Alumni Election & Newsletter
October 2011


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Alumni Board Annual Election:

The AMSL Alumni Association Board of Directors annual "Call for Nominations" begins today and ends next Wednesday, November 9th at 11:59 p.m. (eastern). Unlike in years past, the nominations process will be conducted electronically.


 Click here to Nominate Alumni.

Once the nominations are verified and biographical material is assembled, the election will also be administered electronically and completed by November 30th. No paper ballots will be mailed; accommodations for special needs may be available on a case-by-case basis. There are three openings for Chair on the Alumni Board this year. A Chair is an at-large member who normally serves a term of four years and may sit on one or more committees.


By way of further background, AMSL contracted with a nationally-recognized vendor VoteNet Solutions to help conduct this year's election. This move followed the Alumni Board's unanimous report and recommendation in favor of the switch. Many thanks to this year's Alumni Board Election Committee members and their predecessors who conducted the necessary due diligence in identifying a suitable platform.


Please be patient, however, with the transition. As with any new endeavor, you may have questions or concerns as the new platform is rolled out. For example, the nominations and official ballots will be sent to the primary e-mail address AMSL has on file for you. This e-mail will also serve as your "username" for logging-in. This may be a different e-mail address than you normally use.  Do not be alarmed; please simply direct any questions or concerns you have to my attention at the e-mail or telephone number listed below.


Very truly yours,

Ian A. Northon, Esq.

Director of Alumni Relations (Class of 2004)

Upcoming Events:

November 20th---Alumni Brunch

AMSL is hosting an Alumni Reunion the weekend of November 18-20th. A complimentary brunch will be offered to all graduates and their familes on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Vineyards Country Club.

RSVP (positive replies only).


November 19th---AMSL Gala

This brunch corresponds with AMSL's Annual Fall Gala with Karl Rove and the  Click here for more information about the Gala. Ticket prices are $275 single, $500 couple, and additional tables and sponsorships are available.


November 19th---Alumni Annual Meeting

The Alumni Board's Annual Meeting (conference call) will be held on campus, November 19th at 12 p.m. (noon) EST. Other events may be offered based on headcounts and availability. Please contact me if you're interested.


January 21st, 2012---Save-the-Date

In preparation for the March-for-Life, AMSL's Respect Life Leadership will host an alumni reception at the National Press Club in the evening of Saturday, January 21st, 2012. All graduates, students, and their families are invited to attend. Timing and additional Respect Life Leadership programming to be announced.

We want to hear from you!

Please send us news on births, marriages, employment, and promotions. We also welcome press releases, story ideas or articles you've written. Contact me


Any Big Ideas? Please join AMSL's strategic planning process by submitting your suggestions here.

Ian A. Northon, Esq.

Special Assistant to the Dean and

Director of Alumni Relations (Class of 2004)

239.784.7940 (cell)

239.687.5401 (office)


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