Alumni & Events Management
Alumni and Events Management emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to communicating and maintaining relationships with alumni, students, university friends and family. This approach is accomplished through promoting and strengthening these relationships while upholding academic traditions and university vision. It is also accomplished through the coordination and facilitation of campus, community and national events and academic ceremonies.
Krista White, '97, '99, has been a member of the YSU Alumni Society Board of Directors since 2009. A Marketing Coordinator at Armstrong, Krista represents YOUR Alumni Society with lots of great ideas and positive energy!
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Q) What is your favorite YSU hang out/memory?
A) My favorite YSU hang out was Maag Library (nerd alert!). Since I was there when computers were just starting to be introduced into the classroom, and had yet to become a research tool, I spent many happy hours of research and quiet reading in Maag. No matter where classes took me on campus, no matter what changed in my life, Maag was my constant. I still think of it fondly.
Q) How did your major at YSU benefit your job?
A) Language comprehension is strategic to marketing, from perception to comprehension to transmission. I have the ability to figure out new communications quickly—whether it is for a new product launch or for event management —and either translate it for training or determine the protocol for event management. I must communicate with the press in a way that is succinct and effective. No matter what I do, it relates back to communication, whether I am receiving communication or putting forth communication.
Q) What prompted you to become an Alumni Society Board Member?
A) The chance to support an organization that supported me for so many years was my impetus. YSU was more than just a school to me. It was education and entertainment. The faculty and staff and nurtured my academic growth. Sporting, music and cultural events kept me busy through the evenings and weekends. It was a home away from home. Even though I was a commuter, I still felt part of the University family. I still feel part of the University family, through the Alumni Society.
Q) What does being an Alumni Society member mean to you?
A) It means staying an integral force in a University community, well beyond my education. It means giving back to a University so that future students can have the same impactful educational and social experiences I had. It means networking with like-minded professionals who believe in YSU as a center of community, education and society. It means broadening my web of contacts beyond the borders of the Mahoning Valley, because in each part of the country, in each part of the world, there is a YSU Penguin.
Q) If it meant a winning football season, would you go down and do push-ups with the ROTC cadets at each touchdown?
A) YSU athletes work as hard in the classroom as they do on the field. I would happily do push-ups for any athlete that both pushes herself or himself to a championship in both sports and academics. And neither are small feat, considering I haven’t done a push-up since 2003.
...there will be more Q&A with Krista down the road, but in the meantime be sure to check back next month for the chance to get to know another YSU Alumni Society Board Member!
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Your Membership Matters!
A membership to the YSU Alumni Society is an excellent way to stay connected to Youngstown State University! To sign up online, simply CLICK HERE!
YSU Alumni Society Board of Directors
The YSU Alumni Society Board will be filling four positions this fall. Please CLICK HERE to download an application if you are interested. Applications are due by September 16, 2013.
The Spring 2013 Commencement Ceremony is approaching and there are a few important things to know...
To ensure adequate seating, the Spring Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony will be ticketed.
Each graduate is permitted a maximum of six (6) tickets which will be distributed during cap & gown pick-up held in the Schwebel Reception Center in Kilcawley Center beginning Monday, May 6 through Wednesday, May 8; please plan accordingly.
If available, up to four (4) additional tickets per graduate will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis on Monday, May 13 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. in the Alumni House.
All guests of these ceremonies must have a ticket for entry (including children.)
Tickets will not be required for entry into the Graduate School ceremony.
If you have any questions or would like further information, please call the Office of Alumni and Events Management at 330.941.3497.
Congratulations to all the upcoming graduates!
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You’re invited to an evening with Pulitzer Prize-winning and former Presidential photographer David Hume Kennerly:
Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 7 p.m. in Kilcawley Center’s Chestnut Room.
The event is free and open to the campus community and the public. No reservations are necessary. For complete details, click here.
Mark your calendars for the third annual YSU Alumni National Networking Day…Thursday, September 12, 2013! Join fellow YSU Penguins around the country networking together all on the same day. We’re hoping to have another great line-up of participating cities this year. Contact us if you would like to coordinate an event where you live…mahartup AT ysu DOT edu or 330.941.3086. We’ll give you the tools to make planning an event in your city a simple and fun experience.
CLICK HERE for more information on becoming an organizer in your city.
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