Alumni Ambassadors

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We have a new Alumni Ambassador program to help get the word out for our upcoming Austin BYU Alumni events. If you would like to volunteer, please send us an email to austin@byutexas.org

Ambassadors simply spreading the word to their work friends, neighbors, and local church friends. Ambassadors also receive discount codes which can be used to get 20% discounts on upcoming events.

Ambassadors will be listed on our leadership page at byutexas.org/austin/leadership/#ambassadors so that alumni will know who they can contact for more information. We are inviting chapter members to reach out to you to find out more about upcoming Austin BYU Alumni events and to get discount codes. 

As an ambassador you can find out the latest of what's going on by asking one of our chapter leaders, by attending our monthly planning meeting which is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 8pm via our zoom web meeting, or checking the Austin events page. Go Cougs!

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September Networking Lunch

We had a great networking lunch with 9 BYU Alumni in attendance. We ate lunch at wise guys Chicago Eatery We had seven employees of Dell Technologies and two non-Dell employees. 

The Alumni lunch happens on the 1st Friday of each month, is always posted at the url : byutexas.org/austin/events/lunch

Hope to see you at the next lunch for some good food and great company!

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2018 Replenishment Grant Scholarship Recipients

Six scholarships were awarded to BYU students from Austin in 2018. It is such an awarding experience to help students from Austin! Below is a highlight of a couple of these students. A huge thank you to all the generous donations from Austin Alumni who made these scholarships possible!

Learn more about the 2018 scholarship selection committee

 

Meet Riley: Future Nurse, Queso Connoisseur

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Hello! My name is Riley Mattson and I'm going into my senior year at BYU where I am majoring in nursing. After I graduate in April, I hope to work in a hospital on a pediatric oncology unit in either San Diego, Boston, Denver, or good ol' Utah.

I am trying to pay for as much of my schooling as I can on my own, so receiving this replenishment grant scholarship has helped me in my goal to financially support myself. I am more thankful than I can express!

I love to hike, read, eat queso, run, listen to Christmas music, watch any sports game, and spend time with my loved ones. My most beloved quote of all time was spoken by a dear mentor of mine. She told me one day, "It's not our place to judge: it's our place to love." No words have so struck me as deeply as those -- I hope to live by them the rest of my life!

 

Meet Grant: Literature-loving Businessman

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I am senior majoring in English, I will graduate from BYU this December.

My hobbies include tennis, reading the classics, writing, coaching, watching Netflix and generally spending time with my wife, and occasionally playing the odd video game.

My favorite quote is: “How it is I know not; but there is no place like a bed for confidential disclosures between friends. Man and wife, they say, there open the very bottom of their souls to each other; and some old couples often lie and chat over old times till nearly morning.” —Moby-Dick, by Herman Melville

I plan to use my English degree in business. I’m currently working as the head of customer service for a tech start-up — something like that would, I believe, suit me.

Receiving a replenishment grant will bless me and my family immensely. Because of this grant, we’ll be able to save for our future and perhaps even advance the arrival of our first child! Thank you so much.

Scholarship Fund Raising Goals

The Austin BYU Alumni chapter has the goal to double the amount of scholarships that we give away in 2019. If you would like to donate to Austin BYU Alumni Scholarship Fund, or if you would like to volunteer to help with our awesome events, please drop us a note at austin@byutexas.org.

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Pictures from the Memorial Day Breakfast Event

Pictures from the Memorial Day Breakfast Event

The Memorial day breakfast and games was a great success, Thank you to all who came out! We had 280 people attend the event. There was corn hole and spike ball, volleyball, badminton, and water shooters, disk golf, 3 legged races, and a BYU trivia game. A food truck was on site to serve breakfast tacos. We had prizes including kites, footballs, donuts and bottles of gatorade. Participants could get prizes by winning a game, talking to one of our sponsors, or donating to the Alexia scholarship fund.

And most importantly we were able to help Alexia Kaley and raised an amazing $1800 which will go towards a scholarship for her this year at BYU Hawaii.

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Alexia Kaley Fund Raiser

The Austin BYU Alumni is holding a Scholarship fundraiser for Alexia Kaley. Alexia Kaley is from Austin and will be attending BYU-Hawaii as a Freshman this fall. Doctors recently delivered very difficult news to Alexia's mom (michellekaley.com/blog), presenting a serious challenge for the entire family. Please donate to help Alexia continue her dream to attend BYU. Note that all proceeds from our Memorial Day Breakfast event go towards Alexia's scholarship fund.

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Alexia's mom Michelle got the horribly unfortunate news Friday May 4th that there are 13 tumors in her brain that have begun to hemorrhage.  Michelle and Cameron Kaley have four children: Alexia - 17, Devon - 16, Aubrey - 12, & Landon - 7

Alexia and her family have never asked for help but the Austin BYU Alumni is letting you know about this opportunity to bless a young lady who may have to go through life without a mom, but hopefully won't go without a college education. The Kaley's are a family that is ALWAYS helping others through church, school, and community. Now it's our turn to help and support them!  You can donate to family medical expenses gofundme or you can donate to Alexia's scholarship fund.

Texas Y'all TShirts on Sale

The Texas Y'all TShirt has been very popular. If you love Texas and you love BYU, this shirt is perfect for you. Funds raised will to the Austin BYU Alumni Chapter.

Our TShirt campaign has completed. Thank you so much to everyone who donated! We raised $670 which will go back to the Austin BYU Alumni chapter to fund future events and student scholarships and student internships. What a great cause! And it doesn't hurt that the Texas Y'all TShirt design is really awesome. Thanks to the BYU Alumni San Antonio chapter who came up with the design!

 

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