Spring 2017

Alumni News

Homecoming 2017 dates announced

Join fellow alumni, students, faculty and staff October 12-15, 2017 for a celebration of TU’s rich history and reconnect with your alma mater during Homecoming 2017. The Golden Hurricane Football team will take on the University of Houston at H.A. Chapman Stadium on Saturday, October 14.

The festivities will kick off on Thursday with the Distinguished Alumni Celebration, culminating Saturday with the big game versus Houston at a time to be announced. Other TU traditions include the Bonfire and Pep Rally, TU on Tap, the Homecoming Tent Party and numerous reunions. We look forward to welcoming you home!

Emily Reh (BSBA ’09, MEB ’14) will serve as the Homecoming chair. If you are interested in volunteering on the Homecoming Committee, or if you would like to plan or organize a reunion for your group, contact Amy Dodson in the Office of Alumni Relations at amy-dodson@utulsa.edu.

If you have questions about Homecoming or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at tualumni@utulsa.edu or call 918-631-2555.

For more information, visit www.TUAlumni.com/Homecoming.

Upcoming Events

June 8 – Denver Chapter Happy Hour
June 9 – TU Uncorked Wine Festival
June 16 – Fort Worth Chapter Happy Hour & Rangers Game
June 17 – Washington, D.C. Chapter Welcome Event
June 17 – Houston Chapter Astros Night
June 22 – Tulsa Chapter Drillers Night
June 29 – Kansas City Chapter Wine Tasting
July 6 – Midland Club Welcome Event
July 9 – Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter Reception
July 16 – Los Angeles Chapter Welcome Event

For more information and additional events, visit TUAlumni.com.

TU Uncorked 2017 set for June 9

The Tulsa Chapter of the TU Alumni Association invites alumni and friends to TU Uncorked on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. The wine festival will raise funds for the Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, which supports need-based students in the Tulsa area. Over the past 12 years, the event has raised more than $800,000.

 This year’s Honorary Chairs are Julie and Sanjay (BS ’92) Meshri. The event is chaired by Anna (BSBA ’02) and Michael (BSBA ’00, MBA ’03) Krupka. The Event Chairs-elect are Jennifer (BS ’01) and John (BCE ’01) Laeger.

For tickets or more information, please visit www.TUAlumni.com/uncorked. For sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, contact Leslie Blanchet at leslie-blanchet@utulsa.edu or 918-631-2092.

Houston once again named Alumni Chapter of the Year

Houston Alumni Chapter President Thomas Porter (BSBA ’14) accepted the TU Alumni Association’s 2015-16 Chapter of the Year Award from Alumni Association President Katie Ahrens (BS ’01, MSF ’02) during Homecoming 2016 for the second consecutive year. The chapter, led by a board of 20 alumni, earned the award by cultivating relationships with alumni in the Houston area through programming that supports the mission of the TU Alumni Association. The chapter hosted events to support athletics, TU admission efforts and to provide community service outreach. Other chapters that qualified for “gold status” included Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, Oklahoma City and Washington, D.C.

TU Day held in April

TU Day is a nationwide effort of Alumni Association chapters and clubs partnering with philanthropic organizations in their communities for a day of service. In April 2017, 11 chapters and clubs gathered to volunteer at local nonprofit organizations.