During Homecoming and Family Weekend, we caught up with Alumni Council President Andrea Tull Davis ’02 and asked her five burning questions. Here's what she had to say.
Q: As Alumni Council President, what are your goals for the year?
A: Giving, mentoring, and diversity and inclusion:
Q: How can I get involved in the Alumni Council? Why should I join?
A: I was the lucky recipient of scholarships made by alumni donors that enabled me to attend college. Being a first-generation college student, these scholarships were critical. As a result, I want to pay it forward and support current and future Loggers so everyone has the opportunity to have the life-changing experience I did.
There are very easy ways all alumni can help current and future Loggers that don't require a financial donation, but an investment of time. Many of the ways to help, you don't need to be in Tacoma or Washington, either! Help recruit Loggers by attending a college fair or sending postcards to prospective students. You can also join the Logger Alumni Association on LinkedIn and connect with students who are exploring potential careers and what to do with their degree postgraduation. If you are interested in learning about the various ways to get involved, visit our Volunteer page or email email@example.com to get connected.
Q: OK, campus cafe truth bomb: Diversions, Oppenheimer, or Lillis? And what's your go-to campus cafe drink when you're back at Puget Sound?
A: Oppenheimer! I love that Puget Sound serves Stumptown Coffee—my favorite coffee—so I am happy with a simple cup of coffee with some creamer.
Q: How can Loggers stay connected to campus, even if they're not in Tacoma, or can't make it back for Homecoming and Family Weekend or Summer Reunion Weekend?
A: We're working on ways to utilize technology to allow Loggers to participate remotely. In addition, I would recommend connecting with your local Regional Alumni Club—we have 10 clubs across the country that are led by fellow Logger alumni to plan events designed to bring Loggers together and reconnect elements of campus to Logger alumni everywhere. Visit our Stay Connected page to find an event near you!
Q: Puget Sound has changed a lot over the years. What have you seen happening on campus that inspires you?
A: Campus has always been beautiful in my eyes, and certainly all the additions over the years have only added to the beauty. However, the students that Puget Sound attracts continue to inspire me. Every student I meet is passionate about their hobbies and interests, and I am always amazed to learn about the new clubs, activities, and academic pursuits that our students are involved with. Seeing the caliber of students that are graduating from Puget Sound reassures me that our future is in great hands.