Notes from the Chair
It’s hard to believe another academic year has passed; time flies when you’re busy and having fun! The Alumni Council has elected a new slate of leaders. All alumni are invited to get to know the new officers by attending a council meeting (always open to the public) or by attending an event.
The roster of new council program representatives, committee chairs and at-large members can be found online at: http://www.uwb.edu/alumni/council.
UW Bothell Alumni Council 2011-12
Curtis Takahashi (IAS ‘04)
Michelle Gamboa (CSS ‘05)
Leiann DeVelder (IAS ’99)
Mary Howisey (IAS ‘02)
Awards & Recognition Chair:
Sarah Amos Bond (IAS ‘98)
Legacy & Spirit Chair:
Michelle Huynh (MBA ‘10)
Membership & Marketing Chair:
Hillary U (IAS ‘10)
Here is a sampling of events sponsored, hosted, and attended by University of Washington Bothell alumni over the past few months.
Sponsored by the UW Bothell Career Center and the Women in Leadership Development Club, Resume Review Night is an annual event that provides the opportunity for current students to have their resumes reviewed by a variety of professionals. As in past years, Alumni Council members lent their skills as reviewers and provided feedback to student attendees. We really enjoy this opportunity to connect with students in a meaningful way.
In June, the Alumni Council (along with the Office of Advancement) hosted a table at the Vintage Bothell Wine Walk on Main Street, a quarterly event put on by the Greater Bothell Chamber of Commerce (directed by two UW Bothell alumnae). This popular event allowed us to come in contact with a few hundred local community members and gave us the opportunity to talk about UW Bothell and all the exciting things going on there. We even had a young woman tell us she applied (and was accepted) to our MBA program based on talking with us!
Since its launch in January, HOTT (Huskies on the Town) has continued to grow in popularity. The final HOTT of the season was held at the Beach House Bar and Grill in Kirkland, a great location for enjoying the sun and a cool drink while catching up with fellow alums. HOTT will start up again in the fall, so be on the lookout for details.
Hosting a table at this year’s Grad Fair gave us an opportunity to interact with all the graduates who opted to walk at Commencement. We passed out Grad Packs to 183 new UWAA members. At Commencement, our mortar board decorating table is always popular, and a fun way to connect with grads on their special day.
As outgoing chair, I would like to thank everyone on the team for making my term successful and fun, and to wish incoming chair, Curtis Takahashi, and the rest of the council all the best for a great year. Stay tuned for everything the group has planned, and feel free to join us anytime – we meet on campus the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Any questions? Contact us at email@example.com.