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Alumni Host National Game Watch Events in 20 Cities
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On Friday, February 28, 2014, alumni gathered in locations across the country to cheer on the men’s basketball team in the company of fellow Pirate fans during Seton Hall’s “National Game Watch” event. The evening, sponsored by the Regional Alumni Chapter program and Alumni Relations, included more events in more locations on a single day than ever before in the University’s history.

Alumni hosted events in 20 cities from coast to coast, with the furthest from campus taking place in Portland, Oregon. The game watch also served as the official launch for two new Regional Chapter regions; Wilmington, NC and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Other participating locations included Chicago, New York, Austin, Tampa, Hoboken, Philadelphia and Atlanta.

“Seton Hall’s regional chapter program is growing rapidly, and we wanted to host an event that would really showcase how active our alumni are around the country,” said Terranze Griffin, associate director for regional alumni engagement in Alumni Relations. “The event was also an opportunity for alumni in our different regional chapter areas to connect with each other, to feel a sense of being part of something bigger than what’s going on in their one location.”

One way that event participants connected with alumni in other locations, was through the use of the event’s official hash tag, #SHUnited2014, on social media. Attendees shared location updates, photos and comments about the game. Highlighted posts from the night can be seen here».

Prizes were awarded to one randomly selected alumni host, or host couple, and to the “Proudest Pirate” of the night. Hosts Joe and Stephanie Bigley, both class of 1974, took home the host prize for putting together the Wilmington, NC event and another North Carolina alumnus, Phil Sanford in Charlotte, took home the Proudest Pirate prize in recognition of the amount of Seton Hall gear he sported to his event.

Regional Chapter Ambassadors are needed in locations throughout the world to serve as a resource for Seton Hall, help create programs that will engage the Pirates in their area, and help to build the international network of Seton Hall alumni. Learn more about becoming a Regional Chapter Ambassador.

About Seton Hall’s Regional Chapter Program

Seton Hall's Regional Chapter Ambassador program allows alumni both near to campus and far to become actively engaged with the University and each other. Regional Chapter events are open to all alumni, parents, students and friends in the geographic area in which they are held. Regular events include social activities, golf outings, basketball game watches, educational events and networking opportunities.

About Alumni Relations

Alumni Relations is responsible for strengthening the frequency and quality of alumni engagement by inspiring them to become informed, involved and invested in the life and progress of Seton Hall University. The Department is the University’s primary source of contact with its more than 90,000 alumni. Alumni Relations creates exciting and meaningful ways for alumni to participate in the life and vitality of the University. Through this increased engagement, alumni will help Seton Hall move forward and improve its position as one of the nation’s leading Catholic universities. Meet the Alumni Relations team »

For more information please contact:
Terranze Griffin
(973) 378-9818
terranze.griffin@shu.edu

 

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