English Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Alumni Chapter
Okay, you did it! All the reading, all the research, all the papers typed till 2:00 a.m. – all leading up to graduation. During Grad Fest, you “joined” the Alumni Association to take advantage of the discounts on your regalia. Don’t stop there – become actively involved with your English Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Alumni Chapter.
Hi, my name is Cathie Allman, B.A. ’05, M.A. ’09, current president of your English Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Alumni Chapter. When I graduated with both of my English degrees, I joined the Alumni Association merely for the discount advantages. I know how expensive it gets at graduation. Shortly before I finished my M.A., I received an invitation to join the English chapter for lunch and a play. I thought it sounded like fun and decided to go. Not only did I enjoy myself, but I found people with whom I felt right at home – kindred spirits if you will. We talked about literature, different books we read, even movies that no one but an English or Drama major would find interesting. I found my little niche.
That was three years ago. Since then, we have formed a book club, watched Shakespeare in the park, and given back to our beloved English department by holding fund raisers that donates money toward the English department scholarship funds.
Here is a sampling of some of the fun events that we have hosted:
"Little Women the Musical" & Lunch at Roscoe’s Famous Deli
The English Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics chapter had another successful and enjoyable Alumni event. Chapter members started off the day at Roscoe’s Famous Deli in Fullerton where they lunched on huge deli sandwiches and ate to their heart’s content while talking, laughing, and drinking unlimited refills of iced tea.
After lunch, the group headed over to Cal State Fullerton’s Clayes Performing Arts Center where they enjoyed the production of “Little Women the Musical.” The music, acting and even set design made the entire experience memorable.
With the success of the day, the chapter pledged to continue the event next year.
One for the Money
The English Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Alumni Chapter hit the big screen on Saturday, January 11 to watch “One for the Money”; the movie based off of best-selling author Janet Evanovich’s first Stephanie Plum novel, followed by dinner at Rutabbegorz in Downtown Fullerton. In the spirit of philanthropy, participants brought canned goods to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County.
Chapter member Donna Middleton ’03, M.A. ’10 commented, “This was a fun movie. I’m glad we were able to get together like this and collect food for those who need it. I enjoyed the novel and am willing to read more in the series.” The chapter will continue the discussion of the book and movie at its next book club meeting.
Alumni Enjoyed a Jane Austen Classic
Members of the English Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Chapter attended a performance of Pride and Prejudice at the South Coast Repertory on September 17. Attendees enjoyed as a popular novel in English literature came to the stage in a lavish production centered on a bustling, enthusiastic—and discombobulated—family.
Find your niche with us, too! Come join us for any of our upcoming events and our monthly book club meetings. We look forward to meeting you, soon. If you have any questions please email me!