The CSU Alumni Association had a historic year in 2015 by establishing its first alumni chapter. The Atlanta Alumni Chapter was officially chartered with 125 members and now boasts a membership of more than 160 alumni. We expect to charter additional chapters in 2016 with the Gulf Coast Alumni Chapter leading the list. This chapter was initially called the Pensacola/Mobile Alumni Chapter. Student & Alumni Engagement recently renamed it the Gulf Coast Alumni Chapter to more accurately reflect our geographic area and welcome a wider network of CSU alumni professionals.
The Gulf Coast Alumni Chapter currently has 102 members and recently appointed its first slate of officers. The officers are eagerly working on setting up the first networking event which is expected to take place in February.
Amanda Crinks, Gulf Coast Alumni Chapter Vice President stated, “I have been working closely with the other chapter officers and we are excited to offer events, get-togethers, and fundraisers to our local alumni. It is going to be an exciting year for the 2016 Gulf Coast Alumni Chapter! I can’t believe the response we have gotten in such a short amount of time and look forward to seeing all of the great things we will accomplish this year.”
Membership recruitment is a major focus as the chapter is striving to enlist additional alumni so it can be officially chartered. All alumni that join prior to the official chartering event will be considered “Charter Members” and the names will be listed on the charter. If you have attained an associate’s, bachelor’s or master’s degree from CSU and have joined the CSU Alumni Association, you are eligible to join the Gulf Coast Alumni Chapter.
We also invite faculty members who reside in the Gulf Coast area to join. For alumni that reside in other areas, we have new chapters forming across the U.S. These can be found on the alumni section of our website at http://www.columbiasouthern.edu/community/alumni/alumni-chapters
Stay apprised with updates regarding Gulf Coast Alumni Chapter information and events by visiting this link: http://www.columbiasouthern.edu/community/alumni/alumni-events
We look forward to meeting you and setting a course for the next CSU alumni chapter!