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Despite some uncertainties with the economy—and particularly the New York State budget—the UB Alumni Association has achieved a number of milestones recently. See related story. We asked UBAA President Larry Zielinski, MBA ’77 & BA ’75, about the secrets of his success.
Never better! To date, we have the highest number of dues–paying members in the history of our organization.
I think it proves that our alumni have a desire to stay connected, engaged and involved with the institution, and are doing so by taking advantage of the mechanism the alumni association offers.
Absolutely not. We love the increased levels of engagement and participation; however, we have a long way to go to be among the top alumni associations. We need to keep focused and offer our alumni the tools they need to stay connected to UB and succeed in their careers. In particular, the avenue I like to focus on is professional networking. We have alumni in literally every profession and in every major market, and a way to contact them. It is this type of priceless engagement that we make available through the alumni association.
Indeed. According to our latest statistics (fiscal year 2009), the university saw the highest number of alumni donors since 2004—19,753 alumni made gifts to UB. This level of alumni support is remarkable, and we are so thankful.
Celebrate UB and give our students the keys to opportunity and a bright future by attending “Opening Doors,” the 2010 UB Scholarship Gala at Alumni Arena on Saturday, Nov. 6. Tickets are $200 per person. For information visit giving.buffalo.edu/ubgala
5/2/2016 An op-ed on CNN by Arun Vishwanath suggests there is a need to construct a cyberwall against hackers to protect people from cyberattacks.
4/30/2016 The Buffalo News reports on the work of Jonathan Lovell and the promising biotech companies he has co-founded.
4/29/2016 James Campbell is quoted in ABC about the increased importance of votes being cast late in the primary process.