Charles Darwin University’s Alumni numbers are growing rapidly, from 1 000 members this time last year to more than 6 500 CDU graduates currently registered.
Alumni numbers are growing rapidly, from 1 000 members this time last year to more than 6 500 CDU graduates currently registered.
Alumni Officer, Orr Thomason, says the University’s graduates are a vital part of the University.
“We want to keep track of CDU Alumni members, see where they are working, applaud their successes, and bring them back into University activities over the years ahead,” he said.
Orr says the University encourages current students to register as members.
“Graduates are given an initial two year membership which is automatic. Then we write to them—or preferably email, as they tend to move around a lot—encouraging them to register as life members.
“We want our graduates to tell us what they want in an Alumni program. Many of them are also alumni of universities in other parts of the world and we’d like the benefit of their experience,” he said.
Research shows that many graduates like to contribute actively to the future success of their university, as well as receiving preferential treatment from it, such as CDU’s new Alumni Benefit Card.
“We have just done an Annual Appeal (our first) and are in the process of setting up a scholarship, and we are thinking maybe it would be for students whose parents are Alumni members.
“We profile our high achievers on CDU’s website and often help them get publicity for what they are doing.”
Requests from Alumni are taken very seriously.
“For example, at the urging of some graduates, we will host a 20 year reunion for the law school this year, hopefully during Law Week in mid-May,” Orr said.
Visit the Alumni website or contact Orr Thomason on 08 8986 6554.