[dropcap3]C[/dropcap3]airn students are trained to critically analyze everything. It is no wonder, then, that I have already felt compelled to approach my new role as Director of Alumni Relations and Senior Advancement Officer in this way. We have begun to reexamine Cairn’s philosophy of alumni relations: what it means to be an alum, what it means to be (if you will) a good alum, and what it means for a university to be a faithful alma mater to its graduates.
I want to begin an ongoing conversation by asking you to think about what Cairn has done for you, how you would like us to continue to serve you, what we should do which we have not done, and what you would like to do to serve Cairn. In short, in a foundational way, we must explore what healthy alumni relations look like. Please ponder this; then, let me know what you think. I invite you to reach me at the e-mail below. While I cannot promise that we will be able to implement every idea, or satisfy every need, I can promise that every thought you send will be seen and carefully considered in our whole philosophy of alumni relations.[blockquote align=”left”]We have begun to reexamine Cairn’s philosophy of alumni relations: what it means to be an alum, what it means to be (if you will) a good alum, and what it means for a university to be a faithful alma mater to its graduates.[/blockquote]
Cairn has always been a place where diversity exists. While some may disagree, or see an apparent similarity among students over the last one hundred years, there has always been a robust independence among our students. We want to build on that, and invite you to articulate the path as an alum which you wish to take. Most of all, we want you to feel engaged, connected, and filled with immense pride for your alma mater.
Nate Wambold is Cairn’s new Director of Alumni Relations. He can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.