After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19, the IOHRM program hosted our annual alumni tailgate Saturday, November 13th for the Appalachian State University vs. University of South Alabama football game. Current IOHRM students had the opportunity to meet and converse with returning program alumni. This was a great way for students to build their networks and learn more about life after IOHRM. Returning Alumni enjoyed catching up with the faculty they worked with during their two-year stint at Appalachian State.
Food was prepared by Dr. Shawn Bergman in the form of burgers and hot dogs. Students, alumni, and faculty members attending the tailgate listened to music and played games such as cornhole with the rest of their IOHRM family. Following the tailgate, many of the attendees went on to Kidd Brewer Stadium to support Appalachian State as we beat South Alabama 31-7. The tailgate was a great success and we can't wait for more opportunities to engage both the current students as well as the always growing network of program alumni.