Citizen Alum: Engaging Alumni as Doers, Not (Just) Donors

Today, the American Commonwealth Partnership released a special-issue of its newsletter, “At the Forefront of Change,” with a focus on Citizen Alum — a national listening, capacity-building, and participatory research project to make public the civic passions of alums, current students, faculty, and staff. Based at the University of Michigan, Citizen Alum is led by Julie Ellison, IA Director Emerita, with Alex Olson, 2011-12 IA PAGE Fellow. Syracuse University is one of the project’s charter members, and in the newsletter, SU’s Engagement Fellows program is mentioned as a notable example of engaging alumni.

Read the newsletter here or download the PDF.


One thought on “Citizen Alum: Engaging Alumni as Doers, Not (Just) Donors

  • Roberta Valdez Jul 25, 2012

    The Citizen Alum project is an exciting concept and will be an even more exciting venture. CSU Monterey Bay is beginning to identify team members and work toward a fully engaged campus – community – alum project.

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