September 30, 2023
From the Alumni President

Alumni president: Let’s welcome new graduates

To my fellow Alumni:

I hope that the Labor Day holiday was safe and fruitful for all of you.  It was another opportunity that we are given time to share with family and friends.

In July, we had our alumni association reception in Atlanta. It was really exciting to visit and network with fellow alumni while enjoying the great food at the Georgia Aquarium, the largest indoor and best aquarium in the world.  It was great to be able to talk face-to-face about the great things happening at CSU and be entertained by the Beluga whales as they played behind the large plate-glass window.profblessing

Also at the reception, I was very proud to announce that Atlanta had been selected as the first city to establish a state alumni chapter.  The interest in this charter organization is outstanding and we have recently selected the chapter officers.

As we enter fall, we are getting closer to another graduation and the opportunity to welcome new members into our midst.  This is an exciting time, and I challenge every one of you to get out there and talk to graduates and encourage them to become part of this great organization.

In closing, I would like to tell you a quick story.  I was returning from one of my many trips and stopped in Kannapolis, N.C., for the night.  As I was checking in, I noticed a CSU mouse pad at the hotel main desk and asked the receptionist about it.  She was not aware of who placed it there.  In all of my travels this was the first time I had ever seen a university mouse pad at the main desk and I was very proud of it.

I wish you all the best and look forward to keeping you apprised of what is happening with our association.

Most sincerely,

Ralph Blessing