The Alumni Association will meet in Greensboro for the annual meeting of the association on Friday May 8 at 6:00pm during Alumni Reunion weekend. Registration for Alumni Weekend is not required for attendance, but strongly encouraged!
The meeting will be held in the Virginia Ballroom of the Marriott – Greensboro Downtown. Registration for Alumni Reunion Weekend is not required for attendance at the annual meeting.
Register for Alumni Weekend online at www.reunion.ncatsualumni.org
- Late Registration April 1, 2015 – April 19, 2015: Alumni $145, Guest $85 and Children $55
- On-site Registration April 20, 2015 – May 8, 2015: Alumni $160, Guest $100 and Children $60
In May 2013, the membership approved the adoption of a new integrated alumni relations model that will align the organization with the university to offer greater service to alumni with a unified approach. Under this new model, all alumni services would operate out of the Office of Alumni Relations.
The new model responds to the following:
- A growing need to be inclusive and to capitalize on the cultural changes at the University;
- A need to capture involvement/engagement of alumni at all levels;
- A need to provide a mechanism for meaningful involvement/engagement by all alumni; and
- A communication model to reach all alumni.
The Alumni Association’s Board of Directors has proposed a revised Proposed Constitution and By-Laws that incorporates language from The UNC Policy Manual (governing document for all UNC system schools).
The proposed constitution and bylaws shifts the focus of the alumni association to building mutually beneficial and life long relationships starting with prospective students through graduation and beyond. The new model aims to revive Aggie Pride among alumni through making alumni involvement paramount to ensuring the university’s future existence.
The constitution embodies a new vision for our alumni association that is guided by customer service, integrity, civic engagement, gratitude, dynamic communication and the revival of Aggie Pride.
Why Vote Yes?
- We must engage ALL ALUMNI through mutually beneficial and life-long relationships.
- It renews our trust in a relationship that began with our first graduates in the spring of 1899 by focusing on building partnerships with the broader campus community and alumni stakeholders.
- Strengthens the financial position of the association’s operations and scholarships programs through a formal alumni dues structure.
The major changes to the association will include:
- Reinstating Regions: The regional program provides opportunity for engaging alums that cannot be provided solely from Greensboro through the Office of Alumni Relations. The regional program partners the resources of a central office with the energy and connections of alumni within the regions to deliver services and programs to alumni in the region.
- Membership Dues Structure: Implementing a formal membership dues structure will allow the Alumni Association to achieve greater Aggie involvement in alumni activities and financial participation. The dues structure will include expanded local and national discounts, enhanced services and events catered to alumni.
- Restructures the Board of Directors: The new board will evolve to become more inclusive of all university governing entities and current students. The board will be global citizens, improving our international awareness, bringing the tools that will inform alumni of ways to engage on campus while reducing redundancies and seeking preeminence.
The proposed changes to the alumni association aims to ensure that we provide unique opportunities to engage alumni and encourage them to socialize with old friends, network with A&T business contacts, and give back to the community virtually and around the world.
We believe that this new model along with the new governing documents of the association will translate into benefits for alumni which include:
- Increased Degree Value: Through your leadership and efforts in gathering alumni, parents, and friends, North Carolina A&T State University will gain a more visible presence in local communities. North Carolina A&T will be seen by communities as an outstanding school that produces active, involved graduates, who engage themselves with the community and remain in contact with their alma mater.
- Volunteer Recognition: Through your leadership within the A&T Community, you will be recognized as a key volunteer and ambassador of the University in your local community.
- Networking opportunities: As an ambassador of North Carolina A&T, you will have the opportunity to build relationships with new friends, business acquaintances, and personal contacts.
- Shared Experiences: You have the unique opportunity to gather with A&T alumni, students, parents, and friends who share a common bond — North Carolina A&T State University and your experience and future involvement.
Please review the proposed National Constitution and By-Laws.