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CEE Alumni Tailgate Launches Giving Campaign

October 1, 2016

A Picture of Chair Greg Miller Challenging a Group of Alumni to Participate
Chair Greg Miller announces the launch of the UW giving campaign and challenges 50 percent of alumni to participate.

UW CEE alumni excel in team spirit! More than 100 UW CEE alumni and guests gathered for a tailgate party before the Huskies’ homecoming game against Oregon State University on Saturday, October 22. Held in a new location this year, the Structural Research Laboratory, attendees enjoyed food and drinks (served out of a concrete canoe!) and reconnected with colleagues, former classmates, friends and faculty.

This year, the annual alumni tailgate marked the public launch of UW’s campus-wide fundraising campaign “Be Boundless: For Washington, For the World.” During the event, Chair Greg Miller shared that the CEE department at Georgia Tech recently concluded a similar campaign with an impressive 50 percent alumni giving rate. Miller issued a challenge to UW CEE alumni to match this participation rate, saying “If Georgia Tech can do it, why can’t we?”

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View photos from the event.