5 Questions for Siobahn Day
President of the Durham Alumni Chapter
Tell us a little about yourself.
I am a 2005 graduate with a bachelor degree in Computer Science and a master's degree in Information Science. I currently work for North Carolina Central University in the Information Technology Services department currently charged with helping the campus go paperless!
When and why did you become involved with your chapter?
I became involved with the Durham Alumni chapter in 2006. I became involved with the chapter because I was curious to seek what activities they were currently initiating, networking, and most importantly I wanted to give back to the university.
When did you become President and what is the major focus of your chapter?
I became the president of the Durham alumni chapter in 2010. Before becoming president I had also served as Vice-President from 2008-2010. The major focus of our chapter is recruitment of other alumni and also increasing our scholarship giving.
What are some initiatives of the chapter that address this focus?
The current scholarships that are offered through our chapter are through the WSSU Foundation. This means that the foundation works with the scholarship office to find deserving and qualifying students from Durham. This allows us to work on more fund raising and increase chapter scholarships while they find the recipient. It's a joint effort. We also are working on increasing our membership by being more visible. We have a facebook group, a linkedin group, and a website where others can not only find out what we are doing but it also provides more correspondence with one another.
What is the one thing you want to share about the chapter to prospective members?
I would like to share with prospective members that the Durham alumni chapter is comprised of individuals who are diverse, professional, supportive, and kind. The Durham Alumni chapter fosters a great environment for all ages to learn, engage, and have fun.