The Association of Southwestern University Alumni envisions that the Southwestern Experience can continue for alumni no matter where they live. Therefore, The Association supports alumni who want to organize local associations for the purpose of connecting Southwestern alumni with one another and the University. Each local association sponsors between two and four events a year. Keep up to date on the 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. If you are interested in bringing a local association to your area, please contact email@example.com.
Sixty-five alumni and friends of Southwestern gathered for the inaugural Dallas Association of Southwestern University Alumni event, A Candlelight Service for the Season of Advent. The service was performed by Rev. Thomas Hudspeth 84, associate pastor for deaf and alpha ministries, and Aaron Rohre 03, Southwesterns chaplain intern. Professor Emeritus of History and University Historian and honorary alumnus William B. Jones was in attendance to sign copies of To Survive and Excel: The Story of Southwestern 1840-2000.
In collaboration with the Offices of Career Services and Alumni and Parent Relations, The Dallas Association sponsored SU Connections: Metroplex, a program where students and alumni were matched based on their occupational fields of interest. On Jan. 5, 65 participants enjoyed a Cross-Culture Communications presentation by Cynthia Brink 90 and a luncheon at the Crescent Club. Students then joined alumni at their place of work.
In February, Dallas-area alumni connected at Chaparral Restaurant for a happy hour event. Check out upcoming events for The Dallas Association at www.sugrads.org. For more information, contact The Dallas Association officers at dallasalumni@ southwestern.edu.
The Greater Austin Association officers were trained for their leadership positions in January during Volunteer Leadership Weekend. Officers include president Ellen Stewart 93, programming co-chairs Sara Lucero Moore 95 and Jessica Story 05, membership chair Cary Laudadio 98, communications co-chairs Jason Embry 98 and Aleta Estrada 01, and finance co-chairs Justin Harris 04 and Matt Moore 95. The officers are creating a list of activities for 2007. If you have any programming suggestions or want to get involved, contact the officers at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out www.sugrads.org.
Officers for The Greater Georgetown Association of Southwestern University Alumni were trained for their leadership positions in January. Officers include president Jason Chapman 03, programming co-chairs Nisa Sharma 92, Jon Porter 93 and Ebony Rose 02, membership co-chairs Mary Ann Springer Whitfield 56 and Bill Glaze 56, communications chair Sylvia Mayer 01 and finance chair Everett Schrum 70 . For the associations inaugural event, the officers invite Greater Georgetown alumni to a Pirates in the Park picnic, scheduled for Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bootys Road Park, Georgetown. For more information, visit www.sugrads.org or contact your GG officers at email@example.com.
The Houston Association had a busy season. More than 100 alumni gathered for A Candlelight Service for the Season of Advent at St. Pauls United Methodist Church on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006. Senior Pastor Jim Bankston 70 presided over the service, with music directed by Rob Phillips 93.
In February, The Houston Association hosted a Road Scholars Presentation, Berlin Stories, featuring Erika Berroth, Southwesterns associate professor of German in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department.
This spring, Houston alumni enjoyed happy hours at Blancos and Brian ONeills. On April 1, The Houston Association sat together in premium seats for the Houston Rockets game, watching their home team take on the Utah Jazz.
The Washington, D.C. Association collaborated with St. Edwards University Alumni for an I-35 Happy Hour at Café Asia in Washington, D.C.
The Washington, D.C. Association celebrated its Texas pride during an I-35 Happy Hour with the alumni of St. Edwards University. Nearly 30 alumni from both universities attended the event.
Officers for The Washington, D.C. Association welcomed their new president, Amanda Hunt 93, and a restructured leadership board. This new structure allows for additional alumni volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in serving on the programming committee, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise, visit www.sugrads.org for updates.
Six alumni gathered for an organizational interest meeting Feb. 24, at World Grounds Café in Oakland, Calif. The group chose to organize a local association and decided upon the name The Bay Area Association of Southwestern University Alumni. Check out www.sugrads.org to learn more about The Bay Area Association.
On Feb. 12, San Antonio area alumni formed The San Antonio Area Association of Southwestern University Alumni. Mark your calendar. Leadership elections for the San Antonio Area Association will be held Thursday, April 12. Check the latest edition of News from SU for Alumni for an update on time and location. Get connected in San Antonio.
The Temple/Waco Area Association is in the formation stages. The formation chairs want to make The Temple/Waco Area Association what alumni want it to be, but they need alumni input. Share your thoughts on programming activities by completing an online survey at tinyurl.com/ytsqd7. Also, check out The Temple/Waco Area Association Web site at www.sugrads.org for information on upcoming events.
Are you interested in forming a local association in your area? Contact the Office of Alumni Relations: email@example.com or call 800-960-6363.