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FAU Names Bradford W. Crews Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations

                BOCA RATON, FL (March 17, 2011) – The Florida Atlantic University Division of University Advancement recently named Bradford W. Crews assistant vice president for alumni relations. Crews will manage all aspects of the FAU National Alumni Association (FAUNAA), including the board of directors, alumni programs, events and operations of the Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center.

                “We are pleased to welcome Brad to FAU,” said Randy Talbot, senior vice president of University Advancement and FAU Foundation executive director. “We had a very strong pool of applicants and we believe Brad embodies the energy, experience and professionalism needed for this vital position. I am confident that he will successfully lead the FAUNAA to the next level.”

                Crews joins FAU with nearly 10 years of collegiate experience. Most recently he served as director of alumni reunions and special events at the University of Florida for six years. From 2002 to 2005, Crews was university events director at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He also served as an event manager at the Walt Disney World Resort for several years. Crews is a graduate of Appalachian State University.

                “I am thrilled to join the FAU family,” said Crews. “The University’s rapid growth and the spirit of the alumni, students and staff are among the reasons I was attracted to FAU. This is an exciting time to be an Owl, and I look forward to leading the FAUNAA into the future.”

                For more information on the FAU National Alumni Association, call 1-888-FAU-ALUM (328-2586) or visit

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About the Florida Atlantic University National Alumni Association (FAUNAA):

Established in 1968, the Florida Atlantic University National Alumni Association is a non-profit organization that represents FAU’s ever-growing alumni community. Building school identity, spirit and loyalty through programs and services, the FAUNAA and its membership are dedicated to advancing the goals and missions of the University.

About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

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