Greetings from Sherman!
I arrived on campus early last fall and jumped in with both feet to take on AlumNights, Homecoming events, Tailgating in the Outback, and the return of Women Get Connected events beyond the local region.
It’s been exciting for me to land at Austin College as I grew up visiting the College and the Sherman area every summer when my family would spend time with my uncle Hugh Garnett, who taught economics here from 1981 to 2003. This is a vibrant, growing area, and this gem of a liberal arts college makes this an exciting place for me and my husband to call home.
I had been doing similar alumni engagement work for the past five years at the McCallie School in my hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and when the position opened at Austin College, I jumped at the opportunity. I have been employed in nonprofit institutions my whole working life, and I know the importance of engaging alumni to ensure that they stay connected to their school
well after graduation.
I was excited to meet many of you last fall and look forward to meeting more of you throughout 2018. Unfortunately, I won’t get to see all of you in person, so if you would like to reach out with greetings, ideas, or experiences, please feel free to contact me via email. I look forward to working with all alumni to ensure that our alumni engagement strategies are as broad-reaching and as meaningful as possible.
I am so glad to have joined ’RooNation!
Director of Alumni Programming