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Drexel’s Maisha Kelly Is the First Black Woman To Lead a D-I Athletics Program in Philadelphia. She’s Embracing the Challenge, and Her Philly Roots.

Director of Athletics Maisha Kelly was profiled in an Oct. 7 Philadelphia Inquirer piece about her return to Philadelphia and being the first Black woman to serve as athletics director at a Div. I Philadelphia school. Women’s Basketball Head Coach Amy Mallon and Men’s Basketball Head Coach Zach Spiker were also quoted in the story.

Drexel Hoops Star Hannah Nihill Adds Another Sport, Returning to an Old Love | Mike Jensen

Hannah Nihill, an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences and varsity student-athlete, was featured in an Aug. 27 Philadelphia Inquirer story about her decision to play both field hockey and basketball for the Dragons this season. Field Hockey Head Coach Denise Zelenak, Women’s Basketball Head Coach Amy Mallon, and student-athletes Katie Ronan, an undergraduate in LeBow College of Business, Emily Owens, an undergraduate in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Puk Thewesson, an undergraduate in Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, were quoted in the story.

Justin Best Taking His Rowing From the Schuylkill River to Tokyo Olympics

Recent LeBow College of Business graduate Justin Best, who was a student-athlete on Drexel’s rowing team, was featured in a July 20 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) story as he prepares to compete in the Tokyo Olympic Games as a member of the U.S. Men’s Rowing Team. He was also included in a list of Olympic athletes with Pennsylvania ties featured in a July 21 Penn Live story.

Drexel University Names Maisha Kelly New Director of Athletics, First Black Woman in Role

Drexel’s new Director of Athletics Maisha Kelly was profiled in a June 22 Philadelphia Tribune story about her new role and return to Philadelphia.

Bucknell’s Maisha Kelly Is New Drexel Athletic Director

A June 16 Philadelphia Inquirer story covered the announcement that Maisha Kelly will be Drexel’s new director of Athletics. Kelly, who is a Saint Joseph’s University graduate and comes to Drexel from Bucknell University, also authored a post for Athletic Director U about her return to Philadelphia. President John Fry was also quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer article.

Drexel Women Are Going to Their First NCAA Lacrosse Tournament; Men To Second | Mike Jensen

Courtney Dietzel, an undergraduate in LeBow College of Business and women's lacrosse student-athlete, Women's Lacrosse Head Coach Jill Batcheller and Men's Lacrosse Head Coach Brian Voelker, were quoted in a May 12 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the teams earning bids to their respective NCAA Tournaments.

This West Philly Teen Overcame Obstacles To Win a $50k Scholarship on Live TV. Meet Lyric Wise.

Drexel was included in an April 29 Philadelphia Inquirer story about Lyric Wise, a senior at Paul Robeson High School, who was surprised live on “Good Morning America” with $50,000 to put toward her tuition at Drexel. Members of Drexel's Spirit Team and Dragon mascot, Mario, helped present her with the surprise. WPVI-TV (6-abc) and WTVD-TV (ABC-RaleighNorth Carolina) aired the segment.

Good Morning America and Drexel. Welcome Lyric!

Drexel cheerleaders and the Dragon were featured live on "Good Morning America" on April 29 in a segment that surprised Lyric Wise, a senior at Paul Robeson High School, with a $50,000 scholarship to the school of her choice, Drexel University.

After a Year of Pandemic, Wearing Masks Outdoors Is Up for Debate

Charles Haas, PhD, LD Betz professor of Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering; Michael LeVasseur, PhD, an assistant teaching professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health; and Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, were quoted in an April 22 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the debate over wearing masks outdoors.

It’s Normal To Feel Emotional About the Vaccine. Here’s Why It’s a Roller Coaster.

Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in an April 15 Philadelphia Inquirer article about the range of emotions people feel getting vaccinated for COVID-19. The article was republished by several outlets across the country including the Sacramento Bee. 

The NCAA Women’s Tournament Landed in the Spotlight for Inequity | Mike Jensen

Women’s basketball head coach Amy Mallon was quoted in a March 23 Philadelphia Inquirer column about the controversy over disparities in COVID-19 testing and amenities between the NCAA men’s and women’s tournaments and the systemic inequities in how the governing body treats the two sports. Drexel was noted for its historic focus on gender equity on and off the court.

Vaccine Envy Is Real. Here’s How To Tame It.

Eric Zillmer, PsyD, the Carl R. Pacifico professor of Neuropsychology in the College of Arts and Sciences and director of Athletics, was quoted in a Feb. 16 Washington Post article about feeling envious of those who have received COVID-19 vaccines while waiting to receive it and how to cope with “vaccine envy.”