If you did not get a chance to make it to Homecoming 2015, you really missed a great event, and we missed you! We had a record number of almost 1,200 alumni and guests attend the various events over the weekend. In addition to the Distinguished Alumni Awards dinner on Friday night, our ’Roos Who Serve events were a highlight of the weekend and alumni, including reunion groups, had a great celebration Saturday night at the new Texoma Event Center. I had my 30-year reunion, and I’m pretty sure the Class of 1985 closed down the dance floor! So now the Alumni Board will begin to plan Homecoming 2016, and we hope to have even greater attendance and success.
Another project the Alumni Board is undertaking this year is the Re-Connect project as we attempt to locate our fellow classmates who have fallen off the radar of the College for one reason or another. So if you get a call or an email from an Alumni Board member in this effort, we hope you will help us make sure that all of our alumni are connected to the great things happening at Austin College. Remember that many of us graduated before email even existed, so to make sure we have current contact information for decades of alumni is a daunting task—but one that we can
definitely help accomplish.
We also want to make sure that our alumni know about the ’Roo Visors Mentoring Program. This is an easy way for you to mentor a current student or recent graduate of the College. Please visit RooVisors for more information or to sign up to participate in the Austin College Career Advisor Network.
Join fellow alumni and friends in perpetuating the Austin College education as the unique, impactful experience we all had. Make a gift—of any size—before the end of the College’s fiscal year in June. I hope to see many of you at AlumNights or other events, and please make plans now to attend Homecoming 2016. You won’t want to miss it. Thank you for your support of ’Roo Nation!
Kirsten Brandt James ’85
Alumni Board President