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Golden Dragon Society and Drexel Class of 1974

There are many events planned for the Golden Dragon Society – our alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago. Join your classmates back on campus to enjoy one another’s company, to experience and learn about the Drexel of today and to meet some of the University’s faculty, staff and students.

Our guests of honor this year are the members of the 50-year reunion Class of 1974! We can’t wait to celebrate this milestone reunion with you and welcome you into the Golden Dragon Society.


Class of 1974 Welcome Dinner

6 to 9 p.m.; A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery, Main Building
Kick off your reunion weekend at this intimate, seated dinner, surrounded by the artwork of the A.J. Drexel Picture Gallery which houses 19th Century European artwork, as well as portraits by A.J. Drexel’s father, Francis Martin Drexel. A class photo will be taken. This event is only open to members of the Class of 1974.

DUBAC Golden Dragon Open House

4 to 8 p.m.; Center for Black Culture, Rush Building
Stop by Drexel’s Center for Black Culture to mix and mingle over drinks and hors d'oeuvres with fellow Black Golden Dragons from the Classes of 1974 and prior.


College of Engineering Dean’s Update and Tour

9:30 to 11 a.m.; Innovation Studio
CoE alumni and guests are invited to join Dean Sharon L. Walker, PhD, for an update and tour of Drexel Engineering spaces in 3101 Market Street, including the Innovation Studio, the College’s shared space for students to collaborate and bring their ideas to life.

LeBow College of Business Dean’s Update and Tour

9:30 to 11 a.m.; Gerri C. LeBow Hall, 7th Floor
Business alumni and guests are invited to join Vibhas Madan, PhD, LeBow College of Business dean and R. John Chapel Jr. Dean’s Chair, for an update on business education at Drexel. Hear firsthand from current students as they provide tours of the 12-story, 177,500-square-foot Gerri C. LeBow Hall and enjoy a coffee reception with stunning views of the Philadelphia skyline from the building’s balcony.

Golden Dragon Society Luncheon

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Behrakis Grand Hall, Creese Student Center
Catch up with classmates and reminisce about your Dragon days at this annual luncheon. The 50-year reunion Class of 1974 will be recognized, and the Golden Dragon Society Award winners will be honored. Following lunch, Alan Greenberger, vice president for real estate and facilities, will give a presentation on Drexel's campus then, now and into the future.

Golden Dragon Lounge

2 to 4:30 p.m.; University Club, MacAllister Hall
The Golden Dragon Lounge is a place for you to kick back and relax during your busy day! Stop by anytime to take a load off and enjoy light refreshments. Registration is not required.

Estate Planning with David Toll, JD, Senior Associate Vice President, Gift Planning

2:30 to 3 p.m.; Liberty View Room, MacAllister Hall
Creating a personalized estate plan is the most important thing you can do to make sure that your wishes are honored after you’re gone. But estate planning is not a “one and done.” Life happens and, over the years, things change, and your estate plan needs to change with it. It’s important to review and update not only your will, but also the beneficiary designations for your retirement assets, life insurance policies and bank accounts to ensure that the right people and organizations are included…and the wrong ones are not.

Golden Dragon Society Facebook Tips and Tricks

3 to 3:30 p.m.; Sky View Room, MacAllister Hall
Get a quick tutorial from Kelsey McKee, associate director of digital marketing, on how to keep your Golden Dragon Society Facebook page active long after Alumni Weekend. Get helpful Facebook tips and bring your questions!

Modern Ritual: The Art of Mary McFadden Opening Reception

4:30 to 6:30; Great Court, Main Building
Join President John Fry at this exclusive reception for an inside look at pieces from designer Mary McFadden’s exhibition.

Golden Dragon Society Social

6 to 8:30 p.m.; The Study
End the day of festivities with friends old and new for a casual get together at The Study. Drinks and appetizers will be provided.


Drexel After Dark

6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Enjoy exclusive access to PAFA at this festive reception for all alumni from Drexel University, College of Medicine and its legacy schools. Graze your way through heavy hors d'oeuvre stations, enjoy an open beer and wine bar and dance the night away! In addition, take in the beautiful PAFA student artwork on display.

Guests may arrive at 6 p.m. for exclusive access to PAFA’s Historic Landmark Building and explore its main exhibit, Artists As Cultivators, which examines how artists have fostered and sustained critical social dialogues over three centuries through their use of nature as a subject, theme and material. Access to the Historic Landmark Building will be limited from 6 to 7 p.m.