Alumni artist competition — 2011 alumni commemorative wine
The 2011 alumni commemorative wine artist competition began this fall. Each year UFV graduates are invited to submit their artwork and the winner has their selected art rendered onto the 2011 wine labels.
Roadside Attractions: UFV alumni artist exhibition
“Roadside Attractions” featured a mix of contemporary paintings, print, and photography by UFV Visual Arts alumni at the Junction Café in Armstrong, BC. An opening reception was held in April 2010, and the popular exhibition ran through April and May. Artists included:
|(From left to right) Janet Comer, Helen Yannacopoulos, Paula Funk, and Roadside Attractions show curator Kelly Macintosh.|
Devon Allen, BA ’06
Shawna Burns, BFA ’07
Janet Comer, BFA ’09
Eduardo Dioses, BA ’09
Stephanie Frame, Dip ’07
Paula Funk, BFA ’08
Fiona Howarth, BA ’06
Lorena Krause, Dip ’10
Kaitlin McWhinney, BA ’07
Helen Yannacopoulos, BFA ’07
Alumni Association welcomes President Evered to Alumni board
The UFV President and Vice Chancellor was welcomed as a new ex officio director on the Alumni Association board this past spring. As part of his new role President Mark Evered participated in the Alumni Association’s three-year strategic planning retreat this summer. The association is pleased to have the support of the UFV president.
Seeking nominations for the 2011 Distinguished Alumni Award
Do you know of an outstanding graduate? If so, the Alumni Association encourages you to nominate them for this prestigious award, presented annually to a graduate of UFV who has achieved outstanding distinction in career, educational achievement, or community service.
This non-monetary award recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of exceptional alumni offering excellent media exposure through UFV’s magazine, media releases, and website exposure, as well as a permanent place on the prominently displayed Distinguished Alumni Award plaque.
Past recipients of the award include TV and film producer Mary Anne Waterhouse, (Dip’86), Terry-Lynn Stone (BA ’98), former editorial director for the Alive publishing group, and Amar Kingra, (Cert ’94) a sergeant with the Abbotsford Police.
The deadline for application is April 1. Each year the Alumni Association confers this award at UFV’s Awards night held in September. For more details contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
New office space for Alumni Relations
|Nancy Armitage and Helen Hughes outside the new Alumni offices on the Abbotsford campus.|
The Alumni Relations office, home of the UFV Alumni Association, has moved to room B317 on the Abbotsford campus. Come and check out our new space and learn more about alumni programs, benefits, and privileges!
Ask the Expert — alumni panel 2010 at the 2010 UFV Career Fair
Alumni with expertise in human resources will participate at the Ask the Experts table at this year’s Career Fair. Alumni will connect with UFV students to provide answers to all their job-related questions.
Alumni Accountants mentorship program
Our fourth annual Fast Forward Fraser Valley Accounting Night was held in September. UFV accounting alumni were on hand to help accounting students prepare for the CA recruiting season!
If you have human resource expertise or are a UFV accounting alumni who would like to help at future student mentorship events, contact us at email@example.com.
Afterhours @ The Reach — Abbotsford’s new connection for 20-somethings
The Alumni Association was pleased to sponsor the Afterhours at the Reach event at the Reach Gallery Museum, one of the most exciting and culturally stimulating annual events in Abbotsford. Tickets were free to UFV alumni. This successful annual event was coordinated by UFV alumna Tricia Taylor (AA ’08).
Baker House residence move-in barbeque
Alumni Association board members were on hand greeting new students during move-in time at Baker House residence, helping them with luggage and mingling with parents to help ease their transition. The barbeque sponsored by the association was enjoyed by all.
UFV Alumni real estate benefit program
The next time you decide to sell and/or acquire real estate be sure to contact Surinder Sarowa at Oasis Realty. Surinder will give you a $500 rebate from the commissions earned as well as contribute $250 to leadership awards for UFV students.
Valley Toyota in Chilliwack offers discounts to UFV alumni for first-time purchases. Take advantage of a $500–$1,000 discount when you purchase a new or unregistered Yaris, Corolla, Matrix, Tacoma, or RAV4 model.Significant Impact Leader Frames invites you to showcase your accomplishment right with a Leader Frame. They offer the highest quality frames for your diplomas and degrees. Choose from the beautiful gold metal, or the mahogany-colored hardwood frames, which are 100% reforested Canadian products.
Alumni business cards
UFV Bookstore — discounts of up to15% on selected items
Athletics — discounted tickets at games
Student Activity Centre — a discount on a fitness membership
UFV Theatre — discounted tickets
UFV Library access
Alumni Board directorship
Alumni Association events
Be sure to get your Alumni Association membership card in order to take advantage of these and other perks.
For details on these and other great benefits visit us at www.ufv.ca/alumniUFV alumni wear now available!
Introducing our new line of UFV alumni wear. Select from a variety of designs in men’s and women’s hoodies, sweat pants, and t-shirts. To order email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-557-4008. Online orders coming soon!