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MORE EMPHASIS ON ROEPER ALUMNI WEBSITE: I do a lot of communicating to you via email and facebook. I will also be using the Roeper Alumni Website page more in addition to taking more advantage of Twitter. Please be sure to keep up on all the cool things happening at Roeper currently and in the near future by checking out the school pages of this website. This is a way to keep you connectd and excited about our school and community. So, please check out http://www.roeper.org/page.aspx?pid=1255 and follow me on Twitter @emerypence
PHILADELPHIA GATHERING: I was pleasantly surprised with the nice turn-out we had on March 1 at the Key & Kite Restaurant. Fifteen of us , alums, partners, and 3 current staff members (Lisa Baker, U.S. director, David and Elane Feldman, and myself) had a great time.
The conditions were not favorable for any kind of discussion or formal talk but we had a fun social time. If you click HERE you can read the follow-up note from David and me explaining what we would have said if we could have been heard.
If you click HERE & HERE you can see a few photos.
PHILUMNI DAY: Great success with workshops, a general assembly, a reception breakfast for alumni with David Feldman and a socializing alums, staff and students lunch (bout 80 people packed into the Library). The kids and teachers were very impressed with the Philumni Day and want to say "Thanks" to all the alums who came home. The alums were very impressed with the students. As an example of the latter, alums Ben Oztalay and Austin Mueller told me that as tech entrepreneurs, they have been hiring people lately. They were amazed that the Roeper kids who came to their workshops knew more and were more advanced than those adults they have been hiring. I told them they had to wait until they graduated instead of raiding us for talent.
P.S. I will publish photos next edition as I am having some problems getting the many pixs from the student photographers.
REACHING OUT TO YOU: In my never-ending quest to connect you alums with the current students, I have been asking them if they would like to connect with some of you to talk about careers, colleges, issues, metro areas, etc. I will be publicizing their requests in this Roeper alumni newsletters and on the alumni FB page.
Today's requests are about the dentisty, environmental science, culinary arts and theatre. Are there folks out there that would like to make themselves available by email or FB to talk with these current Roeperians about one of these fields?
WASHINGTON, D.C. GATHERING: On Friday, April 5, 40 seniors and 4 staff chaperones will join DC area alums (17 have RSVP'ed already and I haven't even started to beat the bushes yet) 6:00-8:00 PM (we will probably linger longer) at the COSI - Capitol Hill, 301 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20003. It is right by the Capitol South Metro station on the Orange Line.
If you are coming by later 8:00, please call me at 248-943-3256 to see if we are still there. Partners are invited also. The dinner at Cosi is on us.
We are getting in Wednesday evening and staying with Rob and Linda Goor (Hannah Goor, '08) and staying until Saturday morning. If you can't make the gathering but still want to see us, maybe we can do lunch or coffee or something. For example, we are meeting Jocelyn Beer, '86, for lunch on Thursday at the National Gallery.
ALEX FRANK POETRY CELEBRATION: Alex Frank, '95, loved poetry. To honor his memory we hold the Alex Frank Poetry Collective every year in which an outside-Roeper poet performs as well as do Roeper poets. This year's guest poet will be Laura Kasischke who has published eight collections of poetry, one short story collection, and eight novels. She has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, several Pushcart Prizes, and the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry for _Space in Chains_. She lives in Chelsea, Michigan, with her husband and son, and teaches in the MFA program at the University of Michigan.
Some of Alex's work will be read and the literary magazine THE MUSE will be officially distributed. This year, the event starts at 7pm on April 25th and will take place in the Acheson Theater on the Birmingham campus.
GRAND TOUR EAST: We are starting to plan a July Grand Tour East. As you remember, we had a great 7500 mile, 12 gathering jaunt across the West last year which has inspired Linda and I to think about a East Coast version this summer.
Are you interested in:
*Attending a gathering in a city near you. A gathering can be a group of 30 or just you meeting Linda and I for dinner.
*Hosting a gathering in your home.
* Suggesting a good gathering place such as a restaurant, bar or park.
* Hosting Linda and I so as to save the school money. Last year we camped a lot but camping in Montana is a tad easier than in NYC.
ALUMNI BOARD REP:
We have two candidates for the Alumni Representative to the Board position (two year position). Fiona Ruddy, '06, and Herman Marable, '80, have been nominated.
Please click HERE to see Fiona's short bio and statement explaining why she wants to be the alumni rep.
Please click HERE to see Herman short bio and statement explaining why he wants to be the alumni rep.
You are going to have to wait to vote for one of these two fine alums as the school is setting up a new system of online voting for student, parent, staff and alum reps. I can't tell you at this time when this system will be up and running but as soon as it is, I will be emailing and facebooking you.
For now, please carefully read over the terms of office, job description and election process which you can access by clicking HERE.
ALUMNI JOB BOARD: Great news about under-utilized resource: On the Roeper website www.roeper.org, under the Alumni tab, you can find Alumni Job Board (have to be signed-in to view) You can look for jobs posted by other alums. We don't have a great deal there now but we will. Please check out this site so you can someday post a job or look for a job. If you have never used the community side of the website, there will instructions on how to get a password and sign-in. If you are a Roeperian that has a job to fill, think of the advantages of having a flexible, smart, creative person like you to employ.
ROEPER LEGACY PROJECT
We are working on an exciting new project to develop a formal system of locating and reaching out to Roeper alumni whose children currently attend Roeper, or have attended Roeper in the past. This will serve many useful purposes, including being able to provide connections between alumni whose children are currently enrolled, having a valuable group of alumni to call on who can provide a unique perspective, and gathering information that has never been formally tracked. You can help us by emailing email@example.com if you are an alum who has a child currently attending Roeper or a child who attended Roeper anytime in the past! Please note that you do not have to be a Roeper graduate in order to be included in this list--as long as you attended Roeper during some point in your educational history, you are considered alumni and we would like your information! If you have any questions, please contact Emery or Sarah Baltman (Class of '88) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Roeper School
Please be sure to keep up on all the cool things happening at Roeper currently and in the near future by checking out the school pages of this website. This is a way to keep you connectd and excited about our school and community.
ALUMNI BOARD REP:
We are accepting nominations for the Alumni Representative to the Roeper Board of Trustees from now until March 15. You may nominate yourself or another person. If someone nominates you, I will contact you to make sure you are willing to run. Before nominating yourself or another, please carefully read over the terms of office, job description and nomination/election process which you can access by clicking HERE.
Please send your nomination(s) to email@example.com
All nominated persons may elect to write and send in a brief bio with a statement explaining their reasons for wanting to become an Alumni Rep and their qualifications.
The names of the candidates and their accompanying bios and statements will be published in a variety places including the Roeper Alumni News, Roeper Alumni website and Roeper Alumni Facebook page.
But again, please read over the complete memo on the entire process by clicking HERE.
PHILADELPHIA AREA GATHERING:
All Roeperians on the Eastern Seaboard (alumni, alumni parents, alumni staff), are invited to join us on Friday, March 1 at 6:00 PM at the Kite and Key, a restaurant at 1836 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia. You will have a chance to meet our wonderful Head of School, David Feldman and his lovely partner Elane Feldman. We will be talking about the past, dreaming of the future, networking and in general, building the Roeper community. Dinner is on us. Partners are welcomed. RSVP's at firstname.lastname@example.org are appreciated but if you can just make it at the last minute, please just show up. Please pass the word and get other Roeper folks to come.
WASHINGTON, DC AREA GATHERING:
40 members of the Class of 2013 (and four chaperones) are spending some of their senior trip in DC and they would like to meet alumni, former teachers and parents of alumni. So, you are invited to socializing, eating, networking and offering advice to our soon-to-be alums. In addition to alums, the seniors and their chaperones, Linda and I will be attending.
We are meeting at 6:00 PM on Friday, April 5 at the Cosi-Capitol Hill, 301 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, DC 20003. It is right by the Capitol South Metro station on the Orange Line. We picked this place for its convenience for the kids, its cheap prices for the kids and its space for the kids.
The gathering officially goes until 8:00 PM (the seniors may be chomping on the bit after that)but we linger. If you are coming by later than, please call me at 248-943-3256 to see if we are still there. Partners are invited also. The dinner at Cosi is on us.
That reminds me; many of you have my old phone number. Please update your records with the one mentioned above.
If you are unable to make our gathering and don't mind seeing just Linda and me, we would love to take you out for coffee or a meal or something. We will be in the DC area mid-week (April 3) until the weekend (April 6).
The Roeper Auction raises a lot of money for the school and you can help in a variety of ways. You could buy a ticket and come. You could buy a ticket, come and bid on lots of stuff. You could bid online. You could donate auction items. You could buy a whole table and either have a blast yourself with your party or donate it so we could invite current or alumni teachers. You could, if you can't make it yourself, play it up via all your media connections.
General sponsorship info
General solicitation letter
Here is Aimee, Mosaic Czarina:
Thank you, thank you, thank you in advance for supporting Roeper'a auction and for sharing this information with your contacts, friends, and colleagues!
Aimee LaLonde-Norman Development Officer
P: 248.203.7359 email@example.com
NEWS OF INDIVIDUALS
MELISSA SOMMERFELD GRESALFI, '95: Last month we published news of the birth of Melissa's second child. We now have a photo.
Yes, I am happy for the announcement to go out. The new baby's name is Annika, she was born on January 18, and she was 6lbs, 1oz. We are excited that she is here; her big brother is particularly enthralled with her (picture of the two can be accessed by clicking HERE).
I hope all is well with you!
NICO MARTINEZ, ’02: Dear All, I just intercepted this message from Nico Martinez, '02, who is on the Stanford Law School team supporting the suit against DOMA at the Supreme Court. He was in the small group that wrote the briefs for the plaintiff. Thanks to the chain of family and friends that passed the message that finally got to me. Thanks to Nico for giving me reluctant permission to publish. Dear all, Wow, what a day at the Supreme Court. Having the opportunity to hear the arguments in person and then walk down the steps of the Court behind Edie to the cheers of hundreds (if not more!) was an experience I will not soon forget. Fingers crossed. (in this next lengthy omitted section, Nico gave his analysis how the court may swing. He has hope but certainly isn't predicting victory) Besos, Nico P.S. The first attached picture (please click HERE) is of Edie today on the front steps with our professor, Pam Karlan, to her right. The second picture (please click HERE) is of the Stanford team and Edie at the law firm after we all returned.
KRISTIN CLARK TAYLOR,'75: This distinguished alum with her careers in politics, journalism and marketing will be receiving Michigan State's University's "Distinguished Alumni Award on April 16th as part of the College of Arts & Letters 50th anniversity celebration. While in town, she will be visiting Roeper on April 12 and talking with both Journalism students and the U.S. Political Union (a club devoted to learning about current political events and trends). I'm looking forward to giving Kristin a tour of both campuses and hopefully, she will have a chance to meet with Marcia Ruff, school historian.
TINA KRYSINSKI, '09
Hi Emery! I've seen everyone's posts about Philumni Day - it seems like it was a great day full of meaningful conversations and lots of fun... I so wish I could have been there!
Anyway, as I'm solidifying my plans for after graduation, I thought I'd send you a bit of an update: I'll be in graduating in May from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with my B.S. in Biology and a minor in Women's Studies. This summer, I will be going back to Washington DC for June and July (I spent last summer there), to finish my job as student coordinator for the Public Service Intern Program here at U of M. I will be working out of the University of Michigan DC Office to plan networking events, career panels, and professional development events for U of M alumni and students who are interning in DC. In August, I will be moving to southern Minnesota to begin my Americorps year of service. I am joining the Americorps LEAP Initiative service team which is a part of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (http://www.smifoundation.org/?q=early-childhood/leap). I will be working in a Head Start or other early childhood education organization to build social/emotional school readiness skills of preschool children and support parents in learning dialogic reading techniques to build bonds within home routines for school readiness skills. I will also be working to engage community youth in service learning opportunities in early childhood development and education. I'm really excited about this opportunity! After my Americorps year, which ends in July 2014, I plan to go to graduate school to get my Masters in Public Health. So there's my update! Hope all is well with you!
PERRI SILVERSTEIN, '06: Perri and two of her friends won the Yokohama sponsored Miles of Fun road trip by submitting a video they filmed. They will be hitting the road at the beginning of May and venturing out West. (Press release: http://www.yokohamatire.com/news/detail/miles_of_fun_grand_prize_winners) The road trip will be the basis of a big project- they will be producing a documentary. Perhaps once it is completed Perri can share it with the Roeper. community in some capacity!
CHARLIE WHITE, '05
Ace Ice Dancing Reporter and alumni teacher Sandy Shoshani reports what many of us had already heard - Roeper alum Charlie White and partner Meryl Davis won the World Championship over the weekend with an unbelievable performance:
Emery, I saw the official scores at 6 PM but the news didn't come out until 8 PM. So here is a link to the Free Press article and a video from Thursday night's interview of Davis & White in Ontario. http://www.freep.com/article/20130316/COL38/130316047/Jeff-Seidel-Meryl-Davis-Charlie-White-world-champs-again-and-more Anyone interested in going to Sochi, Japan next March? Sandy .
DAVID GOLDEN, '06: While working as a social studies teacher in the Dominican Republic, David began volunteering as an English as a second language teacher with the Dominican non-profit organization Guanin Inc. This NGO provides educational, medical and basic humanitarian services to some of the most impoverished people in the country. A majority of the people that Guanin Inc. serves live on less than a dollar a day and live without electricity and a clean water supply. Now as the Fundraising Manager for Guanin Inc., David plans fundraising projects in order to fund the many programs aimed at increasing the quality of life for these people desperately in need of help.
JOSH SCAFE, '02: I am currently a Graduate student in Jewish Though at Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies and Leadership in Chicago, IL. I am also a Rabbinic Intern at Congregation Shir Tikvah in Troy, MI, where I also teach the 6th-12th graders. I hope to begin Rabbinic studies in the summer of 2013. I am a Roeper "lifer" and feel very fortunate to be involved with both Roeper and CST, both places where I grew up outside the home. My Sister and Brother-in-law are both Roeper alums from 2005. Some of my favorite classes when I attended Roeper were, Science with Emery, P.E. with Ed Sack, Photography with Michelle Stamler, History and Philosophy with Dave Crawford, z"l, and Butch Ashman, as well as English with Mary Kay Glazek. While at Roeper I also played on the Varisty Golf Team and made sure to take at least one Art class every semester from 6th-12th grade
VICTORIA MOORE, '08: Vickie graduated from Kettering University this winter and by strategic planning and hustle, snagged a job with Consumers’ Energy right out of college. She is currently living in Jackson.
PLEASE: Send those personal updates in or I will be forced to select names at random and make up complete fictitious stories to put in this section.
MEMORIES & OPINIONS
QUESTION REGARDING NETWORKING & SEEKING HELP:
We were talking up in the Development Office about a certain 2012 grad who is networking with alums from around the world. He corresponded online with Mykolas Rambus, '96, CEO of Wealth Management X (currently living in Singapore). This 2012 alum came to the Philly reunion and met some useful-to-know alums there. During his U. of Penn spring break, he had breakfast at the Harvard Club with Daniel Wolfe, '95, Venture Capitalist specializing in nanotechnology. The boy knows how to network. I know that at our Philumni Day, our current MS/US students reached out and got to know the visiting alums.
The people I was talking to in Development about this were both parents of Roeper grads and both expressed the perception that their kids and other gifted students have a deep reluctance to accept help, seek aid, network and do anything other than do the task by themselves.
My questions for you alums are:
Do you personally or gifted people in general have a hard time accepting or seeking help? Do you view networking or using connections as cheating? Why is hard to let others aid you? Or, perhaps you don't agree about people you know having a reluctance to seeking and receiving help.
How can we help our kids realize that a skill and asset is the ability to develop relationships and accept the mentorships and assistance of others?
Please email all responses to firstname.lastname@example.org and please note if your name can be attached to your response which I will publish (unless you tell me not to) in April's edition along with responses from students and others in the current community.
To read responses from the Birmingham campus current community, please see the attachment.
BOOK CHAPTER ON ROEPER LEADERSHIP: Please click http://www.roeper.org/netcommunity/development/leadership-at-roeper to read a book chapter on Roeper Leadership that will be part of a book that Don Ambrose is editing about Roeper
CURRENT ROEPER NEWS
ERNIE RECEIVES AWARD: Birmingham Roeper High School’s Ernie Righetti Honored by State Athletic Directors as Regional Athletic Director of the Year. Please click HERE to read the article and see a photo.
COLLEEN POTOCKI PICKED AS NEW MS DIRECTOR: The following is from Head of School David Feldman:
April 8, 2013
After a national search that included extensive conversations and discussions with a number of highly qualified candidates, I am pleased to share with you that our new Middle School Director comes to The Roeper School from our own backyard. Starting in the fall of 2013, Colleen Potocki will be our Middle School Director.
Colleen received her undergraduate degree and Master’s degree in English, Magna Cum Laude, from Oakland University. She joins The Roeper School administrative team after serving as the Co-Department Coordinator for our English Department and a middle school faculty member for nearly two decades. In addition to her role as a teacher at Roeper, Colleen has served as a Special Lecturer at Oakland University teaching writing and designing project-based learning opportunities for her University students. She is the mother of Roeper alumnae Sarah Strichler and Sophie Braden, and she and her husband Jim are the parents of Teddy in Stage II.
As a teacher, department coordinator, homeroom advisor, current Roeper parent, and the parent of Roeper alumnae, Colleen is a passionate advocate for our school. Coming from our middle school classroom, she brings a deep understanding of early adolescents, the Roeper Philosophy, and the daily experiences of our 6th through 8th grade students. She has worked across our School to develop curriculum, serve on hiring teams, and head new initiatives. I am very excited to welcome her into this new role and to work in partnership with her to guide a strong and vibrant Roeper Middle School.
I want to say a particular word of thanks to all of our candidates. The search process is an exhausting series of interviews and conversations; we were incredibly fortunate to have a strong group of individuals come forward and present their credentials to the search committee. Our School community is stronger for the opportunities these individuals gave us to reflect upon our practices and vision for our middle school.
I also want to acknowledge the incredible work of our search committee who spent countless hours talking with candidates and assessing the information gleaned from our process. Their insight and their efforts to bring the voices of different constituencies into the process were invaluable.
I know you will want to make the time to talk with Colleen and offer your congratulations and support; we will help to organize those opportunities. For now, I want to offer my thanks to our School community for participating in the search process, and my congratulations to Colleen on her selection.
David H. Feldman Head of School
From Aimee, Auction Czarina:
Our 2013 MOSAIC Auction was a fabulous evening filled with friends, fiesta spirit, and, of course, exciting auction items - Bruno Mars tickets! B.B. King & more autographed guitar! A trip to Belize! A week vacation in Colorado! An incredible wine collection! And so much more.
It was truly a night to remember and we extend heartfelt thanks to each of you for generously sharing your time, presence, and enthusiasm for Roeper with us. We look forward to sharing our overall success with you soon so please stay tuned.
In the meantime, there's still time to get in on the MOSAIC fun! New for 2013, the MOSAIC Wall was a huge hit and we still have 60 tiles available for purchase. As you might recall from an earlier email, the MOSAIC Wall was a unique artistic display that provided auction guests with the opportunity to directly support the wish lists of our staff and faculty.
Wall tiles may be purchased online for the next few weeks. Please click here to purchase one (or more!) today for $50 each. Once purchased, if you would like the tile for a keepsake, please see a member of the Development team at Hill House to select from the remaining tiles.
THANK YOU for helping to make MOSAIC 2013 a success!
MOSAIC The Auction for Roeper benefits the Mariann Hoag Financial Aid Program at The Roeper School — enabling gifted children to overcome financial challenges, and flourish in a rigorous yet nurturing environment uniquely suited to them.
FROM DENITA TO ALUMNI:
We were all so delighted to have the most alumni engagement ever for MOSAIC Auction 2013!
From hands-on volunteer leadership, to donations of one-of-a-kind items from our “Roeper Olympians” and chart-topping musicians to the very generous contributions made toward items that benefit the Mariann Hoag Financial Aid Program and Roeper Faculty and Staff Professional Development…Roeper alumni were a veritable and enthusiastic presence.
We are deeply grateful for your growing enthusiasm and support!
ANNUAL FUND UPDATE:
We are still accepting donations for this year’s annual fund, and would love to count you as an active participant. Right now, we have cash and pledges of $210,000, and are closing in on our targeted goal of $225,000. Alumni contributions have been a huge part of this success. In addition, the current students in MS/US are developing habits of stewardship - 83% of them gave to the annual fund this year. Join us in this year’s campaign - you can donate online by going to: Online Giving.
MIDDLE SCHOOL DIRECTOR SEARCH: Carolyn Borman is retiring as Middle School Director and a search committee has narrowed the field to 4 excellent, strong candidates. Those candidates have meet with students, parents, faculty, staff and administrators. The committee will take feedback from all these groups and make a recommendation to Dave Feldman, Head of School. We hope to have a M.S. director hired soon. And, as soon as we do, I will tell you all about her or him.
ROEPER BASKETBALL: Our excellent Girls Varsity had the misfortune to play in the District championship game against Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes, a team that played for the State Championship a few weeks later. We lost 44-40 in a very tough game.
Our Boys Varsity team got revenge on WOLL as they upset them, to their great surprise, in the District Championship game, 51-44. However in Regionals in Lansing we ran into a solid, team-oriented machine called Peck High School and lost.
BTW, Our conference rival, Southfield Christian won its second State Boys' championship in a row.
RTC RUMORS: The RTC just finished this weekend with Neil Simon's RUMORS. New RTC Director Shelly Fager-Bajorek and the U.S. theater community wanted to do a fast-paced, witty farce and they got one with RUMORS. Comedy can be a lot more difficult than drama and RUMORS could have been a disaster but it was great. The performers had exquisite timing and played well off each other. Great fun for everybody.
LS CHESS TEAM: Our young chess players under the leadership of parent Coach Diallo Smith have done well locally and on the state level and are heading for Super Nationals in Nashville.
DEBATERS OFF TO NATIONALS IN PHILADELPHIA: Seniors Tom Allen and Aaron Bernard after winning all their meets locally and qualifying for Nationals at Bishop Foley High School last week are getting ready for Nationals in Philadelphia on Memorial Day weekend. I will published exactly when and where next issue so Roeperians in the Philly area can go cheer our guys on.
Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.
DID YOU READ THE LATEST ONLINE VERSION OF KEEPING IN TOUCH - THE ANNEMARIE ROEPER MEMORIAL EDITION?
We have gone digital with the printed mag KEEPING IN TOUCH. The latest issue was about the Annemarie memorial service and you should read the tributes and remembrances and see the photos.
Please go www.roeper.org and look under the headline "Roeper Receives $451,000 gift" and you will see Special Annemarie edition of KEEPING IN TOUCH. Bring hankies.
CHECK OUT ROEPER ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
Stay connected with Roeper by “liking” the Roeper Facebook Page (If you haven’t visited it lately, you should - it’s a lot more dynamic!), the Roeper Alumni Facebook page, and the I Went to the Roeper City and Country in the 60s and 70s Facebook page. Follow Roeper on twitter @theroeperschool, David Feldman @RoeperHdofScl, or me @emerypence. We even have a pinterest board full of great pictures and resources - http://pinterest.com/TheRoeperSchool/
STILL LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS & WORKSHOP PRESENTERS FOR MARCH 13th PHILUMNI DAY EVENT
Please consider coming to the Birm. Campus to share your expertise, memories, opinions, passions and anything else you think of value witht the MS & US communities. Here is the original announcement:
BACKGROUND: Every other year we have, on the Birm. campus, a day devoted to connecting the current students with the alums. We call it “Philumnia Day” as in addition to getting alums and students talking and learning from each other, we delve into the Philosophy.
THIS YEAR'S PLAN: We will do it on Wednesday, March 13.
8:15-9:00 Breakfast with David Feldman. Get to know our new Head and talk with him about his favorite topic - Roeper
9:00-9:50 General Assembly. A panel of alumni would talk about and take questions from the audience regarding how they took the Philosophy from Roeper into the outside world. Subtopics would include the impact Roeper had on their lives, the transition to the outside world, living Roeper in a non-Roeper world and anything else people wanted to talk about.
9:55-10:40 1st Break-out sessions. Alums (or teams of alums) would present on careers, hobbies, passions, social and political causes and other topics of interest to the students. Probably about 15 students and staff per presentations.
10:45-11:30 2nd Break-out sessions.
11:30-12:15 Lunch. There would be an optional lunch discussion/socializing for alums and students and staff with free pizza and cider for those really interested in more than just pizza. I haven’t decided whether to just have alums and current folks sit, eat and talk around the table or to structure it more into a more formal discussion, presentation and/or question/answer
So, I need you alums to come back and present. You can present on any topic, your career, your profession, your passion, your hobby, your political concern, your whatever. I need to know how many sessions (one or two) you would like for which you would like to present (with title or topic) and if you could make the lunch/social/talk. Please email this info to me as soon as you can.
Also, if you would like to be on the panel talking at the 9:00 General Assembly, please also contact me.
main: 248.203.7300 fax: 248.203.7310 email: email@example.com