Greetings fellow Alumni and Friends,

 I am honored and excited to serve as your new President and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the UAPB/AM&N National Alumni Association!

 I embrace the challenge and the responsibility to represent your needs and your diverse interests. You have a dedicated Board of Directors, poised to serve you.  Through the lens of the UAPB/AM&N alumni, your Alumni Board will continue to work diligently to advance and support university initiatives.

 Our focus is unwavering and still remains on recruitment and retention of students.  We know how critical this is to the overall success of students, which is why we have partnered with our Alma Mater to launch a UAPB Alumni Mentoring Program. 

 Strengthening membership of the National Alumni Association is another area of extreme importance.  The truth of the matter is that in order to keep sustaining our HBCU, we all must play an active role in growing the National Alumni Association.  As a member, it’s time for all of us to claim our rightful position by doing more to protect and preserve the future of UAPB.  How do we accomplish this?  I am glad that you asked!   We achieve this by giving more of our time, talent and resources. 

 And if you have never joined the Alumni Association, this is the perfect time to become involved!  The National Alumni Association is constantly evolving and many new developments are on the horizon, including our initiative to build a new Alumni Center.  As you can see, now is the time to get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to be a part of our illustrious future. 

 Whether you make a monetary donation or donate your time, the support of fellow and future alums will help us all and enable UAPB to continue on as the great educational institution it is today.  Remember, you are the best representative of UAPB.  You reflect “Dear Mother” in all of her glory wherever you are and whenever you participate in chapter, civic and social events.  You can make an amazing difference through your current and future student outreach as well as peer-to-peer collaboration.

 In closing, our Alumni Association is only as strong as the sum of its parts.   I would love to hear from you on how we can make our Alumni Association a stronger, more engaged organization.  You can email your thoughts and ideas to veloisbowers@gmail.com

 Let’s continue our work together in the spirit of excellence!

 Sincerely,

 

 VeLois Bowers, ‘81 President and Chairman of the Board

VeLois Bowers ‘81

VeLois Bowers ‘81