Dear Fellow Park Alumni,
n June 2004, I took office as president of the Park University Alumni Council. The job assignment for 2004-05 is to re-establish a solid connection between the Alumni Association and what is happening at Park University. I believe the Alumni Association can become an interesting and productive resource to its members. A lot of talented folks graduated from or attended Park, and my intention is to do all I can to reconnect this community.
During Alumni Weekend 2004, I met alumni from the Class of 1954 who had returned for their 50th reunion after many years of absence. Their feelings of joy and excitement over what they discovered were quite evident. The Parkville campus looks great and is full of activity. Worldwide, we have more than 22,500 students, some even taking classes Online in Iraq. If you haven’t been to Parkville or one of our Campus Centers lately, it’s time to take a look. Park is flourishing — you’ll like what you see.
In meeting with alumni, I am reminded of the contributions of Bill and Mary Lou Tipton (both ’28) and others of that generation who have served Park during their retirement years. It has been with their help that our alma mater has grown into the successful institution we are today. I am looking for those Park alumni who have a passion to give a little back to the community they know as Park, continuing the great tradition of service. You might have to write your own job description! We want to work with you. Tell us your dreams, and let’s see if we can make something happen. The Alumni Association is a great way to get reacquainted with that place you called home. Your friends from Park are just a click away via the Park University alumni web site. If you would like to join the team as a volunteer, become an Alumni Council member, or if you have a passion or special skill that you would like to share, we want to hear from you. Our web site, www.park.edu/alumni, is easy to use and needs your input.
2004 Alumni Calendar January 2005
Greetings from Alumni Council President Jim Peeke, ’65
■ January 14 Men’s alumni volleyball game, Breckon Sports Center, 7 p.m. ■ January 15 Alumni Council meeting, Louise Morden boardroom, Parkville campus
March 2005 ■ March 13-25 Art and Music Tour in Russia featuring concerts by Stanislav Ioudenitch. Moscow concert, March 18; St. Petersburg concert, March 23 ■ March 20 Second annual Park University 5K Run/Walk and Pancake Breakfast, Parkville campus
April 2005 ■ April 16 Alumni Council meeting, Louise Morden boardroom, Parkville campus
June/July 2005 ■ June 9 Class of 1955 Golden Reunion Dinner, President Beverley Byers-Pevitts home ■ June 10-12 Alumni Weekend 2005, Parkville campus ■ June 11 Alumni Association annual business meeting, Parkville campus
Spend some time with us this fall. Log on and learn how robust the options are, and learn what you can do to reach out and touch other alumni in a meaningful way. E-mail me through the web site, and we will send you a Park University window sticker.
Jim Peeke, ‘65 Alumni Council President
To volunteer for alumni events, please phone (816) 584-62 06 or call us toll-free a t 1-800-488-72 75. Or send an e-ma il to julie.mccollum @park.edu today. Thank you! 21
Park University alumni magazine, published Fall 2004