It’s fall here at Seattle U and classes are in full swing. As we enjoy the extended beautiful fall weather here in the Northwest, it is exhilarating to watch a talented new class arriving and settling in for what promises to be a successful academic year. The campus is buzzing again with excitement to see what’s in store for this year. We in the Office of Alumni Relations share in this sense of excitement along with our students, faculty and staff. This new year ushered in new members to our Alumni Board of Governors. We are fortunate to have an effective group of dedicated alumni on our board that will help us to achieve our goals.
Our Alumnni Relations Status Report - 2011-12 (2)2231 is evidence that we are making progress and working to build a world class Office of Alumni Relations and remain on target with our strategic plan. To that end, we are making strides to help you to better connect with Seattle U, your fellow alumni and the next generation. It’s my pleasure to announce the following developments:
- Our office is partnering with Career Services to ensure that every graduate has the opportunity to hire quality candidates, become a valued employee and network with outstanding individuals.
- Seattle U is celebrating a new era in sports with its first full season of Division I play for the Redhawks. I hope you will join me and Coach Cameron Dollar at our pre-game rallies at Key Arena at Seattle Center.
- On February 2 we will launch a pilot program to bring Homecoming back to the university. This is your chance to see some of the beautiful changes we’ve made to your campus, as well as share your own experiences at SU with alumni and current students. Stay tuned for more information.
- And on April 16 we are hosting the 28th Annual Alumni Awards celebration at Campion Ballroom. I hope to see you there for an evening to illuminate the achievements of our alumni in the community, work place and university. We are accepting nominations.
Alumni often ask, “How can I help? How can I become involved with my alma mater?” Let me offer some ways we share with alumni and friends:
- Serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for Seattle U
- think SU first!
- Promote Alumni and Family Weekend to your fellow alumni.
- Encourage alumni to network and keep in touch via
- Bring a prospective student for a campus visit
or to a university event
- Visit us on campus at the Admissions and Alumni Building and give us your feedback at email@example.com
I look forward to working with each and every one of you to achieve the goals we’ve set for the Office of Alumni Relations and hope you’ll join us on campus in October and throughout the year. I welcome your input and look forward to your continued participation in our efforts to build on our legacy of supporting our alma mater.
Susan Vosper, '90, '10