The Awards Committee will name an Outstanding Alumni of the Year and additional award(s) each spring. The committee will establish explicit selection criteria, solicit nominations, choose the recipient(s), and plan and hold the award(s) announcement. Additionally, the committee will present a memory book or similar token of appreciation to retiring faculty as needed.
The Communications Committee will work with the alumni relations manager to improve communications between GSSM/GSSM Foundation and the alumni association. The committee will solicit and generate content for the monthly alumni newsletter.
The Fundraising Committee will work with the alumni relations manager to garner financial support for both GSSM and the alumni association from alumni. Committee members will personally contact their classmates and students in the years immediately above and below to encourage them to support GSSM and increase alumni participation.
The Membership Committee will work with the alumni relations manager to encourage participation by all alumni in the association. The committee will oversee the regional alumni chapters and will leverage their classmates and networks to maintain contact with all alumni. Additionally, the committee will oversee the election of board members at the end of each fiscal year, working with the alumni relations manager to coordinate nomination efforts, develop a slate of officers, hold elections and post results.
The Programs Committee will work with the alumni relations manager to develop, establish and maintain programs through which all GSSM alumni can give back to the school. The committee will coordinate the annual alumni reunion, as well as the annual winter gathering and alumni reconnect dinners.
Want to get involved? E-mail Anna Clapper for more information on how you can join a GSSM Alumni Association committee.