Tuesday, April 3, 2018
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.; Michigan Rooms
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.; Social Hour at Churchill’s

The strongest connection our alumni have with campus lies in the relationships they forged while students.  Whether a special bond between faculty and student, the appreciation for assistance provided by a staff member, a memorable student engagement activity, or one of countless other student experiences, strong alumni connections can be found throughout the campus. 

It is in this spirit that Alumni Relations invites you to join us in the Michigan Rooms on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. for a fun and informative afternoon focusing on alumni engagement. All faculty and staff are welcome to join.
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.     Defining “Alumni Engagement” and Identifying Where You Fit In:

Join staff from Alumni Relations and the Thompson Center for Learning and Teaching as we kick off the afternoon with a facilitated discussion about how we can engage with our alumni to drive departmental and campus goals.  We will be using Gary Toyn's definition of alumni engagement as a centerpiece of discussion.  We will also have print versions of the UM-Flint Alumni Relations Planning Tool for Departments available at the session. If your unit has completed the Planning Tool, we encourage you to bring it.

2:45 – 3:45 p.m.      Choose one of the following:
Communicating with Alumni (Michigan Rooms)
Do you have a need to communicate with alumni from your school, academic department, or other campus unit?  This session will address:
  • What makes for a “good alumni story?”
  • Getting the best list of graduates from your department
  • Managing alumni contact information
  • Using social media to communicate with alumni
  • More

This discussion will focus on university policies and best practices for engaging alumni through a variety of channels.

Discussion team:

Matt Bueby, UM-Flint Alumni Relations Assistant
Andrea Eveslage,  UM-Flint Assistant Director for Integrated Digital Strategy
Amy Hartwig, UM-Flint College of Arts and Sciences Communications Specialist

Alumni Events (Happenings Room)

  • Is your department thinking about hosting an alumni event? 
  • Have you successfully hosted an alumni event, and are you willing to share your lessons learned?

Hear about the ins and outs of planning and hosting successful alumni events from campus members that are leading the way. 

Discussion Team:

Brent Nickola, UM-Flint Alumni Relations Manager
Lacey Faulkner, UM-Flint History Department Administrative Assistant
Maria Salinas, UM-Flint Center for Educator Prepration Assistant to the Director

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.     Social Hour at Churchill's

Cap off the afternoon with an “alumni style" social gathering hosted by the UM-Flint Alumni Leadership Corps. Meet and mingle with some of our most active alumni volunteers and find out what makes them tick and why they choose to give their time, talent, and treasure to UM-Flint.

UM-Flint Alumni Engagement Symposium Registration 

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