My daily post theme for 2017 is on Colleges and Universities.
The plan for starting my blog back in 2014 was at the urging of fellow coaching colleagues to share posts on leadership and/or motivation. Somehow that idea got derailed and turned into daily posts on one theme for an entire year.
In 2014 my daily posts were on the “Beer of the Day”, 2015 it was “A Friend of a Friend”, 2016 I wrote about “North Carolina”, and for 2017 I will focus on “Colleges and Universities”.
I have been associated with colleges since I was 18 and I love them. I have coached/worked at four different universities and in my professional and personal travels visited 100’s more. Each college has something in its history that I want to share that to me make it unique or personal.
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Name of University: Drexel University
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Not everybody can be a college athlete but there is a pretty good chance that most college students can be involved in intramurals. I went searching for some of the most vibrant college intramural programs and one school seemed to pop up on a lot of lists-Drexel University.
In 1891 the Drexel Institute of Art, Science and Industry, was founded by Philadelphia financier and philanthropist Anthony J. Drexel. The original mission of the institution was to provide educational opportunities in the “practical arts and sciences” for women and men of all backgrounds.
Serving a diverse student population of 26,359, Drexel University offers a variety of leagues, tournaments, one-day events and special activities throughout the academic year. All of Drexel’s Intramurals are governed by the university’s Recreational Athletics Office.
Students looking to further develop their social skills by joining a collaborative team are invited to choose from traditional sports including flag football, indoor volleyball and floor hockey, as well as more unconventional offerings like billiards, baggo and 5K runs. Drexel aims to attract a broad range of participants by frequently adding new and interesting sports and activities.
- Students in Drexel’s intramurals programs may participate in optional extramural tournaments if they are looking for a more competitive environment.
- More than 2,000 students, faculty and staff participate in recreational programs every day at Drexel.
- Drexel Recreation Center is an 18,000-square-foot facility including an elevated jogging track, multi-purpose gym, climbing wall and exercise studio.
Drexel Rec Center shown below.
Drexel list of alumni include two astronauts -Paul Richards and James Bagian.