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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

Thomas DeChiaro pictured on Drexel's campus. All photos courtesy Thomas DeChiaro.

Employee Spotlight: Thomas DeChiaro, the Drexel VP and CIO Who Runs a Winery

The Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer owns The Winery at St. George, and has created a private label wine for Drexel that you might have seen — and drank — at University events.
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Photo Recap: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Drexel’s New Veterans Lounge

The space in the Creese Student Center officially opened with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony last month. Tom Masci '68, an Army vet, made a generous gift to help with the improvements to the area, which boasts a business center, study tables and a small meeting area.
"Two Open Triangles Leaning Gyratory" by George Rickey.

Hidden Treasures: Drexel’s Outdoor Public Art

There is a lot of art hidden in plain sight on Drexel’s University City Campus that you might be walking by every day.
A poster and materials from The Drexel Collection related to international travel at Drexel.

Exploring Drexel’s Diverse History, One Class Project at a Time

A new spin on an old class enabled Drexel students to research areas of University history that spoke to them, such as women, LGBTQ+ students, working-class students and international students at Drexel.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — June

With commencement season over, summer term already started and the fiscal year coming to an end, there’s a lot of deadlines and news that faculty and staff should be aware of going into July.
Forever Dragons on the field prior to the event.

Commencement 2019: A Celebration of Achievements and a Look Towards the Future

This year’s ceremony held at Citizens Bank Park mixed fireworks with notions of citizenship and civic engagement, with CEO and chairman of Merck & Co., Inc. Kenneth C. Frazier delivering the commencement address.
Some of the commencement cap contest entries.

Hats, and Caps, Off to the 2019 Commencement Cap Winners

The winners of this year’s annual commencement cap contest submitted some A+ designs.
Vice President and University Secretary Janice K. (Jake) Marini pictured with Alex Trebek while appearing on "Jeopardy!"

Talking ‘Jeopardy!’ With a Dragon Who Won on the Show

Vice President and University Secretary Janice K. (Jake) Marini, who won one game of “Jeopardy!” back in 2008, talked to DrexelNow about James Holzhauer’s streak and what she did with her $19,300 in winnings.
The ankle replacement device developed by College of Engineering Professor Sorin Siegler, PhD, and the Drexel start-up company Kinos Medical led by Drexel alumnus Brian Garvey.

Drexel Moves Forward in Prestigious List of Top 100 International Universities Granted US Utility Patents

The University moved up three spots among the colleges and universities in a rankings report authored by the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association.
A photo of the Drexel Astronomy from the University's 1975 yearbook, courtesy of Drexel Archives.

‘Hidden Treasures’ Follow-Up: Drexel Alumnus and Professor Remembers the University’s Astronomy Society

In response to a previous article about the "hidden treasure" that is the University's observatory, an alumnus and current Drexel assistant clinical professor reminisced about what it was like being the vice president of Drexel's Astronomy Society when he was a chemistry major here at Drexel before graduating in the ’70s.
Heard Around Campus

Heard Around Campus — May

This month's installment of the “Heard Around Campus” feature contains information about University awards and recently completed construction projects.
Drexel University President John Fry speaking at the 2019 Gratz College commencement ceremony.

President Fry Receives Honorary Degree, Addresses Graduates at Gratz College Commencement

Drexel University’s president received an honorary degree and spoke at the commencement ceremony for Gratz College.