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Drexel President John Fry is often featured in news releases about various initiatives at the University, campus news stories and in external media coverage

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Drexel President John Fry and Sheryl Lee Ralph on stage at Drexel's 2024 Commencement. Drexel University’s Unforgettable 2024 Commencement Ceremony
Graduating Dragons braved the weather for a communal event in Citizens Bank Park. A class whose members might have lost out on high school ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic was treated to a night full of inspirational speeches and colorful fireworks.
Sheryl Lee Ralph with arms raised while speaking at the podium at Drexel's 2024 Commencement. Top 10 Quotes from Drexel’s 2024 Commencement
Need some inspiration for facing what comes next? Drexel graduates heard words of encouragement, fortitude and advice at this year’s University-wide ceremony.
Drexel President John Fry Drexel University President John Fry Elected Member of the American Philosophical Society
Last month, the University’s leader was inducted into the county’s oldest and most prestigious intellectual institution, along with esteemed national and international luminaries in the arts, sciences, humanities and professions.

In the News

The 2024 PA Power 100
President John Fry was included April 23 in the City & State Pennsylvania list of the 2024 PA Power 100. The list features leaders that will influence what happens next – and how – in the Keystone State.
Philly Is on the Cusp of Marrying Innovation With Inclusion — Finally!
President John Fry and Vice Provost for Research & Innovation Aleister Saunders, PhD, were mentioned in an April 2 Philly guest column about the equitable growth of Philadelphia’s innovation economy.
Septa’s 30th Street Station Is Getting a New Name and $3.1 Million Courtesy of Drexel University
President John Fry was quoted in Dec. 21 Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly Voice, Metro Philadelphia, MyChesCo (Chester County) and Philadelphia Business Journal stories about Drexel obtaining the naming rights for SEPTA's 30th Street Station on the Market-Frankford Line. The agreement was also highlighted in WTXF-TV (FOX-29), WPHL-TV (PHL-17), KYW-TV (CBS-3), WHYY-Radio and KYW-Newsradio (1060-AM) broadcasts on Dec. 22.
Drexel President John Fry Readies for More Mergers as University Works Through Salus Deal
President John Fry was featured in a Nov. 5 Philadelphia Business Journal story about the future of higher education and his plans for the university.

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