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2019 Archives

Welcome and Introductions

Courtney Magnuson, Senior Director, Alumni Outreach

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Keynote Speaker

Michael J Gulich, Director of Campus Master Planning and Sustainability for Purdue University, will discuss the University’s Master Plan

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Purdue Alumni: 2,000 Volunteers Strong

Ralph Amos, Purdue Alumni President and CEO, will discuss the importance and responsibilities of volunteer leadership, as well as the importance of volunteerism outreach efforts

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Alumni Engagement – Events

Emily Richter, Director, Alumni Events, will share planning suggestions and takeaways to enhance local network events

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Alumni Engagement – Membership

Marie Foster-Bruns, Chief Experience Officer, will talk about the value of membership, how it fits into the alumni association as a member-based organization, and how it is a form of engagement

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Professional Development

Harry Brown, Associate Director, Leadership and Professional Development at Purdue University, will lead a discussion on the CliftonStrengths Assessment to help you discover what you naturally do best, learn how to develop your greatest talents, and use your customized results to live your best life

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Create Engaging Content through Compelling Stories

Kat Braz, Senior Director, Creative Communications, and Pat Brown, Director, Digital Marketing, will discuss the importance and impact of compelling storytelling

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Digital Solutions Update

Martin Sickafoose, Vice President, Digital Marketing, will give an overview of updates to existing resources and a demonstration and training of a new peer-to-peer networking tool

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Using Data Responsibly

Martin Sickafoose, Vice President, Digital Marketing, will discuss the importance of data collection and analysis to measure alumni engagement

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2018 Archives

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Keynote

Jay Akridge, Purdue University provost and chief diversity officer, shares news and developing initiatives in the university system

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Overview of Alumni Outreach and Engagement

Marie Foster-Bruns, vice president, alumni outreach and engagement, shares the association’s vision and initiatives for connecting alumni to Purdue and to each other.

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Understanding Expectations of Volunteer Leadership

Jillian Henry, vice president, organizational development and strategic leadership, discusses the importance and responsibilities of volunteer leadership, as well as the importance of volunteerism outreach efforts.

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Purdue Sesquicentennial and Events Planning

Emily Bollock, director of alumni events shares plans for the sesquicentennial’s yearlong celebration of this university milestone and ways networks can be involved. There will also be special events planning suggestions and takeaways shared that can be used to enhance local network events.

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Partnering with Admissions

Susie Saberniak, senior assistant director for admissions at Purdue University, discusses opportunities for partnerships with Admissions, including the Purdue Alumni Recruiting for Tomorrow (PART) program and “Welcome to Purdue” postcards.

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The Senior Year Experience and Recent Graduates

Jimmy Cox, director, student-alumni programs, and LaDarius Gorden, assistant director, student-alumni programs, share how the Purdue Alumni Association spends a year preparing students for life after graduation and introducing services which ease their transition as a recent graduate and how clubs and networks can connect them in this next phase of life.

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Purdue Alumni Updates

Gary Melliere, vice president, marketing and communications, talks about the Purdue Alumni branding, membership value proposition, marketing priorities, and how that relates to the clubs and networks.

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Scholarship Awarding

Malissa Ayala, assistant director of scholarships at Purdue University’s Division of Financial Aid, reviews the scholarship awarding process for clubs who choose to select their own recipients.

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Social Media

Pat Brown, director, interactive marketing, talks about the importance of connecting with constituents on social media, as well as best practices for content.

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Technology Enhancements and Updates

Martin Sickafoose, vice president, alumni digital strategy, gives an overview of updates to existing resources and a demonstration and training of a new peer-to-peer networking tool.

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2017 Archives

Welcome and Introduction

Courtney Magnuson, director, regional alumni outreach and engagement, shares a “State of the Union” from her past year visiting with alumni clubs across the nation.

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Year in Review

Ralph Amos, Purdue Alumni president and CEO, and Marie Foster-Brūns, vice president, alumni outreach and engagement, share the association’s vision and initiatives.

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Purdue Sesquicentennial and special events planning

Lance Connolly, assistant vice president, special events and executive producer, sesquicentennial, and Kelly Hiller, director of communication, of the Purdue sesquicentennial celebration share plans for the yearlong celebration of this university milestone and ways networks can be involved. There are also special events planning suggestions and takeaways shared that can be used to enhance local network events.

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Purdue Alumni Update Branding

Gary Melliere, vice president, marketing and communications, talks about the Purdue Alumni branding, membership value proposition, marketing priorities, and how that relates to the clubs and networks.

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Serve in September

Jillian Henry, vice president, organizational development and strategic leadership, shares about the Serve in September university-wide initiative and other volunteerism outreach efforts and how clubs and networks can engage with their communities.

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Gold Status Recognition

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Scholarship Endowments

Marcus Knotts, assistant vice president of planned giving at Purdue Research Foundation, talks about the benefits of creating an endowment at the university.

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Scholarship Awarding

Malissa Ayala, assistant director of scholarships at Purdue University’s Division of Financial Aid, discusses enhancements to the club scholarship awarding process.

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Technology Enhancements

Marie Foster-Brūns, vice president of alumni outreach and engagement, gives an overview of some of the new technologies and how the data can be viewed to create a customized approach to meet the needs and goals of individual clubs.

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Open Forum and Questions

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