Happy New Year!
After an exciting year celebrating SRU's 125th Anniversary with alumni throughout the country (view the digital alumni timeline created), we are looking forward to another year filled with great events and programs for Rock Alumni. In 2015, we'll be "hitting the road" -- visiting alumni throughout the region on our Rock Road Trips. All roads will lead back to Slippery Rock for Homecoming and Reunion Weekend on October 10, 2015. Watch for emails and Facebook postings for events coming to your area and check out what's already on the calendar at www.rockalumnicafe.com/eventcalendar. From baseball games to happy hours, golf outings to reunions, we have an exciting year planned - be a part of it!
SRUAA Board Nominations
The SRUAA is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 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, 2015 and run through June 30, 2018. For more information on the duties and responsibilities of board members and for an official nomination form click here. Nominations are due by January 15, 2015.
Young Alumni & Distinguished Alumni Awards
The SRU Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Young Alumni Award and Distinguished Alumni Award. The Young Alumni Awards were created in 2005 to recognize alumni with professional and personal accomplishments. Graduates from 2005-2014 are eligible to be nominated for the award. Visit our website for complete nomination materials.
The Distinguished Alumni Awards were created in 1968 by the SRU Alumni Association to recognize alumni with professional and personal accomplishments. Nominees have graduated a minimum 10 years ago (2004) or more from SRU with either a bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree. For complete criteria and the official nomination form, please visit our website.
Nominations are due January 15, 2015.
Alumni Networking Night at Hofbrauhaus
Register online by Jan. 28, at www.rockalumnicafe.com/pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's Beauty and the Beast
Join the Alumni Association for a cultural excursion to see Beauty and the Beast on February 15, 2015. Prior to the show, join us for an exclusive backstage tour of the Benedum Center. $48, Orchestra Center, $28 Orchestra Right, $25 Orchestra Right child rate. For complete registration information and transportation options from Slippery Rock, visit our website. Tickets must be purchased by January 7, 2015.
Florida Alumni Events
Mark your calendars for March 2-6, 2015 as the Alumni Association travels throughout Florida hosting events. Join us for the Grapefruit League Home Opener at McKechnie Field, an Orlando Magic game or one of many receptions planned throughout the week.
March 2: Jacksonville Happy Hour, 5:30 p.m.
March 3: Fort Lauderdale Alumni Luncheon. 11:30 a.m.
Naples Alumni Reception, 6:00 p.m.
March 4: Bradenton: Pirates vs. Blue Jays Preseason Game, 11:00 BBQ, 1:05 p.m Game
Venice Area Alumni Reception, 6:30 p.m.
March 5: Tampa Area Alumni Reception, 6:00 p.m.
March 6: The Villages Alumni Lunchon, 11:30 a.m.
Orlando Magic Game and Pre-reception, 5:30 p.m.
View the complete schedule and register for events at www.rockalumnicafe.com/florida
Join with other Rock Alumni who have left their mark on SRU's campus by purchasing a brick for the Sally Jackson Lennox Patio at the Russell Wright Alumni House. You can leave a lasting legacy at Slippery Rock University by purchasing a brick for the patio. The patio 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, Greek letters or student organization names. Bricks can also be purchased in honor or in memory of a loved one. SRU Alumni Association members receive FREE CLIPART on their brick purchases.
Order bricks online
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Follow the SRUAA on Facebook
Keep in touch with what's happening at the Alumni Association by liking our Facebook page.
Click here for the SRUAA Facebook page.
Ride with Rock Pride: 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 offers 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.
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
- Ride with Rock Pride - Discount on specialty SRU License Plate
- 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!
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.