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Nashville Charger Alumni Chapter Social (6/3)
Atlanta Charger Alumni Chapter Social (6/13)
Birmingham Charger Alumni Chapter Event (coming soon)
Alumni Association Annual Meeting (8/22)
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Dr. Robert Altenkirch, president of The University of Alabama in Huntsville  

UAH President Robert Altenkirch unveils campus strategic plan to UA System Board of Trustees  

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Board of Trustees Presentation
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Annual Report 2012 

President's Annual Report  


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New UAH Logo 

New UAH Logo
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Rachel Jackson, UAH Nursing Student  

UAH nursing student's trip to Africa leads to nursing career
Campus News

UAH, HudsonAlpha researchers join forces to stop invasive plants 

UAH, HudsonAlpha researchers join forces to stop invasive plants 

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May 2013 E-Newsletter
Welcome Class of 2013!
  Welcome Class of 2013
The UAHuntsville Alumni Association is pleased to welcome more than 870 new graduates to the alumni family following this weekend's commencement ceremony.  Welcome and Keep Charging On!
Alumni News 
Ginger Barnes Virginia "Ginger" Barnes (BSBA, Accounting '83) has been named Vice President and Program Manager for Boeing's Space Launch System, or SLS, program effective May 10. 

Sugar Belle Cupcake Truck Andrew Judge (BA, Communications '08) and Lee Henderson Judge
(BA, Communications '07) have established Sugar Belle cupcake truck in Huntsville/Madison, Alabama. 
Tasia MalakasisTasia Malakasis (BA, English '93) was selected to be a celebrity judge for the "Alabama's Best Chef" competition in Atmore, Alabama.  Read more... 

Daco Auffenorde
The Libra Affair
Daco S. Auffenorde (BA, Sociology '83; MAS, Administrative Science '88) has published and released her debut novel, "The Libra Affair."  Read more...

Images of America - Huntsville John Kvach (UAH Political Science), Charity Ethridge (BA, English & History '10), Michelle Hopkins (BA, History & Political Science '11), and Susana Leberman recently released a pictorial history of the City of Huntsville, Alabama.  Read more... 

Congratulations to all alumni on your accomplishments!

*Do you have news to share?  Send it to along with an accompanying photo (if you wish) and you may see yourself in the next Alumni e-newsletter.  Charge On!

Just Move It Just Move It 2013
Top Alumni Winner
Susan MuchaSusan Mucha
El Paso, TX


Susan participated in "Just Move It" through our online program.  Through exercise and healthy behaviors, she earned enough points to claim the top spot among alumni participants.  Susan says, "I've always felt UAH was a leader in providing programs that fit working people's lifestyles...I've never seen public university/employer partnerships that were as well thought out as the one I saw at UAH."  "It's a great way to stay connected with UAH."    

Congratulations to Susan!  Keep Charging On!

Look for announcements in December 2013/January 2014 about next year's program and participate with us.  Points are tracked online so you can participate from anywhere in the world.  Just Move It with usFind out more...
My UAH Story...
Mary Beth Walker  
Mary Beth Walker
MA, English, 1999


I became a non-traditional student at UAHuntsville when I was a mid-career adult. My undergraduate days were spent at a very large public university in another state and my experience there was vastly different from my graduate student experience at UAHuntsville.  Both university experiences are important, but when I calculate the total value of each, both personally and professionally, my educational experience at UAHuntsville is number one.  Read more... 


Upcoming Alumni Events 
Chick-fil-A Leadercast 2013 is this Friday (May 10th).  We have a few tickets remaining!
Chick-fil-A Leadercast at UAHuntsville   
Didn't register but still want to attend?  Call 256-824-ALUM to register.  Remaining tickets will be filled on a first come, first served basis.  No more online registrations being taken, must call to register.
Apply to serve with the Alumni Association Board of Directors 2012-2013 Alumni Association Board of Directors
Applications are now available for the Alumni Association Board of Directors, which serves as the voice of UAH alumni and the governing body of the UAHuntsville Alumni Association.  We are volunteers who value our UAH experience and now want to give back to help other alumni reconnect with UAH and make a positive impact for future generations of Chargers.  If you want to join us in supporting scholarship, tradition, connection, and success, we invite you to apply today. 


Deadline to submit applications is May 31st.


Nashville Charger Alumni Chapter
Networking Social
Sambuca, Nashville, Tennessee

Monday, June 3
6-8 PM
601 12th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37203

Gather with fellow Nashville alumni and find out how to get involved with this brand new regional alumni chapter.  Appetizers will be provided.  Cash bar available.  Free to attend. 
Atlanta Charger Alumni Chapter
Networking Social

Red Brick BrewingThursday, June 13
6-7:30 PM EDT
(Tour at 7:30 PM)
Red Brick Brewing
2323 Defoor Hills Rd NW
Atlanta, GA  30318

Gather with fellow Atlanta alumni and find out how to get involved with this brand new regional alumni chapter.  Cash bar available.  Free to attend.  Souvenir tasting mugs may be purchased at the venue for $10 each.  
Coming Soon....
Birmingham Charger Alumni Chapter
goes to the Ballpark

Gather with fellow Birmingham alumni to enjoy a Birmingham Barons game in the new Regions Field and find out how to get involved with this brand new regional alumni chapter.  More details to come. 
Alumni Association Annual Meeting
Thursday, August 22
5:30-7:30 PM
Shelby Center Courtyard
UAHuntsville campus
(campus map, see #18)

Register to attend by August 19.  Click here!

Help your UAHuntsville Alumni Association welcome in another exciting year as alumni and students converge on the UAHuntsville campus for food and fun.

The event will include socializing and networking as well as a program to conduct Alumni Association Annual meeting business - Alumni Association members will be invited to vote on the 2013-2014 slate of Alumni Association Officers and new Board members.  Alumni Association Scholarship recipients for the 2013-2014 academic year will also be recognized.  We will also announce the 2013 UAH Alumni of Achievement honors.

Business to Business Casual Attire.  Free to Attend.  Families welcome.
Campus Events
Entrepreneurship Camp Now Accepting Applications
The UAH College of Business Administration and Junior Achievement of North Alabama are joining together to offer Experience Entrepreneurship!  Camp June 23-28. This residence camp is a six-day intensive experience designed for rising junior or senior high school students who are considering careers in entrepreneurship and new business ventures.  Students will be exposed to all aspects of planning and  launching an entrepreneurial venture. Camp participants will work in teams, planning the launch of a new product, all under the guidance of successful community entrepreneurs, leading faculty, and UAH Entrepreneurship Club student members.  The week will conclude with a business plan presentation with prizes and awards for the winning team. The camp fee is $350 and includes housing, meals, and program materials. Financial need scholarships are available. More information available at: