The historic Rivalry 150 weekend was an unprecedented, remarkable celebration of our connections. On June 5-7, alumni and friends will celebrate connections again at Reunion 2015. We hope you’ll be there to make it another unforgettable time for Lafayette.
One of our goals this year is to improve awareness of the Alumni Association among alumni and current students. We hope you will take the opportunity to attend the open Alumni Council meeting at 2:30 p.m., Friday, June 5. We’ve also formed two new committees—Participation, co-chairs: Ben Crapanzano ’97, email@example.com, and Sarah Dally ’11, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Communications, chair: Renae Tesauro ’82, P ’12, email@example.com. And we launched a new biannual association e-newsletter Jan. 21.
I wanted to remind you about the amazing journeys available through the Alumni Travel program. “Exploring the Musical Capitals of Europe: Salzburg, Vienna, and Prague” is set for June 13-23 with David Nelson, professor of music, University of North Carolina, as the guide and Rachel Moeller ’88 as host. Future trips will be listed in e-newsletters and in the “Travel and Learn” section of the alumni website. Another alumni benefit is free lifetime career services including webinars, one-on-one coaching from Margie Cherry, and more.
As part of our emphasis on connected communities, I am excited to tell you about a new alumni affinity group—Lafayette Pride Network. The group’s goal is to create a platform for LGBT alumni and their allies to discuss LGBT issues pertinent to the College and help advance the spirit of diversity and inclusion.
The alumni community is the backbone of Lafayette. We need you to be our ambassadors. We need you to be involved. And we need you to donate. We may be different from one another, but one thing always brings us together. We are family. We are Lafayette. It is our obligation as alumni to make our family stronger any way we can.
I hope you will do your part in helping ensure the success of the $400 million Live Connected, Lead Change campaign that will further enable the College to provide the best possible experience for our students—both in and out of the classroom.
As I write this, I look forward to seeing some of you at one of the Wine 3/9 events being held around the country March 9. Let’s cheer the future of this great institution together!