Alumni News & Notes

Local Associations Update

The Association of Southwestern University Alumni envisions 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 upcoming events that these groups are planning, view photos from past events and find officer contact information by visiting and clicking on “Local Associations.” If you are interested in bringing a local association to your area, please contact

The Bay Area Association

The Bay Area Association of Southwestern University Alumni officers held their first planning meeting in mid-July. Officers include President John Buchanan ’82, Programming Co-Chairs Katie Popp ’00 and Mike Disch ’99, Membership Chair Michael Nguyen ’03, Communications Chair Danielle Brown ’05 and Finance Chair Michael Hansen ’93. For the local association’s inaugural event, they welcomed The Association President Joe Seeber ’63 Friday, July 27. To learn more about The Bay Area Association, e-mail

The Big Apple Association

The Big Apple Association of Southwestern University Alumni had a very busy spring. In March, nearly 20 alumni attended a happy hour event at Windfall Lounge & Grill. Then in April, eight alumni and friends gathered for their annual Day of Service event, in conjunction with Hands On New York Day. In June, area alumni gathered for a taste of Texas, enjoying barbecue from the Salt Lick. Finally, after much discussion, The Big Apple Association was officially formed and local association officers were selected. Officers include President Joanne Chiang ’01, Programming Chair Amie Bond ’01, Communications Chair Gordon Kelly ’01 and Finance Chair Jackie Ontiveros ’00. Mark your calendar! This local association will welcome The Association President Joe Seeber ’63 Wednesday, Aug. 8. To learn more about The Big Apple Association, e-mail

The Dallas Association

Twenty-five alumni and friends met April 18 for a happy hour at The Ginger Man Pub, while on April 28, approximately 50 alumni attended a spring family picnic at Huffhines Park in Richardson, Texas. The Dallas Association hosted a wine tasting and tour at Tony’s Wine Warehouse May 31, and on June 9, they held a Day of Service at the North Texas Food Bank.

The Dallas Association invited alumni to a Road Scholars Presentation titled “How to Use Your Roman Villa: The Art and Frescoes of Ancient Stabiae” at the Dallas Museum of Art July 19. A Send-Off Party for incoming first-year and transfer students is scheduled for Aug. 12 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum.

New officers joined The Dallas Association leadership, including Finance Chair Sue Stauffer Harshman ’73, Special Projects Chair Marian White Price ’78, Programming Co-Chairs Megan Bush Knapp ’04, Brad Knapp ’04, Heidi Tesch ’03, and executive committee members Maxie Duran Hardin ’73, Matt Biermacher ’05, Joe Sissom ’53, Mandy Moore ’00, Lisa Smith Gildon ’92 and Craig McKinney ’91.

Photos from Dallas Association events are viewable online at For more information, contact The Dallas Association officers at

The Greater Austin Association

More than 70 alumni and friends gathered Wednesday, April 18, for the inaugural Greater Austin Association event at Brentwood Tavern in north Austin. The new officers celebrated the event with a drawing for local association t-shirts. On July 11, the Greater Austin Association hosted “Blues on the Green at Zilker Park,” in which 65 alumni listened to the music of Storyville.

View photos from all Greater Austin Association events at If you have any programming suggestions or want to get involved, contact the officers at

D.C. alumni

Sixty-five alumni and friends attended “Pirates in the Park,” the first Greater Georgetown Association event. Pictured here are GGASUA officers Ebony Rose ’02, Jon Porter ’93, Nisa Sharma ’92, Jason Chapman ’03, Sylvia Mayer ’01 and Mary Ann Springer Whitfield ’56. (Not pictured: Bill Glaze ’56 and Everett Schrum ’70)

The Greater Georgetown Association

The Greater Georgetown Association introduced itself to area alumni April 21 with “Pirates in the Park” at Booty’s Road Park in Georgetown. Sixty-five alumni and friends enjoyed hamburgers, hotdogs and games for the kids. Then, on June 21, The Greater Georgetown Association celebrated happy hour at Merkaba Lounge & Grill in north Austin. Greater Georgetown alumni are invited to meet with The Association President Joe Seeber ’63 during a special wine tasting event to be held Sept. 27. Invitations will be mailed to area alumni. Contact The Greater Georgetown Association officers at greatergeorgetownalumni@

The Houston Association

Houston alumni had their pick of events to attend this spring and summer. Twenty alumni and their families attended the Houston Rockets game on April 1. Then, in late April, Board of Trustees members Doug Paisley ’70 and Ann Tyrrell Cochran ’72 hosted a “Pirates Preview” for accepted senior high school students. Joe Seeber ’63 visited with Houston alumni at the home of Houston President Jean Janssen ’84 and Stephen Pate on April 17. Alumni and friends met for happy hours at Big Woodrow’s in May and at Maria Selma’s in June. On July 15, 20 alumni attended “Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile” at the Alley Theatre.

Houston alumni can look forward to many upcoming events, including an Aug. 7 Astros game, a crêpe cooking class at Central Market scheduled for Aug. 25, the Shaolin Warriors performance at Jones Hall Oct. 28 and a Houston Association reception during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. Also this fall, The Houston Association is supporting a golf tournament organized by Jimmy Stanton ’96, with proceeds to benefit Southwestern University Athletics, scheduled for Nov. 17.

For more information on any of these upcoming Houston events, contact The Houston Association officers at Get connected in Houston!

The San Antonio Area Association

Officers of The San Antonio Area Association of Southwestern University Alumni officers received formal training May 21. Officers include President Tim Treviño ’93, Programming Chair Anne Moses ’90, Communications Chair Deneece Lawrence Ferrales ’86, Membership Chair Arianna Chavez ’00 and Finance Chair Adam Claiborne ’98. Check out the electronic newsletter News from SU for updates.

To learn more about The San Antonio Area Association, e-mail

The Washington, D.C. Association

Cherry blossoms bloomed in Washington! D.C. alumni were invited to participate in the National Race for the Cure Saturday, June 2. In mid-June, President Jake B. Schrum ’68 visited with local alumni to provide an update on the University. Then, in July, alumni attended the Washington Nationals vs. the Houston Astro’s baseball game. Mark your calendar! The Washington, D.C. Association will host a visit from Joe Seeber ’63 Aug. 7. To get involved with the D.C. Association, please contact

For more information on local associations, visit