Alumni Association offers volunteers tips and thanks

September 15, 2011
By Bill Krueger

mrwuf_sign21Volunteers are a critical part of the Alumni Association, from network leaders across the country to the people who lead various alumni societies that bring members of the Wolfpack family together based on their occupation, major, ethnicity, class year or some other common bond.

So the Alumni Association will salute and support its volunteer leaders this weekend with two days of workshops, campus tours and Wolfpack football.

The primary purpose of the Leadership Conference at the Park Alumni Center is to give volunteer leaders tools and tips that will help them in their roles as ambassadors for the university and the Alumni Association.

“We want to thank them for their tireless efforts and give them time to network with each other,” says Ellen Richardson, director of outreach and engagement for the Alumni Association.

“It’s also a chance to give them all the information they need so they can work more effectively with us and to share creative new ways to engage alumni in their areas.”

Volunteer leaders will hear from members of the Alumni Association staff and other volunteers on subjects ranging from how to build a successful regional network to the benefits of being a member of the Alumni Association. They will also enjoy a dinner Friday night at The State Club and a tailgate before Saturday night’s football game against South Alabama.

Benny Suggs, executive director of the Alumni Association, will recognize three volunteers for their work with regional networks and constituency groups.

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