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Spring 2012





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from the UBAA President

Events Evoke Pride While Showcasing Student and Alumni Achievement


It’s a semester of celebration for the University at Buffalo Alumni Association as we honor outstanding alumni, students and friends. One of the pleasures of being association president is the opportunity to rub elbows with such accomplished individuals who hold UB near and dear to their hearts.

On Jan. 13, we gathered in Alumni Arena beneath the facility’s new high-definition video scoreboard to recognize the athletic prowess of four UB graduates who were inducted into the Dr. and Mrs. Edmond J. Gicewicz Family UB Athletics Hall of Fame. Four other individuals were honored for their support of UB athletic programs, or for excelling as professionals in the field of athletics. Read more about the event.

Look for the alumni association members asterisk throughout the magazine. It’s our way of celebrating our alumni association members.

Next up was the UBAA Scholarship Dinner on Feb. 3, during which I presented $7,500 in scholarships to six inspiring and high-achieving students. From presenting at an international AIDS conference in Ethiopia, to helping Western New York taxpayers get back more than $1 million in refunds, to helping their fellow students excel, these future alumni are shining examples of what UB is all about. Read more about our scholarship winners.

Coming up is the Alumni Association Achievement Awards ceremony on Friday, April 13. This is our signature event, honoring individuals who bring distinction to themselves and to UB through outstanding professional and personal achievement, loyal service to UB, and exemplary contributions to their communities. Each year, I am convinced that the class being honored is the best and not to be outdone. And each year I am proved wrong. The recipients’ achievements are consistently outweighed only by their humility and graciousness, and their appreciation of UB runs deep. All are invited to attend this event in Lippes Concert Hall in Slee Hall on the North Campus. Tickets may be purchased by calling the alumni office at 1-800-284-5382. I hope you can join us—you will not be disappointed.


Tim Lafferty, BS ’86
President, UB Alumni Association

President, UB Alumni Association

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