Letter From The Alumni Relations Director

SPRING15letter-from-the-editorThe Georgia Southern University Alumni Association expanded its base last month when more than 3,300 undergraduate and graduate students received their degrees at Spring Commencement. Members of Eagle Nation are passionate, loyal and never fail to show their True Blue spirit. The Alumni Association serves the University by fostering lifelong relationships with alumni and friends through programs and services that enhance the continued growth of Georgia Southern.

In the past year, the Alumni Association hosted an array of memorable events, including the biennial Alumni Awards, the Class of 2014 “40 Under 40” Alumni Awards, and the unique Evening with the President events, which allowed alumni to gather in different cities across Georgia and in Florida, to network and share their passion for Georgia Southern. The Association keeps busy at dozens of locations all year through our Alumni Networks, Southern Women events, Eagle Outreach activities, Alumni Scholarship Program and many more local activities. I want to thank all alumni who have supported the Association and I encourage others to connect with us through any of these activities.

This issue of Georgia Southern magazine celebrates our outstanding Alumnus of the Year and the other Alumni Award recipients. At least 5,000 couples not only found true love with a fellow Eagle but also a lifetime partner. You will read about some of these Southern Sweethearts in the magazine as well. We also look at the success of the men’s basketball team in its inaugural season in the Sun Belt Conference.

Thank you for your continued support and please let us know how your Alumni Association may assist you.

Wendell Tompkins (’87)
Senior Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving