The Faculty Club of... Armand Heijnen

In this section, our members tell something about themselves and why they are members of the Faculty Club. Armand Heijnen is a former employee at Communications & Marketing

De Faculty Club van Armand Heijnen

Why I became a member? With the founding of the Faculty Club in 1998, there finally was a central meeting place for employees and alumni of Utrecht University. To me as the Editor-in-Chief of the Universiteitsblad, that was very important at the time. This way, I could meet and speak with the people we made the magazine for in an accessible way.

What do you do in your daily life?

I'm retired since early October; before that, I was Editor-in-Chief of the Universiteitsblad and then I worked at Communications & Marketing as a Senior Editor for a number of years. I continue to do some things for UU now, such as collaborating on alumni magazine Illuster.

Finally, a central meeting place for employees and alumni of Utrecht University.

How long have you been a member of the Faculty Club already?

I've been a member from the beginning ... is that almost 25 years?

What is your most fun memory of the Faculty Club?

I've got very good memories about the dinners; in the company of my wife and various other, nice Faculty Club visitors. Such as the Asparagus Dinners and Wild Game Dinners, and of course the summer BBQ in the garden, with cheerful music and a dance floor.

What are you looking forward to the most?

That corona is under control, and we can meet each other physically and – in some cases – hug again.

Do you have any suggestions for activities for the Faculty Club?

No, I actually don't. I think a lot is already happening...