Office of Service-Learning
& Volunteer Programs

West Chester University

Office: B 19 Killinger Hall
Mailing Address: 238 Sykes Union
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-3379

Alumni Participation

The Bear Fair is so popular that alumni are still involved!



Photos from HOMECOMING October 3, 2009
Including a visit from President and Mrs. Weisenstein

List of Alumni Participants:


Jackie Aliotta
Larcena Brailsford
Giancarlo Brugnolo
Doreen DiMenno
Robbie Essaf
Shannon Gaffney
Staci German-Stills
Michael Hartman
Ryan Kulesza
Matt Mullen
Nick Polcini
Jennifer Rossi
Karen Snyderman
Nicole Walton
Garrick Weaver
Lori Wood

Sierra Barnes
Jennifer Brookover
Danielle (Pinto) Cullen
Donna Dollard
Michelle Filling
Ann Gambuzza
Kristen Gilia
Ann Horner
Jessica Madeira
Alenna Pistentis
Jennifer Riddle
Teresa Ryan
Judd Strauss
Deb Anders Weaver
Courtney Winkler

and the MD,DC.VA Alumni Chapter


To become involved as an alumni participant for the Bear Fair, contact Christine Siegl in the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs at 610/436-3379 or Jodi Roth



"Every year I have my students and colleagues participate in the Bear Fair, and I am always amazed at the response. In just a few days, my office and classroom are filled with bags of teddy bears! This is such a wonderful and worthwhile cause. I am happy that I can still be a part of it as an alumnus!;

   –Jen Brookover, Class of 1998, Counselor Upper Darby High School.

"It gives me such great pleasure to come back to WCU every year to serve on the Bear Fair committee. Not only does the Bear Fair bring smiles to children's faces, but it brings smiles to those who donate bears. I am so proud to be a part of this annual bear drive that has grown tremendously over the past 8 years."

   –Dr. Michelle Filling, Class of 2002, Cabrini College English Professor.

"Our students have participated in the November Bear Fair for four years now and each year it grows and grows.  The students absolutely love helping others, and the Bear Fair gives them that opportunity!"

   –Danielle Pinto Cullen, Class of 2001, Music Teacher East Ward Elementary School, Downingtown.