Alumni News

13 Nov

By: Valori Ranson, ‘78

Top Ten Reasons to be a member of the Tech Golden Bear Alumni Association . . .

Oh! Wait! There are too many fantastic reasons to put them in any order. This is a wonderful time to be a part of the rebuilding and regrowth of our alma mater. Consider the following great news:

• Our association is growing! We have nearly 200 lifetime members and our annual memberships have increased by nearly 50% during the past six months alone!
• The WVU Foundation supports our association with a successful annual telephone campaign, which achieved nearly 50% more pledges in 2013 than in 2012! We might add that WVU provides this service at no charge to us.
• Your association’s first big project is a reality! Lettering was installed on the welcome wall just in time for Homecoming! You can view the photos here. Engraved pavers will be installed next spring in time for Commencement. It is not too late to support this fabulous project by purchasing pavers. Just visit the welcome wall page for all of the details.
• Bragging rights! The WVU Tech men’s soccer team won the USCAA National Championship! This tournament was also hosted by WVU Tech.
• More bragging rights! WVU Tech’s official enrollment for the fall semester is 1,222 students and Tech is one of only two public institutions in the State of West Virginia to experience an increase in enrollment! Tech’s students represent 28 states and 23 countries!
WVU Tech is getting well-deserved good press! The Charleston Daily Mail recently published an editorial entitled “Good days appear ahead for WVU Tech.” You can read that article here.
WVU Tech recently hosted more than 1,200 middle and high school students for an open house at the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences . . . 1,200 potential future Golden Bears!
• The association is building a new chapter in the Raleigh, North Carolina area and we have a board member dedicated to assisting with the development of new chapters. Are YOU ready to grow a TGBAA chapter?
• The association meets on campus four times each year. These meetings are planned around scheduled campus activities and offer many opportunities for interaction with students as well as connecting with old friends.
WVU Tech alumni live and work all over the world and your association boasts members in 23 states as well as in Washington DC, Guam, and the Middle East!

Join us now and become a part of the excitement and success. The membership application is just a click away!