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The Alumni Affairs Office is Busy!

— by on February 3rd, 2017

The busiest time of the year? Sure seems like it!

John McCardell, ’71, vice Chancellor of Sewanee, joined the Nashville chapter for lunch on Nov. 1, 2016. Left to right McCardell, Dallas Hagewood Wilt, Trustee Emeritus ’90, Jimmy Gallivan ’51, Trustee Emeritus, Beau Dudley 74, 79L, Trustee Emeritus and Executive Director. of Alumni Affairs, Chapter President John Allgood ’07, and Trustee Clay Jackson ’76

If you walked into the Hotchkiss Alumni House you might think you were in a beehive it’s so busy! Here is just a bit of what we’re up to.

Chapters
You’d think with wintry, cold weather, this time of year would be a slow one for our alumni chapters, but no! Almost 30 chapters have had or will have Presidents’ Day events, including Richmond, Washington, DC, Tallahassee, Baton Rouge, Houston, Oklahoma City, Los Angeles and Memphis.

Speaking of presidents, we are also taking our new one on the road to meet alumni. President Will Dudley is planning to visit nine chapters in the coming months, with more in the works. And, of course, winter and spring mean Alumni Fancy Dress! Three are scheduled this year in Richmond, Dallas and New York. Be sure to get your tickets early.

With all that’s going on, chances are good there is a W&L alumni event happening near you! For a full listing of upcoming chapter events, check out our website.

Black Alumni Reunion
The Alumni Affairs office is also getting ready to host the Black Alumni Reunion on campus March 3-4, 2017! The weekend is set to be a great one with a keynote address by Quincy Springs, IV ’02, a welcome from President Will Dudley, an admissions and diversity session and the Black Ball. Visit our website for registration information and the full schedule of events. For more information about Quincy and the keynote address, click here.

Alumni Weekend
And last, but certainly not least, May 11- 14 is the biggest weekend of the year, Alumni Weekend! Alumni classes ending in 2s and 7s, be sure to watch your mail and email – Alumni Weekend registration materials will go out later in February.