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Alumni Volunteers Needed for Summer Reading Program and Freshman Convocation in August

Remember what it felt like to be a freshman in college? Many students are a little overwhelmed, unsure where to turn for help - or even where to find a place for lunch! You can help the incoming class of UHD freshmen get off to a good start.

The office of Alumni Relations is looking for several alumni volunteers to partner with UHD faculty and staff to read and discuss Ernest J. Gaines' "A Lesson Before Dying," at our annual Freshman Convocation - the ceremonial beginning of a new academic year. Convocation will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 23.

This year, more than 1,000 freshmen will read this award-winning novel in preparation for a discussion about how the story relates to life. All alumni participating in the book discussion will be partnered with a faculty member who will guide the talk.

Don't have time to read the book? We'll provide story notes! Or, you can simply serve as a volunteer.

Interested volunteers may contact Jaha Williams at williamsjah@uhd.edu to sign up, get more information, or to arrange the pick-up of our complimentary book.