2009 REUNION WEEKEND
BY SUSAN MOORE AND STACEY RISHEL
PHOTOS BY NANCY MARTIN
In early September, Law Reunion Weekend 2009 gathered hundreds of alumni on campus to celebrate graduation milestones. More than 130 alumni served on the reunion committees to plan the weekend events and to raise funds for Santa Clara Law through class reunion gifts.
Nikki Pope, an associate with Cooley Godward Kronish, co-chaired the Class of 2004’s reunion committee with Viva (Stowe) Harris and Wynn Silberman. Pope agreed to co-chair the reunion committee for several reasons: “I was on the reunion committee for my business school reunion and it was great fun reconnecting with everyone before the actual reunion. Also, I really want to encourage my classmates to give back to SCU Law and I thought leading by example would be a good thing.”
For Pope, the highlight of the reunion weekend was “seeing my former professors without the teacher-student roles. It was really nice to talk as peers. I wish I’d been able to participate more. It was over all too quickly.”
The Law Reunion Weekend 2010 will be September 10-12. If your class year ends in 5 or 0 and you are interested in serving on your reunion committee, please contact Susan Moore, email@example.com.
The last year has been one of significant change for the Law Alumni Association. As promised, using the findings from the 2008 Law Alumni Survey, we have focused our activities, events, and communications to increase engagement and build stronger relationships with our alumni and friends. In these challenging economic times, we paid special attention to how best to provide greater connectivity and networking opportunities for all of our constituents.
Our accomplishments include:
One of the most notable changes occurred in August when the Law Alumni and Development office moved to Bannan Hall after being off campus for nearly a decade. Our new location on the second floor has increased our daily interaction with students, faculty, and other departments within the law school. It is wonderful to be back on campus!
In September, the Law Alumni Association’s board discussed a very ambitious program for professional development activities to engage both current students and alumni. And looking forward, we feel excited and energized, particularly as the Law School approaches its Centennial in 2011! We will have much to celebrate!
We welcome your ideas, time, and support as we proceed through this time of transition. You can make a difference in the future of Santa Clara Law and for our students. Check our Web site, visit our office, send an email, or give us a call.
Yes, we are listening!
LAWRENCE E. DONATONI
Assistant Dean, Law Alumni & Development