Dear Fellow Colby Alumni/ae,
Volunteering at Colby has been a tremendously rewarding experience for
me, and I am honored to serve as the chair of the Alumni Council. The
Alumni Council’s mission is to strengthen relations between the College
and its alumni and to promote fellowship and pride of affiliation among
Colby alumni. In some ways our work is easy because every
alumnus/a that I meet has an overwhelmingly positive memory of his or
her days on Mayflower Hill and is proud of the strides that Colby has
made as an institution.
In order for Colby and its students to continue to make progress, we
rely heavily on our alumni/ae volunteer network to fill a variety of
needs. The Alumni Council, a group of approximately 35 dedicated
alumni/ae, volunteer their time, thought leadership, problem solving,
professional expertise, and financial support to further the mission of
the College. We are always looking for new Alumni Council members, so
please contact me if you are interested in learning more.
The Alumni Council supports Colby in many ways. Whether it’s finding an
internship for a student, helping alumni/ae build their professional
networks (check us out on LinkedIn), attending on-campus/regional
events, or working with administration and faculty to tackle a key issue
facing the College, the Alumni Council helps ensure the Colby
experience is there for current and future students.
Ensuring the continuation of the Colby tradition you and I have enjoyed
and benefited from in so many ways is why the Alumni Council actively
supports the Colby Fund and advocates 100 percent participation. I hope
you will join me in making a gift, small or large, to Colby this year.
The Alumni Council also helps identify alumni/ae who want to volunteer,
on or off campus. Volunteer opportunities range from recruiting and
interviewing prospective students and attending on-campus Career
Connections Weekend events, to participating in a phonathon for the
Colby Fund. If you are interested in volunteering, please let us know!
I always enjoy hearing from my fellow alumni/ae. You may contact me at email@example.com
David C. Fernandez ’89
Executive Committee Chair and President of the Alumni Association