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Alumni and Student Honorees


The 2023 Drexel Alumni awards recognize a select group of alumni and students for outstanding contributions to their chosen professions, communities, and Drexel University. This year’s recipients are entrepreneurs, researchers, mentors and leaders. Check out the videos below to meet this year’s awardees who truly embody what it means to be a Dragon.

A full list of alumni and student award descriptions is available here.

Congratulations to the 2023 Awardees:

A.J. Drexel Paul Award for Service to Alma Mater
Patricia H. Imbesi, BS Home Economics ’69, Trustee

Alumni Entrepreneur Award (Revenue >$1M)
Stephen Fernands, MBA Business Administration ’04

Excellence in Co-operative Education Award
Lisa Ng, BSAE Architectural Engineering ’03, PhD Civil Engineering '10

Golden Dragon Society Award
Stanley King, BS Mechanical Engineering ’73
Ann Weiss, MS Library Science '73

Silver Dragon Society Award
Doc Parghi, BS Finance '95, MBA Business Administration '98

Harriet E. Worrell Society Award
Peggy Burns, BS Electrical Engineering '79

Joseph H. Jacovini Outstanding Service Award
Stephen A. Cozen

Mary S. Irick Drexel Society Award for Civic Engagement
Aubrey Reichard-Eline, BS Design & Merchandising '99

Faculty/Staff Alumni Award for Campus Impact
Jennifer Atchison, BS Materials Engineering ’00, PhD Materials Science & Engineering ’12

Service to Profession Award
Adrienne Goodrich-Doctor, BS Biological Sciences ’99

Recent Alumni Emerging Leader Award
Drew Cronin, PhD Environmental Science '13
Michael Naguib, PhD Materials Science & Engineering '14

Recent Alumni Distinguished Service Award
Maura Jarvis, BS Sustainable Product Development '16

Recent Alumni Entrepreneur Award (Revenue >$1M)
Alexander Kane, BS Legal Studies-Business '17

Jennifer Atchison

Peggy Burns

Drew Cronin

Stephen Fernands

Adrienne Goodrich-Doctor

Maura Jarvis

Alex Kane

Stanley King

Lisa Ng

Michael Naguib

Doc Parghi

Aubrey Reichard-Eline

Ann Weiss