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The Friend Is More Important Than the Ask

The phone rings and it’s a classmate–maybe a close friend or maybe someone you barely knew who was in your philosophy class–asking you to contribute to the Wesleyan Annual Fund. Sometimes this happens when you are in the middle of dinner, or checking your children’s homework, or relaxing with a book or television. Most of…

How to Meet Great People

Dear Fellow Alumni, What I want to say is: Get involved in your local alumni activities. You’ll meet great people and it’s a way to stay involved with our university, contribute our talents, keep Wesleyan in the forefront of people’s minds, and keep the alumni/parent network active–which helps us all. But you’ve heard that before.…

Keep Wesleyan Front and Center

David Bartholomew ’81 writes: When friends outside of Wesleyan ask how I became chair of the Wesleyan Alumni Association, they assume that I carefully considered the decision to run for the office, campaigned eagerly, and was thrilled with the results of the election. The reality, however, is a bit different. While it is true that…

Continuing Career Counseling

Dear Fellow Alumni, Once again Wesleyan is at the forefront of a new trend: lifelong career counseling provided to all alumni at no cost. Under President Bennet’s leadership, Wesleyan’s Career Resource Center (CRC) has become more responsive to the needs of alumni as they grow in their careers. It used to be that the CRC…

Staying Connected

Dear Alumni, September 11 followed a trustee meeting where I spent the weekend with several trustees. We’d renewed our friendship, I felt connected, and I wanted to know if they and other alumni friends from NYC and Washington were okay. I learned about the Wesleyan Web site in response to September 11 and logged on…

Celebrate Our Newest Alumni

Dear Fellow Alumni, As I write, we are on the eve of Reunion & Commencement 2001. For many of you, those words bring back memories of bright red gowns and a sunny day on Foss Hill. Of course, the Class of ’82 had the rainiest day imaginable—and our Commencement was the last held in the…

Making Your Voice and Your Vote Count

Dear Fellow Alumni: Each year Wesleyan alumni have the opportunity to participate in an election, and each alumnus/a has the opportunity to make a difference. Just as every vote counted in the presidential election, your vote is important and counts in Wesleyan’s election of alumni trustees. Wesleyan, governed by a 33–member board of trustees, is…