The LU Office of Alumni Affairs is your connection to Lamar University. Lamar does not have an Alumni Association. What we do have is annual Alumni Donors who give at least $35 each per year to the Alumni Office ($10 the first year for new grads). These annual donations help support our efforts to engage alumni with the university and entitle alumni donors to certain benefits. Since these are donations and not association memberships, they are totally tax deductable.
Annual Alumni Donor benefits include invitations to exclusive alumni and university events, privileges at the Mary and John Gray Library, discounts at local and national merchants, opportunities to serve on select councils or committees, alumni networking opportunities, and an LU Alumni window decal and donor card. All of this in addition to Cardinal Cadence magazine and the monthly Alumni Updates e-newsletter, which are sent to all LU alumni.
You can be as involved with LU as you want to be. Whether your interest lies in connecting through a university-wide program or specifically with your college or department, we seek your support. Students are eager to communicate with grads who are out there pursuing their dreams and making things happen. We need your involvement in whichever way you choose:
• Join Cardinal Club to help support student athletes.
• Take your seat—what’s a fine arts performance without an audience?
• Fly the LU flag at your home and/or business.
• Mentor a student in your field.
• Fly along on a Cardinal Adventure alumni trip.
• Start a scholarship or contribute to a scholarship fund.
As 2013 draws to a close, I hope you will seriously consider becoming more involved with your alma mater. Check this newsletter monthly for volunteer opportunities and alumni event information. Should you choose to make a monetary donation, you can check out the giving options by clicking here.
All of us at Lamar University wish you a peaceful and blessed holiday season!
Linda Embs LeBlanc '75
Director of Alumni Affairs