UB Today Alumni Magazine Online - Winter 2001
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Alumni house will help students interact

The most enthusiastic student supporters of the planned Janet and Robert Rich Alumni House are members of the University Student Alumni Board (USAB), the student affiliate that promotes more involvement in the university among future graduates.

"It will be so exciting for me to come back and visit the campus as an alumna because UB is growing so rapidly and there are changes every year," says Bethany McCrea, USAB president and a UB senior. "The alumni house will serve as a reminder of the legacy of tradition and excellence that we leave for others to follow. Hopefully, once it is built, students will feel more inclined to stop in the USAB office and interact with their alumni association."

Junior Brian Szyffer, another USAB board member and the current vice president of USAB committees, echoes these sentiments. "One of the most important assets of the new alumni house is its location," he says. "And, since it's primarily dedicated to alumni, students will gain a better understanding of the Alumni Association because it's so accessible. They may even approach the UBAA before receiving their degrees to find out how they go about becoming active alums once they graduate."

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