Thank you for the opportunity to serve CMC and the CMC Alumni Association. I appreciate your support and confidence.
I would also like to extend congratulations to John Faranda ’79, who has been named “Ambassador at Large,” and Evan Rutter ’06, who is leading the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations, and to thank John McDowell ’79, our immediate past president, for his outstanding service over the past two years.
Last year we launched a new initiative around engaging our Pioneers, the first women who attended Claremont Men’s College in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The decision to transform the college into a coeducational institution gave women the opportunity to contribute to the culture of the college. The Pioneers have worked with faculty and college leadership to record that particular time in our history with recollections about dorm life, classroom experiences, social change, and athletics. This group was recognized in the last issue of CMC Magazine.
And there are many other ways to become involved at CMC, too—our alumni have asked me about this. What I suggest is: attend a chapter event, write a note to your class liaison for CMC Magazine, or come back to campus for a reunion or another event. It’s that easy. Or you might consider serving on one of the alumni association committees or becoming involved with one of our research institutes. There are countless ways to share your time, treasure, and talent with students and other alumni.
On the pages right before this message, you see photos from our recent second annual ImpactCMC Weekend: Hundreds of alumni, parents, and friends of the College converged on campus to collaborate, network, celebrate, and meet with the CMC community, including 200 students during Friday night’s dinner. ImpactCMC is a terrific way to learn about new CMC priorities and to interact with current students.
Just a reminder: This is also a reunion year for alumni who graduated in years ending with a “1” or a “6.” Come and reminisce with your friends, catch up with professors and explore the campus.
Finally, if you can’t make it to campus, go online. Our new app, EverTrue (available for free at the Apple and Google Play stores), makes it easy to connect with alumni. The CMCAA Facebook page and LinkedIn groups are outstanding online communities designed that keep you informed on CMC and CMCAA news and facilitate ways to connect with each other. For more information, visit the CMCAA website at online.cmc.edu/ alumni-gateway
Looking ahead, I hope you have the opportunity to come back—this is an exciting time to be part of the CMC community—and I look forward to a great year of service to the College and our alumni.
All the best,
Susan Matteson King ’85 P’18