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Two alumni directors left a special legacy at UCAA



Chris Demakes

Christos Demakes, A&S '62, JD '65, led the UCAA from 1977-99. In a 1988 message to alumni, he talked about "our illustrious graduates and the good feelings" they hold for their university. "Their success reflects positively on UC, and they realize they owe some measure of that success to their alma mater. We must spread the word in our communities about the great strides our university has made. And our own successes can only make those strides look more impressive."


Jed Small

With the February '07 passing of John E. "Jed" Small, Bus '40, UC lost one of its most treasured family members and greatest ambassadors. Small led UC's Alumni Affairs from 1949-70 before serving another 17 years as assistant to the president. In all, Small served directly under five different UC presidents. He established UC Day and UCAA's travel program; he was a leader of Sigma Sigma, UC's men's honorary organization dedicated to the betterment of the university; and he co-founded the annual Sigma Sigma Carnival, a spring tradition at UC. Of his 89 years, 72 were dedicated to UC and its family of students and alumni.