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Entries in Stanford Alumni Association (2)

Sunday
May072017

Stanford Alumni Association Board of Directors Retreat

Stanford Alumni Association Board of Directors. Stanford Sierra Camp at Fallen Leaf Lake. May 5, 2017. Photo by Paul Gurney.This academic year was my first of a five-year term serving on the Board of Directors of the Stanford Alumni Association

The Stanford Alumni Association seeks to reach, serve and engage all Stanford alumni and students; to foster a lifelong intellectual and emotional connection between the University and its graduates; and to provide the University with goodwill and support.

Founded in 1892 by the University's first graduates, the Stanford Alumni Association aims to deliver the most effective alumni relations program anywhere in higher education. Its diverse offerings include a bimonthly magazine; online communication and networking tools; academic and social programming (on and off-campus); a worldwide travel/study program; and numerous Stanford-related products and initiatives.

This past weekend (May 4-7), members of the staff and board of directors gathered at the Stanford Sierra Camp on Fallen Leaf Lake for a special retreat. The sessions were facilitated by the leadership of the Stanford d.School, also known as the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. 

The entire weekend felt like a family reunion, with many recreational and leisure activities between our working sessions. Highlights included a Cinco de Mayo bingo contest, a hike to Glen Alpine Falls, a boat tour of Fallen Leaf Lake, a farewell reception and dinner for outgoing board members, and an unforgettable moment: I SAW A BEAR!

As a dual alumnus of the Graduate School of Education (MA '05, Policy, Organization & Leadership Studies) and School of Humanities and Sciences (MA '06, Sociology), I am particularly thrilled to work toward developing new initiatives, opportunities, and programs that reach and engage our graduate alumni community

What most stands out to me from the weekend is the friendships I have made in my short time on the board. My colleagues are outstanding in so many ways, in their professoinal lives, personal relationships, and passion for the ideals that we pursue in our University community. I am filled with gratitude, most sincerely, for the opportunity to serve.

#NeverStopGrowing


Thursday
Sep222016

Stanford Alumni Association: Never stop growing.

 
I was a graduate student at Stanford University from 2004-2008 (MA '05 education policy; MA '06 sociology) and served on staff from 2008-2010 at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and Haas Center for Public Service.
 
Since then, I have enjoyed serving on the board of directors of the Stanford Club of San Francisco and Stanford Pride, as well participating in the annual Beyond The Farm day of service, as my way to stay connected to my alma mater. 
 
This year, I accepted an invitation to join the Board of Directors of the Stanford Alumni Association. I consider this membership among  the highest honors of my life and I am absolutely thrilled to make the most of this special leadership and service opportunity!
 
The Stanford Alumni Association seeks to reach, serve and engage all Stanford alumni and students; to foster a lifelong intellectual and emotional connection between the University and its graduates; and to provide the University with goodwill and support. Founded in 1892 by the University's first graduates, the Association aims to deliver the most effective alumni relations program anywhere in higher education.
 
I've come to learn that giving back to Stanford is its own reward and that the more I give and serve, the more Stanford enriches my life.
 
Go Cardinal!