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Reunion 2015 and Alumni Weekend

General Information

Attire  The recommended dress for cocktail parties and the dinner dance is dressy casual.  For the afternoon events, please be comfortably casual. If you plan on attending a tour, we urge you to wear comfortable shoes.  The locker room at the ARC will be available if you'd like to make a clothing change before the cocktail parties.

Special Assistance  If you require special assistance during the day or evening, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 215.596.8856 a few days before the event so that we can help accommodate your needs.  We will have golf carts available for alumni (upon request) who require assistance from one building to the next.

Weather  Most events are inside, but just in case our order for a sunny day is ignored, we urge you to bring rain gear for the short walks between buildings.

Cancellations  Please let us know if you have an unavoidable change of plans as we must provide Catering with our guest count.  Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 215.596.8856.

Parking   Visitor parking is located in front of, or behind the Athletic/Recreation Center (#4 on map.) You can get to the lot by going south on 42nd Street and following it around to either lot. Reunion registration will be held in the McNeil Science and Technology Center (#19 on map.)

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 22, 2015


Occupational Therapy Wine and Cheese Party
IPEX (The Integrated Professional Education Complex), 2nd Floor Lobby
No cost to attend
You are invited to attend a wine and cheese party hosted by the University of Sciences Occupational Therapy Program. Sip, snack and mingle with fellow alumni and the faculty of the OT Program. Registration

Please direct questions to the Occupational Therapy Department 215-895-3123.

Friday, October 23, 2015

6pm 50th Reunion Friday Night Dinner
Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar
200 S. 40th St.
Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $70

The Class of 1965 would like to invite all classmates to join them for dinner. Includes hors d'oeuvres, soup or salad, entree and dessert. Alcohol will be available for purchase.

Please R.S.V.P via alumnirelations@usciences.edu.

7:30-9:30pm Oktoberfest
Yards Brewery, 901 N. Delaware Ave.
Cost: $20 early registration, $25 at the door

As the original Oktoberfest began as a celebration, this year’s USciences Oktoberfest commemorates the launch of our Brewing Sciences program.  Attend and start off your Alumni Weekend right. Registration

Saturday, October 24, 201520

8:30am—7pm Reunion Registration
McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC) Atrium

Pick up your registration materials and an updated schedule, sign-in and see who else has arrived.


Ara DerMarderosian Honorary Symposium
McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC) 145
No cost to attend
Five of Ara DerMarderosian’s, Hon’95 former graduate students will present short vignettes to honor Ara’s fifty-year career. The scheduled speakers include:

Sreekantaswamy Murthy, PhD PhCog’73, Emeritus Professor, Drexel University College of Medicine, and Chief Research Compliance Officer, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

John Beutler, PhD, PhCog’80, Associate Scientist, Molecular Targets Laboratory, Head, Chemical Diversity Development Section, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Frederick, MD

William Obermeyer, PhD PhCog’89, Vice President of Research (retired), ConsumerLab.com, LLC, White Plains, NY

John Gruber PhCog’97, Teacher and Science Department Chair, Friends’ Central School

Vidhanchandra Jaiswal, PhD, PhCog’08, Senior Scientist, R&D, FutureBiotics LLC, Hauppauge, NY

Breakfast will be provided. Registration

9am check in, 10:15am, first pitch Softball Alumnae Game
McNeil Field, 42nd & Woodland Avenue
Cost: $25 for alumnae to play, $5 for BBQ

Alumni and guests are asked to contact
Jen Richard, Head Coach, j.richard@
, to register or for additional information about this annual softball tradition. Admission to the BBQ will be free for those who make arrangements with Jen Richard to bring a dish, dessert or drinks.
10am—7pm Recharge Lounge
Athletic/Recreation Center (ARC), Lobby
Stop by for a quiet place to meet up, charge your cell phones and tablets, and reenergize yourself throughout the morning and afternoon.  Water and light refreshments will be available as well as cards for impromptu pinochle games and other means to relax and socialize.
10:30am, 11:30am and 2:00pm Walking Tours of Campus:
McNeil STC, Atrium, Meet at Registration
The University is rich with history—so don’t miss this walking tour through campus and its buildings, labs, and common space. Most tours are one hour in duration (walking shoes recommended). Registration
11:30am—2pm Picnic Lunch
Wilson Dining Hall and Quad (rain location: Wilson Hall 208-211)
Cost: $10 early registration or at the door of the cafeteria
Join us for a festive cook out picnic from Wilson Dining Hall. Take your lunch out to the Quad to enjoy the day and interact with our students groups. Registration
Noon (Game Starts) Women’s Volleyball versus Bloomfield College
Bobby Morgan Arena
No cost to attend

Take some time to cheer for your favorite Devils as they go up against the Bloomfield College Bears. Registration

1—2pm Town Hall with Interim President, Kate Mayes P’76, PharmD’78
McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC) 145
No cost to attend

Join Kate Mayes for a town hall session to learn about the state of the University and the Trustees’ vision for USciences’ continued path to excellence. Registration

2:30—4:30pm C8H10N4O2 Klatch
Wilson Hall, 205-212
No cost to attend

Stop by to meet and greet your favorite professors from throughout campus. Think of it like office hours without the pressure of taking classes.  Stay tuned for an up-to-date schedule of which professors will be in attendance. Registration

5:30—7pm 50th Year Reunion Class Celebration and Emeritus Reception (Classes 1945 through 1965)

McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC) 237
Cost: $15 early registration, $20 at the door.
Gather with classmates and friends to celebrate major milestones and the bestowing of the Golden Graduates to the Class of 1965. A photographer will be on hand for class photos. Registration

5:30—7pm All-Alumni Cocktail Reception
McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC) Atrium
Cost: $15 early registration, $20 at the door.
All alumni are invited to join fellow grads, faculty and friends for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres—toast and celebrate your Alma Mater while reconnecting with old friends. Registration
6—6:15pm CLASS OF 1990
25th Reunion Celebratory Toast & Class Photo
McNeil Science and Technology Center (STC), Lobby Stairs
During the All-Alumni Cocktail, the class of 1990 will have some time dedicated to celebrating the milestone together and remember the moment with a class portrait.
6:30—7pm Legacy Family Toast and Photos

McNeil STC, Foyer
Before heading over to dinner, stop by
the Periodic Table of Legacies and have
a family portrait taken. Registration

7—10:15pm All Alumni Dinner Celebration – Masquerade

Wilson Dining Hall
Cost: $75 early registration, $80 at the door
The pinnacle of Alumni Weekend is the All Alumni Dinner Celebration. With Halloween a week away, get into the spirit with our alumni dinner masquerade. Inspiration will come from Mardi Gras and the Venetian carnival.  All alumni are invited to dine, dance, and delight in reconnecting with friends; masks will be provided, but are not necessary.

During dinner, we take a moment to celebrate the 2015 Alumni Association award recipients:

Rosemary Battista Hoy P’82, Ivor Griffith Service Award

Mayank Amin PharmD’09, Young Alumnus Award

Lisa Lawson PharmD, Honorary Alumna Award

We will also remember Frank Roia, Dean of Students and the Alumni Association’s first Honorary Alumnus with a touching tribute. It should be a wonderful night a great memories!


9pm—midnight Young Alumni Party
Cost: $18.21 early registration, $25 at the door
The classes of 2005 through 2015 are
invited back to campus to enjoy a late
night party at USciences’ newest buildings. Registration

Sunday, October 25, 2015

9am intersquad game, 11:00am, alumni game (updated time)

Annual Baseball Alumni Game
FDR Park, 1500 Pattison Avenue
Cost: $25 for alumni to play, $5 for BBQ

Alumni and guests are asked to contact Kevin Woodbridge, Head Coach, k.woodbridge@usciences.edu, to register or for additional information about this annual softball tradition. Admission to the BBQ will be free for those who make arrangements with Jen Richard to bring a dish, dessert or drinks.

10:00 AM, Men’s 8K race
11:00 AM, Women’s 5K race
2015 CACC Cross Country Championship

Belmont Plateau
Located off the Montgomery Drive exit of the Schuylkill Expressway
No cost to attend.

The 2015 CACC Cross Country Championship will be hosted by USciences this year.

Awards ceremony will follow the conclusion of the women’s race. Registration

All Weekend Long
Museum Exhibition: "Wyeth: A History Through Artifacts"

Open throughout the weekend
Marvin Samson Center for the History of Pharmacy
Griffith Hall
No cost to attend.

This exhibition celebrates the legacy of John Wyeth (1834-1907), a graduate of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, who, in 1860, co-founded a drugstore with research laboratory that eventually grew to become the multinational pharmaceutical corporation, Wyeth. The over 300 objects on display (manuscripts, ledgers, letters, ephemera, advertisements, prints, photographs, books, periodicals, devices, and drug bottles, containers, and packaging) document distinct moments in Wyeth’s complex 150-year history. These items are part of the large archive that Wyeth gifted to USciences in 2009.


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