To the 550 members of the class of 2011 who recently joined the ranks of Charter Oak alumni – congratulations,and welcome to a distinguished club!One hundred seventy-ve grads andtheir families joined us in Connecticutfor this year’s commencementceremony – the most ever attendinggraduation in person – and animpressive number considering thefact that so many members of theclass reside in distant locations acrossthe country.As a Charter Oak grad, you are noweligible to join the College’s AlumniAssociation, an organization dedicatedto making a dierence in the lives of current graduates and future CharterOak students. The primary purposeof the Association is to provideprofessional and social opportunitiesfor its members; to support graduatesin furthering their education andcareers; and to advance the reputationof the College.For only $15 a year (or $150 fora lifetime membership) you canbecome an Alumni Associationmember and enjoy all advantagesmembership provides. (Please visit
, andclick the ‘Membership’ box at the topof the page. A membership packagewill be mailed to you.) The Alumni Association is coming o a very productive year, and we aregearing up for more social and career-enhancing events in the year ahead.During the past year, we partneredwith the Student Association to bringprofessionals representing a variety of career environments to the College. These experts addressed ways inwhich alumni could make the mostof their Charter Oak experience inan ever-changing jobmarket. We also heldan informative, onlinealumni chat targetingprospective students,and we hosted awonderful dinnerand theatre eventin Connecticut thatbrought Charter Oak alumni, faculty and sta together for a delightfulevening.We hope you willseriously considermembership in theAlumni Association.Your participation willsolidify our support forthe College and allow usto expand the quantity and qualityof events that will benet all alumni.If you have interest in serving onthe Association’s board, we wouldwelcome your participation. Youneedn’t live in geographic proximityto Connecticut. Many of our boardmembers have productivelyparticipated from a distance.Finally, we are continually in theprocess of updating our databaseof alumni mailing addresses, emailsand phone numbers. If your contactinformation has recently changed,or if you’re a new graduate and havenot yet provided your permanentcontact information, please go to
toupdate. We want to remain in touchwith you!Meanwhile, we’d very much like youto help swell the ranks of the CharterOak Alumni Association, a dedicatedorganization that plays a key rolein supporting the College and thespecialized services it provides adultsstudents.
President, Charter Oak State College Alumni Association
Assistant Director of Alumni Relationsand Corporate Recruitment
Greetings From Your Alumni Association…
, EditorState of Connecticut
Dannel P. Malloy
, GovernorBoard for State Academic Awards
, Executive DirectorIssued semi-annually by the Board for StateAcademic Awards for alumni and friendsof Charter Oak State College.
aUgUSt 2011 • VOlUme XXXV, NUmber 2