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February, 2017

Hello alumni and friends! I hope your year started well and you feel good about 2017! Like many other’s the WOU Alumni Office has been busy making plans and setting goals for the year. One thing we want to do is to continue to meet alums and host more events right here in the Willamette Valley. All of our alumni are important to us and we want to try and make sure we offer events and opportunities that interest everyone. To try and accomplish this, we added a few new events in places like Salem and Portland for this spring. be sure to check out the “upcoming events” section in the e-newsletter and see what is coming to your area. If you have ideas on events and would like to help us plan something, contact us and let’s see what we can do.

Although it was another snowy and cold month, we were able to host a couple of great events in January. If you missed the action, read the recaps for January events below.  

January recap- 

WOU Night at the Blazers- On January 13th, 45 alumni, university faculty, staff and guests made the trek into a snow-covered Portland to watch the Portland Trailblazers take on the Orlando Magic from sky box seats at the Moda Center. Guests enjoyed food, drinks, live NBA action and were able to talk to one another and meander throughout three boxes. Although the Blazers lost the game the evening was full of laughter, fun, networking and cheering. Watch for information on next year’s game towards the end of 2017! 

Alumni Board of Directors Winter Meeting- On January 14 the WOU Alumni Board of Directors met for it’s annual winter meeting. During the meeting the group discussed the effects of/impacts of the newly revealed Western Oregon University Strategic Plan which has been in creation for over a year in the making, upcoming events, making changes to and additions to the events calendar, and open discussion over other alumni-related topics. The WOU Board of Directors helps plan and implement alumni events, recruit and engage alumni for events and with the university, discusses university news and updates and helps support the university through engaging alumni and others. There are currently a few seats on the board open. If you are interested in becoming a board director, contact Emily at 503-838-8710 or via email at lafone@wou.edu. 







Emily Lafon Alumni Relations Coordinator

(503) 838-8710 | or e-mail: lafone@wou.edu  | Location: The Cottage