Wanted: Faculty and Staff Volunteers for Alumni Weekend

Alumni Weekend is a time of celebration, a time when the Penn campus really comes alive. This year the University's largest annual event will set new records with over 8,000 alumni attending. We need Penn staff at every level to volunteer to make this the most successful alumni weekend ever. Festivities get underway on Friday, May 16. Donating a couple of hours of your workday or evening is a great way to enjoy the atmosphere of tours, seminars, parties, and performances. And we will really appreciate your help. For those who are up to it, the fun will continue late into the night.

Saturday, May 17, will begin bright and early with the 19th Annual Alumni Run, in which alumni, faculty, staff and students take part and where you can go the extra mile as a volunteer on the race course! The Run is just one of many events that you can help with and at the same time enjoy. Throughout the morning, alumni-faculty exchanges on a wide range of subjects will compete with tours, games, open-houses, demonstrations, and other special school and center events. Meanwhile, quinquennial celebrants, including some of our oldest and youngest alumni, will mix with future alumni and exchange memories at reunion parties. Excitement will continue to build at the Alumni Picnic and culminate as the Mummers String Band and our own Penn Band accompany the great Parade of Classes along the length of Locust Walk. Later, the celebration will continue with the Class Reunion dinners.

Tremendous fun and stimulating company? Yes. But all of these events need staffing, and we must ensure an atmosphere that is welcoming and helpful for our returning alumni. Is it any wonder that we are asking for help?

Alumni Weekend is not just about alumni. It concerns the whole Penn community. If you can volunteer on Friday or Saturday for just a few hours, please let us know. There is plenty of work and lots of fun to go around. For more information or to obtain a volunteer registration form, please call Alumni Relations at 898-7811. Thank you.

-- Virginia B. Clark, Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations


Volume 43 Number 31
April 22, 1997

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