Connect and Contribute

Rick Gunn, BA ’85, hosted a Dinner for 12 Strangers at his home February 25, giving a unique opportunity for students to meet and mingle with UB alumni over a delicious meal. Among those attending were (from left): Barbara Levy Daniels, MSW ’84; students Yijia Sun and CaTyra Polland; Phil Wiggle, BS ’59; Camille Heida, BA ’05; student Jahmil Campbell and Gunn.

Your UB memories become lifetime experiences when you volunteer for your alma mater. UB alumni have so much to offer the university community, whether it be working with current students or serving with your peers in positions of leadership. For example:

Meet-a-Mentor program

Help UB students and recent graduates choose a career, learn about the world of work and develop the networking skills they will need to succeed! The Meet-a-Mentor program is a rewarding volunteer experience that allows you to share your own background and experi-ences, all on your own time.

Majors and Careers Nights

Share your wisdom, insights and friendly UB spirit with today’s students. Alumni and students are brought together for in-formal conversations about career paths and UB experiences for a positive connection outside the classroom.

Dinner for 12 Strangers

Dinner for 12 Strangers is a popular program with students and alumni alike—it builds and strengthens the UB community by creating an informal environment for alumni and current students to make real connections. Host or attend a dinner in your area.

For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, visit