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Dinner with your fellow alumni
One of the best things about Oakland University is the friendliness of its people. The Future Alumni Network (FANS) has made getting to know all these friendly folk a lot easier with their new Dinner with a Dozen Grizzlies program. The dinner is based on a simple idea: alumni volunteer to host an evening meal in their homes for students, faculty and fellow graduates, providing an ideal opportunity for networking and good conversation.
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Interactive alumni Web site coming soon!
The OU Alumni Association is launching an interactive alumni Web site this summer that will connect you to alumni friends, jobs and events. The site will also make it easy to connect to other OU alumni through “blind e-mail!” You can keep in touch with friends around the world through the searchable alumni directory; post your business card, your resume and employment opportunities; view online class notes; update your records; search job openings and much more!
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Two graduates return as OUAA’s newest board members
This spring, the OUAA Board of Directors welcomed Dr. Lisa Flynn, CAS ’89, and Adam Kochenderfer, CAS ’02, as its two newest members.
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Save a bundle…just for being a grad!
Now OUAA members, faculty and staff will be able to take advantage of the same great discounts OU students have enjoyed for years, thanks to the Future Alumni Network and the OU Communications and Marketing Department.
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Shop with Grizzlies pride
Few things are better than shopping, unless, of course, it’s shopping to benefit the students of Oakland University. Coming soon, the OUAA will introduce a new and improved affinity credit card program, open to all OU graduates and friends. Available through the MSU Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU), the card will provide valuable support for student scholarships and alumni programs at Oakland.
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Alumni spoke, we listened
This past winter, the OUAA conducted an in-depth survey to get alumni ideas and feedback in an effort to learn how we can create an even better experience for our graduates and other members. More than 600 people participated in the survey, a terrific percentage that provided us with a significant sampling of data.
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Stay in touch
There’s no better way to stay in touch with all the latest Grizzly news than through the OUAA e-newsletter. If you haven’t already signed up, now is the time.
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2006 Alumni Awards Banquet
Mark your calendars for the 2006 Alumni Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 4, 2006, in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms.
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Something “Wicked”
Dozens of lucky alumni will have something to smile about this June when they head to the Masonic Temple in Detroit to see the Broadway smash, “Wicked.” Oakland University Alumni Association (OUAA) members were given the chance to purchase tickets early to this show, which sold out in hours.
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An event so nice we’re doing it twice!
Last year’s Family Festival proved to be such a hit that the OUAA is gearing up for another Festival this October, timed to coincide with Oakland University’s annual Week of Champions.
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Batter up at Comerica Park
What better way to spend a beautiful summer evening than with your fellow Grizzlies, watching the Detroit Tigers take on the defending world champion Chicago White Sox? Bring your family and join us for the second annual OU Night at Comerica Park on Wednesday, August 23, a special evening set aside just for OU alumni, friends, students, faculty and staff.
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