UMHB Send-Off Parties 2015
This summer Alumni Relations hosted three send-off parties: one in Houston, one in Austin, and one in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
“The send-off parties are a chance for alumni of all generations to meet or re-connect and fellowship with one another and with current and incoming students and their families,” said Dani Beth Crosby, assistant director of Alumni Relations.
Each area send-off party gives incoming freshmen a chance to meet future classmates from the same hometown, while allowing alumni to congratulate and offer them encouragement and advice. The event also gives parents of freshmen the chance to build relationships with other parents of incoming students and talk to alumni about their experience at UMHB so they know what to expect for their children. Sixty people attended the Houston event; 50 people participated in the Austin event, and 60 people came to the Dallas/Fort Worth Event.
The Alumni Association was well-pleased with the send-offs. “For many people, this is their first taste of UMHB culture, and we want to ensure it is a personal, lasting, and valuable experience ,” Crosby said. “All three events seemed to be just that for incoming freshmen and their families.”