When Stetson grads get together, it’s always a good time
FMEA (pictured above)
The alumni reception held in conjunction with the annual Florida Music Educators Association conference attracts music alumni throughout the state who work in the field of music education. During this year’s conference, an alumni reception on Jan. 8 brought Hatters together at the Embassy Suites in downtown Tampa. The event drew more than 150 alumni representing three decades, along with current faculty. Thank you, alumni, for helping the School of Music remain vibrant! It is your support and commitment that helps us continue to succeed and grow.
A Houston Holiday Party hosted by Alumni Board member Scott Bruin ’75 was held on Dec. 7 at Carmelo’s Italian Restaurant. Special guests included Stetson Trustee Gary Reddick ’72 and his wife, Lorri Feasel Reddick ’72, Arts & Sciences Board member George Edwards ’69, as well as seven prospective students. Stetson recent graduates were excited to have the opportunity to share their stories about Stetson with prospective Hatters.
Palm Beach Happy Hour
District co-chairs for Palm Beach County Jess Lanza ’09 and Katelyn Whitney ’09 gathered with over 30 alumni for a Hatter Happy Hour in Palm Beach Gardens on Jan. 20. Alumni from various classes met at Duffy’s Sports Grill to reflect on their time at Stetson and to make new connections. Lanza and Whitney considered the event a huge success and are already planning their next one, so be sure to look for your invitation!
Stetson University alumni, including five of the 12 alumni serving in the Florida Legislature, gathered in Tallahassee at the Governors Club on Feb. 7. More than 50 DeLand campus and College of Law alumni attended a reception, where they had the opportunity to visit with Stetson President Wendy B. Libby. Derek Jansante ’11, Student Government Association (SGA) president; Aimee Bushway ’12, SGA vice president; and Matt Hicks ’11, who were in town visiting with legislators and lobbying for the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG), were also present to meet and network with fellow Hatters.