Message from the Associate Director Alumni Relations

Message from Vanessa Verner, Associate Director of Alumni Relations at Valparaiso Law

Greetings to Valparaiso University Law School Alumni! I count it as a privilege and an honor to serve as the Associate Director of Alumni Relations at Valparaiso Law. I’ve officially been a part of the Valparaiso community for a month and I am very excited about revving up Alumni Engagement among the Law School community. I hail from the south, Memphis, TN to be exact, and my post collegial career journey began as a Regional Director with National Student Leadership Conference (NSLC) in Chicago. With that organization, I facilitated leadership conferences for high school students under BARBRI which was the parent company at that time. After leaving NSLC, I began working at Northwestern University in the central Office of Alumni Relations and Development serving alumni from their undergraduate population. I spent five years at Northwestern working with their Reunions Program learning the value of alumni relationships, stewardship and the importance of a thriving network for alumni to be proud to be a member of and current student to be inducted into. My goal for the alumni community at Valparaiso Law is to strengthen the connection you have with the Law School, reconnect those who may have been absent from Valparaiso since graduation, harvest meaningful engagement between alumni and students, starting with the Alumni Mentor Program, and provide a constant reminder of the valuable legal education received from this institution. Working in conjunction will make a bigger impact and have a positive effect on the Valparaiso Law community as a whole.  I welcome your feedback, please contact me at vanessa.verner@valpo.edu. Let me know what you would like to see happen as we strive to serve the alumni.

Alumni Gathering in Indianapolis

Many Alumni, Faculty, Students and Friends came from all over for the Alumni Reception that was held at the JW Marriott downtown Indianapolis in conjunction with the Indiana State Bard Association’s Annual Business Meeting. The Valparaiso Law School community came together for a wonderful evening of drinks, food, conversation and laughter. Old friends were reunited and new connections were made. Be sure to check on the photos for the event, take a short survey to give us your feedback and join us for the next alumni events on November 14 in Ft. Wayne, IN.

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Survey

Ft. Wayne Event Information