Active alumni are the heart of the UAH Alumni Association and alumni chapters bring active alumni together for the common purpose of encouraging increased participation and connection with the Alumni Association and the University as a whole. Chapters are a means through which individuals can contribute their talents to the objectives and purpose of the UAH Alumni Association and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. A Charger Alumni Chapter is a group of UAH alumni, friends, or fans who possess a common interest, goal, purpose, geographic location, or place of employment and are united by their Charger spirit. Types of Alumni Chapters: Corporate ChaptersCorporate Chapters are formed among companies with a high concentration of UAH graduates. Regional ChaptersRegional Chapters are formed by alumni living in the same city or geographical region. Affinity / Special Interest ChaptersAffinity or Special Interest Chapters are formed by alumni with similar interests or campus affiliations. A few examples may be College of Engineering Alumni or Hockey Team Alumni or Retired Faculty/Staff. Want to get involved with an existing chapter or estabilish a new one? Contact Taralyn Caudle at 256-UAH-ALUM or firstname.lastname@example.org to start a chapter in your area. Charger Alumni Chapter News (October 11, 2012) The Raytheon Charger Alumni Chapter hosted Dean Mahalingam, UAH College of Engineering, for an afternoon reception and lecture. Dr. Mahanlingam briefed the attendees about the College of Engineering, its successes, and its outstanding faculty. (October 18, 2012) The alumni chapter at Crestwood Medical Center hosted the October Alumni Lunch & Learn event with Dean Raines, UAH College of Nursing, as the guest speaker. She updated attendees about the challenges and opportunities facing the nursing profession and how UAH is addressing those, including the expansion of the nursing building and program.