Milestones are meant to be celebrated! This year our Alumni Association is celebrating 125 years of supporting our university.
It all began in 1889 when Fannie Camp Duggar became the first president of our Alumni Association. Her goals were to promote school loyalty, maintain class ties and coordinate alumnae scholarship gifts. Her legacy has endured for 125 years. The Alumni Association continues to promote strong relationships between our alumni, current students, faculty and the university.
Each year we award scholarships and fund faculty grants. At graduation, along with Mortar Board, we sponsor the Faculty Member of the Year. We celebrate 100th Night which honors the senior class during the last few months of their college careers. Each organization on campus pays tribute to their seniors with a candle lighting ceremony in hopes that the flame will light their way and ensure that their memory of the The W will always burn brightly.
The W is fortunate to have a huge group of passionate and loyal alumni. You can play a crucial role in helping us translate our incredible alumni loyalty into increased MUW Alumni Association membership. If you are already an active member, we are so thankful for your support. If you are not an active member, we ask you to join the Alumni Association. If you have friends who are also alums, urge them to join the Association. Just think, if each current member asks at least two alums to join, our membership will drastically grow in no time!
Membership in the MUW Alumni Association is a chance to become engaged in The W. Our chapter network, the foundation of our Association, is growing. It is a great opportunity to become involved, meet new people and to rekindle old friendships.
In honor of the 125th anniversary of our Alumni Association, please join with me in becoming an active member of our Association. A minimum contribution of $40 to the MUW Foundation is all it takes. The link to join can be found at www.muw.edu/give. You may choose your preferred option for giving. Your commitment will be appreciated and will truly make a difference.
My hope is that your flame will always burn brightly and lead you back home to The W!
With Heartfelt Thanks,
Jenny Katool, Class of 1978 President MUW Alumni Association
1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439