TU Alumni Association Goes International with Launch of Club in India
The University of Tulsa Alumni Association announces the launch of the first Alumni Association Club outside of the United States with the first international alumni club in India. The official launch of the India Alumni Club will take place in March and will be led by club leaders Samarth Patwardhan (MS ’05) and Manasi Kelkar (MS ’03, PhD ’07).
“The student population at The University of Tulsa is now represented by 44 states and 46 nations, so our Alumni Association should reflect our growing international population,” said Laurie Brumbaugh (BS ’78), national board president of The University of Tulsa Alumni Association. “I am thrilled to launch our first international alumni club and look forward to growing the Alumni Association domestically and internationally. We will look to TU alumni in India to help us develop our international programming and develop our global outreach. I also sincerely thank Samarth and Manasi for their leadership.”
TU has identified internationalization as an institutional priority, and is currently completing a five-year strategic plan to increase the number and diversity of international students studying at TU, participation in study abroad programs, and faculty engagement with internationally focused teaching and research. TU has identified three areas for partnership with Indian institutions: student exchange, dual degree programs and faculty and staff exchange. A delegation of TU faculty and staff will travel to India to discuss these partnerships and to formally launch the India Alumni Club.
The launch of the India Alumni Club will kick-off with three receptions, featuring delegation of TU faculty and staff. The first event will take place Monday, March 18 in New Delhi, followed by an event in Pune on Tuesday, March 19. The final event will be in Bangalore on Thursday, March 21. All alumni and their guests are invited to attend.
The delegation of faculty and staff attending the receptions will include Akhilesh Bajaj, Chapman Professor of Management Information Systems; John Bury (MA ’96), Assistant Dean and Director of Graduate Student Enrollment; Amy Freiberger (BSBA ’96, MBA ’99), Executive Director of Alumni Relations; Sam Halabi, Assistant Professor of Law; Cheryl Matherly, Vice Provost for Global Education; Kalpana Misra, Associate Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences; and Sandip Sen, Professor of Computer Science.
Visit the following web pages for more information about the events and to RSVP:
• March 18 New Delhi Reception
• March 19 Pune Reception
• March 21 Bangalore Reception
Any TU alumni living in India are encouraged to visit www.TUAlumni.com to update contact information, including addresses and emails. This will allow alumni to be informed of future events in India. A Facebook group has been created for TU alumni in India. Visit www.Facebook.com/groups/TUIndiaClub to join. Contact Amy Freiberger at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions related to the India Alumni Club.