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August Message from the Alumni Association President


I often borrow the phrase “Hope is not a Strategy” from the author Rick Page when challenging a team member or colleague about their steps towards a goal or outcome.  The sales process book outlines the 6-step strategy for winning complex relationship deals.

And I bet you can guess which verb is not one of his Six Steps just by reading the title, “Hope is Not a Strategy.”

We all need hope.  Without it we are, hopeless – and that’s a state of mind that no one wants to hold.  Here within our La Salle community, we are filled with hope.  We see it in our students, our leadership, and our Christian Brothers.

Here’s a few proof-points of hope in our community and working toward greater good:

Become an Alumni Ambassador.  Drive positive messaging and truths surrounding La Salle and our community. The Alumni Association is looking for members of the La Salle community who would like serve on the Alumni Ambassador team. One of our first goals is to help get us over 10,000 followers on the University’s Instragram account, @lasalleuniv.

Explorer to Explorer Mentor Program provides an exciting opportunity for alumni and students to create a mutually rewarding relationship by facilitating the development of students through offering professional advice, assistance and guidance.  Participants are matched based on commonalities in their personal and professional profiles. If you are interested, please complete the introductory survey.

Explorer Career Connections Network provides the opportunity for students and recent grads to engage with professionals in their fields of interest. Here’s how to get involved!

Upcoming Events and Virtual Engagement Opportunities:

August 11: Virtual Beer Tasting with Matt Lally, ’04 of Evil Genius Brewing

August 24: Friends of Bill Raftery Golf Outing

September 28:  Friends of Brother Gerry Golf Outing

October 5-8:  Virtual Explorer Executives on Campus Program

So as we make our way through another month of global and personal challenges, let us remember that “Hope is not a strategy – but it is our ultimate weapon that no one else controls but us.”

Loving life when I’m hopeful and building bigger circles, tighter connections and greater engagement. 

Mike Hallowell, ’86 
La Salle Alumni Association President