Alabama Alumni Association Chapter Leadership Workshop

I just spent this past weekend in Tuscaloosa for the Alumni Chapter Leadership Workshop.  This was a great chance to share ideas with other in-state and out-of-state alumni chapters.  Additionally we received an overview on the city after the April 27th tornado and the state of the University of Alabama from Dr. Witt.

Here’s some information from the workshop:

  • Approximately 220 members from various alumni associations were in attendance.  From every county in Alabama to Washington DC, Texas, New York, Charlotte and New Orleans.
  • Recruitment and current enrollment information:
    • Freshman Applications:
      • In 2003 Freshman Applications were at 8,000+
      • In 2010 Freshman Applications were at 20,000+
    • Freshmen Enrollment (entering Freshman)
      • In 2003 there were 3,000+
      • In 2010 there are 5,500+
    • 32/33% of the freshmen recruited are from out of state
    • Illinois has 115 students from IL and 78 students from Chicagoland going to Alabama in the Fall of 2010
    • Overall UofA enrollment is at 30,000
  • Dr. Witt would like us to let people know that the University of Alabama campus escaped the tornado of April 27, 2010 and the community is coming back.
  • There are approximately 115 active alumni chapters across the US.  So if you are traveling some place look to see if they have a chapter and are doing something when you are in town.
    • Chapters are going to share their Facebook group links so other chapters and members can find out more about what their chapter does or sells…from t-shirts, buttons to koozies.
  • BamaCharlotte shared a reverse raffle fundraising program with us that we might run at the 2011 annual event.


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