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Help Form an American Indian Alumni & Friends Group
The Department of American Inidan Studies is currently seeking support from its past alumni, friends and allies. Through research, we have seen a national trend where alumni and friends of the program form support groups to enhance the workings of the department. Similarly, we in the Department of American Indian Studies are calling all interested parties in joining together to form a American Indian Studies Alumni and Friends Group.
The purpose of the University American Indian Studies Alumni and Friends Group would be to organize American Indian Studies Alumni and other friends of the University’s Department of American Indian Studies for the benefit and advancement of the American Indian community, alumni, students, faculty, and staff.
Possible Goals for the Group to Pursue
- To provide an opportunity for Alumni to take advantage of the social, intellectual, cultural, and educational resources at the University via the Department of American Indian Studies.
- To promote access to the University’s academic, administrative, and economic resources for the advancement of the American Indian community.
- To promote the recruitment, retention and success of American Indian students, faculty, and staff at the University.
- To provide financial, academic, social, and professional support to American Indian students, faculty, and staff.
Some Advantages to Alumni and Friends
- Gain Exposure—by recruiting new members to the organization and hosting events, alumni and supporters will be able to develop more social, professional, and cultural networks.
- Increase University Relations Know-How—through recruiting and ensuring the success of new students and staff to the University and with the Department of American Indian Studies, alumni and friends will increase their knowledge of key university relations and higher education development strategies.
- Enhance Advocacy and Community Relations—alumni and friends, while working with the community promoting issues of interest and importance to the American Indian Studies Alumni and Friends Group, will deeply enhance their understanding of and work with public policy and American Indian educational issues.
- Improve Financing Strategies—through raising funds to establish and further develop scholarship programs aimed to benefit American Indian students, alumni and friends in this group will significantly improve their competency in capital development drives and American Indian economic development.
To express interest in helping to establish this group, please e-mail or call the Department of American Indian Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-624-8031.