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New Blue and White Club Prompts Alumni Leadership Changes

Thursday, July 26, 2012
Marymount University’s Athletics Department and Office of Alumni Relations are working together to launch the Blue and White Club, an initiative that will offer alumni exciting new opportunities to become engaged with the University’s NCAA Division III athletics program.

Matt Zingaro, B.A. ‘95, a former MU golfer and president of the Alumni Advisory Board, recently stepped down from that position in order to take on a leadership role in developing this new initiative. Carol Brown, M.A. ’01, has succeeded Zingaro as president of the Alumni Advisory Board.

Marymount President Dr. Matthew Shank observes, “Marymount athletics has a long and proud history. During my first year as president, I met a number of alumni who had glowing things to say about their experiences as student-athletes. Their pride in having been Marymount Saints was powerfully evident. Some said that they wished there was a way to be more connected to today’s student-athletes and our expanding athletics program. The idea for the Blue and White Club grew out of these conversations.”
 
Dr. Shank adds, “We are grateful to Matt Zingaro for helping us develop this initiative. His commitment to Marymount and his passion for athletics are tremendous assets.”

The club will sponsor activities that offer MU alumni opportunities to reconnect with their former classmates and teammates, get to know today’s student-athletes, and generate support for the University’s athletics program. The club’s first big event will be the Blue and White Golf Tournament, to be held on September 28, the Friday of Marymount’s 2012 Homecoming Weekend.

Meanwhile, the Alumni Advisory Board continues to work on a number of other initiatives that benefit alumni and the University. Carol Brown notes, “We are partnering with Marymount’s Alumni Relations, Admissions, Campus Ministry, and Career Services offices to increase alumni engagement and channel our talents to help the University achieve its goals.”