Chartered Organization News

    Rutgers Student-Alumni Speed Networking Event Helps Veteran Students Bridge Their Gap with Civilian Populations and Prepare for a Career
    The 2012 Alumni-Student Career Speed Networking Night, held Dec. 5 in New Brunswick, was designed to allow students to hold dozens of two-minute interviews with alumni. It was the second step of the ongoing "Bridging the Gap" campaign at Rutgers, designed to build a bridge between veteran students and civilian students and alumni to enable veterans to more smoothly transition from former active service to civilian student life and then sustainable employment.

    Veteran Students and Civilian Alumni Bridge Gap at Rutgers-Army Tailgate and Game
    Recognizing that veterans of the U.S. military face unique challenges when entering college following active service, the Rutgers Alumni Association (RAA) recently launched the Bridging the Gap campaign to connect veteran students and civilian students and alumni at Rutgers University. The campaign was kicked off with a tailgate event at the Rutgers-Army football game Saturday, Nov. 10.

    Making the Most of Rutgers Homecoming
    RUAA Board member Bob Eichert RC'78 writes: "Tabling and organized tailgating at Homecoming allow chartered organizations to connect on several levels with their constituents and the broader Rutgers community. By participating, they are engaging volunteers to create, design, and implement their activity. Taking it a step further, the volunteers are attracting fellow alumni from their organization to participate and or view their activity. Finally, by taking advantage of the tabling/tailgating opportunity, the chartered organization has marketed itself to the general Rutgers population."

    Best Practices: Collaborating with Other Alumni Groups
    The RUAA encourages its chartered alumni organizations to partner on events and programs of mutual interest. Recent collaborations include the UCRNBAA and RBSAA “Rutgers at the Races” picnic at Monmouth Park on June 24 and the Rutgers Club of New York City and Cap & Skull Society Alumni happy hour on June 27. 

    GSEAA Celebrates at the Hall of Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala
    Barbara Whitman DC’66, GSE’02, president of the Graduate School of Education Alumni Association, says she always looks forward to the “exquisite” evening that is the Rutgers Hall of Distinguished Alumni Awards Gala. 

    15 Regional Clubs Host Pinstripe Bowl Events
    Alumni around the world watched the Scarlet Knights emerge victorious over Iowa State in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl on December 30.

    RU BiGLATA Founding Member Presents Student LGBT Leadership Scholarships
    Kate Sweeney CC’79, a founding member of the RUAA chartered alumni organization RU BiGLATA and an RUAA Board member, had the privilege of presenting two students with LGBT Leadership Scholarships at a reception last month.

    Volunteer Spotlight: The Alumni Leaders Conference is for You
    Have you registered yet for the RUAA’s Third Annual Alumni Leaders Conference, taking place October 14-15 as part of Homecoming Weekend in New Brunswick? The conference is a unique opportunity to network with and learn from alumni volunteers who share your zeal for Rutgers. Read more below about two dedicated RUAA volunteers—and sign up today to meet more volunteers like them at the Leaders Conference this fall!

    Coach Stringer and the Rutgers Alumni Club of South Carolina
    The Rutgers Alumni Club of South Carolina (RACSC) partnered with the nonprofit Coaches 4 Character to host “Young Ladies Night” in Greenville, SC. Keynote speaker Coach C. Vivian Stringer, legendary head coach of the Rutgers women’s basketball team, spoke about the importance of education and character development.

    Bay Area Alumni Enjoy Ag Field Day West
    While 75,000 alumni, friends, and fans were enjoying the April 30 Rutgers Day festivities on the New Brunswick Campus, members of the Rutgers Club of San Francisco celebrated simultaneously in California.

    SPAA Alumni Launch Networking Opportunities
    School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) alumni, faculty, staff, students, and administrators gathered at the inaugural event for the SPAA Alumni Network (SPAAAN) on February 16, 2011, in Newark, NJ.

    RAA Alumni Family Day
    “A Day at the Renaissance Faire” was the theme of Alumni Family Day 2011, which took place on January 15 at the Cook/Douglass Recreation Center in New Brunswick.

    The Rutgers Club of Raleigh-Durham Collects Food for the Hungry
    The Rutgers Club of Raleigh-Durham collected 84 pounds of food during game-watch events for donation to the Interfaith Food Shuttle’s BackPack Buddies Program in North Carolina.

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