Assistant Director of Alumni Communications, Valparaiso University

Web Content, Front-End Web Mapping, News Stories and Newsletters, Social Media, Video Assets, Virtual Events, Webinars

Email Sample: Virtual Event

Please join us on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Central for a special informational session on the Valpo Success Initiative (VSI). As part of our new strategic plan, Uplift Valpo: Our Beacon for the Journey Forward , Valpo created two new programs that will significantly impact the lives of students: the Summer Bloom Program and the Access College. We hope you are able to join us and learn more about these programs, as they are an important piece of Uplift Valpo’s SERVE theme. We are ex

Page Sample: Campus Resources

Looking to connect with alumni from your academic department or student organization? In order to better serve the Valparaiso University alumni community, the Advancement office developed a new communication request intake process that allows for better timing and more accurate distribution of messages to Valpo grads. Those wishing to contact alumni of your colleges, programs, or campus organizations should fill out this Alumni Communication Request Form. The form asks campus partners to p

Page Sample: Alumni Association Benefits

All Valparaiso University alumni have access to the following services through the our Valparaiso University Career Alumni Network services : • Networking resources – Check out our group on LinkedIn: Valparaiso University Alumni Career Network You can also take a look at some additional listings on the job board. These openings come to the Career Center directly from employers seeking Valpo students and alumni to hire, and are verified monthly. Contact Lori and Janet at 219.464.5005 or at car

Page Sample: VUAA Board

The Valparaiso University Alumni Association (VUAA) promotes and supports the University’s mission and keeps alumni forever connected to Valparaiso University and each other. Since 1934, the VUAA has served as the bridge between alumni and Valpo through a variety of programs and services, both on campus and across the country. If you are an alumna or alumnus of Valparaiso University, welcome! All graduates or former students who have completed at least one semester at Valpo are automatically me

Sample Email: Alumni Experts

Alumni Experts and Inner Circle: Kevin Goebbert ’03 Thursday, Oct. 27 6:30 p.m. Central Online via Zoom Join the Career & Alumni Network and President’s Circle Chair Susan E. Weston ’73 for an update on the strategic plan, Uplift Valpo: Our Beacon for the Journey Forward, from Executive Director of Strategic Planning Kevin Goebbert ’03, Ph.D. Attendees will learn about initiatives already underway, strategies to ensure the Plan’s success, and answers to the most asked questions. Join the Care

Sample Email - Your Valpo: Nov. 1, 2022 News & Notes

In response to goals outlined in Uplift Valpo: Our Beacon for the Journey Forward , the Career Center and Offices of Alumni Engagement and the University Guild have merged to form VUCAN: The Valparaiso University Career & Alumni Network. Alumni, parents, and friends are welcome to be part of our new network for good that proves what the acronym asserts: our University community can accomplish anything and make the world a better place when we work together. The Valparaiso University Alumni Asso

Sample Email - FreeWill

Whether you are a recent graduate of Valparaiso University, a not-so-recent grad, a friend, a donor, or a parent … we just want to say thank you for everything you do for Valpo. In the spirit of giving thanks, Valpo is offering a free resource to help you plan for a bright and stable tomorrow. FreeWill is a that can assist you in completing this important task quickly and easily. In about 20 minutes, you can protect the people and communities you value. P.S. - If you are one of our generous supp

Valpo Classmates’ Bond Aids Indianapolis Nonprofits

When COVID-19 shut down, postponed, and cancelled large gatherings, Director of Development and Marketing for Dove Recovery House Zachary Alexander ’15 found himself desperate for a new way to fundraise outside of their annual luncheon, which covers more than 20 percent of their yearly operating costs. “At Dove Recovery House, we allow women to come live with us and to become healthy and sober through our recovery programming completely free of charge.” Dove House is Marion County, Indiana’s lar

Heather Kendzierski ’01 Terry Brings Stories to Life with GoodSam

For Heather Kendzierski ’01 Terry, the innovative CEO and co-founder of direct trade chocolate company GoodSam, every “yes” is an adventure. A former full-time actor on stage and screen, Heather K. Terry is no stranger to taking on a new role. Her experience is vast and varied, ranging from sales and marketing to high-level leadership and strategy. But for Heather, who came to Valpo as an aspiring musician from the suburbs of Chicago, her journey from student to professional started with a

Through Years That Come and Go

Through Years That Come and Go Hail to the Brown and Gold, We pledge thee to uphold, Wherever we may be, Thy honored name. Through years that come and go, To pay the debt we owe, We’ll e’er be true to you, Dear old Valpo. On Oct. 1, Connie Bretscher stood and sang the third verse of the Alma Mater during the conclusion of the 2021 Valparaiso University Alumni Association (VUAA) awards banquet. Though she received the Alumni Service Award in 2020, Connie was finally able to acc


The late Ralph Johnson ’59 received a Distinguished Service Award from NY General Contractors in June 2021. Judy Hallcher ’62 Spillane shared that 12 Gammas spent the week together at Lutheridge in North Carolina in October 2021. Deanna Hinshaw ’64 Graumann shared that 23 of the 119 women who started Kappa Psi Omega (now Kappa Delta) 60 years ago met in Milwaukee Sept. 28–30, 2021, to celebrate the occasion. They first gathered in 2008 in Valparaiso to celebrate their sisterhood and enjoyed it
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