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Charger Alumni Chapter News
Campus News
Alumni News
Alumni Lunch & Learn (11/5)
Alumni of Achievement Awards (11/9)
Free Basketball Tickets for Alumni Association Members (11/9,10)
National Career Development Day (11/14)
Alumni Networking Social at Blue Pants Brewery (11/29)
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Charger Alumni Chapter

Raytheon Alumni Chapter hosts Dean Mahalingam 

The Raytheon Charger Alumni Chapter hosted Dean Mahalingam for an afternoon reception and lecture.  Dr. Mahalingam briefed the attendees about the College of Engineering, its successes,

and its outstanding faculty.


Dean Raines speaks at a Lunch and Learn hosted by the Crestwood Alumni Chapter  

The alumni chapter at Crestwood Medical Center hosted the October Alumni Lunch & Learn event with Dean Raines as the guest speaker.  She updated attendees
 about the challenges and

opportunities facing the nursing profession and how UAHuntsville is addressing those, including the

expansion of the nursing building and program.


Thank you to all who attended the lectures and thank you to the Deans for speaking.

Campus News

The Planets Orchestral Suite   

UAHuntsville Wind Ensemble, U.S. Army Materiel Command Band to perform Gustav Holst's "The Planets" orchestral suite

Campus News

 Josh Walters

UAHuntsville student wins national award for optical design and engineering research


Campus News


Kathy Hawk to lead UAH's global understanding initiative


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November 2012 E-Newsletter
Alumni News 
Joe RitchJoe Ritch (BA, Political Science, '72) Nominated to serve on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) by President Barack Obama.  Read more...


Hometown Heroines by Betty Bolte 


Betty Bolte (MA, English '08) Released her book, "Hometown Heroines."  Read more...  



Tasia's Table  

Tasia Malakasis (BA, English '93) An artisan cheesemaker and owner of Belle Chevre, released her first cookbook, "Tasia's Table."  Read more...   


Stephen Cayson 

Stephen Cayson (MS, Mechanical Engineering '93) Named Vice President and Chief Scientist at Sigmatech, Inc..  Read more...   



Richard Hiatt and Huntsville Mayor, Tommy Battle
Richard Hiatt (BSBA, Management '83) Retired after serving for 27 years as the first Executive Director for the Food Bank of North Alabama.  Read more...

Thomas Dial (BA, Sociology '75) Retired on June 1, 2012 after 14 years as a researcher with the National Education Association in Washington, D.C..  Read more... 


Ron McCrary 

Ron McCrary (attended UAH 1985-1989) Served as guest chaplain for the U.S. Senate on June 21, 2012.  Read more...   


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Upcoming Alumni Events 
Alumni Lunch & Learn with Dr. Chad Thomas, Assistant Professor, Department of English       
Lunch & Learn Topic:
"The Tempest" by William Shakespeare
Monday, November 5th 
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Shelby Center for Science & Technology, Room 301
UAHuntsville Campus (map) 


$10 for Alumni Association members and UAH Faculty/Staff/Students

$15 for non-members

*Lunch included

*Pre-registration required by November 2nd.

Click here to register!


More information...

November 9:  Alumni of Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception  
Alumni of Achievement   
The Board of Directors of the UAHuntsville Alumni Association cordially invites you to join us for the 2012 Alumni of Achievement Awards Ceremony and Reception as we recognize the accomplishments of this year's honorees.
Friday, November 9 
4:30 PM 
University Center Exhibit Hall
UAHuntsville Campus
Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres
Cash Bar


FREE Event 

*RSVP requested prior to event. or 256-824-ALUM (2586)


More information....

November 9 & 10:  Free Basketball Tickets for Alumni Association Members
Men's BasketballThe UAHuntsville Alumni Association will be offering FREE basketball tickets to Alumni Association members on November 9th and 10th.
Friday, November 9, 7:30 PM
Men's Basketball vs. Point Loma Nazarene

Saturday, November 10, 7 PM
Women's Basketball vs. Benedict
Both at Spragins Hall, UAHuntsville (directions)
Check in at the Alumni Association table to receive your tickets!  Get there early - limited number of tickets available - first come, first served.
Not a member?  Join online at or at the Alumni Association table on October 6th.
November 14:  Celebrate National Career Development Day
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Madison Hall Lobby
November 14th is National Career Development Day.  Come celebrate with the Office of Career Development by attending our LinkedIn Event.  They will be set up in the lobby of Madison Hall with great tips on how to make the most out of one of the hottest professional social media networks. 
Be sure to dress professionally to have a professional head shot picture taken for your profile. 
Free pizza - first come, first served.
For more information, contact the Office of Career Development at 256-824-6741.
November 29:  Alumni Networking Social at Blue Pants Brewery    
Blue Pants Logo   
Hosted by your UAHunstville Alumni Association
Thursday, November 29
6 - 8 PM

500 Lanier Road,
Building 1,
Suite A, Madison
All UAHuntsville alumni, soon-to-be alumni, friends, faculty, and staff (must be 21) are invited to attend.

Free to attend.  Cash bar - Blue Pants pints available for $5. Food will also be available for purchase.


Pre-registration required by Monday, November 26.


Click here to register!

2012-2013 Alumni Association Scholarship Recipients Combined Federal Campaign 2012 
If you participate in the Tennessee Valley Combined Federal Campaign, you can contribute to student scholarships and make a difference in the life of a UAH student.  100% of contributions to CFC #89846 go directly to student scholarships given by the Alumni Association Annual Scholarship Fund.

Find out more about the Tennessee Valley CFC...


You can also donate to the Alumni Association Annual Scholarship Fund at

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