April 2012

In This Issue
New President
Honor Michael Bassis
Upcoming Events
Update Your Degree
Save the Plate
Join InCircle
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Upcoming Events

Lectures in Entrepreneurship
April 4
Scott Evans, MBA '06
Founder, Pago Restaurant
Learn more

Westminster Kids Club Easter Party
Saturday, April 7
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MBA Alumni Networking Lunch
Friday, April 20
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Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner

Wednesday, April 25
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Alumni Trip to Vegas
April 27-29
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Save the Date -
Tavern Night
Friday, May 11

Westminster Woman's Board
Silver Tea
Saturday, May 12

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Westminster College Selects New Presidentbanner
The Westminster College Board of Trustees selected Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich to serve as the college's 17th President, effective July 15th, 2012.
Dr. Levin-Stankevich is currently the Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he has served since 2006. In this role he initiated and led a broad-based strategic planning process and successfully moved new academic programs through the University of Wisconsin system. He obtained funding for three new campus construction projects (student union, academic building and recreation building) totaling over $100 million. He is the recipient of the NASPA 2011 President's Award and the 2006 Regents Teaching Excellence Department Award. Prior to his current position, Dr. Levin-Stankevich served as Interim President of Eastern Washington University.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Brian Levin-Stankevich.   
Help Us Honor Westminster President Michael Bassis
After 10 years of service as Westminster College's president, Michael Bassis is retiring. We'd like your help in honoring him.
We are compiling a book of letters and notes from Westminster alumni and friends telling Dr. Bassis what his presidency has meant to us. We invite you to pen a few words of thanks to him for what he has done for Westminster, for our community, or for you, personally. We will present this book of notes and letters to Michael before he leaves the college on July 15.  
Please email your thoughts to
letters@westminstercollege.edu or mail them to the Alumni Office. The deadline to submit your letter has been extended to
April 30. 
Michael and Mary Bassis
We are also commemorating Michael and Mary Bassis for their contributions to the college by establishing the Michael and Mary Bassis Scholarship Fund. Scholarships from this fund will be offered to students with financial need, with preference given to individuals from underrepresented groups and those who participate in community service.  
Please contribute what you can to the Michael and Mary Bassis Scholarship Fund, both to thank them for their service and to help make a college education more affordable for others. With the participation of alumni, board members, faculty, staff, and other friends of the college, we look forward to establishing a significant endowment that will help struggling and deserving students for generations to come.  

Click here to give easily and securely online, and please designate your gift to the Bassis Scholarship Fund.
Upcoming Events
Make plans to join your fellow Westminster alumni at the following upcoming events!

easterWestminster Kids Club - Sat., April 7
10:00 AM Shaw Student Center
Join the Westminster Kids Club for crafts, an Easter Egg Hunt, pictures with Easter Bunny, and more. Kids of all ages are welcome. Email alumnirelations@westminstercollege.edu to let us know you're coming.

Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner - Wed., April 25
6:00 PM
Tanner Atrium
Each year the Alumni Board honors alumni who make a difference in their communities by exemplifying the service learning aspect of a Westminster College education. Please join us this year as we honor Francis Battle (Med '78), Dick Paff ('67), and Khosrow Semnani ('72.) We will also honor Lee Payne (MBA '03) as Alumni Volunteer of the Year, and
Westminster President Micheal Bassis as an honorary Alumnus.  
Click here to learn more about the Distinguished Alumni Award recipients and register for the awards dinner.  

Vegas Baby! April 27-29
Westminster Alumni are going to Vegas for Spring Break with the Dean! You choose how to get there and where you stay, but check in with Dean of Students Mark Ferne during this fun-filled weekend in Las Vegas.
Register for the organized Westminster events - $40 includes the following:
Friday, April 27
4:00 - 6:00 PM - a table at Happy Hour at the Pub at Monte Carlo
10:00 PM - a table at Karaoke with the Dean at the Imperial Palace

Saturday, April 28
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Access to the Westminster Cabana at the Monte Carlo

7:00 PM - Dinner at Diablo at the Monte Carlo (food only, drinks are separate)
Sunday, April 29
10:00 AM Bon Voyage Brunch (optional)
Learn more about the trip here.

Tavern Night - Fri., May 11
Tavern NightFiddler's Elbow
7:00 - 11:00 PM
All Westminster Alumni are invited to join us as we raise our glasses and welcome the Class of 2012 into their new status as Westminster Alumni! Help us sell out Fiddler's Elbow for Tavern Night. We need 300 Alumni registered by May 4. Register today and invite your friends!

Update Your Degree
As a Westminster graduate, you still recall the great education and experience as you completed your degree. Now there is an opportunity to refresh and build on your abilities.  
The Mastering Leadership Certificate
program is designed for you to work on real-world problems and receive feedback from faculty coaches as you master executive level leadership, and learn from other successful business people.  The program is built around 10 sessions focused on essential leadership skills, practice in applying them in real-world activities, and application in the workplace. Throughout each stage, a faculty coach is assigned to work with you as gain C-level expertise.

Westminster College is offering this non-credit certificate program to alumni at 50% of the normal rate. Cost per 2-day session: $200. Includes advance materials, access to online resource materials, class sessions, p
roject customization, follow-on coaching, and lunch.

The first session begins May 2, 2012.

Contact Rose Defa, 801-205-4396, rdefa@westminstercollege.edu for more information or go to www.westminstercollege.edu/execed.

Save the Plate and Support Scholarships!
Save the Plate Westminster needs your help to save the plate. We need 250 motorists to register new Westminster College plates through the Utah DMV by January 2013, or we'll lose our Westminster College specialty plate. This is important to the college and to you as alumni.   
A Westminster Plate isn't just showing pride the college, the donation goes directly to the student scholarship fund.   
Getting a plate is easy! Just complete the form and mail it to the Utah DMV. They'll mail your new plates and registration tags to you.
Visit www.westminstercollege.edu/westminsterplate to order your plate today!   
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