Friday, June 6 - Sunday, June 8, 2014 in Annapolis!
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The Alumni Leadership Forum (ALF), an annual event founded in 2010, features workshops, trainings, and programs that bring together St. John's alumni, faculty, and administrators for a working weekend, during which college staff share current goals and let alumni know how we can support programs in Admissions, Career Services, and Alumni Giving. ALF rotates each year between the Annapolis and Santa Fe campuses, and all alumni are invited to attend. Your contributions are invaluable.
At ALF, you can get involved with alumni working groups, chapter projects, the Class Agent Program, career affinity groups, and the SJC Online Community. An annual Alumni Association meeting convenes during the ALF weekend, and there are social and networking events that bring alumni together with tutors, college staff, and administration. ALF also provides the college with the opportunity to recognize, reward, and thank alumni for the critical role we play in the success and sustainability of the college.
ALF Opportunity Grants
St. John's College Alumni Association will award five to 10 Opportunity Grants of $250 or $500 each to alumni for the purpose of attending the 2014 Alumni Leadership Forum. This financial support is intended to help offset travel, lodging, additional meals, and incidentals. Selection for the grant will be based on applicant interest in volunteering, demographic data, and financial need. Please email the completed applicaton to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2014. Click here for the 2014 Opportunity Grant application.
By attending ALF, you have the opportunity to:
> Get up to date on the state of the college and find out how to volunteer or otherwise support efforts to advance the college.
> Share experiences and insights with fellow alumni to develop and improve our effectiveness as volunteers.
> Participate in a dynamic network of professional alumni, bringing diverse talents and experience to bear on challenges facing the college community.
> Get to know college staff and learn how to support the programs and initiatives they are developing and implementing on behalf of the college.> Volunteer for an alumni working group to advance ongoing projects and sustain alumni-college collaboration between ALFs.
> Develop and share resources to support new regional chapters and energize or expand existing ones.
> Become a class chair or class giving chair and reconnect with old friends while energizing and expanding the alumni community through the Class Agent Program (CAP).
> Develop an alumni affinity group for your profession to share resources with other Johnnies in your field—and offer advice to young alumni or prospective students entering these fields.
> Attend and participate in the annual meeting of the Alumni Association.
> Work with Alumni Relations staff to identify additional volunteer opportunities that suit your unique talents and resources.
> Meet new people and deepen existing friendships through shared service.
For more information about ALF, contact Sarah Palacios, director of Alumni Relations in Santa Fe, or Leo Pickens, director of Alumni Relations in Annapolis.
|Friday, June 6|
|12-6 p.m.||Registration||Hodson House Conference Room|
||Freshman Year Tutorials & Seminar|
|1-2 p.m.||Freshman Math||Euclid book 10, the definitions and props 1, 2, 5 and 7. Led by Emily Langston. Reading assignment available upon request.
|2:15-3:15 p.m.||Freshman Laboratory||"The Changing Concept of Epigenetics" by Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb, written in 2002 (Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University). Led by Chester Burke (A74). Reading assignment available upon request.||Mellon 101|
|Freshman Seminar||Oedipus Tyrannus - Led by Katie Heines (SF82) and Dan Harrell.
||McDowell 12 and 14|
|Welcome Reception||Hodson House Gardens (rain locations FSK lobby)|
|7 p.m.||Dinner on your own|
|Saturday, June 7|
||Hodson House Conference Room|
|8-9 a.m.||Continental Breakfast||Randall Dining Hall|
|9-10a.m.||Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Presidents and Deans: 'State of the College'||Conversation Room|
|~ 15 Minute Break ~|
|10:15-11 a.m.||AA Executive Committee||Association Update, Current Priorities & Goals: “How can
we serve you better?”
|11-11:45 a.m.||Working Group & Staff Introductions
||Current Priorities & Goals||Conversation Room|
||Randall Dining Hall|
|Chapter Leaders Networking Lunch||Location TBD|
|Class Agents “CAPS” Networking Lunch||Location TBD|
|1:30-2:45 p.m.||Working Group Session I (75 min.)|
|Admissions Advisory Group||“How Authentic Communication Can Advance the Cause of
Admissions: Discussion & Role Play.” Share ideas and strengthen skills for communicating with
|Alumni Giving Council||“Ask-a-thon Thank-a-thon”: Practice the arts of
asking and giving thanks!
|~ 15 Minute Break ~|
|3-4 p.m.||Working Group Session II||(60 min.)|
|Career Services||“How to Host a Johnnie Internship.” Get advice from experienced
alumni and provide a career opportunity for current Johnnies.
|Class Agents||“The CAPS Handbook Project.” Participate in the creation of a
handbook for class agents
|Chapters||“A New Chapter in NetCommunity?” Explore features and uses of
NetCommunity; take home a tool kit for chapter leaders.
|Student Engagement||“Student Focus Group.” Find out how alumni can support
|4-6 p.m.||Campus Community Improvement Project||Location TBD|
|4-6 p.m.||Career Affinity Groups||“From Point A to Point B”: Create a Johnnie Roadmap for
Careers in Your Field
|6:30-9 p.m.||Dinner and Awards Presentations||Randall Dining Hall|
|9 p.m.-12 a.m.||Swing Dance in the Great Hall with Craig Sparks Swingtet!||McDowell Hall|
|Sunday, June 8|
|8- 9 a.m.||Continental Breakfast||Randall Dining Hall|
|9-10:30 a.m.||Alumni Association: All Alumni Annual Meeting||Conversation Room|
|10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.||Brunch and Working Group Reports||Randall Dining Hall|
|Sunday Evening||(Optional)||Evening of Conversation at Smithsonian Museum||Washington DC|
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