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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.

Contact:

acf57@drexel.edu

215.571.4319

Rosemary Trout filming an episode of "4 Levels."

‘4 Levels’ of Popular Food Videos with Rosemary Trout

The Drexel professor has appeared in 12 Condé Nast videos with over 77 million views to give expert advice on making everything from pizza sauce to chocolate chip cookies.
Drexel Dragons participating in the Philadelphia Veterans Parade in 2018.

Drexel Celebrates a Decade in the Yellow-Ribbon Program

The University was one of the first colleges to participate in the government’s tuition program for post-9/11 veterans since 2009 — and it’s still one of the few to offer unlimited spaces to student-veterans every year.
New Faculty Keep Drexel Abreast of Disruptive Technologies

New Faculty Keep Drexel Abreast of Disruptive Technologies

Among the top academic and research talent hired this year were faculty in new and developing fields that have the potential to impact mainstream industries.
19-month-old Java.

Employee Spotlight: Java, Drexel’s Newest Therapy Dog

There’s a three-generation therapy dog dynasty here at Drexel — and its youngest member, Java, just became a University employee.
Drexel University's Vice President for Cooperative Education and Career Development Ian Sladen.

Q&A: Steinbright Head Ian Sladen on Why We Should Celebrate Co-op

As the University celebrates the 100th anniversary of co-op this year, the head of the Steinbright Career Development Center shares what his team is doing now to prime the program for the future.
The 2019 Pennoni Book Bingo Board hanging in the Pennoni Honors College. Participants sign the squares that they've completed.

Why You Should Play Book Bingo at Drexel

Since 2017, faculty, staff and friends of the Pennoni Honors College have been reading books for fun and games — and fostering a sense of community in the office.
This word cloud represents a mix of Drexel’s competencies and leadership competencies that underpin the Drexel Leaders 20/20 program.

Drexel Leaders 20/20 Sets its Sights on Empowering Dragons

With a new name and tagline, the seven-year-old leadership program has a history of providing support and community to Drexel employees looking to grow at the University.
The Teaching and Learning Center opened this academic year to support faculty at Drexel University.

Drexel’s Teaching and Learning Center is Just Getting Started

Opened just in time for the new academic year, Drexel’s Teaching and Learning Center has a goal, a mission and a director to support faculty at the University.
Eric Berg working on a clay model of Drexel's "Mario the Magnificent" statue. Photo courtesy of Eric Berg.

Drexel Dragon Secrets, Straight from the Sculptor

The “Mario the Magnificent” dragon statue on the corner of 33rd and Market streets is one of the most prominent landmarks of Drexel’s University City Campus. The statue’s creator, Eric Berg, shed some light on what it was like designing, and sculpting, a dragon.
"Kerkira, Greece, 2015."

Art That Gives Back: How Photos from Alumnus Exhibition Benefit Drexel Students

The sale of photographs from Drexel alumnus and trustee R. John Chapel ’67’s recent art show will benefit a fund for student-athletes at the University.
Drexel University's two Curtis Halls.

Drexel’s Two Curtis Halls

Drexel’s Two Curtis Halls. What’s it like to share a name with a building on campus? DrexelNow talked about the funny coincidence to Curtis Hall, an associate accounting professor in the LeBow College of Business.
Janet Golon, left, and Shawna Morse. Golon presented Morse with the Outstanding New Advisor Award.

New Spin on Annual Conference Strengthens Academic Advising at Drexel

This year’s annual academic advising retreat was updated to further promote inter-college collaboration through diverse presentations and a new advisor mentoring program.