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Alumni Chapter Events*

23: Events held

15: Cities visited, including Boston, Houston, New York City, Phoenix, Raleigh, San Diego, Seattle, Tampa

456: UB alumni and friends attending

23,100: Miles traveled by Mike Jankowski, Laura Cornwall, Ken Lam, Office of Alumni Relations program staff

* During September to December 2006


UB Students

Homecoming 2007

Mark your calendars to come back to UB for Homecoming, October 4–6, 2007. The alumni association will host its annual pregame tent party in UB Stadium. Then the Bulls will take to the gridiron against the Ohio University Bobcats on October 6.

Also featured during Homecoming weekend will be the 35th Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, October 5, at 5:30 p.m. in Alumni Arena, North Campus (see accompanying article for information on nominations).

Other Homecoming activities will include the annual Pillars Society Luncheon on Friday, October 5, at which graduates from 50 or more years ago will be honored and special recognition will be given to the class of 1957. If you are a member of that golden anniversary group, you will receive an invitation by mail this summer.

Be sure to watch the alumni Web site at for more details on Homecoming 2007.


Athletic Hall of Fame

The UB Athletic Hall of Fame is presented jointly by the UB Alumni Association and the Blue & White Club. This prestigious grouping honors former student athletes who excelled in their respective sports; distinguished alumni who had outstanding careers in athletics after leaving UB; alumni who have made significant contributions of time and resources to the university’s athletic programs (Gugino Award); and student athletes who were superb individual competitors on a club basis, or in intramurals during the years when no formal women’s athletic program existed, as well as those advocates, coaches and administrators of women’s athletics (Pioneering Award).

The deadline for nominations is June 2; nomination forms may be found under the Get Involved tab at


(We’ll be) Calling all alumni

Networking, reconnecting and simply satisfying your curiosity—all good reasons to look forward to the UB Alumni Association’s comprehensive alumni directory in print. Back after a decade-long absence, the directory, published by Harris Connect, will be available for sale in February 2008 in hardcover, softcover and CD.

To make sure your information is correct, you will be contacted by regular mail and also email, and you will be invited to call to verify that your listing for the directory is complete and accurate. You can also opt out of the directory entirely.

Your UB academic information as well as other institutional and family data will be collected. The directory will be sorted into four easy-to-use sections. For easier networking, there will be home and e-mail addresses as well as business information.

In the meantime, be sure to continue using the online alumni directory on UB Connect, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for free. If you’re not already a member of the community, be sure to register today at


Hei Hei Chan, writer for the Spectrum, interviews (from left) Paul Collyer, EdM ’71 & BA ’66; physician Donald Trump and Gayle Bersani, guest of Allan Freedman, EdD ’68, EdM ’61 & BA ’48, at the opening lecture of the fall 2006 series, UB at Noon for Distinguished Alumni.

UB Alumni and Lifelong Learning

Keeping in mind the adage that “you’re never too old to learn,” the UB Alumni Association each semester presents UB at Noon for Distinguished Alumni, a series of educational and informative lectures with topics specially geared to those alumni who graduated in the neighborhood of 50 years ago.

The fall 2006 lecture series drew nearly 250 alumni to the Center for Tomorrow on UB’s North Campus for several lively sessions of learning and great conversation with friends.

Donald Trump, senior vice president for clinical research at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, kicked off the series September 29 with a presentation on the latest innovations in cancer treatment and prevention. In contrast, the October 25 program featured D. J. Grothe, program director for the Center for Inquiry and former professional magician, who discussed the evolution of magic and the contributions made to the art by Harry Houdini and other well-known practitioners. The series concluded November 6 with Mary Collins Sanborn, president and CEO of Collins Advisors LLC, who discussed how to be a smart investor.