The nights are cooler and the leaves are changing, which means some of us just returned from Homecoming Weekend on campus. Those of us lucky enough to be back were treated to the dedication of the wholly reimagined Charles L. Tutt Library, CC hockey, tours of the new East Campus Housing Community, and a Homecoming Convocation and Alumni Awards Ceremony honoring our amazing award recipients. Of course, I had a wonderful time reconnecting with old friends and meeting new colleagues. CC truly is a home, and it is great to get back.
As we turn our attention forward to year’s end, I am excited to share some developments from your AAB. Over the past year, the AAB’s Alumni-Student Networking Committee worked closely with the college to create and develop several new initiatives, including the launching of Tiger Link, CC’s networking and mentoring platform. Tiger Link now has more than 3,000 users and has facilitated upward of 1,000 networking relationships!
The AAB’s Alumni-Student Networking Committee also helped select CC students for Tiger Trek field experiences. Tiger Treks are student networking trips to major cities. These ongoing excursions provide groups of 12 CC students the opportunity to visit exciting employer sites and learn from successful alumni. Past treks have visited Washington, D.C., San Francisco/Silicon Valley, and Seattle. Future trips are in the works for New York City and, we hope, London.
The AAB also recently spearheaded a welcome initiative for recent graduates. AAB members in major cities sent our new alumni in these areas messages about resources and the local community. Our goal is to continue to develop and foster the relationship we have with CC and with our alumni community. We hope to show that our shared experiences extend well past our undergraduate years.
Finally, we are seeking candidates to replace both Elected Alumni Trustee Heather Carroll ’89 and Young Alumni Trustee Martha Wolday ’14, whose terms expire June 30, 2018. We would greatly appreciate it if you would submit one or more nominations using the nomination form and criteria found on the CC website under Alumni Association. The deadline for submitting nominations is January 12, 2018.
As the AAB continues to look for ways to help our alumni, I look forward to hearing from you with suggestions, concerns, or ideas to make our community better.
Have a great holiday season!