Alumni Association

International Alumni – a Gold Mine for Many Reasons

Authored by Gretchen Dobson, Ed.D. Global Strategist, Gretchen Dobson, LLC 

Happy Chinese New Year to friends at home and abroad. The Spring Festival is upon us (actual date is February 19) and I wanted to share a few thoughts in response to a recent post on Inside Philanthropy:

The contributor writes about what I agree is often an untapped resource: our international alumni. Read More...

Three Paradigms for a Successful Alumni Engagement Strategy

Authored by Ryan Catherwood, Higher Ed Live blogger and Former Host of Advancement Live, Assistant VP for Alumni and Career Services, Longwood University

Alumni engagement is about making stronger alumni under the flag of the university. Our efforts should yield personal and professional success stories and in the process increase school spirit. Successful alums that can equate post-college achievements back to the institution will hopefully be compelled to give back both time and treasure over the long term. At least, that’s the goal as I see it. But I believe there are two prevailing paradigms within higher education that might ultimately hold back an institution from realizing some of their engagement goals. Read More...