The UNT Alumni Association helps graduating seniors transition from college to the real world — a tradition that will continue April 12 when the association, in collaboration with the Division of Student Affairs, hosts its second annual Senior Barbecue Picnic at the Alumni Center.
The event highlights the seniors’ accomplishments and hard work as undergraduates and introduces them to the alumni association.
“The senior barbecue is an opportunity to stress the importance to students of staying connected once they graduate and the networking benefits as active alumni,” says Derrick P. Morgan, executive director of the UNT Alumni Association.
The barbecue also is a time for seniors to mingle and hear from other alumni, such as Robert McKinney (’03), director of events for the alumni association, who encourages them to give back to their alma mater by attending events and becoming mentors to other students.
Senior Sarah Fox attended last year’s barbecue and realizes the importance of making connections between students and alumni.
“The barbecue promotes the bond between students, alumni and the university,” says Fox, who plans to graduate this December. “Current students like me get the chance to see other alum’s dedication and follow in their footsteps.”