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Comprehensive Look at Community College Alumni Relations Programs Reveals Growing Pains | CASE

Community-CollegesA groundbreaking survey shows that community colleges are likely to experience an increase in giving when they track and engage their former students. However, data indicate that two-year institutions have made minimal investments in staffing and resources to develop alumni relations programs.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education recently conducted a survey of 133 community colleges in the United States and Canada representing a broad range of demographic profiles. This included enrollment size, geographic area and alumni base.

Benchmarking Alumni Relations in Community Colleges is a new CASE white paper analyzing the results of the survey. It is CASE’s first comprehensive look at the state of community college alumni relations programs, many of which are nascent and remain small in scope.

via CASE.org.

Alumni: A Valuable Resource

By Kristina Machanic, Community College Times, November 12, 2002

An enthusiastic student body establishes the backbone of any thriving college community by filling classrooms, building school spirit and challenging the institution to meet its ever-increasing demands. But what happens when that student body graduates? Community colleges are learning that the enthusiasm doesn’t have to end when the cap and gown come off, and are working to develop stronger ties to alumni.

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