Volume 18 • Issue 1
Alumni News & Notes
Local Associations Update
The Association of Southwestern University Alumni envisions that the Southwestern Experience can continue for alumni no matter where they live. Therefore, the ASUA supports alumni who want to organize local associations for the purpose of connecting Southwestern alumni with one another and the University. Since 2004, local associations have formed in Dallas, Houston and Washington, D.C. Each local association sponsors between two and four events a year. Keep up-to-date on the upcoming events that these groups are planning, view photos from past events and find officer contact information by visiting www.sugrads.org and clicking on Local Associations.
Alumni interested in starting a local association in their area are invited to attend the Volunteer Leadership Weekend, Jan. 19-20, 2007, at Southwestern University. This is a great opportunity to network with other alumni, learn from other local association officers and receive training. For more information or to register, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com or 1-800-960-6363.
Officers for the Dallas Association of Southwestern University Alumni were installed August. Officers include President Steve Cotton 77, Programming Chair Meredith Morgan 97, Membership Chair David Leggett 97 and Communications Chair Ryan LaMountain 04. For the associations inaugural event, the officers invite Dallas-area alumni to a Candlelight Service for the Season of Advent, scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m., at Lovers Lane United Methodist Church. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by calling the Office of Alumni Relations at 1-800-960-6363.
The new Houston Association officers were installed in August. Officers include President Jean Janssen 84, Programming Chairs Kathleen Carberry and Michael Johnson, both 97, Membership Chair Tony Armstrong 98 and Communications Chair Alicia Kerr 97. Officers coordinated several events during the fall, including monthly happy hours and attendance at the Pirates volleyball game at Houston Baptist University.
Houston alumni are invited to attend a Candlelight Service for the Season of Advent at St. Pauls United Methodist Church (Main and Bissonnet). The service is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at 7 p.m., with a reception to follow. Senior Pastor Jim Bankston 70 will preside over the service, with music directed by Rob Phillips 93.
The Houston officers developed a survey to get to know Houston alumni better and tailor events accordingly. If you are from Houston, please visit http://tinyurl.com/zfbvw so that they know how to best serve you.
The Washington, D.C. Association of Southwestern University Alumni had a busy fall, hosting two successful events. Seventeen alumni and friends gathered at the Oasis Winery for a wine tasting event Saturday, Sept. 9. On Thursday, Nov. 14, the Association hosted a Road Scholars event. Jennifer Suchland 96, visiting professor of political science, presented Madame President: Would It Make a Difference?