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ASU Alumni Association adds international chapter network in Israel

Samantha Rush Soclof, Israel Chapter Leader
July 15, 2020

The Arizona State University Alumni Association recently added a new international alumni group in Israel to its chapter network. With over 150 ASU alumni residing in Israel, the Alumni Association board approved the formation of this group at its recent meeting. 

“I'm very excited to start this connection between ASU alumni in Israel and to connect to my alma mater,” said chapter leader Samantha Rush Soclof, ’12 BS kinesiology. “I believe by creating this network, it can become a source to drive innovation and create meaningful professional relationships with other Sun Devils.”

This new alumni group will join a network that includes 78 international connections representing Sun Devil alums worldwide, 45 geographically based groups within the United States, 34 academic affiliates focused on graduates of specific degree programs at the university and 19 special interest chapters or clubs representing alums of registered student organizations. 

“ASU alumni are living and working around the globe and many of them want to celebrate their Sun Devil spirit and passion for helping to advance their alma mater with other alums,” said Christine K. Wilkinson, president of the Alumni Association. “We’re pleased to support their efforts to stay connected with ASU and spread its message globally.”

The Sun Devil chapter network keeps alumni connected to ASU, whether it be through their academic program, their current geographic location or the registered student organizations or university sponsored student groups in which they participated. Chapters sponsor a range of activities for their members, including networking events, Sun Devil game-watching celebrations, outdoor recreational activities, and service-oriented volunteer projects. Many chapters give back to the next generation of ASU students by providing mentoring services, by hosting Sun Devil Send-Offs for incoming ASU students, or by awarding scholarships. To learn more about the association’s chapter network, including how to organize a new alumni group, visit

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