The McKendrean: Official Magazine of McKendree University - Winter 2022

From the Alumni Board President

Ryan Furniss ’00Hello, Alumni and Friends,

Now that we have entered into this new year, it is time to reunite with McKendree family, friends and alumni.

I was very pleased to see so many alumni during Homecoming Weekend. It was great to see the campus alive again.

The pandemic caused all of us to pause and put our health and safety of others at the forefront, which also led us to limit our alumni engagement activities. Now that the world has begun to open up to a new “normal,” I encourage you to reengage and become more involved in the Alumni Association.

This spring will bring several engagement opportunities for you to attend. The Alumni Association will be sponsoring several events over the upcoming semester. Join us in Florida for the Cardinals Spring Training from March 25 to March 27. We will also spend an afternoon at the Fabulous Fox Theater for a showing of Hamilton. Don’t forget about Commencement! It will be held on Friday, May 13.

There are also several opportunities throughout the year for you to volunteer at McKendree events. You can join the Alumni Association Board and be involved in the planning of various events. Aside from serving on the Board, you can also give back to McKendree by donating gently-used clothing to Bogey‘s Career Closet and signing up to be a potential mentor in the newly established Career Connector Program that the Alumni Board, Personal and Professional Development Committee has created.

I look forward to seeing you and working with you over the upcoming months. Let’s continue to reunite and become One McKendree.

Ryan Furniss ’00

Alumni Association President