17 November 2006

US alumni meet for Happy Hour in San Francisco

Photo: Alumni in San Francisco

Last week an enthusiastic band of Sheffield graduates met informally in San Francisco to enjoy cocktails at the renowned Top of the Mark bar. The event also provided an opportunity for alumni to hear about all the latest developments at the University from two staff from our Development and Alumni Relations Office.

Although it was a small gathering, the company and conversation were excellent, and turned up several unexpected connections and mutual friends and interests (surviving Ranmoor Hall seemed to be a particularly common theme!). Graduation years of the guests ranged from the 1960s right up to 2006, and they all had extremely fond memories of Sheffield.

This informal occasion provided a great opportunity for us to meet face to face with some of our US alumni, and for them to share lots of great memories and stories of their time in Sheffield. We hope to provide more opportunities like this for our US alumni to get together in the future, one of which is already being planned for spring next year, once again in San Francisco (invitations will be sent out to all US alumni once the date is confirmed in the New Year).