Clark Beck, Eng '55, MS '69, Hon '03
Anyone who goes through a university gets far more in value than what they paid. Too few people appreciate the importance of staying involved and giving back. I'm indebted to my university, and one important way I express that is through this involvement. I enjoy being part of an organization that's really doing something, and that's the Alumni Association. So I take pride in my life membership.
I enjoy the camaraderie within the UC network, the chance to "belong." There's a group of alumni friends I wouldn't have if not for UCAA. I enjoy the social and athletics events, the chance to work with my college and dean, and even the university president, when they come to Dayton. I get to contribute in various ways that mean something to me and to the university.
Being involved in the UC Alumni Association creates more cohesive family experiences as we support the university and the Bearcats. As children and grandchildren are engaged, our family becomes a greater part of the UC family.
Maybe the best benefit is how a lifelong UC network can spring up from our shared experiences. Through the Alumni Association, we can easily interact with our fellow alumni in a meaningful way. We can find sources of counsel and advice, help other alumni advance in life, find common references beyond our great UC educations. We quickly realize that going to UC, even in different eras, creates a bond that makes our lives more rewarding.