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August 25, 1964 - Image 63

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'. MIC I 1111 ' DAILY

Alumni Association Keeps Former Students in Touch


Graduation by no means ends
a student's ties to the University versity into constructive channels.
-at least not if the Alumni Asso- Alumni play key roles in preserv-
ciation has anything to say about ing and perpetuating the well-be-
it. ing of the University. There are
Maintaining these ties-and a many ways in which they do this,
relationship beneficial to both the such as:
alumnus and his alma mater-is -Helping to maintain a top-
the major function of the Asso- notch student body by directing
ciation. outstanding students to the Uni-
There are many ways in which versity.
the Association serves University -Advei'tising the University -
alumni. When a group of alumni to the Legislature and the news
comes back to the campus for a media in particular.
class reunion, it is the Associa- -Giving advice and counsel to
tion's job to find quarters for the University.
those who need them and also to -Providing financial support
prepare a program for the reun- through their own contributions
ions, including such events as and through soliciting contribu-
speakers and films. When an tions from others.
alumnus wants to contact an in- The Association sponsors many
dividual or an office here on activities aside from class re-
campus, the Association makes the unions. One of these is the an-
arrangements for him. nual European Tour that was
The Association. also directs started last year under former
alumni interest toward the Uni- General Secretary Jack Tirrell,


which was continued this
Alumni going on .the Euro-
tour benefit not only from

reduced group
from the fact
alumni greet the1
ous countries.

rates, but also
that University
travelers in vari-

In 1963, the Association launch-
ed its first fulltime program of
Alumni Family Camping. Camp
Michigania, on Walloon Lake, near
Traverse City, Michigan, was op-
ened this summer for Alumni
Family Camping. The camp offers
a blending of education with rec-
reation, as outstanding members
of the University faculty are resi-
dent campers.
The camp is run on a family
basis, and all members of the As-
sociation are welcome.
Article I of the By-laws of the
Association's constitution tell the
requirements for membership:
Basically, any person who has at-

tended the University for at least
one semester or a summer session,
and who pays dues of $1 per year
or subscribes to the Michigan
Alumnus is a regular member. As-
sociate members are those people
who have a close relationship to
the University, although they did
not attend it, and pay dues or
subscribe to the Michigan Alum-
The Michigan Alumnus is a
magazine of commentary and Uni-
versity news that is published 10
times yearly. Featured in recent
issues of the Alumnus were ar-
ticles on such topics as why so
many students flunk out of col-
lege, and whether or not the col-
lege professor deserves all the pow-
er he has.
The accomplishments of the
University's athletes are given full
coverage, and the paper keeps its
subscribers up to date on what

other Michigan alumni are doing,
in a section called "The Alumni
The Alumni Association serves
as a coordinating center for the
more than 200 Michigan Alumni
Clubs throughout the world. The
purpose of these clubs is to ad-
vance the University's interests.
Representing over 50 of these clubs
on campus are student governors.
The Student Governor Program
was started by Mrs. Allison Myers
in 1956 in order to get an even
closer relationship between the
alumni clubs and the University.
The student governors are an
invaluable link between the clubs
they represent and the University.
While here, they learn about the
Alumni Association first-hand and
become better acquainted with the
workings of the Association and
the University.

They are thus able to aid their
home clubs with this knowledge.
The governors go back to their
own high schools and talk with
guidance counselors and students
there about the University. The
governors are very helpful to their
home clubs in that the facts they
have learned about the University
and the Alumni Association help
"cut the maze of uncertainty" in
the dealings between the alumni
clubs and the Alumni Associa-
tion's central office. Herb Stough-
ton, '63E, is the on-campus chair-
man of the program.
There are over 204,000 Univer-
sity alumni, and Field Secretary
Philip J. Brunskill said "The
Alumni Association would be very
happy if it could get half of its
alumni involved in Association ac-
tivities." Of the 80,000 alumni
that live in Michigan, 25,000 live
in the Detroit-Ann Arbor area.

Detroit attorney Frank Ortman
was elected president of the Alum-
ni Association in 1961 for a three
year term. He was elected by the
Association's board of directors,
who come from the University
Alumni Clubs, Council and other
Alumni organizations, such as the
Alumnae Council.
Robert Morgan, who was field
secretary for 27 years, became
general secretary of the University
of Michigan Alumni Association In
Under Morgan's guidance, the
Association has continued its em-
phasis on interesting alumni in
the more serious aspects of the
University, and in reversing the
persistent image of the alumnus
once articulated by Tirrell: "the
bald-headed guy with the hip
flask and the raccoon coat who
comes to the football games and
does nothing else for his school."

to the New
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