FRASER VALLEY – Are you a UFV alumnus who’d like to stay involved with your university while making valuable connections with other alumni and contributing to your community?
Then consider volunteering to assist future alumni while gaining experience in networking, governance, leadership, and communication, by allowing your name to stand for election to the University of the Fraser Valley Alumni Association board of directors.
“I personally grew a lot and had fantastic opportunities while attending UFV, and I love working to further improve UFV so the current students can have an experience even better than my own,” says nominations committee chair Derek Froese, who graduated from UFV in 2013 with a Bachelor of Computer Information Systems.
UFV’s Alumni Association started fostering lifelong relationships between alumni and the University of the Fraser Valley in 2001 — and has grown steadily since. A two-year volunteer term on the board allows UFV alumni to contribute to their alma mater in meaningful and rewarding ways, while taking advantage of opportunities to professionally network and enhance their record of community involvement.
Some of the exciting opportunities for board members include the development and support of several initiatives, including:
- A series of panel events that will develop into a TEDx event at UFV.
- Ten Thousand Coffee platform that connects students to experts and mentors in their intended fields.
- UFV Alumni Open Golf Tournament.
- Recognizing Distinguished Alumni of UFV.
“The UFV Alumni Board is made up of excellent people from many walks of life that are all passionate about the same thing,” adds Froese.
Nominations must be submitted to the Alumni Relations Office, B317, no later than August 15, 2015 to allow review ahead of the board’s September 30 AGM.