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Chicago Meet & Greet Social

Thursday, June 16
JW Marriott Chicago
Chicago, IL

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L-r: Marty Dorow '78, Diedre Perry, President Guiyou Huang, Jennifer Qian, Michelle Nolan '84, Darryl Hollimon '83 '93, Pam Eason '83, Kevin Blackberg '75, Lukas Urbane '18 Scott Ehret '76 and Betty Ehret. 

Purple and Gold Day Social

Friday, April 22
Sports Corner @ 124
Macomb, IL

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L-r: Alumni Council member and Alumni Achievement recipient Kim Ekena '80, President Guiyou Huang and Foundation Board member and Alumni Achievement Award recipient Steve McCann '78.

Alumni staff members Carrie Huls Van Vleet '03, Lura Krueger, Carrie Craig Lowderman and Amy Spelman '98 with Associate Professor Jeremy Robinett (center).

L-r: Alumni Council members and Alumni Achievement Award recipients Kim Ekena '80 and Gayle Spencer '87, retired Director of Donor Relations Julie Chatterton Murphy '94 '95, Foundation Executive Officer Brad Bainter '79 '83 and Housing and Dining staff member Jody Turner Young '91.

 

Phoenix Area Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, April 14
Culinary Dropout
Scottsdale, AZ

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L-r:  Daniel Hicken ’81, Kimberly Collins Hicken ’85, Jerry Ernst ’76, Ann Pettitt Ernst ’75, Bill McGowan ‘85, Donnyea Stokes ’08, Reggie Karas Devers ’78, Pete Karas ’81 ’82, President Guiyou Huang, Al Funck ’70, Nate Hawkins, Sarah Hechtman Hawkins ’07 and Debbie Karas.

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L-r: Kathleen Ripley Leo ’68, Phil Morris ’71, Vic Leo ’65, Maggie Morris, Robert Smith ‘68, Alumni Council President Matthew Toland ’05 ’10, Alumni Council Vice President Eldon Brown ’96, Larry West ’72, Bobbi Jones, Kathleen Mulholland Hornburg ‘73, President Guiyou Huang and John Burnett ’75.

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L-r: WIU Foundation Executive Officer Brad Bainter ’79 ’83, Darla Sipolt, President Guiyou Huang and President’s National Advisory Council member Marcus Sipolt ’77.

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Back l-r: Foundation Executive Officer Brad Bainter '79 '83, Pete Karas '81 '82 and Mark Brown. Front l-r: Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations Amy Spelman '98, Reggie Karas Devers '78, Liz Karas Brown and Debbie Karas.

 

Tuscon Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, April 13
REILLY Craft Pizza & Drink
Tuscon, AZ

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Seated l-r: Brad Smith, Morris Hicks ’58, Ron Prasse, Evelyn Anderson Prasse ’65, Alumni Council Vice President Eldon Brown ’96, Alumni Council President Matthew Toland ’05 ’10, Nancy Lewis and Robert Lewis.  Standing l-r: Lynn Hilligoss Johnson ’71, Lewis Westover ’75 ’79, Barb Grier Westover ’69, President Guiyou Huang and Dale Johnson ’71.

 

Peoria Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, April 7
Thyme Kitchen and Craft Beer
Peoria, IL

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L-r: Doug Menke ’92 ’17, President Guiyou Huang, Missy Randolph and Jeff Randolph.

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L-r: Alumni Achievement Award recipient Rhonda Haffner, President Guiyou Huang, Clemente Salazar ’99 and Debbie Bruns Salazar.

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L-r around table: Jill Speer Bainter ’77, Carrie Craig Lowderman, Jenny Claudon, Cindy Severs, Robin Severs, President Guiyou Huang, Theresa Schaer, Cickett Howard, Michelle Reeves, Pam Fayhee and Vicky Kipling ’11.

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Chicago Alumni & Friends Social

Monday, April 4
2Twenty2 Tavern
Chicago, IL

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L-r: Rodger Stutz ‘78, Cam Brown ‘16, Connie Kowal ‘74, Kathy Sullivan ‘78, College of Business and Technology Development Director Suzanne Woodward ‘98, Alumni Council President Matthew Toland ’05 ‘10, Board of Trustees member Polly Radosh, Jeff Radosh ‘03, Phil Nathe ‘81 and President Guiyou Huang. 

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Front l-r: President Guiyou Huang, Michelle McClendon, Carrie Gibbons Cusack ’84, Carol Lewis Scott ’70, Alumni Council Past President Brian Savage ‘73, Jim Peschel ’76 and Marty Dorrow ’78. Back l-r: Renard Lewis ‘02, Jim Bragado ’79, Dan Cusack ‘86, Dave Whipple ’94 and Executive Director of Retention Initiatives Justin Schuch. 

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L-r: President Guiyou Huang with current and former Alumni Council members Jim Carter ‘75, Carol Lewis Scott ‘70, Brian Savage ‘73 (current Past President), Kathy Sullivan ‘78, Matthew Toland ’05 ’10 (current Alumni Council President) and Phil Nathe ‘81.

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L-r: Maggie O’Brien ’12, Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations Amy Spelman ’98 and Tom O’Brien ’07.

 

Seattle Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, March 16
Climate Pledge Arena
Seattle, WA

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L-r: Riky Segal Williams ’05, Assistant Vice President Amy Spelman ’98, Caitlin Freeman Frickenstein ’04 and Jeff Frickenstein ’03.

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L-r: Dave Stafford ‘93, Judy Hurdelbrink, Tom Hurdelbrink ’77, Alumni Council Vice President Eldon Brown ’96, Assistant Vice President Amy Spelman ’98, Judy Wagner ’72, Ricky Segal Williams ‘05, Caitlin Freeman Frickenstein ’04, Jeff Frickenstein ’03, host from Phil Scott Group Matthew MacMichael and Dubois McDavis ’88. Not pictured: President Guiyou Huang.

 

Portland Alumni & Friends Social

Tuesday, March 15
Revolution Hall
Portland, OR

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L-r: Alice Robison Berntson ‘74, Tom Berntson ’74, Bill Young ‘73, Carol Presbitero Young ’73 and President Guiyou Huang.

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Back l-r: Bill Young ‘73, Mary McLinden Kelly, Sean Kelly ’92, Tom Berntson ’74, Chad Schmidt '92, Maryellen Conner, Nathaniel Walters and Alumni Council Vice President Eldon Brown ‘96. Front l-r: Carol Presbitero Young ‘73, Lisa Shulz ‘98, Alice Robison Berntson ‘74, President Guiyou Huang, Michael Maloney ‘89, Susan Turpin and Mike Conner ’79.

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L-r: President Guiyou Huang, accountancy student Susan Turpin and Nathaniel Walters.

 

Los Angelos Alumni & Friends Social

Friday, March 4
San Antonio Winery
Los Angelos, CA

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Standing l-r: Dave Clauss '77, Carol Clauss, Rizal Setiadi '95, Harry Lee '90, Alumni Council Vice President Eldon Brown '96, Arts and Sciences Development Director Amy Radosh Crosby '11 '17, Alumni Council President Matthew Toland '05 '10, Alumni Achievement recipient Dan Isaacson '71 and John Sanders '74. Seated l-r: Kenneth Servis, Harriett Struck Servis '61, Victoria Chang, Henry Lee '06, Lorna Wagner, Shelby Wagner '60, Matthew Heller, Marwa Ghahet, Abdurraouf Elakder '14 and Glenn Bowie '84. 

 

San Diego Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, March 3
Mission Brewery
San Diego, CA

A big thank you to Dan Partelow '83 for hosting us and the tour of the brewery!

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Back row l-r: Alumni Council Vice President Eldon Brown '96, Dan Partelow '83, Jeff Starke, James Jiao '86, President Guiyou Huang, Brian Preston '83, Todd Wilson '82, Jim Hissong '74, Andrew Cross '95, Janet Hissong '73, Jerry Cunningham and Scott Hendricks. Front row l-r: , Michelle Hunter '15, Alumni Council President Matthew Toland '05 '10, Ashley Ryan Kalb '02, Weitman '03, Sandy Funke Benuzzi '76, James Benuzzi '77, Arts and Sciences Development Director Amy Radosh Crosby '11 '17.

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President Huang and host Dan Partelow '83.

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Michelle Hunter '15 and Assistant Vice President Amy Spelman '98.

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Tour of Mission Brewery in San Diego.

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Brian Preston '83, Todd Wilson '82, Dan Partelow '83, Scott Hendricks, Jerry Cunningham and Jeff Starke.

 

San Francisco Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, March 2
Donato Enoteca
San Francisco, CA

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L-r: Alumni Council Vice President Eldon Brown '96, Ifeoluwa Adedira '19, Bunny Weiss '78, Take Miyagi '07, Lever Wang '80, Spencer Quam '77, President Guiyou Huang, Ron Rice '68, Shelley Sim Dorssers '81, Tom Rasmssen '65, Mitchell Leach II '20, Sarah Sharifi '04, Wayne Kelder '70, Mary Kay McCann Kelder, Alumni Council President Matthew Toland '05 '10, Matt Noxon '13 and Randall Price.

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Mitchell Leach II '20 and President Huang.

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President Huang, Shelley Sim Dorssers '81 and Assistant Vice President Amy Spelman '98.

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Take Miyagi '07 and Foundation Executive Officer Brad Bainter '79 '83.

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Take Miyagi '07 and President Huang.

 

Ft. Lauderdale Alumni & Friends Social

Friday, February 19
Bokampers
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Naples Alumni & Friends Social

Friday, February 18
Ridgway Bar & Grill
Naples, FL

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Ft. Myers Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, February 17
Shoeless Joe's Sports Cafe
Ft. Myers, FL

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Sarasota Alumni & Friends Luncheon

Thursday, February 17
Capital Grille
Sarasota, FL

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Tampa Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, February 16
American Social
Tampa, FL

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Charolette Alumni & Friends Social

Friday, January 28
Lennox SouthPark
Charolette, NC

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Raleigh Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, January 27
Vita Vite Midtown
Raleigh, NC

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Charleston Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, January 26
5 Church Charleston
Charleston, SC

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Hilton Head Alumni & Friends Luncheon

Thursday, January 26
Frankie Bones
Hilton Head, SC

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Past Alumni Photos

WIU vs. DePaul Men's Basketball Pregame Social

Saturday, November 20
Pregame Social: Fatpour Tap Works - McCormick
Chicago, IL

WIU vs. DePaul Men's Basketball Game
Wintrust Arena
Chicago, IL

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L-r: Dave Arnold ’93, Alumni Council member Kim Ekena ’80, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Rob Jeter, Debbie Novotny Carter ’75, Jim Carter ’75 and Alumni Council Member Scott Clarke ’81.

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L-r: Board of Trustee member Polly Radosh, President Guiyou Huang, Kathleen McMeekan Trojack ’20, Beth Stroh Dukes ’86, Head Men’s Basketball Coach Rob Jeter and Macomb Mayor Mike Inman.

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L-r: Fredrick Kendricks ’08, Michael Davis ’08, Tanya Cyprian, Terrell Cyprian-Young, Lisa Lyons ’03, Latrice Holcomb, Brian Hayes ‘07 and President Guiyou Huang.

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Basketball Alumni with the President L-r: John Muno ’80 ’81, Dwayne Banks, Foundation Executive Officer Brad Bainter ’79 ’83, Vic Law, President Guiyou Huang, Ceola Clark III ’11, Donny McAvoy III ’13 and Rick Resetich ’84.

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Baseball Alumni with the President L-r: Rick Wolfgram ’76, Jim Duszak ’76, Connie Kowal ’74, Brian Loconsole ’13 and President Guiyou Huang.

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L-r: Tom O’Brien ’07, Matt Saey ’06, Ilene Moore, Randall Moore, Riley Moore, Samantha Chelemsky and Jess Manning Saey ’06.

Memphis Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, November 11
Dixon Gallery and Gardens
Memphis, TN

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L-r: Mike Sondag ‘74, Justin Clarke ‘20, Tom Fagan, Michael Brooks ‘85, President Guiyou Huang and Alumni Director Amy Spelman.

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L-r: Michael Brooks '85 and President Guiyou Huang with WIU's painting, The Jazz Singers, by Archibald Motley.

Nashville Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, November 10
Oak Steakhouse
Nashville, TN

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L-r: Jackie Blok ‘09, Jessica Anderson Gaines ‘03, Nora Ten Broeck ‘91 ‘96, Kelly Ward ‘10, Cheryl Blok Ward ‘09, Spencer Graham ‘’08, President Guiyou Huang, Matt Robins ‘03, Nicki Fosdyck Robins ‘03, Gayle Hanson, Charles Clark ‘96 ‘98, Diana Dugle and Jon Dugle.

Oak Brook, IL Alumni & Friends Socia l

Wednesday, November 3
Gibson's Oak Brook  
Oak Brook, IL

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L-r: Patricia (Pacocha) Leoni ’73, Peggy Carey ’73, Lindy (Hallquist) Steves ’72, Judi (Clennon) Kelley ’73, John Bokum ’72, President Guiyou Huang, Edward Kelley ’74 and Robert Leoni ’73.

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L-r: Alumni Council Past President Brian Savage ’73, Dave Becker ’82, Nick Matuck ’81, Dave Morton ’71 and Kirk Dillard ’77.

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L-r: Alumni Council President Matthew Toland ’05 ’10, Alumni Council Past President Brian Savage ’73, Carol Lewis Scott ’70, President Guiyou Huang, Phil Nathe ’81, Trustee Carin (Horne) Stutz ’78 and Kirk Dillard ’77.

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L-r: Kevin Stock ’95 and Michele Rickerson ’97.

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L-r: Russ Coomans ’81, Barb (Manoff) Sorgatz ’75, President Guiyou Huang and Steve Catlin ’71.

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L-r: Dave Becker ’82, Nick Matuck ’81, President Guiyou Huang and Dave Morton ’71.

Park City, UT Alumni & Friends Social

Saturday, October 23
Hosted by WIU Alumnus Bill Keever '82
Park City, UT

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L-r: Executive Officer of the Foundation Brad Bainter ‘79 ‘83, Kellie (Kohler) Esters ‘93, Alumni Director Amy Spelman ‘98, Bill Keever ‘82, President Guiyou Huang, Sergio Molina ‘92, Bob Hensley ‘71 and Associate Alumni Director Carrie (Huls) Van Vleet ‘03.

Denver Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, October 21
Elway's Cherry Creek
Denver, CO

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Carthage Alumni & Friends Social

Tuesday, September 14
Lake Hill Winery 
Carthage, IL

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L-r: Jerry “Jo” Oitker ‘07, Alumni Council member Deb Miller ‘84 ‘86, School of Management and Marketing Director Jonathan Lynn, Taylor Steinberg ‘67, Lorraine McDonald Steinberg ‘66, Judy Arnsman Eckerly ‘96, Denita Peck Rouse ‘95, Director of Creative and Marketing Services Jessica Ruebush Lambert ‘09 ‘11, President Guiyou Huang, Danielle Woolam Bice ‘14, Ashley Edwards Campbell ‘08, Angie Gallagher Ard ‘94, Dave Ard ‘86, Glenda Hackemack ‘91, Nancy Gidney Unruh ‘86 ‘88, Alumni Achievement Award recipient Jim Unruh ‘86 ‘94, Genny Huls and Craig Huls.

Monmouth Alumni & Friends Social

Monday, September 13
Market Alley Wine
Monmouth, IL

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L-r: Steve Hensley '83 '90, Art Professor Bill Howard, Dan Swanson '95, Sue Greenler McKee '68 '76, Denise Mann, Brendan Marshall '88, Michelle Hume Marshall '89 '95, President Guiyou Huang, First Lady Jennifer Qian, College of Education and Human Service Dean Francis Godwyll, School of Management and Marketing Director Johathan Lynne, retired Advisor and Counselor Jennifer Tobin Tibbitts '84 '97, Crickett Howard, Pam Hensley and Foundation Executive Officer Brad Bainter '79 '83.

Rushville Alumni & Friends Social

Sunday, September 12 
Station 1883 
Rushville, IL

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Front l-r: Andy Clayton '96, Linda Acheson Cockerill '82 '89, Lisa Dutton, Nursing faculty member Linsday White, Jerry Cremer '89, Diana Dubsky Cremer '74 '83, Heather White Becker '96 '07, Amanda Shoemaker '01 '11,Marti Cunningham, Patti Shoemaker '72, Chuck Cunningham, President Guiyou Huang, Mike Dutton '82, Kim Berry Root '93 '02, Janet Fowler Kays '74, Marilyn Davis Sargent '77, Lyle Sargent '71, Steve Hensley '83 '90, Pam Hensley and Cricket Howard. Back l-r: Art professor Bill Howard and Foundation Executive Officer Brad Bainter '79 '83

Quincy Alumni & Friends Social

Saturday, September 11
BoodaLu
Quincy, IL

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Front row L-r: Claire Huang, Calvin Koeller '02 '04, Judy Eckerly '96, Doug Arnsman '84, President Guiyou Huang, Jennifer Qian, Lori Kruse '84, Gary Birch '75 and Suzanne Woodward '98.

Back row L-r: Dave Eckerly '83 and Mark Dempsey '87.

 

Dallas Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, September 2
Truluck's
Dallas, TX

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L-R: President Guiyou Huang, Michael Coleman '81, Bill Hortsman, Jill Eckardt '83 and Robin Coleman.

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L-R: Dr. Sharon Gou, President Guiyou Huang, Thomas Jardine '77 and Greg Demko '72.

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L-R: Abbey Dudek '03, Cathleen Strabala '95 and Andrew Strabala.

Houston Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, September 1
Truluck's
Houston, TX

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Austin Alumni & Friends Social

Tuesday, August 31
Truluck's
Austin, TX 

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Front row L-R: Geng Lin '17, President Guiyou Huang, Alicia Gallagher, Maggie O'Brien '12 and Angela O'Mahony '06.

Back row L-R: Chipp Norcross, Brian Kucic '87, DeMarkco Butler '16, Tommy Gallagher '12 '14, Neill Stegall '73, Paul Panko '80, Jeff Walker '81, Keith Hopkinson '82 and Monty Dolieslager '80.

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L-R: President Guiyou Huang, Tommy Gallagher '12 '14, Alicia Gallagher and Maggie O'Brien '12.

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L-R: Shelvis Lewis '86, President Guiyou Huang, Paul Panko '80 and Monty Dolieslager '80.

San Antonio Alumni & Friends Social

Monday, August 30
Boiler House Texas Grill & Wine Garden
San Antonio, TX

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Sitting L-R: Kama Rouska, Paul Jensen '86, President Guiyou Huang and Michele Brinkley '74.

Standing L-R: Jim Reidy '81, Amy Sanders, Debbie Juhl, Gary Juhl, Becky Hughes, Jim Hughes '77, James O'Neil '16, Marcie Murray and Alumni Director Amy Spelman '98.

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L-R: Latonya Robinson '99, President Guiyou Huang, James O'Neil '16 and Marcie Murray.

Naples Alumni & Friends Social

Friday, June 18
Ridgway Bar & Grill
Naples, FL

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Ft. Myers Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, June 17
Oxbow
Ft. Myers, FL

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Sarasota Area Alumni & Friends Lunch

Thursday, June 17
Mattison's Forty-One
Sarasota, FL

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Tampa Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, June 16
Jackson's Bistro
Tampa, FL

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The Villages Alumni & Friends Luncheon

Wednesday, June 16
The Waterfront Inn
The Villages, FL

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Orlando Alumni & Friends Social

Tuesday, June 15
Rocco's
Winter Park, FL

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Phoenix Area Alumni & Friends Social

Thursday, May 20
Village Tavern - Scottsdale
Scottsdale, AZ

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Glendale Alumni & Friends Luncheon

Thursday, May 20
Urban Margarita
Glendale, AZ

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Tucson Alumni & Friends Social

Wednesday, May 19
Union Public House
Tucson, AZ

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