The University of Alabama Retiree Association
December 6, 2013 – Hilaritas and Reception
Reception – 6 pm, Alumni Hall
Hilaritas – 7:30 pm, Moody Music Building
*Reserve your tickets for this fun evening. Reservations for Hilaritas tickets December 6, 2013. Must be received by Friday, November 29th: email or call Mildred Switzer,
February 20, 2014 DAN WOLFE University Planner and Designer
Child Development Research Center
**Brown Bag Lunch – Reserve your lunch! Reservations for General Meeting, February 20, 2014 – Box Lunch. Must be received by Thursday, February 13th: email or call Dianne Kerr, firstname.lastname@example.org, 205-339-5514 or 205-39108223
March 18, 2014 LUNCHEON HOSTED BY DR. JUDY BONNER
President, University of Alabama
***Reservations required – Reservations for President’s Luncheon, March 18, 2014: Information will be available at a later date
Ironing Out the Wrinkles
This series of informal programs has earned a permanent spot on our calendar. The smaller more relaxed setting encourages members to enter into open discussion and find answers to questions. Programs are geared to topics that are of interest to our retiree status while encouraging and supporting the scholarly and professional activities of the University.
Programs will touch upon various aspects of our personal lives that will help us learn ways to work toward longer, healthier, more financially secure, safer, and happier lives. Discussions led by current University staff and faculty and local experts will provide the opportunity to share, clarify, and become informed in areas of personal interest that will enhance and enrich how we live and play.
All sessions will be held at the Capstone Village on a “first Tuesday” at 2 p.m.
January 7, 2014 LILA WEAVER
Capstone Village, 2:oo p.m.
Author of award winning book Dark Room: A Memoir in Black and White
March 4, 2014 DELBERT REED Writer in Residence, Bryant Museum
Capstone Village, 2:oo p.m.
Author of All of Us Fought the War: The University of Alabama and Its
Men and Women in World War II
First-generation Book Scholarship
Named for UA President Witt
A book scholarship for first-generation UA students has been established in honor of University President Robert E. Witt.
Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of TUARA members, we have been able to award FOUR book scholarships this fall to qualified sophomores at The University of Alabama.
The young people receiving the $250.00 award are:
Demetrius Edwards - A sophomore from Linden, Asl. chose to attend UA not only because of the beautiful campus and many enticing student organizations; but also because of the various scholarship opportunities that the University bestow upon its students. “Thanks to The University of Alabama Retirees Association, I have been awarded one of those—The Robert E. Witt First Generation Book Scholarship,” said Edwards. “The scholarship means a great deal to me because it greatly decreased out of pocket amounts that I would have had to pay for my books and supplies. So thank you, TUARA, for helping reduce the financial stress of college!”
Kaley Hogan - Hogan is majoring in Nursing at UA and is from Prattville, Ala. Hogan chose The University of Alabama because she wanted the full experience of being at a four-year institution away from her home. “UA is just far enough from home that I could really embrace being on my own as a college student. I also picked UA because the campus is absolutely beautiful and I enjoyed every minute of my tour and orientation,” explained Hogan. “This book scholarship is a tremendous help for me and my family. I am living off campus this year and every bit of extra money counts.”
Ke’Oshia Gage - Gage is a junior from Birmingham, Ala, majoring in Public Relations with a Consumer Science minor. Gage fell in love with the University of Alabama after receiving such wonderful hospitality from the first moment that she visited campus. Gage explained that being awarded the Robert E. Witt Book Scholarship was such an honor. “It is proof that hard work and determination pays off,” said Gage. “When I was awarded this scholarship it was a boost of encouragement and let me know that my hard work was not in vain. I am very thankful and greatly appreciative for this scholarship and for the financial relief that it has given me and my family.”
Kyler Angeloff - A Tuscaloosa native, Angeloff is majoring in Management Information Systems in the College of Business. Angeloff was also awarded the Coca Cola First Generation Scholarship which gave him the support and financial assistance to attend a major university. Angeloff explained that the Robert E. Witt First Generation Book Scholarship is a much-needed financial assistance the he can use towards the purchase of books for the semester. “Without this scholarship I would have not had the means financial to purchase all my required textbooks,” said Angeloff.
Contribute to the Robert E. Witt First Generation Book Scholarship
Assisting deserving young people achieve their goals is a very rewarding part of being involved in TUARA. Please contribute to the Book Scholarship Fund when you renew your TUARA membership by enclosing a separate check payable to The University of Alabama with “Robert E. Witt Book Scholarship” in the memo line. You will receive a tax deductible statement from the University.
Or, you may simply mail your donation made payable to The University of Alabama with the “Robert E. Witt Book Scholarship” notation to: The University of Alabama Retirees Association TUARA Box 861493 Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-0013.
TUARA Officers and Executive Board
The following persons are elected to the Executive Board for 2013-2014:
President – Mildred Switzer
Vice President for Programs/Arrangements - Dennis James
Vice President for Membership - Dianne Teague
Recording Secretary - Joan Atkinson
Database Secretary - Beverly York
Treasurer - Elizabeth (Betsy) Graham
Members at large:
TUARA Membership Information
The University of Alabama Retirees Association focuses on the needs of retired University employees, educates the public about issues unique to retired individuals and helps promote continued support of the University’s scholarly and professional objectives.
TUARA offers an array of important resources for UA retirees: Advocacy for retiree benefits, discussion groups specific to retiree issues, social events, coordinated volunteer efforts and more.
The group has grown from 36 people at the Fall 2003 organizational meeting to a current membership of over 1,000.
Annual Dues – Joint or Single Membership – $20.00
TUARA membership is open to all retirees of The University of Alabama and spouses, widows, and widowers of such persons. Also eligible are persons who once worked for the University and are now retired, and spouses, widows, and widowers of such persons.
Persons presently employed by The University of Alabama who expect to retire in five years or less, and their spouses, are eligible for membership as prospective retirees. If you would like to learn more about TUARA, contact Dianne Teague at email@example.com or 205-553-0167.