Beth Morgen 2009 Alumni Assoc2


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  • Alumni are important to the future of the University. The Alumni Association creates ways for alumni to reconnect with the University, with students, and with each other.
  • Funded by Alumni, Designed by Alumni, Built by Alumni for Alumni Home to the Alumni Association and the Home Away from Home for alumni visiting campus
  • The Alumni Association creates opportunities for alumni to help the University - both now and for the future. We encourage every alumnus to become a member of the alumni association as the first step in giving back to the University.
  • Volunteers are an important part of the Alumni Association.
  • The Alumni Association staff helps manage volunteers who in turn connect with each other to build the Maryland Family.
  • The dues based membership does have its privileges.
  • Alumni programs are created for University of Maryland alumni with a variety of interests and backgrounds.
  • Overall, the Alumni Association helps build the Terrapin Spirit and encourages alumni to support the University of Maryland.
  • Beth Morgen 2009 Alumni Assoc2

    1. 1. University of Maryland Alumni Association
    2. 2. Maryland Alumni Association — Mission The mission of the University of Maryland, College Park, Alumni Association is to support and promote the university in its pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and public service and to foster a spirit of loyalty, involvement and lifelong commitment to the university by its alumni. 35,000 members of the Alumni Association and growing!
    3. 3. Maryland Alumni Association — Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center * Opened in 2005 – Headquarters for the Alumni Association * Named for Samuel Riggs IV Class of 1950 * Designed by Hugh Newell Jacobsen Class of 1951 * Office space for University Relations * Primary venue for Alumni Association Events * Rental space available for events and meetings
    4. 4. Maryland Alumni Association — Goals <ul><ul><li>* Increase alumni association membership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Enhance the alumni association’s visibility in select regions throughout the country </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Develop a long-range plan for engaging young alumni </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Sustain the operation of the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> through fund-raising and rentals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* Increase student awareness of the alumni association through relevant programming and campus partnerships </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Maryland Alumni Association — Board of Governors <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* Volunteer board with 36 members </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>* Responsible for strategic direction of the association </li></ul><ul><li>* Legal accountability for association's operations </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* Act on behalf of the university’s alumni population </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>* Ensure adequate resources for programming – both human and financial resources </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>* Actively monitor and evaluate the organization, the executive director, services, and financial results </li></ul>
    6. 6. Maryland Alumni Association — Organization/Staff <ul><li>Maryland Alumni Association staff members manage and administer a wide array of programs and services for alumni and students. These include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Membership and affinity programs* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center space rental* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alumni travel program* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Career and social networking activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awards program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student programs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional, local, and affiliate clubs and academic chapters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alumni magazine and online alumni community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>*Revenue Sources </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Maryland Alumni Association — Membership/Affinity Programs <ul><li>Benefits of Membership: </li></ul><ul><li>* An automatic subscription to Terp magazine </li></ul><ul><li>* Participation in Terpnation - the online community </li></ul><ul><li>* Invitations to career and social networking events </li></ul><ul><li>* Access to University Libraries and the Campus Recreation Center </li></ul><ul><li>* Discounts at the University Bookstore and Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center </li></ul><ul><li>* Savings on auto and health insurance </li></ul><ul><li>* Opportunity to participate in the alumni travel program </li></ul><ul><li>* Discounts with affinity partner companies including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>* GEICO Preferred (auto insurance) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>* State Employee Credit Union (access to financial services) </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Maryland Alumni Association— Programs * Travel Program - Special group rates on air fare and hotel accommodations; an itinerary planned by experienced tour guides. World-wide travel destinations. * Special Campus Alumni Events - Homecoming festival, Reunion Program, Valentine’s Dance, Tailgate Parties * Alumni Awards Program – Annual black tie gala event to celebrate the accomplishments of outstanding alumni * Regional alumni programs – Alumni Association Clubs host University of Maryland networking events in regions across the United States * Young alumni programs - Programs and activities for alumni within 10 years of graduation
    9. 9. Maryland Alumni Association — Scholarships/Student Programs Students are important to the Maryland Alumni Association. They are future alumni! Special programs for students include: * Scholarships * Etiquette Dinner (students learn dining protocol as they enjoy a full- course meal) * Fireside Chats (a chance to hear from accomplished alumni in an informal setting) * Terp Externship Program (an opportunity for students to work alongside an alumnus with similar career interests) * Official Class Ring (students who have earned 75 or more credits are eligible to purchase the official class ring)
    10. 10. Maryland Alumni Association — Building the Maryland Spirit GO TERPS!