Posts for the Topic Alumni

Alumni, Alumnus, Alumnae…Alum ?

Working in Alumni Affairs means that we are all relatively well-versed with the proper usage of what, as it turns out, is a pretty confusing word.  I wanted to write this blog entry to address the proper use of this mysterious noun and at the same time, perhaps save some innocent souls from the scourge of incorrect usage. 

First things first, we’ll get the obvious out of the way. 

Getting Personal at Convocation

I must admit that my attempts to be humorous have stalled my progress in writing this blog post. As much as I enjoy witty banter as the next person, it just didn’t seem to fit with the topic of convocation. To be honest, the ceremonial regalia, the academic history, the successes of graduates destined to change the world, and the overall pomp and circumstance of the day all don’t fit with the usual repartee I aim for in my posts. But I digress… 

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Welcome to the Alumni Relations blog!

Now you’re probably wondering why the Office of Alumni Relations would need, or want, to start a blog. Good question.  The answer is simply because on top of all the fabulous events we host around the world, we have a ton of neat things to share with you.

Whether we’re taking you behind the scenes at convocation or Reunion, sharing some fun university trivia, or posting the latest pictures from a networking event, this blog will give us a chance to keep you up-to-date on all things of interest to Waterloo grads.

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