Betsy Major graduated in 1977 with a B.S.in Business Technology and is now TAA Treasurer. Though she'd been away for 14 years, Major felt it was her responsibility and privilege to become involved with her alumni organization.
"I want to pay it forward as well as pay back the university the opportunities they continue to afford me," said Major. "I also want to contribute to the efforts in seeing that the University of Houston goes to Tier One Status. This will help all Cougars as well as the Houston community."
Major also likes to instill the idea of giving back when it comes to getting new alumni involved.
"I like to let (new alumni) know the importance of networking and staying involved in order to help them and others during the job transitions that will occur in the future," said Major.
She also stresses the importance of former students volunteering and giving back their time.
Major's favorite TAA activity is tailgating.
"I'm a big Cougar football fan and just getting everyone rallied for the game is so much fun," said Major. "When the players walk through Cougar Alley, they parade right by our pavilion, so we have a Coog's eye view."
For Major, the most rewarding aspect of being a member of TAA is getting to know new people and sharing the importance of TAA and fundraising for student scholarships.
"I like getting to know the students, faculty and other alumni," said Major. "I want us to make a significant impact on the city of Houston."
- Jasmine Harrison