Alumni returned to campus October 18-19 to celebrate Homecoming at SRU. In addition to the traditional homecoming parade and athletic games, the Class of 1963 returned to campus to celebrate their golden reunion and the Women's Soccer program celebrated 20 years of soccer at The Rock. View a slideshow of the weekend's highlights below:
Save the date, next year Homecoming is September 27-28, 2014. If your group is interested in hosting a reunion during Homecoming Weekend, please contact email@example.com.
Fall Athletic Recognition Events
This fall, alumni were inducted to the Athletic Hall of Fame and the Soccer Ring of Honor. Highlights from both ceremonies can be found in the slideshow below:
SRUAA Board Nominations
The SRUAA is currently accepting nominations for the 2014 Board of Directors. Alumni interested in serving on the board must be current members in good standing with the Alumni Association (life or annual dues paying). Directors will be elected for a three year term, to begin on July 1, 2014 and run through June 30, 2017. For more information on the duties and responsibilities of board members and for an official nomination form, click here.
SRUAA Scholarship Applications Available
Do you have a student currently enrolled at SRU? The SRUAA is accepting applications for scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year, for undergraduate and graduate students. Two scholarships are exclusively for students of current alumni association members. To learn more about scholarship guidelines and to receive an application, please visit our website here.
Follow the SRUAA on Facebook
Keep in touch with what's happening at the Alumni Association by liking our new Facebook page. Help us get to 1889 likes on Facebook in time for SRU's 125th Celebration!
Click here for the SRUAA Facebook page.
Fall Alumni Events
From Cleveland to Pittsburgh, we got a chance to see alumni at a variety of alumni events over the past two months, including Alumni @ Work luncheons, sporting events, cultural excursions, Backpacks to Briefcases, Graduation Celebration, Veterans' Day Ceremony and more! Watch our website as more great events are added for Spring 2014!
View a photo recap of our past events below:
ROCK athletics this weekend
Cheer for the men's and women's soccer teams as they play their NCAA matches in Mihalik-Thompson Stadium. The men play at 1 p.m., Saturday and the women play at 2 p.m., Sunday.
More information can be found at www.rockathletics.com.
Students, faculty, staff and ROCK fans are also invited to join a “Championship Sendoff,” at 11:45 a.m., Nov. 15 at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium to cheer the SRU football team as they depart for their PSAC Championship match-up against Bloomsburg. Team busses will depart at noon. The championship game is at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 16 at Bloomsburg and will be carried live locally by PCN – Armstrong Channel 47. Alumni and friends should check their local cable line-up for the PCN channel on their system. University Licensing, CSIL, Athletics and the SGA Bookstore are sponsoring the send off.
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Looking For a Unique Gift for an SRU Alum or Recent Graduate?
Leave a lasting legacy at Slippery Rock University by purchasing a brick for the Sally Jackson Lennox Patio. The patio, which is adjacent to the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center, is a popular gathering spot for alumni and students alike.
Named brick(s) are typically personalized by engraving a name and graduation year; however, many also choose to add personalized messages, fraternity or sorority letters, student organization names. Bricks can also be purchased in honor or in memory of a loved one.
Order bricks online
Rock Alumni Merchandise - click on the SGA Logo above and enter promo code Alumni 12 to recieve free shipping on all orders over $75.00!
Information on Upcoming 2014 PASSHE Alumni Trips
Click here for more information on the Slippery Rock University Alumni, Family, and Friends travel program.
Rock Pride: Purchase your SRU Specialty License Plate
Pennsylvania drivers can Ride with Rock Pride as they display the official Slippery Rock University license plate featuring the SRU logo and the words Slippery Rock University printed across the bottom of the plate. The SRU specialty plates are available for a one-time fee of $35 for members of the SRU Alumni Association and $50 for all others. A portion of this is a tax-deductible donation and helps support the Alumni Association’s yearly initiatives.
Are You a Member of the SRU Alumni Association?
The SRUAA was officially chartered in 1970, but historical documents indicate that the association has been in existence since the early 1900s. Throughout our history, the SRUAA has strived to offer programs, services and events for our alumni that provide professional and social networking opportunities, while maintaining a link to your alma mater and fellow graduates.
Moving forward, we are excited to offer new programs – including cultural excursions, corporate events and a series of online career webinars. The free webinars, hosted in conjunction with the Office of Career Services, will be geared towards issues alumni are facing.
As a member of the Alumni Association, you also receive:
- 10% discount to the SGA Bookstore
- 10% discount for rentals of the Russell Wright Alumni House and Conference Center
- Reduced rate for SRU Athletic events
- Special members-only discounts with our national travel partners
- …and more!
Be sure to visit our website http://www.rockalumnicafe.com to check out all of our membership benefits and upcoming events. It is a great time to be at Slippery Rock University – help us to keep offering the programs, services and events by becoming a member today!
As an Alum of Slippery Rock University you are eligible to receive an exclusive group discount off Liberty Mutual's already competitive rates on auto and home insurance. Alumni in the Western Pennsylvania area call Adam Ruffner at 1-800-746-5420 x. 54028 all others call 1-800-835-0894 or visit www.LibertyMutual.com/SlipperyRock to learn more.