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Class Notes 5 0 | L O U I S V I L L E . E D U Summer is a time for friends, family and loved ones to spend time together, and often reunite. Picnics, afternoon baseball games, days at the park and the added bonus of (hopefully) warm weather and calmer schedules allows more opportunity for relaxation. This summer, I hope you will make a point to connect with fellow UofL alumni and fans. Our college ties are quite possibly some of our strongest, as they helped shape who we would become in the years after graduation. Taking time to connect, or reconnect, with those who have a shared passion for the University of Louisville is very important. With over 30 alumni chapters across the nation, and over 10 local councils, I encourage you to become involved with these volunteer groups. No matter where you live or what you are interested in, the UofL Alumni Association offers an array of events to match our diverse alumni population. Whether it be a women's leadership seminar, online networking event, casual happy hour, young alumni workshop or a local day of service, we try to offer something for everyone. Our office exists because of you, our alumni. I personally would love to hear from you about event or programming ideas you may have, or to hear feedback on our current happenings. You may call me directly at 502-852-7002 or email, or contact any of our amazing staff members. We are all here to help. I hope you enjoy another great edition of the UofL Magazine, have a great summer, and I hope to see you Oct. 9-14 for Homecoming week (learn more at Go Cards! Josh C. Hawkins Assistant Vice President Alumni Relations and Annual Giving Alumni Director Sheri Riley, 90B Riley served as senior director of marketing at LaFace Records, where she led innovative campaigns for musical artists including Toni Braxton, TLC and Usher that lead to over 30 million albums sold. She later launched a strategic consulting firm, GLUE, where she worked for 17 years before moving full time to serve as an empowerment speaker, life strategist and author. Riley published "Exponential Living," which talks about the nine principles that serve as the guide for goal-oriented individuals to stop spending 100 percent of their time on 10 percent of who they are. The foreword is written by Usher, and the book features interviews with Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Will Packer, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Junior Bridgeman and Darrell Griffith. "UofL taught me how to overcome obstacles, expand my awareness and appreciation of cultures, and develop my skills as a leader," Riley said. "I am still using the lessons and life skills I learned during my time at UofL." Riley has served as a keynote speaker at Delta Airlines, The Coca Cola Com- pany, CVS Health, Prudential's Annual BLF Leadership Symposium, NBA Wives Behind the Bench Annual Conference and Steve Harvey's Act Like A Success Conference. She is a founding member of the global John Maxwell Team and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Xi Chapter). Riley currently has an endowed scholarship at UofL named the Huguely Scholarship Fund, providing a scholarship for students from Madison County, Kentucky.

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