2018 Annual Dinner Set for June 6 POSTPONED

Spring Dinner Postponed!!!

As luck would have it, the NCC Chapter’s annual spring dinner is scheduled for the same night as the Cavs first home game in the NBA Playoffs.  As a result. The dinner will be rescheduled and will be announced as soon as details are worked out with the speaker and the venue.  If you have already sent in your reservation form and check, it will be good for the new date.  If you have a conflict with the new date, the chapter will refund your dinner costs.

 

Dear Fellow WVU NCC Chapter Member:

Our annual spring dinner is coming up on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Please note that the venue has changed, this year’s event will be held at Union Club in Cleveland. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Rita Colistra, professor of strategic communications in the Reed College of Media, award-winning researcher and founder of the Community Branding Initiative.

Cost is $75 per person. A cash bar will be available. Cocktails from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner and our speaker.

Our usual selection of raffle items and door prizes will be available. Valet parking for the Union Club, which can be accessed off of E. 12th St., is included.

Colistra serves as the principal investigator and project director for the Community Branding Initiative, a program serving West Virginia communities by developing research-based, integrated branding plans and creative strategies that uniquely promote each place.

The initiative consists of three pilot projects that immerse strategic communications students in hands-on storytelling, digital media production, relationship building and advertising to launch cohesive brands for the Matewan, Grafton and Whitesville communities.

Since the initiative’s 2015 inception, it’s engaged students who seek experiences beyond the traditional classroom setting in meaningful work and has earned three awards in the process. Participating students complete the capstone class with a polished portfolio as well as a better understanding of how to leverage their communication skills to increase social equity in their communities.

Initially funded by a grant from the Benedum Foundation, The American Electric Power Foundation recently awarded the initiative a $250,000 grant to support its continued development. As a result, the initiative will be able to expand their work in West Virginia communities while providing experiential-learning opportunities for students. Colistra will discuss the initiative’s widespread impact on the community as well as its exciting future in the Reed College of Media. Below please find a reservation form for the dinner, along with a form for 2018 chapter dues. I hope to see all of you Mountaineers on June 6!

Sincerely,

Jim Roop President, WVU Alumni Association NCC Chapter

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Join or renew your membership

Dear Fellow WVU Alum:

Thanks for your continued interest in WVU. Below is a 2018 membership form. As you consider renewing your membership, keep in mind that a significant portion of your dues will be donated to the chapter scholarship program, which supports Northeast Ohio residents who are attending WVU. The fund is now eight years old.
Thank you for your interest and support.

Sincerely,

James J. Roop President, WVU Alumni Association North Coast Cleveland Chapter

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Game Watches

Come out and support the Mountaineers while meeting alumni!  Game watches continue at Rivergate Tavern at 1852 Columbus Road in the Flats.

Kick off is less than a month away!
For more information check out the Game Watches page.
HAIL WEST VIRGINIA!

Indians Outing

Join Us! Cheer on the Tribe as they take on Toronto

Dear Fellow WVU NCC Chapter Member: We have secured a block of tickets for our annual Indians outing, which will be held Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 1 p.m., when the Tribe takes on Toronto. The seats are in Section 555. Tickets are just $25, which also includes a contribution to the scholarship fund. Email your reservation to April Huntington at apehunt2110@gmail.com. A form for ordering tickets, which will be emailed to you, is included below.

Sincerely,
Jim Roop
President, WVU Alumni Association NCC Chapter

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Annual Spring Dinner

ANNUAL SPRING DINNER to feature John Temple, professor at the Reed College of Media at WVU and an accomplished book author.

Dear Fellow WVU NCC Chapter Member:

Our annual spring dinner will be held Monday, May 15, 2017 at Lockkeeper’s in Valley View. Our guest speaker will be John Temple, professor at the Reed College of Media at WVU and an accomplished book author.

Cost is $65 per person. A cash bar will be available. Cocktails from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., followed by dinner and our speaker. Our usual selection of raffle items and door prizes will be available.

John is author of a bestselling non-fiction book, American Pain. It is one of the best books I have read over the past few years, and it is non-fiction that reads like the best Clancy or Patterson novel you have ever picked up.

So these two guys who are homebuilders find themselves SOL when the great recession hits in 2008 and start looking for a new gig. They open a “pain clinic” in Florida that draws “patients” from Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and throughout Appalachia. The “clinics” dispense hundreds of thousands of opioids via “doctors” who provide a short exam and then load them up with Oxycodone, Oxycontin, etc. Then they go out and shoot up in the parking lot of the “clinic.”

This is a poignant topic given the heroin/fentanyl OD problem we have in Northeast Ohio. One of my friend’s sons, who got started on pain meds, died this past year of a heroin overdose in the family home as the pill mills, such as American Pain, got shut down.

John will also talk some about the West Virginia Uncovered program, which he founded in 2008. This involves WVU Reed College of Media students working with small rural newspapers in West Virginia to improve their content and management skills. Below please find a reservation form for the dinner, along with a form for 2017 chapter dues. I hope to see you on May 15, and goooooooo Mountaineers.

Sincerely,
Jim Roop
President, WVU Alumni Association NCC Chapter

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