A Sweet Day for Alumni Engagement and More News and Ideas for Your Alumni Program

Valentine’s Day Is a Sweet Time to Engage Alumni
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Loyola University Chicago sends Valentine’s Day greetings to college sweethearts, reaching out to alumni who met on campus.
Cornell University invites alumni to share their “Big Red Love Stories” on a special alumni webpage, with over 160 postings to date.
University of Missouri-Kansas City asks alumni to “Be Our Valentine” and make a donation to the alumni fund in honor of a loved one.
Kent State University created a Valentine’s Day video greeting card with a link to upcoming alumni events.
Rhode Island School of Design hosted a”Some Day My Prints Will Come” Valentine gathering at an alumnae’s local letterpress studio.

In the News

Relax! You’ll Be More Productive
How do you stay energized and innovative in the fast-paced environment of alumni engagement? This New York Times article offers tips and strategies for getting more done, in less time, more sustainably.

MSU-Mankato Alumni Relations Office Sells a Piece of Campus History for Legacy Scholarship Fund
The Gage Complex on the campus of Minnesota State University-Mankato will be torn down this summer, and Alumni Relations is commemorating the event.

Does Alumni News Drive Alumni Engagement?
Ryan Catherwood of Washington and Lee University offers a different viewpoint on alumni news, suggesting ways to drive engagement by using stories that compel future action.

Alumni Relations Benchmarks Study Released
Primary Research Group released the results of a study based on a survey of 89 American colleges and universities. The survey covered such topics as participation rates of alumni in alumni activities, trends in staffing, and how alumni officials spend their time.

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