2018 European Reunion

Heidelberg, Germany, May 19–20

Celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the Alumni Association European Reunion this spring in Heidelberg. In 1998, a group of loyal U alums in Heidelberg started this great tradition and created lifelong relationships.

One of the most beautiful cities in Germany, Heidelberg is a town of history, science, and romanticism. Plan to join us to celebrate the U’s long-standing relationship with our alumni in Europe!

Learn more about past European Reunions here.

If you have questions about international alumni activities, please email Nelly Divricean, international alumni relations manager, at nelly.divricean@alumni.utah.edu.

European Alumni Club

The University of Utah's European Alumni Club was the U's first international alumni club. The first alumni reunion of the Utah Europe club took place in 1998 in Heidelberg, Germany. Since then, the European Alumni Club has held 15 reunions, the latest held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Many people from the University community have attended these reunions, including President Dave Pershing; Barb Snyder, vice president for student affairs; Michael Hardman, chief global officer; and other University officials.

Peter Huber Alexandra Kaul Kasper Grann Helgi Geirhardsson
President of the European Club
MS'96 in medical informatics
Board member
BS'87 MBA'88
Board member
U exchange student 2009
Board member
'87 in engineering

From left, Courtney McBeth, Kirk Jowers, and Jeffrey N. Klein at the State of Utah's Trade Mission reception.

U alum meets Utah delegation in Paris (June 2015)

Kirk Jowers and Courtney McBeth of the Hinckley Institute of Politics met with U alum Jeffrey N. Klein BA'84 at the State of Utah's Trade Mission reception in Paris in June. The University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics has built valuable relationship around Europe, which has helped U students secure internships.

Jowers is the former director of Hinckley Institute. He resigned effective June 30 after 10 years as director. Courtney McBeth is associate director of the Hinckley Institute and is the director of the global internships for the Office for Global Engagement.

Past European Reunions and Other Alumni Events

2016 European Reunion – Trier, Germany, and Luxembourg; May 14-15


Read all about it here.

2015 European Reunion – Salzburg, Austria; May 23-24

The 2015 European Reunion was held May 23-24 in Salzburg, Austria.

2014 European Reunion – Oslo, Norway

The 2014 European Reunion was held June 7-8 in Oslo, Norway.


Twentieth-year cohort reunion: Germany, May 2014

U alum Esther Gloudemans (who co-organized the U's 2013 European Alumni Reunion, its 15th official get-together, with fellow alum Muriel van Alsté) sent us news and photos from a recent informal gathering of several U alumni in Europe: "Twenty years after first meeting each other in Salt Lake City, we thought it was time for a reunion. We have kept in touch over the years, but never have been together as we were in our group in Utah. The group now being Themis (Greece), Celine (France), Miranda, Hannie, Esther, Muriel (Netherlands), Lena (Sweden), Kathrin, Daniel, Heike (Germany) and Kozo (Japan), with all of our partners and kids. The group counts 16 children, ages between 3 and 12. We met in Germany, close to Nürnberg, in a big house that had room for all of us! We spent three days sharing memories, pictures, video (still on VHS!) and making new ones, especially with the kids, some of who speak no less than four languages, having such international parents. Our Utah group 'delivered' three marriages (Kathrin and Daniel, both German; Heike and Kozo, German and Japanese; and Celine and Themis, French and Greek). And we remembered our dear friend Benjamin, who was killed in an airplane crash in 2009. We missed a few friends, mostly American and South American, for whom the trip was a bit too long for just three days. And we thank the U for not only bringing us together, but for remaining a binding factor in all of our lives! We are hoping to have our kids study in Salt Lake in a few years. U of U 'the next generation'?"

2013 European Reunion – Eindhoven, Netherlands

The 2013 European Reunion was held May 18-19 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

2012 European Reunion – Regensburg, Germany


More than 60 University of Utah alumni from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Russia, as well as from Utah, Idaho, and Texas in the United States, gathered during a weekend in May for the 2012 University of Utah European Alumni Reunion in Regensburg, Germany. More…

History of European Reunions

  • 1998 – Heidelberg, Germany: the first alumni reunion
  • 1999 – Brussels, Belgium
  • 2000 – Strasbourg, France
  • 2001 – Leiden, the Netherlands
  • 2002 – Koblenz, Germany
  • 2003 – Firenze, Italy
  • 2004 – Vienna, Austria
  • 2005 – Helsinki, Finland
  • 2006 – Munich, Germany
  • 2007 – Den Bosch, the Netherlands
  • 2008 – Innsbruck, Austria
  • 2009 – Not held
  • 2010 – Mainz, Germany
  • 2011 – Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2012 – Regensburg, Germany
  • 2013 – Eindhoven, the Netherlands         
  • 2014 – Oslo, Norway
  • 2015 – Salzburg, Austria
  • 2016 – Trier, Germany, and Luxembourg
  • 2017 – Barcelona, Spain

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