Student Alumni Associates to Host National Convention

SAAs with sponsor Mary Holtman-Reed

Pictured above: Student Alumni Associates with adviser, Mary Holtman-Reed

UT’s Student Alumni Associates (SAAs) will welcome more than 350 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada as they host this fall’s national convention for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (ASAP) in Nashville.

UT alumna Amy Akard Millslagle (’00) will be the keynote speaker. Due to her academic achievements, service on the Senior Gift Steering Committee, and her community involvement as a member of Delta Delta Delta, Amy earned a Chancellor’s Leadership Citation.

After graduating summa cum laude as one of UT’s top chemical engineering graduates in 2000, Millslagle earned her MBA from Harvard University in 2005. She currently serves the Dow Chemical Company as marketing director for Dow Olympic Operations.  Appointed to this role by Dow’s chief marketing officer, Millslagle holds a high-profile position where she will be responsible for bringing the Dow brand to the worldwide stage, starting with the 2012 Olympics in London.

Before her current position, Millslagle managed Dow’s consumer building solutions business, where she successfully restaged their mass-market insulation product, “Great Stuff,” and gained substantial retail distribution for the now-$200 million product line.

Millslagle also served, with her brother Brad Akard (’02), as a founding member of the UT Young Alumni Council.

The SAAs maintain a high profile among CASE ASAP institutions. Recently, SAA adviser Mary Holtman-Reed received the ASAP Outstanding Adviser Award for the fourth time.


The SAAs’ executive committee wrote, filmed, and produced this video to encourage student organizations throughout the United States and Canada to travel to Tennessee for the CASE ASAP national convention this August.

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