By Jayden Gregory, photo editor
The Alumni Center will be packed with more than 500 seniors tomorrow for Newman’s second annual Last Call party.
The party begins at 7 p.m. and is the last major event this senior class will attend before graduation.
Director of Alumni Relations Sarah Cundiff, along with seniors Bridget Boyum and Emily Gerber helped to make this event possible.
“We are trying to make this an event that we have every May on Reading Day,” Cundiff said.
The party will have a Luau theme this year, along with a variety of food and drinks, including margaritas and beer. Prize giveaways will include an iTouch, digital camera, SkullCandy headphones, and Visa gift cards.
Activities will include flamingo bowling, ring toss, photo booth and other Hawaiian-themed activities.
In addition to seniors graduating this spring, those who graduated in December 2011 or will graduate in December 2012 are also invited.
“It is my hope that this transition party will help bridge the gap from student to alum and keep them engaged in Newman University for many years to come,” Cundiff said. “I believe these seniors will serve as active alumni members and help continue to serve us in a variety of ways. It is our mission to empower graduates to transform society and this is an excellent opportunity to begin to cultivate them into future donors and volunteers to their alma mater.”
Cundiff said she hopes many seniors will attend the event.
“This is a good opportunity to give back to our seniors who have worked so hard to achieve their senior status and also who are enthusiastic about Newman University,” she said.