Meeting Minutes - March 19, 2021

Call to Order- Becca Shelton

  • President’s Welcome
  • Approval of the September 2020 minutes
  • Good News & Member Updates

Special Guest: Michelle Meadows, Athletics Director

Greetings from the Longwood Foundation Board- Tammy Jones

Officer Reports

President’s Report- Becca Shelton

  • Welcome new members in September
  • Love Your Longwood Day – March 25! Annual Day of Giving
  • Thank you

Vice President’s Report- Erica Howell

Treasurer’s Report- Ryan Catherwood

  • No career fairs, ARW, Regional Alumni Events as source of revenue
  • Increased attendance to Ring Ceremony, sales lower as predicted
  • Recruitment for Class of 2026 is tracking for May 1 deadline
  • Longwood Employee Salary cap predicted to return to original level

Committee Reports

Board Relations Committee- Erica Howell

  • Everyone renewed their spot!
  • 2 New Openings on Board- Kathy Vernhaphen, Brittany Jackson ‘18

Alumni Events Committee- Linda Norris  

  • Love Your Longwood Day - March 25, 2021
  • Proposed Hull Springs Gathering
  • 1 Hour a Month Program, consider joining.
  • Details may be found at:                              

Alumni Awards Committee- Chris Davis & Kathy Fox

  • Ceremony will take place at Virtual Alumni Weekend 2021 (Friday, June 4 @6:30PM)
  • Record presentation videos
  • Send Nominations to:

Career Engagement/Structure and Function Committee- Byron Bracey

  • *vote on proposed Constitution changes
  • Motioned by Heather Brown
  • Seconded by Linda Norris
  • Motion passed unanimously

Office of Alumni and Career Services Update- Ryan Catherwood

  • Another Virtual Alumni Weekend! (June 4-6, 2021)
  • 12 Micro-Internships, focused on alumni/student pairings

Hear from Nominees & Voting – Vice President and Secretary positions

  • *anonymous Zoom poll
  • Nominees for Vice President: Heather Brown, Becky Schnekser, Chris Tunstall
  • Congrats to Chris Tunstall!
  • Nominees for Secretary: Chris Davis
  • Congrats to Chris Davis!

New Business

  • Congrats to the incoming Board Members and newly elected Executive positions!

Upcoming Important Dates/Take Note:

  • June 4, 2021                 Alumni Board meeting (12-4pm)
  • June 4-6, 2021              Alumni Reunion Weekend & Alumni Awards Ceremony

Keep an eye on the events calendar for the Office of Alumni and Career Services to see where you can participate and/or help!