Fonds F 46 - Alumni Relations fonds

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Alumni Relations fonds

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  • 1967; 1970; 1972-1997; 2001; 2008 (Creation)
    Trinity Western University. Alumni Relations

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1.57 m of textual records

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The TWU Alumni Vision (October 2006) is "That all Trinity Western Alumni will have a profound allegiance to the University, and will desire to contribute to its greater vision by giving their time, expertise, influence, and resources - glorifying God in everything.";The Mission of this department is "To engage the Alumni of Trinity Western with the University, and maintain lifelong relationship with the university and with each other, synergistically working together to put our thumbprint on the world.";The Alumni Relations Department reports to Ron Kuehl, Vice President for External Relations;Source: Brenda Evans, October 2006;DEPARTMENTAL HEADS;One archival document refers to an early "alumni organisation established by Benno Friesen." (no dates);1974 Benno Friesen Director of Alumni Relations (and Stewardship Consultant);1975-1976 Val Hawkins Director of Alumni Affairs;1975 Pillar yearbook lists Dan Nyberg as Director of Alumni Relations;1976 Pillar yearbook lists Dan Nyberg as Director of Alumni Relations and Public Relations;1979 Lloyd Makaroff Campus Pastor who did 1/2 time work with alumni;1980 Barrie Palfreyman also had other responsibilities;1981-1984 Don Balzer also had other responsibilities;1985 Ruth-Anne Unger Coordinator of Alumni Affairs;1985-1986 Joanne Knowlson Coordinator of Alumni Affairs;1986-1988 Darcy Reimer Coordinator of Alumin Affairs; Alumni Coordinator;1988-1989 Diane Denney Alumni Affairs Coordinator; originally reporting to Dir. of Enrollment Mgmt.; when Jim Cunningham moved to; Director of Development her "reporting line" moved with him;1989-1990 Dean Snider;1990 Loyal Makaroff? (although Arivd Olson is referred to as Alumni Director in one incoming letter);1992-1993 Loyal Makaroff Director of Alumni Affairs;1994-1996 Peter Van Giesen Director of Alumni Relations;1998-2001 Neal Diamond (August 1998 to October 2001);2001-2003 Brenda Evans Coordinator of Alumni Relations (continuing, since 1994 - in absence of a departmental Director, also served informally as acting director);2003 - 2005 Paul Perschon Executive Director of Alumni Relations (until January 2006);2006- David Swan Director of Alumni Relations (from May 2006);ALUMNI ASSOCIATION PRESIDENTS;1989-1991 Brian Ratzliff "first elected president of A.A." - October 1989;1993-1994 Bruce Beck;1995-1997 Steven Friebel;ADDENDA;"The Alumni Relations Department understands the importance of connecting both alumni and students to each other and to the Department. A strong focus on profiling the Department to students is seen as vital to connecting with them when they become alumni. The Student Alumni Network (SAN), which consists of five student leaders whose primary focus is to run profile events, has been developed to address this issue. The SAN works closely with the ARD to put on events like Homecoming, Powderpuff Football, the Midnight Breakfast, and the Grad Banquet among others. As well, the ARD has been working with Global Learning Connections to develop the TWU Online Community that has just recently been launched on the 12th of this month ( This allows alumni to stay better connected with each other in a unique community.";<a href="" target="_blank"></a> (accessed December 10, 2005).

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Fonds consists of records that document the activities and functions of the Alumni Relations Department, including correspondence, minutes, reports, financial and personnel records.;Series within the fonds include the following:;Series 01: Minutes of meetings; reports, proposals;Series 02: Correspondence;Series 03: Events and Public Relations;Series 04: Personnel;Series 05: Financial Records

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BCAUL control number: TWU-3713

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