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Beth Ann Downey

Beth Ann Downey

Staff Writer, University Communications

Beth Ann Downey is the staff writer for DrexelNow and also contributes to such publications as Drexel Magazine. She joined the University Communications team in March 2018 bringing a variety of work experience in journalism, public relations and marketing.

Beth Ann received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Penn State University in University Park. She has previously held editorial positions with the Altoona Mirror as a lifestyle reporter and JUMP Philly magazine as a managing editor. In her free time, you can find Beth Ann enjoying the local music scene as well as everything her East Passyunk neighborhood has to offer. Follow Beth Ann at @bethanndowney on Twitter and Instagram.

Contact:

ead332@drexel.edu

215.895.0379

Jake Baron on a recent trip to California, where he will move and take a job with a major electronics company following graduation next month.

Advance Your Career (AYC) Helps Pandemic Co-op Students Take Professional Control

Created by the Steinbright Career Development Center and launched in June 2020, the AYC module’s focus on professional development and meaningful networking helped students turn lost or delayed co-ops due to the pandemic into both credit and opportunity.

Drexel basketball and wrestling student athletes, coaches and staff recount the 2020–2021 season’s differences, delays, setbacks and triumphs.

One and Done: How ‘High Risk’ Drexel Sports Teams Made it Through a Pandemic Season

In their own words, Drexel basketball and wrestling student athletes, coaches and staff recount the 2020–2021 season’s differences, delays, setbacks and triumphs.

Kymberlee Montgomery, DNP, a clinical professor of nursing and senior associate dean of nursing and student affairs, administers Pfizer vaccines at an April 19 vaccination clinic at Drexel University.

Drexel Vaccine Clinics Offer Dragons A Shot of Post-Pandemic Hope

On April 19, more than 1,000 Dragons received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at one of many Drexel University-sponsored and Sunray Pharmacy-operated clinics for employees and students.

 

Seasoned pandemic co-op students share success strategies to help other Dragons make their current co-op experiences a grand slam.

One Year Later: Play-by-play Advice for the Pandemic Co-op

Five seasoned pandemic co-op students who are part of the Steinbright Career Development Center’s Peer Mentor program already knocked their pandemic co-ops out of the park. Now, they’re sharing success strategies to help other Dragons make their current co-op experiences a grand slam.
Three master’s students in different disciplines of creative arts therapy discussed the stressors, hurdles and advice for maintaining sound mental health one year into the coronavirus pandemic.

One Year Later: Mental Health Tips From Drexel Students, For Drexel Students

Three master’s students in different disciplines of creative arts therapy discussed the stressors, hurdles and advice for maintaining sound mental health one year into the coronavirus pandemic.
Boba King, located at 32nd and Chestnut streets, celebrated its grand opening on April 1.

12 Campus Amenities Newly Opened or Offered for Spring Term

With the warmer weather has come expanded offerings both on and near campus in terms of recreation, dining and arts and culture.

Samantha Rivera Joseph and her husband, Antoine Joseph, pose outside of the Sun Building.

Drexel Doctoral Student Sparks Action, Seeks Community Support to Save the Sun Building

This month and with more donations needed, Samantha Rivera Joseph, a PhD student in the Dornsife School of Public Health, hopes to buy the historic building in her Mt. Airy neighborhood and convert it into a community meeting space with crowdsourced funds.
Since March 2020, Drexel faculty and international academic partners have been pivoting planned study abroad trips to engaging remote learning opportunities.

Global at Home: Drexel Study Abroad Goes Virtual During the Pandemic

Since March 2020, Drexel faculty and international academic partners have been pivoting planned study abroad trips to engaging remote learning opportunities.
A Drexel University class during the fall 2020 term. Photo by Ben Wong.

More Student Takeaways from the Return Oversight Committee

In the last two meetings of a series of Q&As held last week, University leaders discussed topics like vaccine updates, ramping up face-to-face offerings, mask requirements and on-campus parking and dining.

 

As a health ambassador for Drexel University, Raymond Sarem keeps vigilant over each of the nooks and crannies of the 11-story Gerri C. Lebow Hall, particularly on the four floors where classes take place.

Meet Drexel’s New ‘Health Ambassadors’

At the beginning of winter term, the University instituted a new public safety measure to ensure that everyone on campus observes pandemic-era safety guidelines, especially in high-traffic areas at peak times.
Shawn Joshi, a current MD/PhD student in biomedical engineering, obtained a Fulbright grant to do research in the United Kingdom.

Everything Dragons Should Know About Applying for a Fulbright This Year

Consider joining the long, diverse lineage of Dragon scholars who’ve applied for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program with the help of the University’s support system, and the hope that COVID-19 will soon be a thing of the past.
Trapeta Mayson (left) and Yolanda Wisher, adjunct instructors in the Department of English and Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Drexel University, are teaching “Black Women Writing: Short Stories (CW T680)” to graduate students.

Graduate Course Shifts Focus on Black Women Writers, Away From the ‘Single Story’

“Black Women Writing: Short Stories (CW T680),” which is being offered to graduate students this term, promotes anti-racism by disrupting the white literary cannon and shining a light on 19th century through 21st century Black women renegades.