Alumni Insider | March 17, 2010
Alumni Stories Page
"Webinar Wednesday" series off to a great start
On March 3, Rudy Favocci '79, P'12 (pictured right) facilitated a session on LinkedIn, a social network used in the professional arena. Participating in the webinar for the College were Cailin Pachter, Director of the Career Center, and Dustin Moore, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations. The hour-long lunchtime session featured the basics about LinkedIn and how it can be used to put your best professional foot forward. Etiquette and other basic points were discussed with 45 alumni who joined in on the call and were able to ask questions and add comments about their own personal LinkedIn experiences. Feedback from the session was great – we hope to see you at our next Webinar Wednesday! Do you have an idea for a session? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Thanks for sharing!
Since we started the Alumni Insider in January 2010, we've shared quick updates and short stories with you about campus happenings. At the end of each story, we asked a question. Many, many of you responded and have written to share your stories with us – thank you so much! Every time we received an email from you, it was forwarded around to the Alumni Relations staff and we loved the fun memories you shared with us!
Because the response has been so wonderful and enjoyable for our staff to read, we thought you would be interested to hear what other alumni had to say: so, we created an Alumni Insider feedback webpage to share them with you.
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More Keys, if you please!
President Randy Helm was among the first to thank the graduating Cardinal Keys and welcome the new Keys at a special dinner on February 27. The evening also featured several student speakers.
The Cardinal Key Society is a selective student group whose members are chosen through an application and interview process. Goals of the Society include: partnering with the Office of Alumni Relations, increasing alumni engagement in the College and developing current students as future committed alumni. Students participate in the planning and execution of alumni programs and events throughout the year.
Cardinal Keys are excited about working with alumni, and they will have plenty of chances to do so; this spring they will start their work with the newest alumni – the Class of 2010 – at the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies. In the fall, they will play a "key" role (sorry!) in the huge Reunion/Homecoming celebration from September 24-26, 2010.
The enthusiasm of the Keys, and their dedication to the College and the Alumni Office, is heartwarming and contagious. Were you a Key? Did you have the special jacket? We would love to hear your favorite stories from your days in the Cardinal Key Society! Contact us at email@example.com.
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Wescoe, you don't look a day over 80!
In 1910, 62 years into its existence, Muhlenberg College recognized that in addition to providing exceptional educational opportunities for "traditional" college undergraduates, there was a growing need to provide the same types of services for adults who wanted to continue their own educations. Out of this need arose what is now the Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College. Now, in 2010, the Wescoe School is celebrating its centennial anniversary. This milestone will be marked by special celebrations, receptions, lectures and the publication of a commemorative Wescoe School book.
Jane Hudak, Dean of The Wescoe School, says:
"We are proud to carry on this rewarding tradition. The benefits of Muhlenberg's broad-based liberal arts education are timeless. With many of our students and graduates living and working in the Lehigh Valley, our community has benefited directly from the degrees and certificates awarded to our graduates over the years as well as the many service-learning projects they have completed."
For more information about the Wescoe School, visit their web page. A special section has also been created to highlight the 100th anniversary, as well as the events that will be taking place through January 2011, culminating with a celebratory Grand Finale dinner. Want to send the Wescoe School a birthday present? Consider giving to the Dr. Samuel M. Laposata Wescoe Student Scholarship (click here and indicate your gift is for the scholarship). Do you have Wescoe (or Evening College) memories? Was Dr. Laposata a favorite professor? Share your stories at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Point of Pride
Muhlenberg enjoys an exceptionally high freshman-sophomore student retention rate – 92.6%!
This is a very important number to measure as most students who are planning to transfer do so in their sophomore year. Students really do love 'Berg!
What brought you back to 'Berg? Let us know at email@example.com.