The Board of Directors of the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Association announced two new appointments last week: Nancy Blank has been named the organization�s director of alumni relations, and Emily Milian �08 joins CSMAA as deputy director of alumni relations. �We are very excited to welcome Nancy and Emily on board,� said CSMAA President Jim Larsen �65. �They both bring a lot of valuable skills and knowledge to the association.�

Nancy Blank

Blank comes to CSMAA after spending five years with Colorado Mountain College as a career and technical education program administrator. Prior to her work at CMC, she was the membership program manager for the International Erosion Control Association, program coordinator for Livable Walkable Communities and an environmental protection specialist with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Denver. She has a bachelor�s degree in urban land use from Metropolitan State College of Denver. Blank will be managing the overall operations of the alumni association and work closely with the staff and the alumni association Board of Directors to develop and oversee all aspects of alumni relations programming for Mines. She will also be working closely with colleagues at the Colorado School of Mines Foundation and the university to ensure that alumni are involved in Mines and that their concerns are considered and addressed. An ex officio member of the board, Nancy will serve on all CSMAA board committees and several Mines committees.

Emily Milian ’08

An alumna, Milian earned a bachelor�s degree from Mines in math and computer science. She was honored twice by Mines, in 2004 with the Florence Caldwell Scholarship (see�article on p. 8 of this PDF of the summer 2004 issue of Mines�and student spotlight from the spring 2008 issue here) and in 2008 with theMaryanna Bell Kafadar Humanities Award. Milian worked as both a software implementation consultant for Fast Enterprises and, immediately after graduation, as manager of the School and Youth Department at The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Most recently she was the manager of high school events for Junior Achievement, organizing a five-night conference, developing curriculum for outreach programs, and recruiting volunteers. At CSMAA she will be taking on the membership, career development, volunteer development and Alumni Weekend programs