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Jax: I've never had any illusions about my own importance, and being elected to the BOT won't change that. And I enjoy talking about recruiting and Penn State football whenever I can. And If I'm elected, I'm going to need to hear from a lot of alums.
WeRPSU03: Trust me about Oldsey. I have solid reasons for him over Mr. Brown. Obviously, your call.
David, my dad and I both voted for you. Make us proud.
Ribrap: Thank you--I'll try to do exactly that.
Cast my ballot, David you got my vote, along w/ Doran & Oldsey
NOW COMES THE CHALLENGE! Over nine thousand ballots were cast yesterday--quite a performance by the committed alums who knew who they wanted to support. Now comes the harder part: getting less focused or less motivated alumni to participate.
For about a month now, I've understood that my candidacy wouldn't be getting any institutional backing. The PS4RS committee selected their finalists, and then their final three, and even my rally comrade-in-arms Anthony Lubrano selected another candidate to endorse along with two of the PS4RS "winners." The only chance I had was that individual alums believed that my public advocacy for Penn State was a persuasive reason to support me. And that enough of you would be willing to make an effort to share that reason with other alums.
Frankly, I've been stunned by the many messages that I've received via email and PMs of supporters directing a few, dozens, and in a few cases hundreds of messages to friends and colleagues and neighbors. Of individuals simply talking to people about the election and what I could offer. I'm so grateful for the many voters here who have already voted for me, and I really shouldn't ask for anything more--but I have to. If I'm going to be able to honestly and aggressively represent you on the BOT, I'm going to need the help of anybody willing to do so to make a special effort of networking with other alums. Trust me, you'll be in good company, and you'll have a real piece of this campaign to be proud of.
I've already asked for volunteers willing to help to canvass around the stadium on Blue-White Saturday, and I've got about a dozen people so far. I could use more. There will surely be many thousands of alums there who probably haven't even thought about voting for me or anyone else, and a little nudge and a tiny info card could make a big difference. I've ordered two dozen MULLALY for ALUMNI TRUSTEE t-shirts and you can have one of them if you can spend a little time with us. Again, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're able to help.
How many of you have seen the famous photograph of President Harry Truman holding up the newspaper trumpeting "Dewey Beats Truman" on its front page after he beat a highly favored Thomas Dewey in 1948? Well, I'd love to be Harry Truman in about three weeks--and any of you can have a hand in getting me there. With apologies to Jerry Maguire, "Please help me help you. " http://www.facebook.com/DavidMullaly4PSUTrustee
This post was edited by DavidM 12 months ago
So, is everyone getting an email? I haven't seen anything?
Good luck Dave.
My husband got his in the email, but mine hasn't arrived, yet. Any idea David, how long we should wait before notifying them? My husband voted for you, and I will, too, whenever I get my ballot. Good luck!
Ah, maybe they go out in waves then.
Here's the info, just in case!
"All graduates who have received a first or bachelor's degree or an advanced degree from the University, and former students (limited to those persons who have satisfactorily passed one semester's or two terms' work, or more, in any of the University courses requiring two years, or more, for completion) shall be eligibile to vote for alumni trustees, at the election next following the year of their graduation or the year following that in which they were no longer in attendance at the University..."
To be eligible, former students must have been full time for at least one semester or two terms, have been in a degree seeking program, and have passed. Currently enrolled students are not eligible.
Alumni may request a nomination or election ballot by sending an e-mail to BOT@psu.edu, including the following information:
complete name at time of graduation (maiden name included)
year of graduation
college and major
current e-mail address (where you would like to receive ballots)
Once your alumni record is qualified, a ballot will be sent to you electronically. Alumni who receive the nomination ballot will automatically receive the election ballot on April 10. There is no need to send additional request to receive a ballot. Alumni who have no internet access must call (814) 865-2521 and provide the above information. Once your alumni record is qualified, a ballot will be mailed to you.
I just changed the message above, so let me repeat what I posted earlier. If you haven't gotten your ballot email by tomorrow, I say it's time to contact the BOT office. The number is above, as well as the info you need to send via email. Probably use the phone # as a last resort.
PSUMel: I've heard they were having problems with married couple alums using the same email or ISP. If you email the BOT office, do mention that situation.
Thanks, David, I will.
This doesn't necessarily help David, unfortunately, but it is positive news for the efforts to oust the incumbents...
Dr. Novak, No. 17 on this year's Board of Trustees ballot, has decided to suspend his campaign and throw his support behind the three PS4RS endorsed candidates to avoid vote fracturing.
Finally got a chance to log in and vote last night. 22,28,36 as I've been waiting to do for weeks.
"A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep"- Glenn Carson
I actually saw a sign for you last night David, in Park Forest.
Voted. Done and done! to change coming
Got my vote as well David.
22, 27, 28
Done David, you got my vote, along with Doran and another PS4RS.
DocAlan: Ben Novak, probably for family health reason, did not really campaign, and didn't have a great chance of returning to the BOT. In his place, probably hoping for another shot next year, I might have also endorsed the PS4RS slate. Short of a dozen or so candidates pulling out and endorsing the slate as well, I'm not sure this makes any difference. I think for those who believe that the slate is the only option, Novak just confirms some choices. For people who have been paying attention to what candidates have said and done before the campaign began, I'm still in a good situation. There is much stunning networking going on right now on my behalf, and I am significantly more optimistic now that I was a week ago.
getmyjive11: I hand delivered about twenty-five signs to area residents on Monday, and left about the same number with a supporter--who's putting more up whenever I get intel about another group of signs sighted.
When does voting close?
“We need to keep this (expletive) together,” Mauti and Zordich to Hill
22 Barbara L. Doran, '75, New York, NY
28 David K. Mullaly, '69, '72g, Annapolis, MD
36 William F. Oldsey, '76, Basking Ridge, NJ
1992: May 2nd, I believe in the morning.
Thanks, zkc and others, for your support. Please share with your friends if you're so inclined.
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