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Alumni News

Our College of Arts and Sciences (CoAS) alumni —more than 12,000 strong across 13 different disciplines— make a difference every day by applying their knowledge and working to improve the common good. We would love to hear from you and keep you up-to-date on all of the great things happening at the College!

Meet Our Alumni

Running Wild Press

Running Wild Press Writing Contest Open for Submissions

Drexel students and alumni are invited to submit a fiction manuscript for the chance to win a professional book contract.

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Sean Hyatt, BS Psychology '23

Sean Hyatt '23 Awarded Danté Austin Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Advocacy

The Danté M. Austin Memorial Scholarship is awarded to one local student annually by the Gay Officers Action League (GOAL) of Greater Philadelphia.

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PhD student Kamila Kuabara

Members of BEES Department Present at Academy of Natural Sciences Research Day

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University recently hosted its annual Research Day, where scientists shared brief, engaging summaries of their research and discoveries from throughout 2023.

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Dean Brown (left) with math professor Dimitri Papadopoulos

Discussions with the Dean: Meet Math Professor Dimitri Papadopoulos

Associate Teaching Professor of Mathematics Dimitri Papadopoulos, EdD, recently sat down with Dean David Brown, PhD to discuss classroom techniques, how math translates to other fields and more.

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Drexel College of Arts and Sciences 2023 commencement speaker Elizabeth Lombardo received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Drexel University in 2002.

Meet Keynote Commencement Speaker Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD '02

According to Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, our mental health is our superpower. Lombardo will share her science-based knowledge and advice with the class of 2023 as the keynote speaker at the CoAS commencement ceremony on June 15. She speaks more about her career path and offers words of wisdom to graduates in this Q&A.

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Mary Madsen smiles outside during golden hour, wearing a black turtleneck and glasses

Catching up with Mary Madsen, MS Public Policy ’21

Mary Madsen, MS public policy ’21, started her master's program before Covid and graduated with the pandemic in full swing. Originally from Texas, the culture shock of moving to Philadelphia with her husband and child was difficult to begin with, but especially challenging when she realized that she would be stuck in the city with no prospect of returning home due to travel restrictions. But Madsen made the most of her time here. As someone interested in education policy, it was a great opportunity for her to learn about how city councils and school districts work in times of crisis.

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Greg Loring-Albright

Catching up with Greg Loring-Albright, PhD Communication, Culture and Media '22

Greg Loring-Albright, PhD '22, has always loved games, but when he decided to pursue this interest professionally, finding the right graduate program wasn't easy. The interdisciplinary model of Drexel’s Communication, Culture and Media (CCM) program proved to be the foundation he needed to pursue his unique path of study.

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Alexandra J. King Pile smiles during a video. An American flag sits behind her.

Catching up with Alexandra J. King Pile, BA International Studies ’07

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Alexandra J. King Pile, BA international studies '07, who is currently working as a diplomat for the United States Department of State. Read on to learn about the challenges and opportunities of her role, and how her time at Drexel prepared her for this path.

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Ellen Rubin

Spreading the Therapeutic Art of Knitting: Meet Ellen Rubin '92

Ellen Rubin, BS biology '92, started a nonprofit to share the scientifically-backed mental and physical health benefits of knitting and fiber arts with the community members who need it most.

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Lisa Forsyth

From the Army to Herbal Tea: Meet Lisa Forsyth, MS Environmental Science '91

Lisa Forsyth, MS environmental science ‘91, served 33 years in the US Army as an enlisted soldier and colonel. Now, she lives a self-sustaining lifestyle on her Texas ranch and is the owner of Oli Tea Company, which produces all-natural, sustainably grown herbal tea. It may seem like an unusual career pivot, but according to Forsyth, making your unique idea a reality is "a very Drexel concept."

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