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As a College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) graduate, you are part of a powerful global network that links more than 12,000 fellow alumni across 13 different disciplines in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. Here you’ll find information and resources to stay connected, get involved and grow your career. As a lifelong member of the CoAS community, you are an essential part of our future, and we are proud to be a continued part of your success.
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CoAS alumni have forged a distinguished history of making a difference by applying their knowledge and working to improve the common good. We are proud to share your unique stories that help to transform the experience of our current and prospective students.
Getting Creative in the Field
May 09, 2022
Mary Donnelly –who recently earned her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Drexel’s Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science (BEES) department — loves fieldwork. But instead of marshlands, forests, plains or deserts, Mary has been busy working right here in Philadelphia. Besides getting out into the field, her interests lie particularly in wildlife conservation. So, for her senior research project, Mary found a fun, collaborative way to do both while also sharing her findings with the community.
Student Interns in Drexel Publishing Group Produce Book Honoring Black Alumni Experience
Feb 10, 2022
During Homecoming Weekend, the Drexel Black Alumni Council (DUBAC) launched a special collection of essays. Titled A Legacy to Share, the new book honors over 50 years of history since the first wave of Black students arrived on Drexel’s campus in the late 1960s. Student interns in the Drexel Publishing Group were responsible for copy editing, proofreading and applying styles for formatting the book.
Students Receive Chemistry Research Experience Through Maryanoff Scholars Program
Nov 18, 2021
Thanks to the generous support of Drexel alumni Bruce (BS '69, PhD '72) and Cynthia (BS '72) Maryanoff, selected College of Arts and Sciences students are able to participate in a chemistry research program during the first summer after their freshman year. Here recent Maryanoff Scholars share their research projects and their experience in the program.
Keisha April MS ’18, PhD ’20 Works to Change Policies, Practices in Criminal Justice
Oct 27, 2021
Keisha April, PhD, a recent graduate of Drexel’s Clinical Psychology PhD program, won the Art Nezu Dissertation Diversity Award for her dissertation “Let’s ‘talk’ about the police: The role of race and the intergenerational transmission of police legitimacy attitudes in the legal socialization of youth.” This prestigious award recognizes an individual whose doctoral dissertation makes an outstanding contribution to the field of professional psychology and diversity and/or multiculturalism.
An Academic Reckoning: Meet Dane Ward BS ’09 PhD ’13
Sep 08, 2021
Assistant Teaching Professor of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Science and Drexel alum Dane Ward, PhD, was recently named an Outstanding Mentor of the Year. Here he discusses the importance of mentorship, expanding access to STEM and equity-based environmental science.
Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Sharp ‘02 Discusses Co-op Success, Communications Career
Aug 30, 2021
Jessica Sharp, a communication alum and co-founder and principal of Maven Communications, credits her success to her co-op experiences at Drexel. Here she discusses those experiences as well as what she loves about working in the constantly changing field of strategic communications.
Biological Sciences Alum Mallika Kodavatiganti ’21 Combines Passions for Co-op Success
Jul 12, 2021
Biological sciences alum Mallika Kodavatiganti '21 shares how her extracurricular activities, creative experiences and coursework inspired the work she did during co-ops at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Temple University's Center for Obesity Research and Education. She was recently honored with a 2021 Cooperative Education Award.
Creativity Can’t Wait: CoAS Graduates First Class of Creative Writing MFA Students
Jun 30, 2021
Last month, the College of Arts and Sciences graduated its first class of Creative Writing MFA students. The low-residency program launched in the fall of 2019 and has quickly become known as a program with a strong community where the students’ support of one another and their creative reach is inspiring and uplifting. Meet the thirteen members of the Class of 2021.
Meet Undergraduate Student Commencement Speaker Tim Hanlon
Jun 07, 2021
Tim Hanlon is an honors biology major with a concentration in organismal biology and physiology, a minor in neuroscience, certificates in creative writing and in publishing, and is also the outgoing Student Body President. Hanlon recently took the time to reflect on his time at Drexel and share what’s in store for him after graduation.
Meet Graduate Student Commencement Speaker Angel Hogan
Jun 04, 2021
Angel Hogan is a member of Drexel’s first graduating Creative Writing MFA class. She is an activist, poet and filmmaker. Hogan recently took time from her very busy schedule to tell us a little about herself, the MFA program and her artistic pursuits.
Two Students, Alum Named 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellows
May 20, 2021
Two CoAS graduate students and one recent alumni have received 2021 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships to promote research efforts in physics and clinical psychology. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program aims to encourage innovation and creativity in STEM fields by investing in outstanding graduate students through a five-year fellowship program. The fellowship includes three years’ worth of financial support, with an annual stipend of $34,000 and a cost of education allowance of $12,000 awarded to the researcher and their institution.
The Future is Bright for CoAS Alum Shahmar Beasley ’19, JD ’22
Mar 31, 2021
In a short time, College of Arts and Sciences alumnus Shahmar Beasley ’19 has accomplished a lot. From being named a Forbes 30 Under 30 Scholar to campaigning for various politicians and attending Drexel’s Kline School of Law, Beasley keeps a full calendar.