By Christopher Huynh, ASAB board member
The Alumni Student Ambassador Board is a relatively new organization, and my goal with this first column is to introduce you to our group. The ASAB formed in the spring of 2016 with 18 students from the School of Medicine, the School of Allied Health Sciences and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine.
Currently, at 24 members, ASAB works closely with the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations in our efforts to forge stronger relationships and foster interactions between students and alumni of all schools. We aim to achieve our goals through events, programs and initiatives that benefit and provide worthwhile opportunities for both parties.
While members from each school are led by a designated chairperson, our best work comes from members of different schools coming together to tackle problems with an interdisciplinary approach and find solutions that meet the needs and missions of students and alumni from all schools.
So far, we have helped at various events from casual mixers for students and alumni to research poster showcases where alumni judged students’ posters. You may also have seen us at Alumni Reunion Weekend, helping with tours or reminiscing about Baylor. We plan to hold more events and work with other student organizations to set up programs for the 2017-18 academic year, so stay tuned!
As part of the effort to increase our visibility and solidify our work, we are working with the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations to create a web presence for the group. There, we will include photos, a list of our past and current members, a calendar of events and more. Most importantly, we will be able to document what we’ve done so far and what we hope to do in the near future, as well as ways to contact us.
Keep an eye out for more updates, as we will add more material and features to the website over time.