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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

Kat Brandel interviewed Marc Vetri '90, a local chef and philanthropist, for an interview for her KatsKrave blog. Photo credit Kris Tookes.

Food for Thought: A Senior Project Showcasing Philly’s Food Scene

Entertainment and arts management major Kat Brandel created an Instagram account, website and video series highlighting the restaurants and people in Philly’s food scene — and raised money for a local hunger relief organization.
Five students from the Center for Food and Hospitality Management created, and ate, their own sushi at a special demonstration.

One Way to Destress From Midterms? Making Sushi

During week five of the winter term, Drexel’s Center for Food and Hospitality Management hosted a sushi workshop for students to take a break and make (and eat!) sushi.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — January

The first month of winter term revealed several changes and updates that could impact how you work and operate at Drexel.
The view of Reading Hospital at sunset.

Q&A: Drexel’s Future Reading Hospital – Tower Health Medical Branch Campus

How will the College of Medicine’s Reading Hospital – Tower Health medical branch campus benefit Drexel? The College of Medicine’s Senior Vice Dean for Educational and Academic Affairs Valerie Weber explains.
The Center for Food & Hospitality Management along with the Office of Veteran Student Services held a Veteran’s Lunch in the Academic Bistro in November 2018.

Drexel’s $12, Three-Course Meal is Back

The Academic Bistro is reopening this winter 2019 term to offer the best dining deal on Drexel’s University City Campus.
Jeff Apruzzese and his wife Paige Holbrook at the Cliffs of Moher from a trip to Ireland over the winter break.

Employee Spotlight: Jeff Apruzzese, the Former Passion Pit Bassist Who’s Playing a New Tune in Drexel’s Music Industry Program

The new associate program director of Drexel University’s music industry program is using his experiences as the bassist of the indie electronica band to teach students about being on the live music side of the music industry.
Drexel University's Assistant Vice President of Procurement Services Julie Jones.

Q&A: Julie Jones, Assistant Vice President of Procurement Services

Drexel’s Assistant Vice President of Procurement Services Julie Jones discusses the personnel and practice changes that have occurred in Procurement since she started at the University — and what she has planned for the future.
Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights: Grants and Awards From Fall 2018

This update reflects the sponsored research and major gifts, honors and recognition that were recently received by faculty at Drexel University.

Recently, Drexel University was recognized for its level of research activity in a national and prestigious classification system.

Drexel Research Enterprise Achieves National Recognition

Recently, Drexel University was recognized for its level of research activity in a national and prestigious classification system.
Drexel faculty and staff posed with members from community organizations at the Holiday Toy Drive's ceremony on Dec. 19.

Drexel Ends 2018 With Annual Holiday Charity Drives

Drexel University continued its holiday traditions of organizing charity drives to spread cheer to active military and community children.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — December

The month of December and the year of 2018 are coming to an end. Make sure you're aware of events, deadlines and changes that you'll need to know about for the start of winter term and 2019. 
Drexel alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends helped distribute the turkeys and side dishes on the Univesity City Campus on Dec. 13.

Drexel Celebrates 45 Years of Annual Turkey Project

Since 1973, Drexel Alumni has organized charitable donations of holiday turkeys to gift to local families. And the organization is still continuing, and innovating, this longstanding tradition.