March 17, 2016

Home for the Holidays recap

Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

The seventh annual Home for the Holidays (H4H) was held on Dec. 23 in the HUB Fireplace Lounge. This annual event is for those alumni who served on the ASUW Board of Control/Directors and/or served as a GPSS officer. Over 80 student alumni leaders from the 1960s through 2015 gathered to catch up with one another, network and reminisce about their years at the UW and the impacts they made during that time. The evening featured a lot of laughter, hugs, good company, delicious food, a cozy setting and a fine selection of wines and bubbly generously provided by the UW Club. This certainly added to the cheer that filled the room as old friends reunited.

Ashley Miller, former ASUW Vice President, and Joshua Dawson spoke to the audience, encouraging them to continue connecting to the HUB alumni network and to consider a contribution to the HUB Fund for Excellence in Student Leadership. Joshua, who received one of the first HUB Fund scholarships to attend a national leadership institute in summer 2015, offered his deep appreciation to the alumni who are contributing to the HUB Fund and, therefore, allowed him to expand his development as a student leader on campus. Ashley Miller then announced that the HUB intends to present six or seven scholarships in summer 2016 and encouraged the alumni to consider a gift to the HUB Fund. According to L. Lincoln Johnson, “The evening was a great time to reconnect with past student leaders, hear about their lives, learn about all of the great things they are currently doing and talk about the fun times that they had in the HUB during their time here.”