Alumni Association recognizes volunteer leaders

September 25, 2012
By Bill Krueger

Five members of the Alumni Association were honored this weekend for their efforts to help alumni stay connected to NC State.

They were recognized during the Alumni Volunteer Leadership Conference held over the weekend for members who lead the Alumni Association’s geographic networks and constituency groups.

The award recipients were:

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Bryony Williams (center) with staff of the Alumni Association

Bryony Williams, Dick Bartelt Volunteer Network Leader of the Year, regional networks. Williams, a 2005 NC Stage grad who works at UNC-Pembroke, contacted the Alumni Association this summer about reviving the alumni network in Fayetteville, N.C. In just four months, Williams planned four events for alumni in the Fayetteville area, including an NC State Wine and Design night (where alums had a chance to be artistic while enjoying wine and the company of fellow Wolfpackers). Williams maintains an active Facebook presence for her group and makes it a point to welcome new members individually.

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Carmita Davis Bass (right), with Allison Dodson of the Alumni Association staff

Carmita Davis Bass, Dick Bartelt Volunteer of the Year, constituency programs. Bass, a 2005 NC State grad, has been an active and energetic volunteer in one of the Alumni Association’s strongest constituency groups, the Black Alumni Society. As homecoming chair Bass has planned and coordinated homecoming weekends for the past two years. She has also spearheaded an effort to encourage alumni to contribute to two scholarship endowments for African and African-American students at NC State.

Dare County Network leaders with Alumni Association staff

Dare County Network leaders with Alumni Association staff

The Dare County Alumni Network, Network of the Year. The Dare County group was formed in 2010 under the direction of Tommy Fulcher, Elizabeth Morey and Marie Holland. They have brought in several NC State speakers — including Chancellor Randy Woodson, women’s head basketball coach Kellie Harper and professor Mike Walden — to talk with area alumni. They have used social media and local newspapers to advertise their events and have aggressively encouraged area alumni to join the Alumni Association. They recently sent a letter to recent graduates encouraging them to join the Association.

Congratulations, and thank you, to all the winners!

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