Alumni Membership 2007
Students graduate into a new club
Country music star Paul Brandt has it. So does Alberta Lieutenant- Governor Norman Kwong and CUE e-zine founder Priti Obhrai-Martin.
“It” is a Mount Royal parchment and with it comes membership in an exclusive club: the Mount Royal Alumni Association.
“There are now 35,000 active members,” says Alumni Relations Director Randy Paquette. “And there’s power in those numbers.”
That power translates into a suite of programs and services offered exclusively to alumni. Whether it’s using the Recreation Centre, taking advantage of group rates for car insurance or just informal networking, research says programs and services are the top reasons alumni stay in touch with their alma mater.
“When students first graduate, their focus is understandably on their career,” Paquette says. “And the Alumni Association is an important network they can both tap into and help build. The association will grow and change to meet the needs of its members. New grads may not take advantage of all the services right now, but when they need us, we’ll be here.”
Mount Royal also benefits. “Alumni serve on advisory committees, were consulted in development of the Academic Plan, and serve on the Board of Governors and the Foundation Board of Directors. “Today’s graduates want to be involved. They’re used to being part of a team and they want to make a difference.”
Note: Visit the Alumni Relations office website for more information.