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Dear Alumni Member,

As a native of Metro-Richmond, I am blessed to have received an undergraduate education at Virginia Union University. My pride is shared with countless alumni who live and work in these United States and around the world.

It is my honor to have been elected to serve for two more years as president of Virginia Union University National Alumni Association, Inc. Thank you for your continued support and for your faith in our administration.

The 2013-2015 association goals were challenging and aggressive. We launched our website, increased alumni communications and memberships, exceeded previous alumni contributions and developed professional networks.

Our first Panther Pipeline was a huge success when well-established alumni entrepreneurs returned to campus to share experiences and words of wisdom with our students and for the first time, our alumni reached the goal of giving over $1,000,000 during one fiscal year. As an organization, VUUNAA gave $42,000 to the university during the previous two years, having successfully completed a scholarship campaign that ended with the raffle of a 2015 BMW. That was a very good year for the university and it certainly was a great year for the association.

As we approach our second term, we continue to seek ways to assist our chapters as they raise their level of prominence at the local level causing greater visibility for the university. We seek to increase the number of young people touched by our association and become more involved in the life of VUU students and alumni.

Each of us must increase our profile in the community through volunteer service, mentoring young people and opening the pipeline from high school to Virginia Union so that the brightest and finest will view our university as the best available option.

Your university needs you and is counting on you. Let’s continue to exhibit the Panther Pride that is unparalleled anywhere. We are the Mighty Panthers and we continue to be “United as One: Making a Difference”.

 With sincere appreciation,

Carolyn Wooldridge Jacobs, M.Ed., LPC. ‘64

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Carolyn W. Jacobs '64
President, VUUNAA, Inc.