Looking over the
LU alumni events scheduled for spring, I think we should have a little
something for everyone. The Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner, our most
prestigious event of the year, is set for February 21. I hope many of you will
join us as we honor the 2014 honorees Brent Bost, Rena Clark and Sina Nejad.
Then we have reunions... LU Spirit Team alumni will gather February 21-22 for a reunion dinner as well as a rehearsal and alumni dance performance at the Lamar vs. San Hoston State basketball game. The JoAnne Gay Dishman Department of Nursing will host a wonderful celebration for the 40th anniversary of the Associate Degree in Nursing program. ADN alumni, watch for information coming your way in the near future about anniversary activities being planned for May 3.
We're off to Dallas for a Dallas are business alumni gathering hosted by the LU College of Business on March 13. Dean henry Venta and a number of his faculty members from the College of Business will be on hand to greet business alumni, some of them former students, now living in and around Dallas. Alumni in Houston and Austin... we have not forgotten you! We hope to be in both cities sometime before summer is over.
We are really excited about a brand new event being planned for March 28. The first annual Craft Beer & Cheese Pairings is going to be AWESOME! Eight different craft beers will be featured, paired with unique cheeses and sweets. We will even serve beer floats. Hard for me to imagine, but our "Beer Guys", Brandon East and Jeff Wheeler, swear that everyone will love them. Tasting stations will be set up in the various buildings at Spindletop-Gladys City and music will be provided by Mad Maude & The Hatters. You won't want to miss this special event.
Our spring alumni service project will be held on April 5 at Nutrition & Services for Seniors. We will prepare Easter food boxes and deliver them to area seniors. And finally, the annual Alumni Baseball Tailgate will be held at Vincent-Beck Stadium on April 11. I'm exhausted just thinking about all of this!
You can check out specific event details by clicking on the events listed in the Alumni Calendar, located in the left hand column. Please make plans to attend some or all of our upcoming activities.
Linda Embs LeBlanc '75
Director of Alumni Affairs