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Transy hosts annual alumni reception in Atlanta

Graduates from classes spanning six decades recently gathered at Transy’s annual reception in Atlanta. The intimate gathering ranged from biochemistry graduate Ziao (Brian) Wei ’18, who is working on his master’s in marketing at Georgia State University, to Rev. Henry Thomas Money ’55, a retired minister of the Disciples of Christ and a writer of detective novels.

Transy alumni gather in Atlanta
Transy alumni gather in Atlanta

Every year the reception brings together Transy’s finest in a combination of new and returning attendees, says Kara Salsman, associate director of regional advancement and director of advancement services. She and Marty Smith, vice president for advancement, hosted the reception where everyone had a chance to get to know each other and hear updates from the university.

Money says he attends for two reasons: “One, to visit with people who have the same interests that I have and because I like meeting new Transy people.”

Seeing the affinity Pioneers have for each other and the university always inspires Salsman. “I think Transy is very unique in that our alumni are very connected to the university,” she explains. “They feel a lifelong connection to Transy and that drives them to maintain contact and stay involved. They share a bond of their love for their alma mater,” she concludes. She’s already looking forward to the next event.