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Welcome to the Spring 2013 issue of Market Street!

December 20, 2013
Welcome to the Spring 2013 issue of Market Street!
Not long ago I met senior Brad Ericson at the starbucks on campus. We didn't order coffee because Brad doesn't need it.

The former “College Entrepreneur of the Year” smiles big, laughs loud and talks excitedly about everything. We met to discuss his latest project — he’s an inaugual member of a new student-run VC called the Dorm Room Fund, one of several VCs in Philly in “Seeds of Change on page 28.

Our cover story feature, Richelle Parham ‘91, was a lot l ike Brad when she was at LeBow. Ambitious. Hard-working. A start student. EBay’s chief marketing officer has always reached high, beginning with three drool-worthy co-ops with designer Valentino in New York City. Richelle’s stellar career has included high-profile agency work and a cool stint at Citibank where she traveled the world before winning her plum role rebranding eBay. Success is not a one woman show, Richelle told writer Lisa Litzinger-Drayton, and she credits her “personal board of directors” for giving her perspective and advice throughout her career. Check out how Richelle is “Restyling eBay” on page 20.

The subject of our stories throughout Market Street can all attest to the fact that success never comes easily. Add the music business to that, and it’s even harder. MAD Dragon Records, Drexel’s own record label, has reached a milestone that deserves applause: its 10th anniversary. Joseph Master hung out with bands from the label and the music program students who have made them successful when writing “Too Cool for School” on page 24. Want to hear a few of the bands live? Check out the label’s anniversary concert at Philly’s Trocadero on May 17.

Leda Kopach _Editor_
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