President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., challenged us to get 10,000 alumni involved with the university—and our alumni stepped up to the challenge! Thank you to the 10,862 alumni who connected, volunteered and donated to strengthen our university and inspire the next generation of leaders.
Throughout the year, alumni have made their mark, ensuring that current and future students have the same purpose-driven, passion-fueled education and experiences that they did.
Shasti Conrad, ’07, and Rita Bruce, ’75, co-founded the new Alumni and Students of Color community. “ASOC is forming to “be.” Out of “being,” and anchored in Jesuit values, we will serve. We are alumni-driven and will serve an untapped wealth of BIPOC alumni; through this service we will mentor and welcome-in students of color,” shares Bruce.
Once an Albers mentee, Terren Drake, ’14, now mentors Albers students. “A lot of people are still trying to figure out what they want to do and where they want to go. To be able to help people navigate that transition and to be able to share my experience navigating that process is something that I enjoy,” said Drake.
“I wanted to support the scholarship effort, so I asked the students if I could donate 10 percent of proceeds from a candle I would custom-make for BSU and promote on my website during the month of February, which is Black History Month,” she says. “They were excited about that.”
The Our Moment for Mission challenge may be over, but the value and impact of alumni involvement in the university will never end. See how you can contribute by connecting, volunteering and giving.
Stay current on university happenings, attend alumni events, and cheer on your favorite teams.
Mentor students, speak in classes or other programs and share your story.