Buckalew named director of Alumni Relations at UWA

Published 3:23 pm Thursday, August 28, 2014

The University of West Alabama’s Office of Institutional Advancement has announced that UWA alumnae Danielle Buckalew will serve as director of the school’s Alumni Relations staff. Buckalew previously served as director of undergraduate recruiting.



“We’re excited to have Danielle, a lifetime member of the UWA community, on board as director of the Office of Alumni Relations,” said Clemit Spruiell, vice president for institutional advancement.

“Danielle worked for three years on ‘The University We Will Be’ capital campaign, where she was an integral part of the organization and progress of the endeavor that raised $15 million for UWA,” Spruiell said.

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Among her responsibilities is the school’s Homecoming celebration, set for October 24 and 25. Buckalew will also lead the staff in coordinating events across Alabama and in other areas with a population of UWA alumni.

“I’m excited to be in this role and work closely with some really outstanding people who have graduated from UWA and moved on to interesting and successful careers,” Buckalew said. “I want us to both reconnect with the alumni base that may have lost touch for whatever reason and to establish a foundation early for our young alumni.”

“We have alumni across the nation-across the globe-who have had very successful careers in a wide range of really interesting fields, and they have great experience that they can share with fellow alumni and our students,” she said. “They’re very successful in business, education, healthcare, communications, entertainment, and so many other areas, and it’s important for them and for their former classmates that we showcase their success and connect with them to improve the University in every way.”

Before moving to the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management in 2011, Buckalew worked as assistant director of alumni relations. A resident of Livingston, she holds a 2007 bachelor’s degree and a 2012 master’s degree-both from UWA.

To know more about UWA Alumni programs or events scheduled in a particular area, contact Buckalew at the Office of Alumni Relations by phone at (205) 652-3852 or by email at bdbuckalew@uwa.edu. Alumni can also connect with UWA online at www.uwaalumni.com.