Office of Alumni Engagement
Welcome to 2013!
We are looking forward to a great year ahead for Alma College, with our new Center for Student Opportunities open, another Resonance performance ahead, and some fantastic alumni events planned, just to name a few...and I hope to see many of you throughout the year.
In the upcoming month, watch for alumni events in the southwest (Albuquerque, NM and Phoenix, AZ), Florida (Naples, Tampa, Orlando and Hollywood), and Chicago, and we'll return with several events in Michigan in March.
Director of Alumni Engagement
For information on these and other events,
please 'like' the Alumni Association Fanpage on facebook or check out the campus calendar at this link: http://events.alma.edu/
The Center for Student Opportunity (CSO)
Our new Center for Student Opportunity opened in January in the space that previously housed Jones Auditorium and the Kiltie Korner bookstore. The CSO is a one-stop shop for all the services students need to make the most of their Alma education and meet the requirements of our new Alma Commitment, including assistance with both academic and career planning as well as resources for connecting to hands-on experiences (internships, research, service learning, etc.). Check out this YouTube clip to view the beautiful new space!
Also check out the great local coverage of our Alma Commitment:
Is there an alumnae/alumnus who you would like to see honored next Homecoming? Now is the time to nominate them for an alumni award!
The Distinguished Alumni Award is the highest honor presented to alumni, recognizing alumni who have brought distinction to the College through their professions, have set strong examples for others and have served their communities.
The George Hebert Award is presented to alumni for their loyalty and service to Alma College and to the Alumni Association.
The Young Alumni Award recognizes recently graduated alumni (between 1 and 10 years) who have given faithful service to Alma College and their communities.
The Smith Distinguished Service Award honors graduates who believe in Alma College and have assisted with student recruitment, helped with career efforts, visited the campus to attend events or speak to a class, or served on a College board.
Please see the website below to see complete award descriptions and to make a nomination! Nominations are accepted between October 15 and April 15 for these awards. The Alumni Board votes on nominations at its Spring Meeting at the end of April.
2012 Alumni Award Winners
A Celebration of the Performing Arts
(Year II: Grand Rapids!)
March 3, 2013
3:00 p.m. Concert
1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Alumni & Friends Reception (please RSVP)
DeVos Place, Grand Rapids
Please join us for a fantastic demonstration of our student talent! This year's concert will include the choir, percussion ensemble, highland arts ensembles and the dance company.
If you're in the area, or interested in traveling to join us, please consider walking or running with us in two active alumni & friends events coming up:
Sunday, March 17
St. Patrick's Day 5K & Parade, Bay City, MI
Sign up for the 5K by clicking HERE
(then contact us at email@example.com or (800) 291-1312 x 2 so we can all meet up the day of the race/parade!)
Saturday/Sunday, March 23/24
Relay for Life, Alma College Recreation Center
Join our Alumni & Friends Team by clicking HERE
Saturday, May 25
Highland Festival 5K, Alma, MI
Register for the 5K by clicking HERE
Alumni & Friends Scotland Trip
hosted by Professor Britt Cartrite
June 17 -26, 2013
If you would still like to go, please register ASAP!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a brochure!
For more information, please click HERE.
Alma College Office
of Alumni Engagement
614 W. Superior St.
Alma, MI 48801-1599
Alumni & Friends Tea at Masonic Pathways
2/9 Women's Basketball Alumni event (Campus)
2/11 Albuquerque, NM
2/12 Phoenix, AZ
2/15- 2/18 Florida Events
15 - Naples
16 - Tampa
17 - Orlando
18 - Hollywood
2/22 - 2/28 Choir Tour
22 - Sturgis, MI
24 - Chicago & Wilmette, IL
25 - Mt. Carroll, IL
26 - Kalamazoo, MI
27 - Charlotte, MI
28 - Grand Haven, MI
2/27 Chicago In-City Interview Trip Reception
3/3 RESONANCE (Grand Rapids)
3/17 St. Patrick's Day Race & Parade, Bay City, MI
3/23-3/24 Relay for Life (campus)
4/20 Commencement (campus)
5/25 Highland Festival Reception (campus)
Basketball "Pink" Games (proceeds support breast cancer research)
Saturday, February 9
3:00 p.m. Women's Varsity vs. St. Mary's College
5:00 p.m. Men's Varsity vs. Adrian College
Tickets are $25 and will be available until the drawing on Feb 9 by contacting Coach Sarah Dehring, 989.463.7088 or email@example.com
Proceeds go to support the Volleyball program
The Admissions office is busy as always with prospective students and families visiting campus, applications coming in and financial aid season just around the corner.
The numbers are looking good for this time of year, with over 1,450 accepted students and over 100 committed Scots; we are working hard to bring in this next class.
Don't forget, referring the perfect Alma student helps shape our class and reach our goals. Thanks for the help you have given so far this year!
Current opportunities to help in the career realm:
1. Continue passing along job, internship and other career leads
2. Join the ACT (Alma Connecting Together) group on LinkedIn.com.
3. Help with upcoming career events on campus:
2/5 Internship & Summer Camp Fair
2/8 Alumni-Student Speed Interviewing
For more information, please contact Ginna Holmes: firstname.lastname@example.org