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About the Alumni Association: Strategic Plan 2012-2017

Mission

The Calvin Alumni Association connects alumni, strengthens the college, and inspires alumni to answer God’s call.

Vision

An active and engaged network of Calvin students, alumni and friends who:

  • help each other through lifelong connections
  • support the college
  • inspire each other to be agents of renewal

Goals


Connect

  • Connect physically: The association will identify, promote and develop effective networking strategies
    • For students
    • For new grads
    • For careers
    • For life transitions
    • Physical space for alumni on campus
  • Connect virtually: The association will develop a digitally relevant communication strategy
  • Connect emotionally: The association will help gather and share stories of the extended Calvin community

Strengthen

  • Strengthen financially: By building upon existing programs or creating new programs as needed, the association will be an active partner in bringing in revenue
    • Increase the percentage of alumni who contribute to Calvin
    • Increase the number of alumni donors that contribute $100 or more to Calvin
    • Develop additional and complementary sources of alumni association revenue to support a percentage of the association’s activities
  • Strengthen enrollment: The association will be a strong partner in supporting admissions and increasing college enrollment
    • Increase the number of legacy enrollments
    • Instill in current students the value of being a “legacy” enrollment partner
  • Strengthen Calvin’s people and programs, including the alumni association: The association will play an active role strengthening the Calvin community
    • Be a conduit through which alumni support learning
    • Proactively seek and engage alumni input
    • Strategically review college programs to see if there are areas for alumni involvement/support

Inspire

  • Inspire spiritually
    • Growth: Alumni know and use Calvin as a lifelong source of spiritual growth
      • Reinforce the Reformed perspective of intellectual curiosity and deep conviction
      • Promote and provide easy access to the college’s spiritual formation resources
      • Determine whether additional association spiritual formation resources should be developed
    • Service: Alumni receive and respond to God’s continuing call to service
      • Incorporate alumni in college service-learning opportunities
      • Incorporate students in alumni service-learning opportunities
  • Inspire intellectually: Alumni know and use Calvin as a lifelong source of intellectual growth from a Reformed perspective
    • Promote and provide meaningful access to the college’s academic resources
    • Determine if additional association academic resources should be developed
  • Inspire vocationally: Alumni know and use Calvin as a lifelong source and resource for vocational development
    • Promote and provide meaningful access to the college’s vocational resources
    • Highlight association vocational awards and the stories behind them
    • Share student, faculty, staff and alumni vocational stories