From Your Alumni Association

It’s a great day to be a Lion. There’s so much happening on and off campus and enrollment is growing at a tremendous rate.

Homecoming 2011 was one of the most exciting on campus events in recent memory. The weather was perfect, the parade was entertaining, and the tailgate and football game were enjoyed by Lions of all ages.

In addition to Homecoming, we officially dedicated the new music building and residence hall. In December, a new set of renovations will begin as we break ground on another residence hall, and tear down the old music building. This is truly a dynamic campus in the midst of transformation.

While the new buildings and record enrollment indicate healthy growth amidst a bad economy, we remain thankful for the number of alumni who have chosen to stay connected to their alma mater.

The past several months have been filled with alumni receptions in Sulphur Springs, Greenville, Rockwall, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas. In the coming months we hope to revisit those locations with additional gatherings throughout the Metroplex and even a gathering in New York City to coincide with our Wind Ensemble and Chorale performing at Carnegie Hall on February 28.

No activity or event is complete, however, without your involvement. Your memories and experience on campus, online and abroad are an important part of our legacy, a piece of history our students are eager to hear. Our legacy is built on the success of graduates like you who have gone out into the world ready and equipped to make a difference. Our students need to hear your story. We look forward to reconnecting with you, and showing you that what you fondly remember about this place is alive and well in a new generation of students.

Give us a call, send us an email or just come by the office. We’d love to visit with you and find out what’s been going on in your life since graduation, and show you the great things happening on campus.

Go Lions!

Derryle Peace,
Director of Alumni Relations