University of Michigan Alumni Association

History

Sept 18th, 1992 --Board of Directors of the AAUM approved UMGALAS By-laws

UMGALAS established in 1993: started up by Kate O-Brien, Phil Marsh, and David Lieber primarily.

 

July 23, 1993--First Annual Reunion and organizational meeting of UMGALAS, During Art Fair at AA

60+ attendees

Organizing committee: Karen Baker, Phil Marsh, Kate O'Brien, Jayne Thorson, Jim Toy, Ron Fracker

 

October 23--Tickets to School of Music production Quilt  

20 attendees

 

July 22, 1994--Second Annual Reunion  

Introduction of Jim Toy Scholarship

 

July 21, 1995--Third Annual Reunion 

Reception at AA, announcement of scholarship recipients, voice performance major to sing

Celebration continued afterward at Nectarine Lounge

 

July 26, 1996--Fourth Annual Reunion (approx. 180 members in UMGALAS at this point) 

Reunion at AAUM followed by closed reception at UM Museum of Art, exhibition entitled The New American: New Perspectives on Gay Male Relationships.

UM-Flint expressed interest in creating a UM-Flint Gay and Lesbian Alumni Association in 1996, volunteer was Liz Calhoun (1987).

 

July 18, 1997--Fifth Annual Reunion (approx. 220 members in UMGALAS)