Alumni Activities

by Mark Meitz ’95

Our alumni clubs weathered the summer months holding proven favorite events in familiar locations while maintaining the energy that comes with exploring fresh ideas and locations. The Eastern Shore Club kicked the summer off with a visit from Dr. Howard for lunch at The Island House sponsored by Delegate Lyn Lewis '84 and Luke Kellam. The rejuvenated Roanoke Club started their summer with a Happy Hour downtown at the Quarter and used it as a forum to chat about upcoming sports outings and a college speaker series to correspond with the academic year. In Richmond, the Club expanded the popularity of its monthly Happy Hour gatherings to hold a corn hole tournament with proceeds going to The Hampden-Sydney Fund.

In South Hampton Roads, the alumni welcomed new graduates to their ranks with the annual cabana party hosted by Roy B. Martin IV '02. Elsewhere, clubs used baseball games to welcome and introduce their new graduates: The Nationals in DC, Hillcats in Lynchburg, and The Power in Charleston, West Virginia. At the other end of the spectrum, alumni, parents, and friends gathered to share stories, give advice (and, yes, even provide maps to a couple nearby schools without male students) during send off parties in Raleigh, Hampton, and the Outer Banks.

Following up successful events in Dallas and Los Angeles during the spring, alumni in Denver turned out in July to welcome President Chris Howard for a reception after he moderated the session at The Aspen Ideas Festival. Special thanks to Mac Freeman '89, Denver Broncos Senior VP for Business Development, who hosted the event at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.