Emory Everywhere

From the EAA

By Allison Dykes, Vice President for Alumni Relations

More than 1,500 community members volunteered for Emory Cares International Service Day in November. In Tuscon, Arizona (above), Matt Riley 06C and Mildren Johnson 72N got dirty at the Comunity Food Bank’s Marana Heritage Farm.

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“What’s new at the EAA?”

That’s a question I’m asked quite a bit—perhaps even more so at the beginning of the new year. And every year I’m pleased to say, “Quite a lot.”

The EAA recently completed a three-year strategic plan—the contents of which address, in large part, comments and requests alumni like you made in response to surveys we distributed in early 2010.

One area that figures prominently in our plan is alumni career services, and we are focusing our efforts on connecting alumni for professional networking on LinkedIn. We’ve moved several of our alumni groups, such as the Emory Alumni Consulting Group, to this easily accessible and very popular professionally oriented site. If you aren’t already a member of the EAA’s group (just search the site for “Emory alumni”), I encourage you to join today and connect to the more than four thousand fellow alumni who are already there.

We’ve also just launched our redesigned website (www.alumni.emory.edu), which enhances the online experience for our alumni by offering easier navigation, upgraded features, better connection, and faster service.

Not all of our connections are online, of course. If you’re going to be in Atlanta on February 18, I hope you’ll be our guest at our MWAH Open House. Like Emory itself, we’ll always be your home.

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