Last month I talked about how October was going to be a very exciting month for us in Alumni Relations. Well, that was quite an understatement! Our new alumni website launched and we have been receiving excellent feedback. Many of you have already registered, created profiles, personal pages and connected with old friends. If you have not already viewed the new site, take a few minutes to visit it and see what it has to offer.
On the social front, we hosted UT Dallas' first ever Thirsty Thursday in the Pub. It was a beautiful October evening and over 500 students, faculty, staff and alumni joined us for a great evening of food, beverages and conversation. The Student Life staff put together the entertainment for the evening with a jazz band and three great rooms. Many may have visited the Tarot card reader to find out what the future has in store for you. While others may have visited the upscale lounge and Moroccan room both with a unique flavor that added to the evening. The Pub staff and the Student Ambassadors helped ensure that everyone felt welcome and enjoyed the evening. It was a great success and we hope to be able to host the event again in the future.
Finally, we have launched our 2007-2008 Loyalty Fund campaign and we have had an impressive first month. Many of you have made your gift online using our new alumni website Donate Now page and others have responded to our emailed message. In just three short weeks, over 166 alumni have demonstrated their support of UT Dallas by making a gift. I thank all of you who have made your gift and I look forward to many more of you joining our family of donors and seeing our participation rate continue to grow throughout the year.
Thank you to everyone who made the month of October one of our best months ever at UT Dallas. You are truly helping us create the future!
Kristin Ludwig, Ph.D.
Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving