SOURCE: UConn Alumni Association

UConn Alumni Association

April 01, 2011 09:00 ET

University of Connecticut Alumni Association Launches First Membership Drive

Bob Kaufman and Jonathan Call on Alums Worldwide to "Join the Pack"

STORRS, CT--(Marketwire - April 1, 2011) - Seeking to tap more than 215,000 UConn alums worldwide to build its ranks, the University of Connecticut Alumni Association (UCAA) will launch its first membership drive on April 1. Inspired by the popularity of UConn mascot Jonathan, the "Join the Pack" drive will run through May 31st, 2011 with membership open to all UConn alumni and friends of the university.

"With the increasing success of Connecticut's flagship university, now is the time to put a spotlight on our alumni association and showcase the benefits it offers to members and the university," said Bob Kaufman, Class of '74, School of Business and President, Bob's Discount Furniture

"My UConn experience is directly responsible for giving me the tools and personal contacts that enabled me to establish and grow my business beyond my wildest dreams, and personally, it was important for me to join the alumni association and give back to my school," Kaufman said.

A strong alumni association strengthens UConn by:

  • Providing support to the UConn Advocates to promote UConn at the state legislature
  • Awarding more than $100,000 in scholarships to UConn students annually
  • Broadening outreach efforts for alumni with special events run by more than 40 chapters nationwide
  • Facilitating life-changing mentor relationships between alumni and current students
  • Helping fellow Huskies network and search for jobs using our career resources tools
  • Providing local and national programs that bring alumni together and promote pride and spirit for UConn

For members, joining the UCAA:

  • Connects old and new friends through exclusive alumni communications, members-only newsletter and invitations to special events
  • Provides powerful networking opportunities with more than 215,000 alumni through the Husky Alumni Network online community
  • Expands career options with exclusive career seminars, advice, and job and resume postings
  • Saves members money with discounts on travel, entertainment, insurance and UConn merchandise
  • Gives members the inside track on university and alumni news and opportunities
  • Provides discounted rates on alumni events, from outstanding speakers to pre-game parties and networking activities
  • Helps UConn remain New England's top-ranked public university

It is easy to join, simply go to or call 1-888-822-5861. Those that join before May 31, 2011 will receive a $5.00 gift certificate for Husky merchandise. 

"A strong Alumni Association is great for UConn, great for Connecticut and great for all members. So please join or encourage your friends to join the pack today," Kaufman said. "UConn is a great school and its list of accomplishments keeps growing -- from becoming New England's top-ranked public university to the successes of our sports teams."

About the UConn Alumni Association:
Formed in 1888, the University of Connecticut Alumni Association (UCAA) has more than 11,000 members worldwide. The UCAA's mission is to strengthen lifelong bonds between all members of the UConn family by inspiring pride and providing quality programs and services which enhance the diverse university community. Membership is open to all alumni and friends of the University. Please visit for more information.

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