The Bryn Athyn College Alumni Association is an independent organization dedicated to supporting Bryn Athyn College in fulfilling its mission and developing its uses. The Alumni Association works in partnership with Bryn Athyn College administration and faculty to assist students in preparing for life after college. In addition, the Alumni Association creates continuing opportunities for interaction among alumni as we apply the unique moral and spiritual components of our education to professions and uses beyond the college years. Focusing on networking and mentoring in a variety of professions, the Association is available to build internship and career opportunities for students and create a culture of continuing interaction and volunteer support among alumni.
The next annual meeting will be held at Bryn Athyn College on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the Pendleton Hall chapel. Bylaw amendments will be review, and board-approved, and the year in review will be completed President Dave Cooper. The guest speaker will be Jessica Carswell, Director of Institutional Advancement.
Initiatives Supported by the Alumni Association
The Alumni Association is committed to participating and assisting the College with events surrounding the transition of students to alumni, including career mentoring and professional workshops.
ANNUAL GRADUATION DINNER AND COMMENCEMENT
The Alumni Association supports the May 30th graduation dinner in the Brickman Center, and the graduation ceremony the next day at the Asplundh Field House. The faculty and students applaud the Association for its year-round support.
COLLEGE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE COMMUNITY
The Alumni Association is sponsoring a series of conversations on Bryn Athyn College, with President Kristin King and other BAC Administrators. The series has conclude for the year, but is every third Tuesday of the month, at 4pm in the Cairnwood Garden House.
Stay in touch with the Alumni Association and campus life by subscribing to the BACAA E-Newsletter. Follow us on Facebook and check out photos from recent events on the Flickr. Keep in touch with fellow alumni or recruit recent graduates through our LinkedIn page.
Serving alongside students, Alumni Association members participate in a variety of activities that are important to students. These opportunities foster informal interaction and communication between alumni and students, leading to a larger community working together for the common good. For example:
- Alumni Ball – Friday, May 15th, 2015 – in the Brickman Center Great Hall – 8PM.
- Service Day at Bryn Athyn College kicks off the school year with a variety of activities that are supported by Alumni Association.
- Bryn Athyn Bounty is a farmers’ market that includes produce from the College Garden, with proceeds benefiting Bryn Athyn College. It will reopen for the year on Saturday, May 3rd, from 9:00 AM – Noon.
ALUMNI REUNION AND OPEN HOUSE AT THE BRICKMAN CENTER – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18TH.
This mix and mingle Alumni social event was held on Friday of Charter Day weekend from 8:00 – 10:00pm at the Brickman Great Hall. Alumni had the opportunity to meet with faculty members and some of their students to hear first-hand what is happening in the academic programs at the College. Several BAC student clubs will present exhibit booths, and entertainment will be provided.
CAREER PLANNING AND ENHANCEMENT
The Alumni Association assists the College with resources that help students understand and pursue options for employment. The College’s unique brand of liberal arts education creates students who will be model, long-term employees. The Association can introduce students to professions that may be available to them and provide mentoring as they pursue their interests. In addition, the Association can be a resource for ongoing career enhancement through alumni connections.
STUDENT INTERN PROGRAM
This program assists the College by developing a “family of businesses” that can offer internships to our students, which can help them to focus on future careers. We would love to hear from any alumni who are in a position to participate.