First of all, let me take this opportunity to welcome and introduce you to four new members of our wsu Alumni Association staff.
Michelle Boyd joined us in October as our Director of Membership and Development. Michelle will be overseeing Alumni Association development projects and working on programs to increase and retain our membership base. She comes to us from Wichita's Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Rick Griffin comes on board as Director of Alumni Career Networking to help build a brand-new community Web project that will promote job opportunities in the Wichita area.
Valarie Florio, who previously served as development specialist for the Wichita Children's Home, has moved into the position of Director of Alumni Events. And Robin Matz, who is working on a master's degree in business administration at wsu, has taken over as executive assistant.
Second, I'd like to congratulate all of our 1999 Alumni Award winners, Mac Beatson '66, Phil May, Max '57 and Lois '56 Hubbard, Wanda Maltby and Sheryl Wohlford — and invite you to join us in honoring these exceptional individuals at our Awards Banquet at the Hyatt Regency, Wichita, on Feb. 3.
For all the details or to make reservations early, please call Valarie at (316) 978-3834. It will truly be a special night.
With that, I hope you enjoy this issue of The Shocker.