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Alumni Receptions

Coming Soon to a City Near You!

The Holland Hall Alumni Association on the road…

The Holland Hall Alumni Association and its board live by one simple tagline – Engaged Alumni. Strong Connections. Lasting Relationships. This slogan influences every decision we make as a board and on behalf of our association. But because our entire alumni base does not still live in Tulsa – some live as close as Jenks and others as far as Melbourne, Australia – engaging our alumni, strengthening our connections, and cultivating lasting relationships cannot be accomplished in Tulsa alone.

Did you know we travel with a Holland Hall entourage to cities all over the United States? We have visited Houston, Dallas/Ft. Worth, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., New York City, Denver, and Salt Lake City, to name a few. Why do we visit our alumni so far from home? We know everyone cannot make it to Tulsa on a regular basis or at all. Our receptions outside of Tulsa allow us to network with fellow alumni, secure and share professional resources, assist young alumni who are moving to new cities and starting new careers, and appreciate the opportunities we have because of our time at Holland Hall. Each time we visit our alumni, we hear the same messages of appreciation for the premier education, the myriad of opportunities available to all students, the strong relationships formed with faculty, coaches, and fellow students, and the independence gained through time management, self-advocating, and high expectations. In a word, our graduates are prepared.

With each reception we attend, our professional network grows and our relationships strengthen. And we inevitably hear the same comment at every reception we attend — “I had no idea this many alumni lived here.”

Host an Alumni Gathering in Your City!

Are you interested in organizing an alumni gathering in your area? Contact Jenna Byers ’16 at jbyers@hollandhall.org for more details.

Dallas 2020
In February 2020, the Holland Hall entourage visited Dallas, TX, where they celebrated a group of 30 alumni guests at Four Day Weekend, hosted by owner and alumnus David Wilk. We enjoyed each other’s company, a comedy show, Pappasito’s Cantina catering, and a night of great conversation and memories. The weather was terrible and we were unknowingly weeks out from the pandemic, but that night was one of the last real things we have done in a year!

 

New York City 2020
This reception ended up being the last time some of us were in a restaurant. Covid-19 flared up in the NYC area mere days after our gathering, but that night proved to be a glorious stop for the Holland Hall entourage. We reconnected at Wilfie and Nell and had a group of graduates from the mid 1970s to 2014. This was our final alumni reception of 2020 and will likely carry over through 2021. What an impressive group!

 

Denver 2018
In January 2018, the Holland Hall entourage visited Denver, CO, where they celebrated a group of 30 alumni guests at Lime Cantina and Tequila Bar, hosted by owner and alumna Pam Savage Sims ’77. They enjoyed traditional Mexican fare and a little taste of home with a platter of Tulsa-style coneys. Thanks to Pam for hosting your second alumni event in two years! The Denver alumni base is thriving, successful, and always growing.

 

 

Los Angeles 2018
In February 2018, the reception crew headed to Los Angeles, California, where they enjoyed a tour of 1992 alumnus and artist Tyler Ramsey’s studio. Tyler treated them to lunch in Malibu before giving them a true taste of LA life — a 3.5-hour traffic jam! Although they were late to the party, the evening was fantastic! 25 alumni attended and a wonderful time was had by all sharing memories, hearing about everyone’s personal and professional endeavors, and simply catching up. The LA crew is nothing less than impressive!