Dear Southwestern University Alumni,
For the last two years, I have been privileged to serve as president of The Association of Southwestern University Alumni. It is as if others organized a parade and then put me in front. As the alumni of this University, you have done something that is nothing short of amazing.
Southwestern is a great university, tracing its roots back 167 years. It has never been better. It has never been healthier. Thus, it is reasonable to envision Southwestern as being a great university for another 167 years (2174 A.D.) and beyond. In the past, Southwestern needed a stronger alumni organization. Over the last two years, you have worked very hard to make alumni support one of Southwesterns strengths. Consider what we have accomplished together:
Normally my picture would appear with this article. For this issue, I asked that a picture of the Pirate hook and a construction hard hat appear in its place. If I could choose my legacy, it would be that our alumni keep these images in their minds.
Pirate hook: Embrace our past.
Construction hard hat: Build our future.
Your activities with The Association are the bricks and mortar that construct a greater and stronger Southwestern for the ages.
Thank you for the opportunity to lead the parade for two years!!!
Joe Seeber 63
The Association of Southwestern University Alumni