Come join us for this three-day “Forever a Lawrentian” event on April 11-13.

Forever a Lawrentian is all about connecting students to our amazing and vast Lawrence University Alumni Association (LUAA); a community of scholars, change-makers, and supporters that all students will become part of when they graduate.

Our alumni want to meet current students and provide them with the support they need to be successful at and beyond Lawrence. At Forever a Lawrentian events in April students engaged with and received advice from the LUAA Board of Directors. These connections will give students an advantage in their career journeys both while at Lawrence and after graduation.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, April 11

4:30 – 6:30 pm - The Job and Internship Showcase: Nonprofit, Education, and Social Impact – Warch Campus Center, Pusey Room

  • This event is all about facilitating meaningful connections between employers and Lawrence students in a relaxed and informal setting. It's an excellent opportunity for students to learn more about organizations, internships, and early career opportunities.

4:30 – 6:30 pm - Career Chat: A conversation on careers in sexual violence advocacy, compliance, and more – Memorial Hall, Diversity & Intercultural Center

  • Join Sara Holtzman, Director of Equity and Title IX Coordinator, and Maggie Schmidt ’12 Attorney at the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, in a conversation on careers in sexual violence advocacy, compliance, and more.

7:00 – 8:30 pm - Young Athletics Alumni Panel – How Being a Student-Athlete Prepared Me for My Career – Warch Campus Center, Cinema

  • Come to this panel to hear from young athletics alumni on how being a student-athlete helped get them ready for their careers post-Lawrence. Panelists are:
    • Danielle Dixon ‘20 – Women’s Soccer, Current Job: First Grade Teacher
    • Brad Sendell ’22 – Men’s Basketball, Current Job: Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach + Golf Pro
    • Nora Robinson ’21 – Women’s Track & Field, Current Job: Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement
    • Gabriel Baker ’20 – Football & Men’s Track & Field, Current Job: Senior Financial Analyst II, Amazon / LUAA Board of Directors
Friday, April 12

Noon – 2:00 pm - Spin the Wheel the Forever a Lawrentian edition - Outside of Warch Campus Center

  • Participate in this event to learn more about the alumni community, win free t-shirts, and receive an entry into the Forever a Lawrentian Giveaway.

5:00 to 6:30 pm - Networking Presentation and Reception - Warch Campus Center, Somerset Room

  • Stop by Somerset to get some networking tips before putting them to practice as you meet with our Lawrence University Alumni Association (LUAA) Board of Directors.  We will also have a station for students to get free professional headshots!

8:30 to 9:30 pm – Cheers to our Seniors - Memorial Hall, Viking Room

  • Our alumni community is going to raise a glass to the Class of 2024.  Seniors join us and meet members of the alumni community that you will soon become a part of. The first drink is on the Alumni Team! 
Saturday, April 13

11:30 am to 1:00 pm – Sit and Chat with Alumni - Warch Campus Center, Somerset

  • Join us for lunch and get to know our LUAA Board of Directors and local alumni who are working in the Career Communities you want to join. We will also have a station for students to get free professional headshots!

1:00 to 2:15 pm - Ask Alumni Panel – Warch Campus Center, Nathan Marsh Pusey

  • Hear from and ask questions directly to alumni who have been in your shoes. This panel will be moderated by Matt Murphy ’06 and the panelists include:
    • Tracy Donald ’95
    • Rebecca Frostenson ’04
    • Gayatri Malhotra ’14
    • Gabriel Baker ’20
    • Hugh Dellios ’83
    • Michael Stein ’80
    • Rick Chandler ’74
    • Elizabeth Anderson ’10

Learn more about the panelists here.

2:30 to 3:30 pm – Alumni of Color Q&A Panel – Memorial Hall, Diversity & Intercultural Center

  • We are excited to have an Alumni of Color panel this year for students to hear directly from our alumni on their experiences at and after Lawrence. This panel will be moderated by Brienne Colston ’15 and the panelists will include:
    • Jiayi Young ’94
    • Mohit Gupta ’11
    • Bob Currie ’74
    • Gayatri Malhotra ’14
    • Tracy Donald ’95

Learn more about the panelists here.

2:30 to 3:30 pm – Conservatory Alumni Q&A Panel – Conservatory of Music, Shattuck 156

  • Come to this panel to hear directly from alumni of the Conservatory of Music.  Get advice from them about their time in the Con or learn how their degree helped them in their life after Lawrence. This panel will be moderated by Brad Grimmer ’06 and panelists will include:
    • Chuck Erikson ’02
    • Alison Guthrie ’86
    • Matt Murphy ’06
    • Sarah Koenigs '09

Learn more about the panelists here

Students and alumni talk during a 2023 Forever a Lawrentian session.

'Forever a Lawrentian' returns to campus with networking opportunities for students, alumni

Forever a Lawrentian is more than a saying; it’s a mantra, a way of being,” Baumler said. “Forever a Lawrentian speaks to the power and potential of our collective community.  Our shared identity as Lawrentians builds connection across differences, opens doors of opportunity, ignites change, and fuels our passions. You are a student for four or five years; you are Forever a Lawrentian."

Sophomore Bruna Velez holds a Forever a Lawrentian sign as games are held on campus to win prizes.

Learn about last year's Forever a Lawrentian events

"These events have given students, no matter the class or career interest, the opportunity to hear and learn from our alumni's stories," Bruna Velez '25 said. "It is these connections that allow Lawrence to be the special place it is." 

LUAA Board of Directors

LUAA members are looking forward to building connections with current students!

These connections will give you an advantage in your career journeys both while at Lawrence after graduation. The Alumni Association is always here for you!

Get to know our LUAA board by hearing their personal authentic stories written by them.