Volunteering at Fontbonne is one of the best ways to give back and a great opportunity to meet new people! This past Friday I was a volunteer for the All Alumni Reunion Party.
I arrived at 5:15pm, The Caf’ was looking really nice with decorations in gold and purple; and some special decorations in silver and black to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Class of 1989.
However, the decoration was not fully finished. I had the pleasure of lighting up the candles that adorned the room and then when the lights were dimmed The Caf’ looked like a completely different place.
I had the opportunity to meet several ladies that graduated many years ago, from the class of ’55 to the class of ’89 and many others. They were all happy to be back at Fontbonne, seeing each other and also seeing how different the university looks now.
I would like to encourage everyone to look for volunteer opportunities, there are many organizations on campus that need students for special events; andit is a rewarding experience!
Hi Fontbonne Students,
Mark your calendars for this Monday (Nov. 18) at 12-1pm.
Craig Glover, an Fontbonne alum from the class of 2011, will speak to Fontbonne students about his career in healthcare administration, information management, his work as a chairman of the Confluence Academy charter school system, and more.
Location will be in the Stroble Room (2nd floor of Fontbonne Library).
Hope to see you there.
Today on campus, the Student Alumni Association held a Brown Bag Lunch Series presentation by Dwight Carter (’96) from Rock Uniform. He talked about his campus involvement at Fontbonne when he was a student here, all the internships he took while in college, and all the different jobs he had before starting his own business. His advice to us was to take as many internship opportunities as possible while in college and to build up our resume, because that is what’s going to get us the job we want.
Dwight Carter is a very inspirational speaker. I admire how he never stopped working towards his dream. Although originally a music business major, he also has a strong interest in fashion events, promotions, and public relations. By turning his interests into a career, he has made a big name for himself and Rock Uniform in St. Louis. I hope that I could become as successful and well-respected as he is in my future career in fashion.
Graduation was held on December 18, 2010, on campus at Fontbonne. I believe this is the first year that they separated the ceremonies of bachelor’s and master’s degrees. I received my master’s so the ceremony was that morning. I had such a wonderful time. I was able to invite all of my family instead of a select few because we didn’t have to get tickets. My children, parents and a few other relatives all came. I rang the bell after the ceremony (my hands still hurt from that.) There was a moment when I cried; one of the graduating students passed away from cancer and her children were there to accept her degree. That was very sad but beautiful. I am an alum. I’ve been one for some years, I received my bachelor’s at Fontbonne as well. I would like to thank the university, its faculty and staff, all of the instructors and all of its supporters for making Fontbonne such a fine institution!