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Alumni Lunch & Learn (3/11)
Alumni Career Workshops
Free Athletic Tickets for Alumni Association Members
Share your UAH Story
Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2013
Alumni Attitude Study


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Charger Alumni Chapters

February 2013 Atlanta Alumni Gathering 

Last month alumni gathered in Atlanta, GA to network and socialize with fellow Chargers.


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Campus News

Brenda Walker 

Brenda Walker named Assistant Vice President for Development at UAHuntsville 

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Campus News

Governor Robert Bentley at unveiling of Charger 1 Pulse Power Generator

Innovation grant will drive growth in research; educate future aerospace workforce for Alabama 

Campus News

Dr. Lingze Duan   

Grant aids study of ultrafast light as a speedy information carrier 

Campus News

Blake Parker 

SMAP Center gives UAHuntsville engineering student a head start 

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March 2013 E-Newsletter
Alumni News 
Preetha Pulusani Preetha Pulusani (MS, Computer Science '84) has been named President of Rolta International (Americas).  Read more...

Colin Tomblin
Colin Tomblin (BS, Nursing '12) has been elected to serve as the District 1 President of the Alabama State Nurses Association (ASNA).  Read more...  

Jonn Kim Jonn Kim (BS, Electrical Engineering '85; MS, Electrical Engineering '95), President and CEO of GaN Corporation - GaN has received the 2013 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Small Business Award recognizing the company as one of the top 100 best small businesses in America.   Read more...

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My UAH Story...
Steven Williams 

Steven Williams
BS Electrical Engineering, Class of 2006 


Prior graduating from high school, I believed that I had my mind made up on which school I would be attending, what my major would be, and what my back up plan would be in case any of my plans fell through. Little did I know that attending my school's college day would impact the rest of my life forever.

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Upcoming Alumni Events 
Alumni Lunch & Learn with Dr. Farbod Fahimi 
Dr. Fahimi   
TopicUnmanned Systems:  From Research to Applications 

Monday, March 11
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Shelby Center for Science & Engineering, Room 301
(Campus Map, see #18)
Pre-registration required by March 7.

Dr. Fahimi is an Assistant Professor in the UAH Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a member of the Association for Unmanned Systems International. 
Alumni Career Workshops
Are you searching for a new job or just looking to brush up on your resume' and interview skills?  We would like to assist you.

The Student Success Center has partnered with Alumni Relations to offer
workshops to help you improve your skills and be most competitive in the job market.  These free workshops will introduce you to some new online tools for UAH alumni, including Charger Path, to help you post your resume' and practice for an interview.  Personalized guidance in resume' building and interview skills will also be available.

Tuesday, March 12, 12 - 1 PM
Resume Workshop

Tuesday, March 12, 5:30-6:30 PM
Interview Workshop

Thursday, March 14, 12-1 PM
Interview Workshop

Thursday, March 14, 5:30-6:30 PM
Resume Workshop

Free events, registration requested prior to events.
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Free Tickets for Alumni Association MembersCharger Head
The UAHuntsville Alumni Association will be offering FREE tickets to Alumni Association members for the following athletics games.
Sunday, March 3, 1 PM
UAH Baseball vs. Valdosta State
Charger Park, UAHuntsville (directions, #26)
Sunday, March 10, 1 PM
UAH Softball vs. Valdosta State 
Charger Park, UAHuntsville (directions, #26)

Saturday, March 16, 12 PM
UAH Men's and Women's Tennis vs. Valdosta State
Spragins Hall Tennis Complex, UAHuntsville (directions, #5) 
Check in at the Alumni Association table prior to each game to receive your tickets!  Not a member?  Join online or at the Alumni Association table on game day.
Share Your UAH Story with Prospective Students
UAH will be visiting the following cities soon and we are looking for a few alumni to speak to admitted and prospective students about your UAH experience.  We know that UAH offers outstanding academics, fantastic co-op and internship opportunities, and hundreds of ways to show our Charger Pride and we want others to know that too!
If you are interested in helping at any of the following events, contact Jennifer Brost at 256-824-6853.
March 9 - Birmingham/Tuscaloosa, AL
March 11 - Oxford, AL
March 14 - Montgomery, AL
Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2013 at UAHuntsvilleChick-fil-A Leadercast at UAHuntsville
Register Today to reserve your spot!
We invite you to access the knowledge and experience of world-renowned leaders by attending Chick-fil-A Leadercast live simulcast event at UAHuntsville on May 10, 2013 presented by your UAHuntsville Alumni Association.  Register by April 25th for discounted early-bird ticket pricing.
Chick-fil-A Leadercast is a one-day leader development event broadcast LIVE from Atlanta, GA to hundreds of sites throughout the nation, including UAHuntsville.  Speakers for this year's event include: 
  • Jack Welch, Former Chairman and CEO of General Electric
  • Andy Stanley, Best-selling leadership author and communicator
  • Mike Krzyzewski, Head men's basketball coach, Duke University and Team USA
  • John Maxwell, Best-selling author and leadership expert
  • Dr. Henry Cloud, Best-selling author and leadership consultant
  • LCDR Rorke Denver, Navy SEAL and star of the 2012 movie Act of Valor
  • Sanya Richards-Ross, 2012 London Olympic gold medalist, track & field
  • David Allen, Best-selling author of Getting Things Done and productivity expert
  • Condolezza Rice, Secretary of State (2005-2009) , via exclusive Simply Lead video interview

More information....

Alumni Attitude Study:  Let us know what you think

We want to learn more about your UAH experience, how it influenced your life and the best way to communicate with you.  There is exciting news to share as UAHuntsville continues to build its national identity.  Please join your fellow alumni in participating in an online alumni survey. The survey will arrive in your e-mail inbox in late March.  We value the input of all of our alumni and hope that you will participate in this endeavor with us.  Thank you for your support and participation.

Update your contact information to participate in the survey...

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Winter's Last Blast  

A Message from Liberty Mutual Insurance


You may be dreaming of spring, but don't forget the cold, hard facts: Old Man Winter still has plenty of time to deliver a deadly blizzard or ice storm. Follow these tips if you lose power in your home or are stranded in your car.


At Home

  • Replenish dwindling emergency supplies, including food, water and batteries.
  • Stock plenty of dry logs for your fireplace.
  • If you lose electricity that powers your thermostats and furnace, wear warm clothes and keep extra blankets nearby. NEVER turn on a gas oven to supply heat.
  • Instead of candles, use flashlights and battery-powered lanterns to provide light.


In Your Vehicle

  • Stay inside, but if it's safe to do so, hang a colored cloth on your antenna or lay flares on the road to indicate distress.
  • Run the heater for 10 minutes every hour with the engine on so you don't drain your battery.
  • Crack a window for fresh air.
  • Put on extra layers of clothing or wrap yourself in a blanket.
  • Try to stay awake if you're alone or alternate taking naps with your passengers.
  • If water is unavailable, melt snow before you eat it; otherwise it will lower your body temperature.
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