Message from the Alumni Association President, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Message from the Alumni Association President

Veterinary Medical Alumni Association President's Report 2007

Our alumni association has accomplished several new goals this year, of which we may all be proud.

Our Board of Directors now includes a student from each current veterinary class. Our goal in adding student members was not only to have some input from the students about what they would like to see us do, but also to disseminate information from us back to the students.

With the money from the 50/50 raffle at the 2006 Fall Conference, we gave a business card holder engraved with the University of Illinois logo to each 2007 graduate. It was a small gift, but well received. We also provided "stress packs" of goodies to students at final exam time. Some of our board members also served as judges at the 2007 Veterinary Medicine Open House.

In October the alumni association sponsored the first of what will hopefully become an annual golf outing fundraiser on the Wednesday before Fall Conference. Twenty-four golfers enjoyed some amazing weather and good times at the U of I Orange Course in Savoy. Fifteen corporate sponsors helped boost our profits, which will help fund activities for the coming year.

It has been said before, but a good time was had by all. If you missed this year's golf outing, don't let it happen again! Be a part of the fun and camaraderie in 2008 on September 10.

We held another very successful 50/50 raffle this year at Fall Conference as well as presented our annual alumni awards to top-notch candidates who are well-deserving of the honor.

It has been my honor and pleasure to serve as president of our alumni association this year.

Sincerely,

Dr. Roger Dupuis
DVM IL '71