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Press Release for Thursday, July 16, 2009

UNF's Alumni Association Appoints New Officers

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

The new academic year means change in leadership for the University of North Florida’s Alumni Association. Kerry N. Dunning has moved to the president’s position this year, while Erica L. Stafstrom, the former Alumni Association’s secretary/treasurer, has moved to the vice-president position. New to the executive team is Robert C. Raesemann, Jr., who will serve as secretary/treasurer.

Dunning is a health care consultant with Dunning Consultants, where she specializes in post-acute and rural health systems. She has served on the alumni board since 2003 and holds two master’s degrees from UNF, one in Health Science and another in Health Care Administration. She has more than 25 years of experience in health care services and is a visiting instructor in the Books College of Health at UNF.

Stafstrom is a Coggin College of Business graduate, earning a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration. She has served on the alumni board for over seven years and currently works as a senior manager of financial systems for BlueCross BlueShield of Florida. Stafstrom also helps low-income, elderly, disabled and limited-English speakers by donating her time with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.

Raesemann has served on the alumni board since 2004 and is the founder and president of Raesemann Enterprises, Inc. He graduated from a joint UF/UNF program in Electrical Engineering and continues graduate level studies in Computer Architecture, Robotics and Pattern Recognition at UF. Raesemann has worked on overseeing the installation of monitoring systems for Jacksonville Energy Authority and automation projects at Kennedy Space Center. He is a regional governor for Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity and is also a frequent cyclist. He has participated in several long-distance events including a 10-week, 4,350-mile trek cross country.

The UNF Alumni Association is a non-profit organization. Its purpose is to foster, maintain and support a life-long relationship between alumni and the University. The Board of Directors, comprised of UNF alumni, governs the Association by setting policy, providing guidance for the Association's programs and activities, and represents the interests of more than 58,000 alumni to the University.