Dear UAB Family and Friends,
I am both proud and excited to serve as the 2013-14 President of the UAB National Alumni Society. UAB is an important part of my life and I come from a family of UAB graduates. I’m more dedicated than ever to give back to the university. I know that this loyalty is shared by our graduates and is part of the reason that the UAB National Alumni Society has been able to grow our membership to more than 11,000 active members. The Society has worked hard to provide programs and services that enhance your life and to create opportunities for you to partner with us to advance the university together. If you’re already a member, we’re so thankful for your support and welcome feedback on how we can make your membership more valuable.
The National Alumni Society’s mission is to support the university in its pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, and public service and to create, foster, and nurture a mutually beneficial relationship between the university, its students and alumni; in return, we ask the following:
- Join the National Alumni Society, if you’re not already a member.
- If you’re an annual member, consider upgrading to a Life membership.
- If you have friends or relatives who are also UAB alumni, urge them to join.
Membership in the UAB National Alumni Society offers many valuable benefits, but joining represents more – it’s a chance to become engaged with the UAB community. Our chapter network has expanded to include more than 61 groups across the globe so no matter where you live, you can connect with other UAB alumni for activities ranging from game-watching tailgates and networking opportunities, to community service projects.
Finally, by joining the National Alumni Society, you are providing a significant boost to UAB’s reputation. Your membership helps increase the prestige of the university, which in turn increases the value of your degree.
I encourage each of you to get connected. Joining the UAB National Alumni Society helps UAB – and you.
Trey Cummings, B.S. ’00, M.A.C. ‘01
UAB National Alumni Society