ALUMNI ACTIVITIES — Summer 2010
   

 
(Photo: Joe Angeles)

Stay Connected to Washington University
"The Alumni Association serves graduates of Washington University for a lifetime. Whether you live near or far, in St. Louis or abroad, the Alumni Association helps you stay connected to friends, classmates and the university community. I encourage you to take advantage of the many services the Alumni Association offers, including career networking, continuing education experience, alumni gatherings and more. Many activities are open to your family and friends. We look forward to helping you explore engaging ways to participate, connect and learn.”
— Steve Green (at right), MBA ’83, 2009-10 Chair, Alumni Board of Governors


Participate

Regional events held around the world allow alumni and friends to stay connected to Washington University. From left: Jeff Rosenkranz, BSBA ’84, Christopher Outwin, AB ’70, Gail Fudemberg Zugerman, AB ’75, Charles Zugerman and Cynthia Klein-Banai, AB ’80, attend the Reunion Kickoff in Chicago. (Photo: Dan Dry)

Celebrate Reunion
Reunion gives you the opportunity to celebrate with classmates and renew old friendships. For undergraduate alumni, Reunion for the Classes of 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2010 will be held April 15-17, 2011, and for the Classes of 1941, 1946, 1951, 1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986 and 1991 on May 19-22, 2011. For more information on undergraduate Reunions, visit reunions.wustl.edu. Reunions for graduate alumni vary. Contact your school for more information.

Attend a Regional Club event
Washington University Clubs are found in 51 cities in the United States and abroad. Alumni, parents and friends participate in a variety of social and educational activities. No matter what your interest, you are sure to find something that appeals to you, such as networking activities, luncheons, theater outings, seminars and sporting events. Visit alumniclubs.wustl.edu for more information on events scheduled in your region.

Volunteer your time
Whether you are looking to connect with fellow alumni or students, the Alumni Association has options available for you. You can become a career mentor, get involved with your regional club or interview prospective students. Through volunteering, you can put your passion to work and benefit the university community as well.

From left: Daniel Mullenix, AB ’05, Meredith Berwick, AB ’05, and Teresa Sullivan, AB ’05, also have fun at the Reunion Kickoff in Chicago.

Connect
Visit the Alumni Association website
The Alumni Association website — alumni.wustl.edu — includes everything you need to know to get involved and stay connected to the university. It also features a free online career networking service and much more.

Find fellow alumni
The Alumni Directory is a service exclusively for alumni. It is a great way to link with friends. Visit alumni.wustl.edu to register for an account.

For more information, please contact the Alumni Association at (314) 935-7378 or (800) 867-ALUM (toll-free).

Last year, the Travel Program took alumni and friends to destinations in several countries, including Russia. (Courtesy Photo)

Learn
See the world
One of the Alumni Association’s greatest commitments to lifelong learning is the Travel Program. The program offers more than a dozen international and domestic trips each year. University faculty members lead many of the trips, offering their expert knowledge of the location and its culture.

If you are in the St. Louis area, the Travel Lecture Series allows you to embark on a tour of the most stunning corners of the world. Eight films are presented the first Friday of each month, October through May, on the Danforth Campus.

 
Carl Kaplan, BSEE ‘85 Chair, Washington University Club of Boston (Courtesy Photo)

Alumnus Volunteer Spotlight

Why do you volunteer for Washington University?

I had a great experience at Washington University. The university helped me financially by providing scholarships when I was a student, and now I have the opportunity to give back as a volunteer and member of the William Greenleaf Eliot Society. When I moved to Boston, I got involved with the club, and it’s been terrific. It’s a lot of fun meeting alumni and being a university representative in the Boston community.

What do you enjoy most about your volunteer position?

I enjoy attending the regional events and interacting with alumni and friends. We have a diverse group of people who attend, and I have gotten to know a lot of people whom I would have never met otherwise in the Boston area. Attendees come from diverse careers — doctors, artists, engineers, architects — and having the common Washington U. experience makes the events so exciting.

What advice would you give to current students at the university?

I would tell them to stay connected with the university after they graduate. There are many events, especially with the regional clubs. Most are purely social. Your connection with the university can be one of the best ways to make connections in your industry. Washington U. continues to grow in its reputation, so try to maintain your ties. Take advantage of its excellent reputation while a student, and after graduation continue to keep in contact.

To learn more about how you can volunteer, contact the Alumni Association at (314) 935-7378 or (800) 867-ALUM (toll-free), or e-mail alumniassociation@wustl.edu.