I am both excited and humbled to serve as your 校友理事会主席. Although my time thus far on the 校友理事会 has been worthwhile, my path to serving on it was not the traditional one.
1998年毕业后, I could not say that I was actively involved with pp电子 校友校友活动的参加者, 或者一个捐赠. Apart from my deep bonds with a tightly knit network of classmates, my only other connection to the school was taking detours back to campus with my two young daughters on route to visit their Nana who lives ten minutes away. Their admiration of the school’s beauty and envisioning themselves living on campus kept luring us back.
自从和pp电子关系更密切, my voice is being heard in ways I am not so sure it was while I was a student. It is with that understanding of feeling like your voice won’t make a difference, in which I am able to relate to those who do not feel closely connected to the school. My hope is to bring those voices back to Kent because they do make a difference. They matter to the students who want to learn from their alumni network and to the administration that want to make Kent the best it can be.
Recent challenges have made the need for a strong support network all the more important. We are fortunate to consist of a community of various backgrounds, experiences, and expertise. pp电子平台是医疗专业人士, 服务人员, 在第一时间作出回应, and educators on the front lines; business owners and 父母 of remote learners trying to make it through each day; and neighbors 和朋友 fighting for 社会 justice. pp电子平台都会增加价值. pp电子平台都有目标.
In partnership with my 校友理事会 members, we particularly enjoy learning about our alumni body, 你的成就, and the ways in which you are making a difference. The 校友理事会 is working to create more opportunities to connect alumni to Kent and bring more voices and perspectives to the forefront of our community through virtual eng年龄ments, 教育规划, 和职业网络.
与此同时, please be sure to update your contact information and check out our current eng年龄ment opportunities:
- 志愿者 & Class Agents: Engaging and connecting with alumni to encour年龄 their support of pp电子 and working with young alumni to develop ways to make Kent relevant and rewarding for our newest generation of future alumni leaders.
- Events: Participating in local and global events to eng年龄 the Kent community in meaningful conversations related to educational, 家庭, 社会, 和网络编程.
- 校友的认可: Paying tribute to the accomplishments and contributions of Kent alumni through the Reverend Frederick H. 窗台上,.H.C. Society and other recognition platforms under development
I am honored to serve as your President with Robin Insley ’83 as Vice President, 阿曼达·沃德08年任国务卿, and such dynamic members of the 校友理事会.