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University Marketing & Communications

Tracy Powell

Tracy Powell

Senior Vice President, University Marketing & Communications
Main Building
3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Division of University Marketing & Communications

Led by Senior Vice President Tracy Powell, the Division of University Marketing & Communications (UMAC) partners with University leadership, faculty, professional staff, and community members to develop and execute essential brand-focused marketing and messaging strategies in alignment with Drexel’s 2030: Designing the Future strategic plan and primary organizational goals.

Utilizing a coordinated surround sound approach that encompasses messaging platforms in all mediums and at all levels, UMAC is focused on sharing the Drexel story with a wide array of internal and external audiences through a unified, impactful delivery that reflects the University’s core values, vision, and mission.

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Forever Dragons: The Future Is Now in Your Hands

At Drexel University, we want to celebrate our graduating Forever Dragons. We know you have worked hard, made meaningful memories, and pushed beyond the limits of what’s expected to reach this important milestone. And wherever you go in life, personally or professionally, Drexel will always be your home. As our Class of 2023 Dragons take this next step, we know that they will continue to make an impact on the world and move forward as if failure was not an option. The future is now in the hands of our Forever Dragons, and we can't wait to see what they will do!

Drexel News

Gerri LeBow Hall Drexel Announces Second Cohort of Innovation Fund Investments
Drexel University has selected the three University-affiliated startups to receive support from the second cohort of its Innovation Fund. AER Cosmetics, a sustainable cosmetics brand founded by a Drexel student, and 1DNano, a nanomaterial cleantech company; and MXene, Inc., a company focused on the commercialization of nanomaterials called MXenes; will each receive an investment of $150,000 from the fund.
Preet Bharara Former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Partner at WilmerHale Preet Bharara Will Address Drexel Kline School of Law Graduates at Commencement
Preet Bharara, former United States attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), a renowned and highly regarded lawyer, who is currently a partner at the law firm WilmerHale, will address 2024 graduates of the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law at commencement on Friday, May 17, at the Kimmel Cultural Campus (300 S. Broad Street).
Drexel quad Drexel Extends 50% Tuition Offer to All Community College Graduates
Students who have earned an associate degree from any accredited community college in the United States will now have the opportunity to attend Drexel University at half the cost of tuition.

In the News

This Microcapacitor Charges 100 Million Times Faster Than Lithium-ion Batteries 
Yury Gogotsi, PhD, Distinguished University and Bach professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a May 14 IEEE Spectrum story about new microcapacitor technology that can charge 100 million times faster than a lithium-ion battery.
Guide to Modern Problems and Their Solutions
Josiah L. Kephart, PhD, an assistant professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a May 14 AARP magazine feature on "modern problems and their solutions." Kephart shared insight on health problems link to air pollution from gas stoves.
More Than 200 Million Seniors Face Extreme Heat Risks in Coming Decades
Safiyyah Okoye, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions and Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a May 14 NPR story on the impending impact of acute and chronic extreme heat exposure will have on older people, especially as the average age increases worldwide.
No, Roger Stone’s Crowd Photo Isn’t From Trump’s Wildwood Rally. It’s From a Rod Stewart Concert.
Matthew Stamm, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a May 13 Philadelphia Inquirer story about misinformation related to a political rally in Wildwood, New Jersey. The story was republished in the Press of Atlantic City.