WEBVTT 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:06.000 music 00:00:06.000 --> 00:00:13.000 Hello everyone. On behalf of the Western Oregon University Alumni Board, welcome to Homecoming 2016. 00:00:13.000 --> 00:00:24.000 My name is Tony Crawford and I'm proud to be president of the greatest organization on earth, the Western Oregon University Alumni Association. 00:00:24.000 --> 00:00:33.000 Whether we attended OCE, Western Oregon State College, or Western Oregon University, one thing that unites all of us is we are wolves. 00:00:33.000 --> 00:00:38.000 My greatest regret for Homecoming this year is I will not be there to join you. 00:00:38.000 --> 00:00:42.000 Please know, I will be with you in spirit. 00:00:42.000 --> 00:00:48.000 I'm currently working in Cairo, Egypt with a number of K-12 international schools. 00:00:48.000 --> 00:00:58.000 My work is certainly exciting but please know this: I seek every opportunity I get to make Western Oregon University 00:00:58.000 --> 00:00:63.000 the favorite American university of the students and schools that I visit. 00:01:03.000 --> 00:01:09.000 During your time on campus this weekend, I encourage you to get reacquainted with our university. 00:01:09.000 --> 00:01:15.000 You will discover exciting changes such as the brand new Woodcock Education Center. 00:01:15.000 --> 00:01:23.000 After today's lunch-in, you can enjoy a campus tour and a time to reconnect with friends during the reunion group gatherings. 00:01:23.000 --> 00:01:27.000 Yes, our campus is growing with exciting updates and expansions. 00:01:28.000 --> 00:01:32.000 I wish to share with you something I said at a recent meeting. 00:01:32.000 --> 00:01:40.000 The buildings on campus may change but the heart of Western Oregon University remains the same. 00:01:40.000 --> 00:01:49.000 The heart that made Western Oregon special for you and me continues to make Western Oregon special for our students today. 00:01:49.000 --> 00:01:59.000 That heart of Western Oregon that brings us back to campus this weekend links us with the past, the present, and the future. 00:01:59.000 --> 00:01:68.000 To see what other alumni events we have coming up, be sure to check with Emily Lafon, our fabulous Alumni Relations Coordinator. 00:02:08.000 --> 00:02:15.000 One upcoming event we have is on January 13th which is Western Oregon Night at the Portland Trail Blazers. 00:02:15.000 --> 00:02:25.000 Also, please let Emily or any of the other Alumni Board members present today, know if you have interest in joining us on the Alumni Association Board. 00:02:25.000 --> 00:02:29.000 We have a few open seats. I hope you'll consider joining us. 00:02:29.000 --> 00:02:37.000 Thank you for being a part of Homecoming. I hope you have a great weekend and remember: Go Wolves! 00:02:37.000 --> 00:02:47.000 music