Mount Union alumni are a loyal and dedicated group. Whether volunteering, attending events, or participating in the educational journeys of today’s students, alumni provide the foundation upon which to build continued success while staying connected to the storied traditions and legacies of the past.
The Alumni Association was officially organized in 1948 and now operates under a 3-committee structure: Connecting to Campus, Connecting to Alumni, and Alumni Weekend & Awards. All alumni, and anyone who attended Mount Union for at least one semester, are eligible to join the Alumni Association and are encouraged to be part of one of the committees. No matter your location or time commitment, there’s something for you!
Alumni who update the University with their current contact information receive communication and information about exciting news and upcoming events. The Mount Union Magazine and Mount Union Matters, our monthly e-newsletter, are the primary news sources for alumni that include news regarding campus, academics, athletics, students, alumni, current faculty, and class notes.
The Mount Union Alumni Executive Committee is comprised of selected alumni who chair three committees. Those interested in getting involved with a committee are welcome to join one of the following working committees:
Jen (Thurin ’03) Slack – President
Nick Walker ’11 – Vice President
Chris Cugini ’13 – Chair, Connecting to Campus
Chuck Hogye ’76 – Chair, Connecting to Alumni
Ellen Campbell ’03 – Chair, Alumni Weekend and Awards
Connecting to Campus Committee
The “Connecting to Campus” Committee is dedicated to fostering lifelong relationships with current students and the Mount Union community. This committee shall provide service and support by facilitating networking, professional development, and leadership opportunities.
Connecting to Alumni Committee
The “Connecting to Alumni” Committee is dedicated to creating and sustaining engagement opportunities for alumni. This committee strives to inform alumni of campus news and the many ways for alumni to connect with each other both on and off campus.
Alumni Weekend and Awards Committee
The “Alumni Weekend and Awards” Committee will review and provide recommendations to the University Administration for the Dodie Davis Alumni Service Award, Young Alumni Award, McKinley Fellow Award, and Great Teacher Award. The committee will make suggestions and provide feedback for the Alumni Weekend programming.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?
What do the roles entail?
Committee chairs plan, schedule, and run committee meetings. The chair also works closely with the Alumni Association president and vice president as well as the Office of Alumni Engagement to share meeting minutes, initiatives, and goals. Members attend and participate in meetings (committee and full-body Alumni Association).
Are there in-person meetings?
While we would love to see you on campus if you live close by or are able to travel back in town, we understand that Mount Union alumni and friends live in different cities, states, and even countries, so we provide a Zoom option for those who are unable to attend in-person.
What is the time commitment like?
Your time commitment is based on the tasks/goals your committee has set. When joining the Alumni Association, you can opt-in to serve a one or two-year term. The full-body Alumni Association meets three times each year, with committee meetings inbetween.
What kind of decisions does the Alumni Association make for the campus?
The Alumni Association doesn't make any major decisions for the campus, but rather is a branch of the Office of Alumni Engagement and is a representation of the University.
Is there a cost to join?
No! Joining the Alumni Association is free of charge! As a group, the Alumni Association sponsors the Susie (Oberholzer '73) Buckel Scholarship to support our legacy students. We aim for 100% participation from the full body of the Alumni Association every year, in any amount that is comfortable for you.