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MU Alumni Update

No. 71; February 2010

Remember that all Alumni and University events can be found on the MU Online Calendar .

) Save the Date for Alumni Weekend 2010 – Submit your feedback!
) Upcoming Winter/Spring 2010 Events
- January 30: Alumni Basketball Day
- February 18: Southeast Florida Alumni Reception
- February 20: Naples, FL Area Alumni Club Reception at the home of Robert and Diane Zingali '72
- February 28: Brunch hosted by the Black Alumni Network
- March 9: Etiquette Dinner
- March 10: Marymount Rocks the Red – Capitals vs. Hurricanes
- March 14: Day of Recollection in New York City
- March 17: NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade
- March 31: Alumni Association Open Board Meeting
) MU Basketball – Women ranked #10, Men 6-3 in Conference Play
) Be a part of Marymount history! Purchase your brick or paver for Alumni Walk
) Go Green with Marymount!
) " You and Your Plate " – Marymount Virginia License Plate Photo Contest
) Marymount University in support of Haiti
) Four teams post 3.0+ GPA's for fall semester

) Save the Date for Alumni Weekend 2010 – October 1-3 – and submit your feedback!
Alumni Weekend 2010 Survey
Alumni Weekend 2010 is scheduled for October 1-3! Come back to campus for Reunion celebrations, alumni sports games, and much more. The full schedule of events for the weekend is currently being planned. Be sure to fill out the Alumni Weekend survey to submit your feedback and suggestions and help make this year the best yet!

) Upcoming Winter/Spring 2010 Events
Click on the link for more details!

January 30 - Alumni Basketball Day
Come back to campus for the annual women's alumni game and men's Pablo Coto Memorial game! All alumni are invited to come cheer and attend happy hour.

February 18 – Southeast Florida Alumni Reception
Please join Marymount President James Bundschuh and Mrs. Bundschuh at the annual southeast Florida alumni reception, hosted by Art and Nora Leibold '53, at the Tequesta Country Club in Tequesta, FL.

February 20 - Naples, FL Area Alumni Reception
Please join Robert and Diane (’72) Zingali at their home in Naples, Florida, for an evening of fun as Blaine Dry of Blaine’s Contemporary Catering dazzles guests with a cooking demonstration and tasty hors d’oeuvres.

February 27 - Philadelphia Flower Show: Passport to the World – SOLD OUT!
Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations to be placed on the waiting list.

February 28 – Marymount University's Annual Brunch hosted by the Black Alumni Network
President James Bundschuh and the members of the Black Alumni Network invite you to a special Sunday of good food, good company, and plenty of planning for the future.

March 9 – Etiquette Dinner
Don't miss this annual event that brings alumni and students together for an evening of great food and a business dinner etiquette presentation by the International School of Protocol. More details coming soon!

March 10 - Marymount Rocks the Red - Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes – SOLD OUT!
Please contact the Office of Alumni Relations to be placed on the waiting list.

March 14 - Day of Recollection in New York City
Take this opportunity to get together with other members of the Marymount community to reflect and refresh during the Lenten season in preparation for Easter.

March 17 – New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade
We had a great time last year – please join us for our second year of participation! All members of the Marymount community are invited to represent the University in the parade, which honors St. Patrick and celebrates Irish heritage and the Catholic tradition.

March 31 – Alumni Association Open Board Meeting
Come meet the members of your Alumni Association Board and make your voice heard! More details coming soon.

) MU Basketball – Women ranked #10, Men 6-3 in Conference Play

The Marymount basketball programs have been celebrating success this season. The women's team started the season at 14-0 and are now 17-1 (8-1 in Capital Athletic Conference play) and ranked #10 in Division III. Senior guard Terell White became the 19 th player under Coach Finney to reach 1,000 points in her Marymount career with an 11 point effort in the Saints' win over Salisbury on January 9. Junior forward Kathleen Brown has also been named the CAC Athlete of the Week twice so far this season.
The men's team is currently 11-7 (6-3 in CAC play), and have won 5 of their last 6, all to CAC opponents. This past weekend, the Saints came back from an 8-point second half deficit to defeat Gallaudet on the road. Sophomore guard Tarek Ammoury was also named the CAC Athlete of the Week for January 10.

) Be a part of Marymount history! Purchase your brick or paver for Alumni Walk
Alumni Walk will be a paved pathway between the new academic building and residence hall that make up Marymount’s 26th Street project, scheduled for completion in fall 2010. The Walk will feature pavers and bricks inscribed with the names of Marymount alumni, family, and friends. The 26th Street project’s Alumni Walk is your opportunity to preserve your legacy at Marymount forever . Due to the design of the walkway, limited quantities of bricks and pavers are available to be inscribed. For $750, you can have your own 16"x 16" paver. For $250, you can reserve a standard-size brick. To reserve your paver or brick today, please go to http://www.marymount.edu/support/walk/ or call the Office of Development at (703) 284-1647.

) Go Green with Marymount!
Marymount is going green – you should too! We're moving toward electronic communications to be more ecologically aware and to better serve Marymount. It's easy: join MUAlumniNet – Marymount's online alumni community – to verify or update your contact information. When you join MUAlumniNet, you
- Go Green! Save paper and postage by receiving news and invitations from Marymount via e-mail.
- Reconnect! Find classmates, submit class notes, and upload resumes and photos, all online.
- Get access! Learn about alumni activities advertised only by e-mail, such as sporting events and premiere shows.
- Join MUAlumniNet by April 1, 2010, and you will be entered to win an iPod Touch!
To join, <CLICK HERE> to begin. You can also visit www.marymount.edu/alumni , and click on MUAlumniNet, scroll down to the First Time Visitors section, and start your registration process. At the end, you will be asked to verify your information by entering your seven-digit security validation code, which is: <INSERT CODE>.

) You & Your Plate – Marymount Virginia License Plate Photo Contest
  Click here to order your plate online through the Virginia DMV!
Marymount now has a specialty Virginia license plate available through the Virginia DMV, and to celebrate this milestone, we're holding a contest for the best photo of " You & Your Plate ." Take a photo of you and your new Marymount license plate in 2010, in any location or situation (be creative, but appropriate please!). Submit your photo by posting it to the wall of the Marymount University Alumni Association Facebook page or via e-mail to
alumni@marymount.edu . Include your name, class year, and the location with the photo. Your photo could be featured in an upcoming publication, and a prize will be awarded for the best photo. Remember to make your license plate fee count – help us reach 1,000 plates!

) Marymount University in support of Haiti
As you know, a natural disaster of catastrophic proportions has struck the nation of Haiti, and hundreds of thousands of people are suffering and dying there. Upon learning of this crisis, members of the Marymount community quickly began to think about what we could do to support the relief efforts.

Marymount will match alumni, student, and employee contributions up to a total of $10,000. Our community’s total contribution will be divided between Catholic Relief Services and the American Red Cross International Relief Fund.

If you are mailing a check, please put “Haiti” on the memo line and mail it to: Office of Alumni Relations, Marymount University, 2807 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207. You may also give online at
www.marymount.edu/support . In the Notes section, please write “For Haitian relief efforts.” Or, you may call our office at (703) 284-1541 and give by credit card – please indicate that your gift is for the Haitian relief efforts.

) Four MU teams post 3.0+ GPA's for the fall semester
Four Marymount athletics teams posted team grade point averages over 3.0 for the 2009 fall semester. They included women's basketball (3.31), volleyball (3.21), women's swimming (3.15) and women's soccer (3.03). The combined student-athlete GPA was 2.87.