Alumni association devotes 100 percent of dues to scholarships

Tarleton Alumni Association

Tarleton State University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 18, 2013

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—The board of directors of the Tarleton Alumni Association voted Nov. 16 to devote 100 percent of future membership dues to fund scholarships and to transfer operational duties to Tarleton State University.

Mike Kornegay, president of the alumni association, said, “I want all alumni and future alumni to participate in sharing the Texan experience. I urge you to become active in the expansion and extension of Tarleton’s presence by networking, attending functions and athletic events, and investing in the university’s legacy.”

Janice Overstreet, the association board secretary, said the move would energize the alumni association.

“It is our job at the Tarleton Alumni Association to engage our alumni, and this new venture will allow us to do that in a meaningful and relevant way,” she said. “I believe the transformation will also allow us to provide a single platform and aligned vision for our current and former students. Working together will strengthen our alumni relations program for the future.”

Dr. Rick Richardson, Tarleton’s senior vice president for Advancement and External Relations, said the university is “excited and thankful for the opportunity to provide exemplary service to members of the Tarleton Alumni Association. The new strategic partnership will mean the Association will become an even more important component of the university’s overall alumni engagement efforts.”

Richardson noted the board’s vote to direct 100 percent of all future alumni association membership dues to fund scholarships is “a highly significant development and will positively impact Tarleton students for generations.”

Jessica Evans, Tarleton’s director of development and alumni engagement, has assumed primary responsibility for the association’s daily operations and will office in the association’s alumni house located on McIlhaney Street. “The university and Association will be working together in a spirit of cooperation to reach out to all alumni and I am honored by the opportunity to be of service,” Evans said.

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Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Janice Horak
254-968-9071
jhorak@tarleton.edu

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