Whether you are a new graduate or graduated several years ago, have an hour or have many days available, remember that your support is one of the School of Dental Medicine’s greatest treasures.
There are abundant opportunities available to you. Each person’s contribution is part of what makes the dental school successful. Explore the ways below to join the growing alumni volunteer community.
The projects and programs below are administered by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations. For more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.368.3924.
Join Your Class Reunion Committee
Help make your class reunion a fun, memorable, and successful event. Committee members work with the alumni office on the outreach and communications to classmates, as well as the planning of class specific reunion events.
Serve on the Alumni Association Board of Directors
Board members support the mission of the association – engaging, connecting, and celebrating alumni. Attributes that are helpful include creativity, leadership skills, and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively in both small and large groups. Alumni Board positions are filled as needed and requires an application and board approval in order to become a board member.
We hold regional events to showcase the School of Dental Medicine in your local area.
Here’s how you can assist with regional events:
- Assist with event planning and promotion
- Contact alumni to inform them about events in your area
- Serve as a local host or greeter at alumni receptions and networking events
- Host networking luncheons, socials, dinners, etc.
Alumni Feature Stories for School Magazine
Do you have an interesting story to tell or professional experience to share? Do you know another alumnus who has an interesting story to tell? Please let us know and we will add to our alumni story bank, which is a list of possible alumni features for the school magazine. While there are no guarantees that all stories will be used, you will be contacted by a member of our publications team for additional information or an interview if your story will be featured.
The programs below are administered by the Office of Admissions. For more information, contact us at email@example.com or 216.368.2460.
Interviewing Prospective Students
With over 2,500 applications last year, alumni volunteers are critical in implementing quality interviews to supplement the admission process. Alumni volunteers thoroughly enjoy interviewing prospective students because it connects them to the process that brings the next generation of dentists to campus. After the admission committee admits students, you will receive information about the students you interviewed and will have the opportunity to congratulate those who were admitted. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a student you interviewed enroll at the dental school. Except, of course, seeing them graduate.
As the competition among schools for the best students increases, so does our need for your help.
Talk with an Admitted Student
Volunteer to call admitted students who live in your geographic area. This program provides an opportunity for admitted students, who are still making their dental school decisions, to speak with our alumni about their experiences and career paths.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering and supporting the School of Dental Medicine and its programs.