Conference Track: Alumni Relations

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Empire

New Traditions – How Amherst College Changed its Mascot

by Carly Nartowicz, Amanda Rivera Lopez

In January 2016 the Amherst College Board of Trustees announced that the College would no longer use its…


10:15 am - 11:15 am

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Essex NWC

More Than A Feeling: Metrics to Turn Regional Intuition Into A Strategic Plan

by Marisa Shariatdoust, Anjali Wali, Effie Parpos Marthinsen

Team intuition and a deep knowledge of your institution’s alumni population are often the key drivers of Alumni…


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Diversity and Inclusion: A Bold Approach to Meeting the Needs of the New Generation of Alumni

by Austin Ashe, Anita Walton

The United States Census Bureau has identified trends in population growth that suggest that the U.S. is becoming…


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Great Republic

Transforming Parent Engagement at Tufts University

by Gina A. DeSalvo, Craig O’Donnell

Parents are a vital donor constituency for colleges and universities that are often overlooked. In this presentation we…


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Essex NWC

Two Heads Are Better Than One: A Strategic Young Alumni Engagement & Development Collaboration

by Katie Tripp, Laura Butkus

Peanut butter and jelly, Bert and Ernie, ALUMNI RELATIONS and DEVELOPMENT. There’s an obvious correlation between Alumni Relations…


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Adams/Parliament

Alumni Spoke and We Listened

by Kavitha Bindra, Rob Shoss

Discover how the Yale School of Management (SOM) is turning data about their alumni’s interests into insights and…


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursday, March 15, 2018

St. George AB

The Trick is to Pay Attention: Using Data to Move the Needle on Engagement

by Mirko Widenhorn, Kirsten Lundeen

Whether you’re new to data-driven decision-making or have experience in it, this session will provide you with examples…


9:00 am - 10:00 am

Friday, March 16, 2018

Essex NWC

Engaging Alumni of Color in the 21st Century and Beyond

by Sharifa T. Wright, Veronica McFall

In recent years, Williams and Colgate have made significant and necessary efforts to attract, enroll, and graduate increasingly…


9:00 am - 10:00 am

Friday, March 16, 2018

Staffordshire

Transforming a Program: Remaking Alumni Education

by Kati Reusche, Sarah Speltz

Universities have so much content to offer alumni through educational programs and events, but what is the best…


10:30 am - 11:30 am

Friday, March 16, 2018

Essex NWC

Communicating with Volunteers so They Feel Like Insiders

by Colleen DelVecchio, Amy Moscaritolo

Do you make an effort to communicate with your alumni volunteers in a strategic and systematic way? Learn…


11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Friday, March 16, 2018

Essex NWC

Philanthropy from Entrepreneurs: Engagement, Giving & the Critical Path to Launching a Founders Pledge

by Dee Dee Mendoza, Robert Wicks

Entrepreneurship has become a core priority across higher education, with many schools and universities fielding pitch competitions, opening…