What Are Regional Alumni Clubs Trying to Accomplish?

{From Your Alumni President}

Tony Levecchio. Photo by Judy Watson Tracy.

I’m excited to lead the Rollins Alumni Association for the coming academic year. We have many outstanding board members and aggressive goals to continue connecting alumni to their alma mater and each other.

One of the cornerstones of the strategic plan we launched three years ago was to establish Alumni Regional Clubs. Since then, we have launched 11 clubs and have held events in Atlanta, Boston, Central Florida, D.C., Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver, Greater Cincinnati, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Tampa Bay. Plans are under way to launch clubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, and South Florida.

Once all 16 chapters are launched, the Alumni Association will have contact with approximately 80 percent of our national alumni. So, a good question is, “What are the Regional Alumni Clubs trying to accomplish?” We have identified four main goals:

1- Connect local alumni with one another and encourage business networking opportunities

2- Help graduating seniors find employment

3- Support Rollins’ mission through volunteerism and philanthropy

4- Represent Rollins in our local communities and continue to attract students to Rollins

Rollins has many able and willing staff members in admissions, career services, and alumni relations, and I encourage each of you to reach out to them, interact with your local club, and participate in alumni activities.

I hope to see many of you back on campus during the annual Reunion & Alumni Weekend on March 22-24, 2013. My wife, Donna, will be joining me for the festivities as we celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.

Tony LeVecchio ’68 ’69MBA
President, Rollins Alumni Association