Alissa Falcone

Editor and Staff Writer
Alissa Falcone is the editor of DrexelNow and Drexel Quarterly and a staff writer who has contributed to those Drexel publications as well as Drexel Magazine and EXEL Magazine. She joined University Communications in 2013 as a communications associate and continued working full-time in 2014 after she graduated from Drexel with a bachelor’s degree in English. Alissa received her master's degree in communication from Drexel in 2017. She previously worked for Philadelphia magazine and has written for the Philadelphia Daily NewsPhilly.com and other publications. When she’s not working at her desk, she can usually be found near one of the many food trucks on Drexel’s campus … for work, obviously. She tweets at @AlissaFalcone.

Articles

Drexel President John Fry and Sheryl Lee Ralph on stage at Drexel's 2024 Commencement. Drexel University’s Unforgettable 2024 Commencement Ceremony
Graduating Dragons braved the weather for a communal event in Citizens Bank Park. A class whose members might have lost out on high school ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic was treated to a night full of inspirational speeches and colorful fireworks.
Sheryl Lee Ralph with arms raised while speaking at the podium at Drexel's 2024 Commencement. Top 10 Quotes from Drexel’s 2024 Commencement
Need some inspiration for facing what comes next? Drexel graduates heard words of encouragement, fortitude and advice at this year’s University-wide ceremony.
Four people standing in a line Howard University and Drexel University Collaborate on Department of Energy Project for Clean Energy Education
The two institutions have received an initial installment of $500,000 with the highest three performers eligible to share $1,750,000 for implementation to develop a cross-university exchange program related to the design of low-carbon environments.
Drexel President John Fry Drexel University President John Fry Elected Member of the American Philosophical Society
Last month, the University’s leader was inducted into the county’s oldest and most prestigious intellectual institution, along with esteemed national and international luminaries in the arts, sciences, humanities and professions.
A shot of the exterior of the Mandell Theater in 2024. Drexel University Celebrates 50 Years of Performances and Events at the Mandell Theater
Since 1973, the space has provided the amenities and benefits of a professional theater for generations of Drexel students, faculty, professional staff and community members.
Speakers on stage at Drexel's 2023 Commencement Drexel University Names 2024 Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients
In addition to a University-wide Commencement speaker who will address the Class of 2024, individual speakers — including alumni! — will give keynote addresses at college and school ceremonies.
People cutting the ribbon at the Drexel Station at 30th Street. Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Marks Official Unveiling of Drexel Station at 30th Street
Drexel, SEPTA and local, state and federal officials gathered at Drexel Square to celebrate the newly reconstructed and renamed Drexel Station at 30th Street.
The Drexel ICA group pictured with TEDI , government officials, school leadership, and community stakeholders, in front of the newly launched computer lab. Photo courtesy of TEDI. Through Connections and Community, Drexel Course Helps Launch Computer Lab in Tanzania
Several Drexel units and external partners collaborated for a class that ultimately culminated in improved digital literacy and educational opportunities for young learners — and, as a byproduct, physical school and road repairs in the country’s Moshi District.

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All In Most Engaged Campus for College Student Voting graphic Dragons Demonstrate Fiery Voter Turnout
The university was recognized for efforts to increase voter turnout and was named an All In Most Engaged Campus for College Student Voting.
Poster for Can We Talk? event on Nov. 17 at Bentley Hall from 7-9 p.m. Pennoni Honors College Introduces "Can We Talk?" Events
Students from any university can learn to have a more civil discussion with people whose views differ from theirs — just in time for Thanksgiving.
Wooden blocks that spell Resilience Resiliency Tips to Help You Make it Through the Term
College of Medicine student Megan Bradley, a trained resiliency coach, offered tips for bouncing back and through hurdles in academia.
Andrew DeLuca on Drexel's Campus Drexel University First-Year Building New Rover
Andrew DeLuca, an electrical engineering major, is working on a first-of-its-kind rover that could aid in landmine detection.
Blue and yellow graphic reading Dragon Votes Make a Difference 2022 Voting Information for the Drexel University Community
Dragons can register to vote in Pennsylvania until Oct. 24 and learn about this year's elections through events and resources on campus.
Lancaster Walk Alumna vs. Newbie: Drexel Staff Members Offer Campus and Philadelphia Recommendations
Alissa Falcone and Nat Kaemmerer have different points of view on campus and its surrounding city and came up with recommendations for students for both.
Zac Cohen cooks a trial dish. Drexel University Students and Longwood Gardens Tackle Food Sustainability and Innovation
Over the course of a term, students in the "Garden to Table Cooking" class learned how to cook and present dishes made from scratch.
STAR Showcase STAR Scholars Shine in 20th Anniversary of Undergraduate Research Program
More than 120 Drexel University students tackled advanced research and shared their findings at the STAR Showcase on Aug. 25.