After posting (erroneously – sorry and thanks!) about the Pep Rally that will be held at Harris Field on Wednesday night, I was contacted by the Director of Traditions for the Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program.
Call me disconnected if I’m the only one without knowledge of this group, position and/or effort by the University. I honestly had no clue. I think it’s a fantastic effort to improve alumni relations with the University as well as encourage the continuity of quality traditions that will amplify the magnitude of the student experience. We here at SFN have often criticized our University’s lack of efforts to further and improve the student and alumni experience. I am thrilled, absolutely thrilled, to know that this sort of grass-roots effort is out there. We are also excited that we can hopefully help assist them in their efforts.
KumarPack’s self-described goal “this year is to team up with NC State blogs and sports websites like (Statefansnation.com) so that we can get better access to the alumni base and community in addition to students.” Bravo to KumarPack and his organization!!!! It’s fantastic to see that at least some of the folks at our University embrace the technological advances that others have deemed something just short of “the devil.” As described by Chris in the comments section if you take the jump, the “Lunatic Fringe” seems to be gaining some momentum, and we’re glad we could be of assistance!!!
Statefansnation is where the hard core, most knowledgeable fans are. It is the â€œlunatic fringeâ€ that the top of the NC State athletics department worries about. Very thoughtful analysis of the big picture of NC State athletics and detailed insights on every issue relating to football and basketball. They are the most devout of one of the most devout fan bases in America.
We’re pleased to have the chance to team with this faction of the University to hopefully provide you with more information in the future that will help enhance your experience as alumni. Should you be in need of any information regarding a University event, feel free to contact KumarPack via the message boards or relay your question directly to me. I will gladly send an email to KumarPack and get back to you as quickly as possible. I cannot stress how impressed I am with this effort. Despite the regimes of the past, it seems with Tom O’Brien and interim (hopefully not for long) Chancellor Woodward at the helm there is a new day dawning in Wolfpack Nation. This is a new day that will hopefully help rejuvenate the sometimes-waning pride for our North Carolina State University. (And unless you have been living under a rock for the last three months, there have been plenty of reasons to be concerned about the direction of our University.)
I’d like to publicly and graciously applaud KumarPack and his group for their part in helping to restore the connection between alumni, students and the NC State experience. I have requested more information about the origin of this group and I will share it all with you as soon as I hear from him.
Here is the message that KumarPack wanted me to pass along to you. (I will also paste under the USC Pep Rally entry.)
KumarPack private messaged the following information for me to share with the group:
Hello Wolfpack Fans!
Just a few reminders about the Pep Rally:
-It will be starting at 7:00pm Wednesday @ Harris Field! We hope to see all of you there.
-The Koozie’s will be available on a first come basis. In order to minimize chaos, Koozie’s will not be handed out until after the Pep Rally. As you arrive you can stop by the Students Today Alumni Tomorrow table and pick a Koozie Voucher. After the pep rally ends you can bring your voucher back to the table and pick up your Koozie.
-Campus Police will be on hand to handle anyone who gets out of hand, so make sure you don’t do anything dumb!
-Loyalty Points will be available to all students who attend the Pep Rally, Student Government will have a table out at Harris Field where you can go and get your ID Scanned in order to get the Loyalty Points.
-Various media outlets have been contacted so make sure you get there early, stay the whole time, and are loud so that we can show everyone how much NC State pride we all have.
-Here is a link to the Alma Mater:
Coach O’Brien and the Band will be closing the night with the Alma Mater, it would be great if you don’t them already to learn the words!
Alumni Association Student Ambassadors