Friday, December 17, 2010

Peirce College Alumni Association moves forward

Members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors
Front row (left to right): Steve Wurtz '08; Dorothy Forvour '63; Ray Palzer '52
Back row (left to right): Reggie Waller '04; Natalia Gamarra '06; Jo-Ann Williams '04; Greg Broomer '03
Not pictured – Jovanna Bevilacqua '81;  Joe Tamney '70

I’m excited to share with you that the revitalization effort for the Peirce College Alumni Association has recently achieved two significant milestones.

At the Nov. 11 meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the Constitution and By-Laws for the Association. Shortly thereafter on Nov. 20 came the announcement of the inaugural Board of Directors and Officers for the new Alumni Association:

President – Steve Wurtz '08
Vice President – Jovanna Bevilacqua '81
Secretary – Dottie Forvour '63

Board Members: Greg Broomer '03, Natalia Gamarra '06, Ray Palzer '52, Joe Tamney '70, Reggie Waller '04, Jo-Ann Williams '04

All of the new Alumni Association Board members, along with Trustees Bill Morgan '87 and Renee Branch '90, have been part of a Task Force that has been hard at work since the early summer. The Board has already decided that its first three areas of programmatic emphasis will be in Career Development, Admissions, and Outreach. It will also be working to create a strategic plan for the new Association that will be unveiled at the Spring Reception on campus on Monday, May 23.

We’re excited to see where the road takes us and encourage the input and involvement of all our alumni. Are you or any other Peirce alumni you know interested in joining this effort? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Please e-mail Rosemary Connors, Chief Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving Officer, or give her a call at 888.GO.PEIRCE, ext. 9003.

Thank you to all who have already put so much time and effort into revitalizing our Alumni Association -- it is exciting to see that the enthusiasm and commitment shown by so many Peirce students doesn’t have to fade once you complete your degree! We look forward to continuing to build ways to connect our alumni to one another and to the College.