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Dotts, Donald V.

Abstract Donald (Don) Dotts began his association with ASU first as a student and then as a staff member in the ASU Alumni Association. He later became the Director of the Alumni Association before moving to the Development Office to work as a fund raiser prior to his retirement.

This interview recaps Don’s experiences working with the founder of the Alumni Association, Jimmy Creasman in developing the Alumni Association as well as his continued work in expanding the role of the Alumni Association at ASU. He also recaps experiences working for the various University Presidents who served during his tenure at ASU. He has many, many stories that will hold your attention as you listen to this interview!
Table of Contents 1. Introduction @ 00:00:06
2. Early Days in Arizona @ 00:01:20
3. Student Days at ASU @ 00:03:38
a: Ernest J. Hopkins – First full time faculty in the Journalism Department; wrote the ASU Alma Mater @ 00:05:53
b. Notable professors @ 00:07:33
4. After Graduation @ 00:11:25
a. Early days in the Alumni office @ 00:12:10
b. Arizona Statesman on the Air @ 00:13:48
5. Start of the “Modern Day” Alumni Association @ 00:16:00
a. Jimmy Creasman @ 00:18:45
6. Goals of Grady Gammage for an Alumni Association @ 00:22:50
7. Grady Gammage and ASU @ 00:25:12
a. ASU Name Change Campaign @ 00:28:10
8. Continue Growth of the Alumni Association @ 00:31:30
9. G. Homer Durham @ 00:34:00
10. Acting Director to Director of the Alumni Association @... (more)
Created Date 2002-07-12
Contributor Stevenson, Pam (Interviewer) / Agave Productions (Contractor) / Arizona State University Retirees Association (Producer)
Subject Departments / Alumni Association / People / Kush, Frank / Gammage, Grady / Durham, G. Homer / Creasman, Jim / Conflicts Promoting ASU / Name Change / Founding Programs / Alumni Association
Series Administration, Alumni Association, Position, Director
Type Moving Image
Extent 88 minutes
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Citation Dotts, Don. Interview. 01 July 2002. ASURA Video History Project. © Arizona Board of Regents.
Note b. 11/07/1935
Note Pam Stevenson, Editor; Manny Garcia, Videographer; June Payne, Chair Video History Project.
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  Don Dotts interview, 2002
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