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umni Association Keeps Former Students in Touch w


raduation by no means ends
udent's ties to the University
least not if the Alumni Asso-
ion has anything to say about
:aintaining these .ties-and a
tionship beneficial to both the
nnus and his alma mater-is'
major function of the Asso-

There are many ways in which'
the Association serves University
alumni. When a group of alumni
comes back to the campus for a
! class reunion, it is the Associa-
tion's job to find quarters for
those who need them and also to
prepare a program for the reun-
ions, including such events as
speakers and films. When an
alumnus wants to contact an in-
dividual or an office here on
campus, the Association makes the
arrangements for him.
The Association also directs
alumni interest toward the Uni-

versity into constructive channels.
Alumni play key roles in preserv-
ing and perpetuating the well-be-
ing of the University. There are
many ways in which they do this,
such as:
-Helping to maintain a top-
notch student body by directing
outstanding students to the Uni-
-Advertising the University -
to the Legislature and the news
media in particular.'
--Giving advice and counsel to
the University.
-Providing financial support
through their own contributions
and through soliciting contribu-
tions from others.
The Association sponsors many
activities aside from class re-
unions. One of these is the an-
nual European Tour that was
started last year under former
General 'Secretary Jack Tirrell,

and which was continued this
year. Alumni going on the Euro-
pean tour benefit not only from
reduced group rates, but also
from the fact that University
alumni greet the travelers in vari-
ous countries..
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 8tough-
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.

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