Although your career as a student may have ended after four years, you will always be a Captain for Life!
Perhaps you live around the corner from Christopher Newport, work in the nation’s capital or reside on the other side of the water. Wherever you call home, the alumni chapters of the Christopher Newport Alumni Society help bring your alma mater to you!
We encourage you to stay active with Christopher Newport through one of the four regional chapters. This past year the Alumni Society chartered the CNU Football Alumni Chapter and is currently reviewing requests for more chapters, specifically outside Virginia. Preliminary discussions have already been held regarding a possible chapter in Atlanta. If you live in an area where there is currently no chapter, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss the possibility of chartering a group where you live.
The following represent the many events hosted this year, and we hope to see you at an upcoming gathering. Visit alumni.cnu.edu/chapters for more details.
Metro D.C. Alumni Chapter
Over the past year the Metro D.C. Alumni Chapter held a festive evening at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., cheering the Nationals on to victory.
Chapter members also met at the home of Terri (’86) and Matt McKnight for an annual holiday party. Deans Bob Colvin and David Doughty joined the group, reconnecting with former students while sharing campus updates.
The chapter welcomed President Paul Trible and the Alumni Society at Springfield Golf and Country Club in April for the CNU on the Move presentation where the president discussed life on campus, 2012-13 academic-year updates and progress on current building projects.
This summer be sure to join the Metro D.C. Alumni Chapter at a Nationals baseball game. Details on this annual outing can be found on the chapter’s Facebook page.
Greater Peninsula Alumni Chapter
Fortunate to have their alma mater right in their backyard, Greater Peninsula Alumni Chapter members took part in the Alumni 5K, Homecoming and tailgating at home football games.
During Homecoming 2012 the chapter also hosted the Second Annual Captains Choice Golf Classic at Kingsmill Resort. With more than 50 alumni and friends playing in the tournament, the group raised more than $5,000 to support student scholarships, alumni programs and the future alumni house. In addition, the Golf Classic also supported Fear2Freedom, raising more than $1,000 to offer hope and healing to victims of sexual abuse. The 2013 tournament will again be held during Homecoming on November 8, on the Rivers Course at Kingsmill.
In addition to a successful tournament, the chapter celebrated the holidays at the home of Jane Cooper (’76). Members later enjoyed a night of bowling in Newport News as several alumni demonstrated their exceptional skills through friendly competition. They also distributed more than 70 exam survival kits to CNU students preparing for finals.
The group continues to plan events and currently seeks leadership to promote the great services offered to alumni.
Metro Richmond Alumni Chapter
The Richmond Alumni Chapter and families came out for a fun day at King’s Dominion. It was a great opportunity to engage alumni children who could someday become Captains for Life themselves.
In December the chapter gathered at the Jefferson Hotel for an annual holiday party. Joined by President Trible and Dean Doughty, alumni heard updates on campus life, enjoyed delicious food and beverages, and visited with fellow Richmond-area alumni.
In April the chapter welcomed President Trible for a CNU on the Move event.
South Hampton Roads Alumni Chapter
Taking in the scenic view from Harbor Park stadium, the South Hampton Roads Alumni Chapter met for a Norfolk Tides baseball game. A great time was had by all, including several future Captains!
In November the chapter gave back to the community by distributing Thanksgiving meals from the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. More than 500 pounds of turkeys, sweet potatoes and “fixin’s” were loaded into cars by South Hampton Roads alumni so others could enjoy a holiday meal. Members also joined the Rotary Club of Chesapeake for “Paint Your Heart Out,” painting the homes of area elderly citizens.
As the chapter continues to develop ways to connect with South Hampton Roads alumni, members are currently seeking leadership and new ideas.
CNU Football Alumni Chapter
The CNU Football Alumni Chapter received its charter during halftime of the 2012 Homecoming football game. Chapter leaders are busy creating a calendar of events and reaching out to former football players. In the meantime, head over to alumni.cnu.edu/chapters for the latest news.