Spring 2018

Alumni News

Alumni and students team up for nationwide Day of Service

TU alumni across the nation volunteered in their communities to celebrate university spirit and TU’s heart for service during TU Day of Service. Ninety-two alumni participated in eight chapter and club cities nationwide, totaling more than 205 volunteer hours.

A new partnership between Student Association and the Tulsa Chapter of the TU Alumni Association brought students and alumni together to participate in service activities across Tulsa. Alumni efforts were focused in the Kendall Whittier Neighborhood.


President Clancy visits alumni nationwide to bring the TU Commitment

This spring President Clancy is visiting nine cities and hundreds of alumni, friends and prospective students to share the TU Commitment. Stops along this speaking tour include Houston, Denver, St. Louis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, San Diego, Oklahoma City and Chicago. At each event, prospective students and their families will have the opportunity to meet alumni, faculty and staff to hear their stories and learn more about TU.

The TU Commitment boasts the lifelong bond between the university and our students and alumni. It reminds us that parts of our story have already been written and with so much left to unfold, encourages students and alumni to let TU help write the rest. The individual stories of success, fulfillment and impact from our students and alumni are the ultimate measure of TU’s success.

For more information on upcoming events, please visit www.TUAlumni.com/TUcommitment.


TU Uncorked returns to the Cain’s Ballroom

TU Uncorked, the Alumni Association’s annual wine festival, will be held on June 22, 2018, at the historic Cain’s Ballroom in downtown Tulsa. This year’s event chairs are John (BCE ’01) and Jennifer (BS ’01) Laeger, who are joined by chairs-elect Katie (BS ’01, MS ’02) and Seth (BMG ’03) Ahrens. Joining the leadership team as honorary chairs are TU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Frank Haith and his wife, Pam, along with TU Head Football Coach Philip Montgomery and his wife, Ashli.

This signature event returns to Cain’s Ballroom after several years at the TU Reynolds Center. To celebrate the 14th year of TU Uncorked, the event will feature a Sixties Mod theme at the familiar location. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased at www.TUAlumni.com/uncorked with proceeds benefiting need-based scholarships for students.

For sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, contact Leslie Blanchet at leslie-blanchet@utulsa.edu or at 918-631-2092.


Albuquerque is TU’s newest club

Alison McGough-Maduena (BS ’09) is the inaugural representative for the newly formed Albuquerque TU Alumni Club. After graduation, she returned to Albuquerque for graduate school and eventually medical school. As the club’s representative, she aims to create opportunities for area alumni to get together and find ways to give back to the community as a group. The club hosted its first event on Saturday, September 23 for a watch party as the TU Golden Hurricane football team faced the New Mexico Lobos. Albuquerque is home to nearly 300 alumni.

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


Dallas named chapter of the year

During Homecoming 2017, Alumni Association President Andrew Comstock (BSBA ’00) presented Dallas Chapter President Jason Stangel (BPE ’11) with the 2016-17 Charles S. Monroe Chapter of the Year Award. This was the first time the chapter received the honor.

The chapter earned the award by cultivating relationships with alumni in the Dallas area through programming that supports the mission of the TU Alumni Association. The chapter hosted events to support athletic events, TU admission efforts and to provide community service outreach. The chapter also had a strong percentage of alumni giving.

Other chapters that qualified for “gold status” included Denver, Fort Worth, Houston, Kansas City and Washington, D.C.


Final Bell

The Class of 2017 was welcomed to the TU Alumni Association at the Final Bell party and bell ringing ceremony.

Each May graduating students, including seniors, graduate and law students, are invited to celebrate at the annual party at Bayless Plaza hosted by the Future Alumni Council and the TU Alumni Association. At the event, the new alumni celebrate with their friends, enjoy refreshments, ring the Kendall Bell and receive a gift from the TU Alumni Association. This year’s event will be May 4.



Take me out to the ballgame

The Young Alumni Committee of the Tulsa Chapter hosted an alumni night at ONEOK Field for a Tulsa Drillers baseball game. The group was established to identify the needs of alumni who are age 40 years and younger. Our mission is to strengthen the TU Alumni Association and develop programs between current students and alumni that would be of interest to young alumni.

To get involved in Tulsa, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 918-631-2555 or tualumni@utulsa.edu.