s Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc, or Pinot Noir, pour a glass and learn about the history and evolution of the Pinot grape family, and why it is so versatile and prime for food pairing.

    A wine and food pairing list will be emailed one week prior to the event. The food pairing is curated by Nihad Hajdarhodzic ’09, executive chef at Comcast.

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  • Drexel Dragons Art Class

    Saturday, February 6, 2021

    10:00 AM-11:00 AM

    Online via Zoom (Details shared upon registration)

    • Everyone

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    Grab your little ones and roll up your sleeves for an arts and crafts lesson  in how to make a Drexel-themed luminary from Tessa Downs ’05 of Art Kids Creative. Come prepared and purchase an art kit by Jan. 24. The kit includes five art projects:
    1. Dragon Puppet (paper craft)
    2. Beautiful Dragon Eye (paint)
    3. Stenciled dragon scale treasure box (wooden box/paint)
    4. Blue and Yellow Luminary (Mixed Media)
    5. Mario the Magnificent Mini Painting (Painting)

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  • DUBAC Virtual Brunch with Chef Sadé Dancy

    Saturday, February 6, 2021

    11:00 AM-1:00 PM

    Online Via Zoom (Details shared upon registration)

    • Everyone

    Register

    Get ready for a lesson in everyone’s favorite weekend meal, brunch! Chef Sadé Dancy, former "Hell’s Kitchen" contestant, and chef/owner of Chef Sadé Event Group, will teach you how to make a delicious soul-fusion dish to spice up your recipe rotation.

    Hosted by the Drexel University Black Alumni Council (DUBAC), cooks of all levels are welcome to attend! An ingredient list, along with other supplies, will be emailed one week prior to the event.

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