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Spring 2013

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from the UBAA President

Campus renewal merits alumni support

Lafferty

As I complete my tenure as your UB Alumni Association president, I can’t help but be amazed at what an exciting time it is to be part of the UB community! I know that my successor, Carol Gloff, BS ’75, will share in this positive energy as she stewards the UBAA for the next two years.

So much of what is happening in Buffalo and Western New York in an economic sense has been spearheaded by our university’s UB 2020 plan. Complementing our plans for a new medical school, the level of interest and investment among research, health care and commercial sectors around the downtown medical campus is unprecedented and has our entire region buzzing. It truly feels like the Buffalo Renaissance has begun.

The same feeling of revival has also been experienced on campus. In just over a year, UB has opened six major facilities on our three campuses. And our team of incredible faculty is growing in number, as we prepare for more students, new course offerings and continued growth in research.

During this exciting time when we are realizing UB 2020, I’d like to offer some suggestions on what you, as a UB alumnus, can do to help the university realize its full potential:

Advocate for UB. Be sure your family, friends and colleagues know that you are “true blue.” The value of our degrees increases with UB’s success. Connect the right people with our university. Direct talented and high-achieving students to UB. And continue to exude your UB pride.

Volunteer. Participate in alumni and university events, whether in Buffalo, across the country or abroad. As you do so, network with your fellow alumni or mentor some UB students.

Give. Support your university financially as we help UB to reach its goals.

In closing, let me say it has been a pleasure to serve you as president of the UBAA. Thank you for all that you do.

 

 

Tim Lafferty, BS ’86
President, UB Alumni Association
tplafferty@ub-alumni.org

President, UB Alumni Association

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