You’re Never Far from a Dragon Network

Posted in Summer 2019, Cross Roads, Alumni News

If you’ve never participated in a Drexel Regional Alumni Network event, you’re missing out on meeting some great Dragons in your town.

In recent years, alumni volunteers have helped to run alumni networks in cities across the country and as far away as Mumbai and Hong Kong. And they’ve helped to organize exclusive events like gatherings at Major League baseball games, tours of landmarks like The Glass House in Connecticut and Universal Studios in California, and the biggest world-wide gathering of Drexel alumni — the Global Night of Networking (GNN). We asked several volunteers to share what they enjoy most about these groups, why they look forward to GNN every year, and why you should, too!

Meet the Dragons in your regional network by attending the 9th Annual GNN on Sept. 12! For more details visit


MFT Family Therapy ’09

Atlanta Alumni Network

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“I love how a community has been created through the Atlanta Alumni Network. One of the best things for me has been meeting so many wonderful people I would not have met without it. GNN isn’t a boring networking event; it’s about creating memories with your community of Dragons. And it’s also cool to know that other alumni groups around the world are sharing a similar experience. It’s like New Year’s Eve, but Drexel style!”


MBA Business Administration ’03

China Alumni Network

xiadong han headshot

“It’s been really inspiring and rewarding for me to discover, recognize and connect with so many generous and talented members of the Drexel community through the China Alumni Network. Participating in or helping to plan GNN helps keep this great Drexel alumni tradition strong. GNN Shanghai has always been held at the rooftop bar at the Renaissance Hotel facing the landscape of the financial district. It’s the very best place to salute our great founder and financier, A.J. Drexel.”


BS Design ’78

Los Angeles Alumni Network

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“Serving as a regional network volunteer has been a great way for me to give back to the University and expand my personal and professional network. It has been so rewarding to connect with so many Dragons who call southern California home. This past November, I hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for alumni and friends in the area; it was such a special experience. And GNN is one of the best ways to meet alumni living in your city — you just never know who you’ll meet!”