As we near the conclusion of the Making History campaign, all Penn alumni and friends are invited to add their voices here through stories, videos, and photos related to your Penn experience--past or present. Tell us about your most influential teacher, send us a snapshot of your kids at Alumni Weekend, or upload a video message from a Penn event you attended. However you choose to contribute, we want to know about your Penn experience!
There are 5 separate contests, each with its own category and deadline. For each contest, we will be awarding “best of” prizes in all three categories (stories, photos and videos). Once you join, you can vote (use the "like" button) for your favorites to help choose the winners. Prizes include XBox 360, GPS navigator, Kindle, and several other great options.
View full contest details and prizes here.
Winners will be featured in The Gazette and at the Campaign celebrations in 2013.
Don't delay--this site will only be live until the conclusion of the Making History campaign in December 2012. Show your Penn pride and join today!
It was the fall of 1966, the start of my junior year at the Wharton School. We all would choose our field of concentration. In those day, Real Estate Finance was not what you would call a sought after major. There were six of us who had been together in the class of 68; we arrived that September day in Dr. David T. Rowlands real estate class. Rowlands, a rotund man with an equally rotund smile appeared in front of the class impeccably dressed as he always would be, three piece suit…Continue
Freshman year at Penn, November 1982. I was experiencing my first fall/winter in Philadelphia after growing up in San Diego. My "Community House" floor in lower Quad was hosting a bagel breakfast on a Sunday morning and I was wearing shorts, as usual. I still hadn't gotten used to the idea that the sun was out, yet the temperature was well below 50. As I ran upstairs to my room with a bagel in hand, I tripped. I cut my left knee on the jagged stair, which was…Continue
My wife tells me I have no direction. She's right. And I'm glad.
When I graduated Penn in 1983 from the College (then known as the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, for reasons still unknown), I thought for sure I was going to hit New York, win a Tony and then parlay that into becoming a big movie star. I had been in the theatre since I was a kid, was in the Mask & Wig Club, and survived touring with my Wig buddies despite what comes with traveling with twenty young guys who live…Continue
We are so proud of our alma mater that we wrote a novel inspired by our real-life experiences as students the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine!
A sample PDF is attached. Please visit AnAnimalLife.com — net proceeds through the end of 2012 support…Continue