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24 Hours of Impact: The Graduate College Accepts the Mission; Do You?

May 6, 2016

Dear Drexel Graduate Student Community:

With Commencement only about a month away, it certainly is a lively time here at Drexel. I hope you will join me in marking your calendar for another exciting event: Drexel’s first-ever Day of Giving on May 10, 2016! During these 24 hours, alumni, students, and supporters from all over the world will be showing their pride by giving back to graduate education at Drexel. 

As you know, the Graduate College has been newly formed to enhance Drexel’s already comprehensive graduate programs and to enrich the graduate student experience across the university. To ensure further development and success, we count on gifts from loyal supporters like you!

Contributions--no matter how small--will support student-focused priorities, including highly sought-after travel awards for students presenting their work at prestigious conferences nation-wide, as well as valuable professional development workshops and speakers tailored to meet student needs. Both initiatives strengthen the academic, professional and personal goals of our students, preparing them to be leaders in their fields.

The “mission” begins at midnight on May 10 and Drexel will be rallying supporters to reach a record-breaking goal of 600 supporters in one day. To ensure your gift goes to graduate initiatives, please select the Graduate College in the dropdown menu on the 24 Hours of Impact website.

To learn more about the reach of Graduate College initiatives, please visit the Make a Gift page on our website, and join us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter to follow along with fun Day of Giving activities and progress.

There is much to celebrate at Commencement this June, and we are already planning for an even more productive academic year ahead. In the meantime, I hope you will join me and the entire Graduate College in this unprecedented day of Drexel pride on May 10.

Thank you for your continued support and I hope to see you at a graduate event soon!




James Herbert, PhD
Executive Vice Provost and Dean, Graduate College