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CASE ToGather: Community College Alumni Engagement Plans - Shared screen with speaker view
Corey Dobbs, Clark College Foundation
30:24
Hi Danielle Rogers. Thanks for dealing with me and all my emails!
YEASTHAM0001
30:59
Thanks for making this open to all! Hi from CASE D3.
Madeline Sertner
31:16
Hello from Collin College in District 4!
Kris McPeak
32:43
Hi everyone! This is Kris McPeak from Pasadena Community College :)
Lyn Demaret
32:44
Lyn Demaret, Mohave Community College Foundation in Arizona
Mary C. Heath
32:47
Mary Copeland Heath - Central Carolina Technical College
Janet Holm
32:47
Janet Holm - Clover Park Technical College
Doug Ferguson
32:48
Hello everyone Doug Ferguson, Delaware County Community College.
Heather Pennella
32:54
Heather Pennella-Bakersfield College Foundation
Lisa Hurda
32:57
Hello from Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, Wisconsin.Lisa Hurda, Director of Advancement and Foundation
Amy - MassBay Community College - she/her
33:02
Hi all! Amy Letteney - MassBay Community College
Michelle Schleibaum- Westchester Community College, NY
33:03
Hello, Michelle Schleibaum, Director of ALumni Engagement at Westchester Community College
Bill Clark
33:09
Bill Clark -- Salem (NJ) Community College
Eric Weiler
33:10
Eric Weiler, Kirkwood Community College Foundation
Anne Paul King, VC Foundation
33:11
Anne Paul King from Ventura College Foundation in Central California
Lisa O'Leary
33:14
Hello! Lisa O'Leary from Antelope Valley Community College (Lancaster, CA)
Nataly Paoli
33:14
Nataly Paoli - Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, OR
Tisha Poteat
33:20
Thank you for this opportunity! Tisha Poteat, York Technical College
Kirsten DuBray
33:25
Kirsten DuBray, American River College, Sacramento, CA
Courtney Carter
33:26
Hi, Everyone! Courtney Carter - Bakersfield College Foundation
Danielle Thompson
33:28
I cannot hear anything yet- and hello from Florida State College at Jacksonville!
Jill Cunningham
33:28
Taylor Manzanedo - Merced Community College District. On behalf of Jill Cunningham VP of External Relations
Kate Crocker
33:28
Kate Crocker - River Valley Community College in Claremont, New Hampshire
YEASTHAM0001
33:31
Yvette Eastham from Hopkinsville Community College in Hopkinsville Kentucky.
Jen D'Andrea
33:35
Hello, Jen D'Andrea Director of Alumni Relations at SUNY Orange - Orange County Community College, NY
Michele Inderrieden, Rappahannock Community College
33:36
Michele Inderrieden, Rappahannock Community College, Warsaw, Virginia
Amanda Conley-MCTC
33:37
Hello all! Amanda Conley- Maysville Community and Technical College (Maysville, KY)
Corey Dobbs, Clark College Foundation
33:39
Corey Dobbs, Clark College Foundation, Vancouver, Washington
Sue Samaniego CNCC Foundation
33:39
Sue Samaniego, Colorado Northwestern Community College in Rangely, CO
Lauri Adachi
33:41
Hello from San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation. Lauri Adachi, Executive Director & Institutional Advancement Officer
Sherri McCormack, Middlesex Community College
33:42
Hi Everyone - Sherri McCormack, Middlesex Community College
Krista Stellmacher
33:45
Good morning! Krista Stellmacher, San Diego Mesa Community College.
Natalie Magnin
33:46
Natalie Magnin - Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in Green Bay, WI
Denise Beamer
33:48
Denise Beamer-Nash Community College Rocky Mount, NC
Noelle Calvert
33:57
Noelle Calvert - Sierra College in Rocklin, CA
Kelly Colter
34:12
Kelly Colter - Neosho County Community College, Chanute, KS
Mackenzie Murphy
34:12
Mackenzie Murphy - Nashua Community College, Nashua NH
Betheny Reid
34:21
Betheny Reid, eAdvancement Consulting
John Bacon
34:24
John Bacon
Melissa Rohlfs
34:48
San Mateo County Community Colleges District. SF Bay Area, CALIFORNIA
John Bacon
34:56
John Bacon Pitt Community College Greenville, NC
Marsha Sills (She/Her/Hers)
34:57
Good morning from Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon!
Tina Forbes
35:05
Tina Forbes, Nashua Community College (Southern NH)
Kelly Zeillmann
35:32
HI Everyone--Kelly Z from Aims CC in Northern Colorado
mpassmore@southplainscollege.edu
35:48
Hi there! Missy Passmore, South Plains College, Levelland, TX
Danielle Thompson
36:17
Florida State College at Jacksonville- building the program right now. 150 K alumni 80 K with Valid email.
Madeline Sertner
36:50
Collin College of Collin County TX. 550K alumni as of last year.
Marc Westenburg, CASE
47:37
For more on the Alumni Engagement Metrics white paper: https://www.case.org/resources/alumni-engagement-metrics
Aija Moeller, CASE
47:49
More info on CASE's Alumni Engagement Metrics Survey: https://www.case.org/resources/case-global-alumni-engagement-metrics-survey
Amy Lee
48:06
Thank you Aija!
Aija Moeller, CASE
48:18
@Marc--jinks!
Christina Kelley
48:40
Thank you, both!
Claudia McDonough
49:04
Thank you!
Marc Westenburg, CASE
49:39
Here is the webinar that Aliesha referenced: https://store.case.org/PersonifyEbusiness/Store/Product-Details/productId/1272817449
Marc Westenburg, CASE
49:50
"Aligning Your Alumni Association Engagement (Strategic) Plan to the CASE Alumni Engagement Metrics: A Practical How-to Session for Alumni Engagement Plan Development"
Krista Stellmacher
52:41
LOl
jeff bagel
53:20
Jeff Bagel, CFRE
jeff bagel
53:56
Jeff Bagel, CFRE eAdvancement Consulting
Krista Stellmacher
54:34
Such a powerful reflection
Lisa O'Leary
57:55
Anyone want to share what CRM they are using?
Michelle Schleibaum- Westchester Community College, NY
58:46
We are using Blackbaud products, just upgraded to Raisers Edge NXT and the Blackbaud Net Community
Madeline Sertner
58:46
@Lisa I put all of our alumni in Raier's Edge since it was what the foundation had, but I'm now hoping to move into Almabase since it's a better fit for our alumni needs.
Kelly Zeillmann (she/her)
59:13
Raisers Edge NXT
Erin Ohlsen, Valencia College
59:20
Raisers Edge NXT
Corey Dobbs, Clark College Foundation
59:43
Raisers Edge NXT
Mary C. Heath
01:00:20
@Lisa we use Network for Good. This is the CRM that our Foundation uses.
Michelle Schleibaum- Westchester Community College, NY
01:00:58
So you find your alumni prefer a program with an educational or career takeaway versus social events? that is our trend, I am wondering if there are however social events you have had success in hosting.
Kelly Zeillmann (she/her)
01:02:18
I would love to hear more about educational/career focus v. social events --what are other people seeing this year?
Danielle Thompson
01:03:12
Will Denise share her's?! LOL!
Madeline Sertner
01:03:50
Would also like to hear more about the programming. All of our events got completely sidelined by COVID and lately also by college politics, so it's hard.
Marc Westenburg, CASE
01:03:54
You can't steal what people share willingly. CASE: Collect And Share Excellence!
Andrea Mujica
01:04:10
I am very interested in educational / career focus vs. social events as well. We are really wanting to make sure we assist our newest alumni.
Madeline Sertner
01:04:48
Marc, wish I could "like" that message! (y)
Danielle Thompson
01:04:59
We want to know if they are scholarship recipients!
Danielle Thompson
01:05:58
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!
Krista Stellmacher
01:06:00
<3
Nataly Paoli
01:06:03
I'm curious what tasks/roles do your volunteer alumni board members play?
Erin Ohlsen, Valencia College
01:06:26
We don’t do events either!
Marsha Sills (She/Her/Hers)
01:06:27
It’s been helpful to get buy-in/support from other departments by focusing on educational/career development events. Our first engagement event is a job search strategies workshop.
Corey Dobbs, Clark College Foundation
01:06:30
we have started doing educational events online and they have been a HUGE win.
Betheny Reid
01:06:44
Execellent. Fewer events = greater donor focus
Mackenzie Murphy
01:07:10
what type of career/educational events have colleges done with an alumni virtually that get alumni engagement?
Marc Westenburg, CASE
01:07:38
Such great comments. I'm with @Madeline Sertner. We need a "like" button here!
Mary C. Heath
01:07:51
If you aren't doing events, how are you engaging alumni? We have a newsletter and some career service benefits, but we are struggling with engagement
Michelle Schleibaum- Westchester Community College, NY
01:08:11
We partner quite a bit with our Career Services Office, Transfer Office and Workforce Development Programs to provide practical sessions. We also have a monthly financial education series with topics such as home buying, invest,ing, mortgages, etc.
Krista Stellmacher
01:08:23
Yes Dr. Crowe would you be willing to define the engagement opportunities at the operational level?
Kelly Zeillmann (she/her)
01:08:29
I second Mary's question also!! What are your most successful ways to get alumni engagement apart from events?
Kirsten DuBray
01:08:32
I agree starting where you are - for our college/district this included building out a website with "alumni voices" where they can enter their story, update their contact information and join an alumni association.
Suzanne Harbin
01:08:34
We offer CEU and professional licensure certification prep - especially for allied health programs and these have yielded new donors and a lot of alumni engagement. Our best two programs are nursing and PTA/OTA.
Marsha Sills (She/Her/Hers)
01:08:41
Our first event is this afternoon and we focused on the upcoming grads for a workshop series. Today: job search strategies; next week: job interview strategies; 3rd session: how to use LinkedIn to build your career network. We’ll see how it goes! It was a great way to involve community and college partners.
Jen D'Andrea
01:08:53
@Mackenzie, our office partnered with the College's Career Services Department on their virtual workshops; we offered opportunities for our alumni to co-present on topics like interviewing, resume building etc. also invited alumni to participate
Erin Ohlsen, Valencia College
01:09:32
@MacKenzie Murphy We moved our virtual programming to first-generation career placement, conversation with our college president that focuses on alumni storytelling and transfer panels for our AA graduates.
Mackenzie Murphy
01:09:59
Thank you!
Mary C. Heath
01:10:31
We did a survey as well and got the same results. We offered these through career services and workshops and they were a bust...
Mary C. Heath
01:10:47
About three attendees per workshop
Nataly Paoli
01:12:55
Thank you!
Krista Stellmacher
01:14:18
When you said you weren’t doing events, I was so happy and was wondering how you replace that “high touch” - yes those 13!!!
Krista Stellmacher
01:14:30
Yes thinking “what are the actual 13"
Michelle Schleibaum- Westchester Community College, NY
01:16:24
Do you have success getting professors to tell you when alumni are coming to speak? We know alumni are coming but struggle to get faculty to let us know when and where so we can bring them a gift or welcome them back.
mpassmore@southplainscollege.edu
01:16:25
What are ways you engage alumni that are long distance
Karissa Rodrigue, Valencia College
01:17:19
We are focused on virtual career development events and use Alumni Learning Consortium to help us offer white label content. We are a small team of 2 and ALC helps us offer more content to our alumni than we could alone.
Ed Groves
01:18:40
Can you speak to any corporate/industry partnerships you utilize in alumni engagement (ie. large employers of alumni, recruiting opportunities)?
Jen D'Andrea
01:18:41
excellent information!
Michelle Schleibaum- Westchester Community College, NY
01:23:15
are alumni ONLY graduates of your college? We have also included if they completed 24 or more credit hours and are debating if this is valuable.
Jody Donaldson
01:23:16
Convince your team, alumni are your greatest ambassadors... bond issues, future generations of students, employee training referrals, community's college for lifetime learning. Hard to put a measurable on those things until you go without - that would be a significant loss. Great question.
Marc Westenburg, CASE
01:23:42
CASE defines alumni as: Graduates of the institution and others with a prior academic relationship, including non-graduates, certificate and credential holders, distance learners, lifelong learners, residents, post-docs, honorary degree recipients and honorary alumni.
Andrea Mujica
01:24:04
We have started the Alum from Day 1 concept - working to develop it
Marc Westenburg, CASE
01:24:07
(from the CASE Alumni Engagement Metric white paper)
Mary C. Heath
01:24:10
We speak to students in their College 104 class so they recognize who we are
Dr. Aliesha Crowe, (she,her)
01:24:19
Thanks, Marc. We use the CASE definition of alumni.
Mary C. Heath
01:24:58
does anyone include Dual Enrollment students in alumni?
Michele Inderrieden, Rappahannock Community College
01:25:12
We include DE in alumni
Allen Sharpe
01:26:08
We run a graduate class giving campaign each year. Should we be thinking about calling it the Alumni Class Giving Campaign? To emphasize, 'alumni' over 'graduate'?
Danielle Rogers, CASE
01:27:15
Thank you all for joining us today! Please share your feedback on today's conversation in our brief survey: https://case1.cnf.io/sessions/t4yr/#!/dashboard
Dr. Aliesha Crowe, (she,her)
01:27:17
aliesha.crowe@nwtc.edu
YEASTHAM0001
01:27:23
Great information! Thanks CASE, as always! Great content!
Marsha Sills (She/Her/Hers)
01:27:48
Thank you all! I learned some great strategies!
Michelle Schleibaum- Westchester Community College, NY
01:28:03
Thank you everyone!
Melissa Rohlfs
01:28:08
This was a really good session.
Katrina Sklepowich (she/her)
01:28:11
This was excellent - so helpful! Thank you!
Janet Holm
01:28:14
Thank you!
Mary C. Heath
01:28:18
Thank you!
Natalie Magnin
01:28:22
Thank you!
Scott Peska
01:28:24
Thank you!
Bill Clark
01:28:27
Thank you very much!
LaToya Jackson
01:28:31
thank you so much
Krista Stellmacher
01:28:32
Thank you!!!!
Liz - SLC
01:28:33
and Canada!
Betheny Reid
01:28:33
Super job
Noelle Calvert
01:28:34
Thank you!
Lyn Demaret
01:28:37
GREAT Info - THANK YOU!!!
Kelly Zeillmann (she/her)
01:28:38
SO great!! Thanks for hosting!
Tisha Poteat
01:28:43
Thank you!
Anne Paul King, VC Foundation
01:28:45
Thank you!
Kozlowski, Joanne
01:28:47
thank you