2010 Fall IST Alumni Meeting

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2010 Fall IST Alumni Meeting

  1. 1. IST Alumni Society 2010 Fall Meeting December 1, 2010 - 8 pm
  2. 2. Mission Statement <ul><li>College of IST Alumni Society was established by the College of Information Sciences & Technology to maintain a professional network that can be leveraged by the College, students and alumni. As a society created by alumni for alumni, our continued goal is to provide assistance to the College, its students and to each other via programs of mutual benefit. </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2010 Fall IST Alumni Society Meeting <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Welcome </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State of the Society Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Committee Updates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Alumni Relations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recruitment & Membership </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Current Students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prospective Students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marketing & Communications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>President-Elect </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Finance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notable Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Closing Remarks & Discussion </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. State of the Society Board
  5. 5. Alumni Relations Committee – Brian Freas <ul><li>Purpose: provide a professional support network to alumni of the College, while bridging the gap that may exist between the alumni and the IST community </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplishments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Another successful Fall tailgate (breakfast) during Homecoming Weekend </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commonwealth Campus Events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Panel Discussion at Penn State Harrisburg </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Alumni Relations Committee – Brian Freas <ul><li>Future Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional tailgates/networking events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Philadelphia Area Networking Event (King of Prussia) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pittsburgh Area Networking Event </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional commonwealth campus events (Berks/Abington/Brandywine) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Recruitment & Membership Committee – Byron Parry <ul><li>Purpose: recruiting new members into the society and working within the Society to engage members </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting IST THON Dancers </li></ul><ul><li>Phillies PSU Night (9/4/2010) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 15 Alums attended, playing intense games of ladder ball </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Raised $61, raffled off baseball signed by Cole Hamels and Jimmy Rollins </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IST Wiffleball (10/16/2010) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 teams competed in a 3 hour tournament, which raised $100, plus IBM donation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Security Risk Analysis Club winner! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THON 5k (10/17/2010) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 15 participants represented IST </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$15 -18 per runner </li></ul></ul>Donate Here: http://ext.think.psu.edu/org/index.php?id=101
  8. 8. Recruitment & Membership Committee – Byron Parry <ul><li>Pro Football Pick’em League </li></ul><ul><li>Paul Horn’s idea – accommodate more participants </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Fun! </li></ul><ul><li>17 IST Alumni/Students signed-up </li></ul><ul><li>Raised $160 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$ 5 Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$ 10 Alumni </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March Madness </li></ul><ul><li>Sign-ups in February </li></ul><ul><li>Defending Champion: </li></ul><ul><li> Brian Freas </li></ul>
  9. 9. Recruitment & Membership Committee – Byron Parry <ul><li>FutureForum </li></ul><ul><li>Monday, February 14, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Event for Alumni and Students prior or after Future Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge the students to a competition </li></ul><ul><li>Membership Status </li></ul><ul><li>9% paying membership increase </li></ul><ul><ul><li>46 new annual members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16 new lifetime members </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each paying member helps support our events! </li></ul>As of May 2010
  10. 10. Current Students Committee – Dan Hansel <ul><li>Purpose: Connecting IST and SRA students to the IST Alumni Society. </li></ul><ul><li>Each semester, we provide 3-4 provide professional and social events and programs to students. We work together with students and faculty on these events: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IST and SRA student government and organizations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alumni </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry Experts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College Staff </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Current Students Committee – Dan Hansel <ul><ul><li>Updates - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alumni Mentorship Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student-Alumni Networking Program – New Name! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outlet for students to voice concerns. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IST Student Government Involvement – Maintain relationship with the students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ice Cream Break at the Pro Expo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Create awareness of the IST Alumni Society </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Study Break during Finals week for the IST Interest House </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Prospective Students Committee – Jake Thowart <ul><li>Purpose: Work closely with IST students, faculty, and staff in order to supplement and expand on-and off-campus recruiting initiatives, whose goal is the increased interest of high school students, current students who are enrolled within DUS, and those students who have received an offer of acceptance into the College. </li></ul><ul><li>Recent activities (Fall 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>High School Speaker Series </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identified three participants and provided information to them to support high school visits during the holiday season </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Holiday greeting note to new alumni </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Included commentary in the greeting note to invite alumni to participate in High School Speaker Series, if desired </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Prospective Students Committee – Jake Thowart <ul><li>Upcoming Spring 2011 plan </li></ul><ul><li>DUS/HS Student Chatrooms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinate IST alumni representation in four chatroom sessions hosted by the College of IST to answer questions from potential IST students (both high school and DUS students) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IST Phonathon </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead the calling of HS students offered admission to the College of IST </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IST Open House </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported the university in various capacities during the annual IST Open House </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Marketing & Communications Committee – Ryan Pfister <ul><li>Purpose: Responsible for marketing all Society messages to the IST community, including prospective students, current students, and alumni through istalum.com, college’s website, facebook, twitter, iConnect etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Recap </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted with marketing of numerous alumni society events and publications </li></ul><ul><li>Leveraged istalum.com, Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, iConnect and our e-mail list </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming </li></ul><ul><li>Continue to develop forums and other opportunities to interact with alumni and students </li></ul><ul><li>Help Wanted! – People to be in charge of Facebook, Linked In and other sites </li></ul>
  15. 15. Marketing & Communications Committee – Ryan Pfister Did you know…we have a jobs page?
  16. 16. Strategy Committee – Dave Horne <ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Maintained Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alumni </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Recruitment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student-questions forum on istalum.com </li></ul><ul><li>Class project </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Purpose: Enhance existing programs and activities and to initiate new programs and activities to meet the objectives stated by the President </li></ul><ul><li>Growth Initiative for 2010-2011 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying ways to retain members as a society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do we keep recent graduates interested? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Starting with base metrics of membership levels, to build growth targets as a society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct impact to society funding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assisting with other IST Alumni initiatives </li></ul>President Elect – Paul Horn
  18. 18. Finance Committee – Gary Ramsey <ul><li>Purpose: Track of all financial activities for the society. The Treasurer will work directly with a financial point of contact in the College to keep track of all account activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Implement a plan that will grow the IST Scholarship $2,000 each year. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and develop new funding sources and expand existing (non-university) sources. </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain two funding sources/corporate sponsorships a year. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsorships will be used for alumni events and tailgates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop a sponsorship level program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e., Levels for amount of money per sponsorship </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Finance Committee – Gary Ramsey <ul><li>Updates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Dollar 2010 Donation Campaign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Receive a 10$ donation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goal of 100% participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Utilize all forms of media (i.e., Twitter, istalum.com, Facebook) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Notable Events – Prerana Dalal <ul><li>TEDxPSU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This day-long event will bring together innovative and thought-provoking individuals from all over the Penn State community and the world to listen and share fascinating ideas worth spreading. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organized by a group of IST Alums: Steve Garguilo, Andrew Brown, Ryan Dickson, Rich McMillen, Mark Poblete, and Zach Zimbler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IST Alumni Society was a Sponsor </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. CLOSING REMARKS & DISCUSSION

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