News From the Hill - July 2012

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July News From the Hill

The nine WKU students are members of the group Bike4Alz, formed to raise awareness and funding for Alzheimer's while biking across the U.S. Bike4Alz began their 3,000-mile journey on May 25 in International Falls, Minn. and will end in Key West, Fla., making stops in major metropolitan areas for fundraising events.

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Letter From the Executive Director
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Greetings from the Hill!

June 30, 2012 marked the culmination of the 7-year "New Century of Spirit Campaign," which had an ambitious goal of raising $200 million to impact the people, places, and programs that make WKU unique. I am pleased to report the campaign was a tremendous success, and WKU received contributions from more than 51,000 alumni and friends throughout the 7-year effort. The final campaign totals are still being calculated and will not be announced until the President's Circle Gala on September 21, but I certainly want to say thank you for all of you who demonstrated your faith in WKU by making a gift. We are grateful, and WKU is a better institution because of your support and involvement.

In the aftermath of the campaign, and as the WKU Alumni Association develops a new 5-year strategic plan to guide us from 2012-2017, it is important to hear from alumni as we plan for the future. A survey has been e-mailed to all WKU alumni asking for input on a variety of topics integral to the WKU Alumni Association and alumni engagement at the University. We have had great response so far, but if you have not yet had an opportunity to complete the survey, then I encourage you do to so. Your feedback is critical to us as we shape our programs and services to involve all members of the WKU family in the life of the institution.

Thanks for doing your part to perpetuate the WKU Spirit, and always remember "The Spirit Makes the Master."

Donald Smith '94
Executive Director
WKU Alumni Association

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• WKU Students Earn Honors at National HOSA Conference

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• Claire Donahue became only the second WKU student-athlete ever to qualify for the United States Olympic Team.

• Five WKU players were selected for college football performance awards watch lists.

• Four games against NCAA Tournament teams from a season ago highlight the 2012-13 WKU men's basketball schedule.

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