Where Do You Fit In?

July 9, 2012

The President's Office and the Office of External Affairs are working with the Department of Alumni Affairs to establish the organization of Pre-Alumni Councils. The Pre-Alumni Councils will be made up of students enrolled from eight regions of the United States. These students will form "chapters" based on their home regions and will work together throughout the year participating in activities designed to strengthen their relations with each other and to build a sense of future alumni connections and friendships which will continue once they become actual alumni.

Each chapter will be assigned three or four advisors to work with them in planning activities - cultural, entertaining and fundraising. The Department of Alumni Affairs will sponsor chapter competitions throughout the year with a grand prize at the end of the year for the chapter that presents the best gift to the University/University.

This is an excellent way to become more engaged with the students and student life on campus. It's a great way to participate in the leadership development of our students and the process of molding and expanding their university experience. If you are interested in participating in the inaugural student program, please send an email to Mrs. Doris Bullock, assistant vice president for External Affairs, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and give her your name, campus information, and the region in which you are interested in supporting. It may be your home state, where you went to school, or any reason that peaks your interest. The important thing is to seriously consider getting involved.

Prior to the start of the fall semester, Sheryl Ximines, Office of Alumni Affairs, and Mrs. Bullock will conduct a training session, and a handbook is available to assist you in keeping it all straight.