Staying Connected

Photo by David PykeMembership in the UNT Alumni Association is growing and so are the many ways alumni can stay connected with each other and the university. For the 2013-14 academic year, the alumni association's network grew to 10,451 members, a 35.1 percent increase over the past five years.

"We're reconnecting with alumni through multiple channels to continue the growth of the alumni association," says Gina Lowe, director of marketing and membership.

She says more people also are turning to the association's social media and networking sites. The association has more than 8,000 friends on Facebook, more than 3,000 followers on Twitter and more than 15,000 members in its LinkedIn group.

This fall, alumni also showed support for UNT football before home games at GameDay Grille events at the alumni pavilion and at area events before away games.

Houston-area alumnus Samuel P. Golden ('74) and his wife, Valerie, welcomed about 60 alumni to their home in October. During the event, alumni met with President Neal Smatresk and his wife, Debbie, and shared stories about UNT. The event was followed by an alumni tailgate before the Mean Green vs. Rice game.

"Thousands of alumni are in the Houston area," Golden says. "This was my way to encourage involvement with UNT."

To keep alumni better informed, the association relaunched its website this fall with a new look. Visit the UNT Alumni Association online to learn about upcoming events and ways to get involved and support UNT through the alumni association.

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