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Summer Kickoff event draws alumni and friends

6/15/2011  10:15 am

More than 50 alumni, faculty, and friends gathered in Chicago at the annual Summer Kickoff for New Graduates and Alumni. The event is held each year as a networking and social opportunity for recent graduates to chat with alumni about jobs, catch up on what has been happening on campus, and to meet new friends.

"We're always excited to see so many familiar faces at Kickoff, and this year we met a lot of new alumni, too," said Mary Susan Britt, associate director for alumni relations.


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Alumni Board members Scott Goldberg '04 ADV and Kim Brun '93/'94 MS ADV helped organize the event. Board president Bruce Miller '90 MS ADV was on hand to pass the leadership torch to new officers. Kevin Passolt '04 ADV is the new president of the board and Nicole England '04 ADV will take the reins as the new vice president. Steve Hall '92 MS ADV and advertising faculty member and Tara Burghart '94 JOURN also ended their terms on the board this year. Tom Polansek '03 JOURN will serve as treasurer, and Lisa Arnett '03 JOURN was serve as board secretary.

Summer Kickoff is one of several alumni events hosted throughout the year. Alumni are invited to the Chicago Alumni Reunion at Rock Bottom Brewery on October 20. More information will be sent to alumni soon.