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Letters from the Presidents - Fall 2014
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October 2014

From the Alumni President:

 As we enter the Fall, it’s appropriate for us to take stock of our 2014 achievements. Through oversight and counseling we supported the Silver Spur’s outstanding reputation with the University. We have stood steadily behind the active membership in their endeavors of service to the University as caretakers of the greatest mascot in the nation. We have encouraged the actives’ service to the Austin community through the Neighborhood Longhorns Program. And, we have endorsed the active Spurs successful efforts of selecting outstanding new members of diverse backgrounds and exemplary character and achievement. 

As for the alumni’s direct accomplishments, 2014 was the year whereby our organization became the largest financial contributor to the Neighborhood Longhorns Program; we also have gained recognition as a significant entity within the University’s scholarship fund. Additionally, one of our members, Michael Lang (through his substantial grant) established the Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute. We should all be proud of our current status within the University and the Austin community. 

Let’s not rest on these laurels. I’m looking forward to greater deeds, and increased achievement within our works of service and philanthropy. 

Hook’em, Never Say Die – Kevin J. Millin, President, Silver Spurs Alumni Association

From the Student President: 

I am proud to say that Silver Spurs is in the midst of yet another very successful semester both on and off campus. As I write this letter, the active members are making plans for a volunteer opportunity with The Settlement Home for Children, an organization that helps provide care for neglected children in the Austin area. We are also continuing our relationship with the Neighborhood Longhorn Program by tutoring Austin youth at local elementary schools. We had a very successful selections process and welcomed twenty-seven young men into our rowel program. Under the guidance of the two Rowel trainers, the Rowels are beginning to become a very tight-knit group of future leaders that will successfully contribute to the Silver Spurs great reputation. Looking forward, as the Spring semester approaches, myself and the rest of the executive board will concentrate on the selection of another exceptional Rowel class which will further cement our place as the premier organization on campus. We are working on organizing another alumni tailgate for later this fall, and should be sending out some more information on that in the upcoming weeks. Likewise, Spring Jam plans are rapidly coming together and we will have more information on that in the near future. I look forward to seeing all of the alumni at the various events throughout the state hosted by our Alumni Association.  

Thank you for your continued support, and please never hesitate to reach out myself or any other Silver Spurs.

Hook ‘em and Never Say Die - John Cotton, President, UT Silver Spurs
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