Q: Is this podcast associated with Penn State or the Penn State Alumni Association? A: The Alumni Trending podcast is produced by Paul Clifford and is not affiliated with Penn State or the Penn State Alumni Association.
AT36. Engaging Diverse Alumni with Oregon's A. Philanda Moore February 21, 2021
On this episode of Alumni Trending, we dive into engaging diverse alumni with the University of Oregon's, A. Philanda Moore. Trend lines include:Aspen Leadership Group Diversity Talent Partnership,importance of data collection and utilization,engaging diverse alumni, anda little bit about HBCU marching bands!BioA. Philanda (A.P.) Moore is the assistant […]
AT35. Disruption in Alumni Engagement with Missouri's Todd McCubbin February 14, 2021
On this episode of Alumni Trending, we talk with Todd McCubbin, Executive Director of the Mizzou Alumni Association. Trendlines include:learnings from Covid-19;building a diversity, equity, and inclusion infrastructure; anddisruption in Alumni Engagement.BioTodd is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations and Executive Director of the Mizzou Alumn […]
On this episode, I talk with Sara Wald, Senior Director of Development with the NDSU Foundation:Today's trend lines include:- her career journey,- support of colleagues through COVID -19, - and a little NDSU Bison sports talk.BioSara Wald has worked in higher education advancement for 19 years at North Dakota State University. Passion for keeping alumn […]
AT33. Digital Engagement Strategy with Finalsite Co-founder Rob DiMartino January 31, 2021
What's Up Trendsetters!Today, I talk with Rob DiMartino, Co-founder and Chief Evangelist at Finalsite:Today's trend lines include:- the entrepreneurial journey,- key elements of an engagement strategy, - UConn sports, and- life and leadership lessons learned from Dee Rowe.BioRob DiMartino, Co-Founder and Chief Evangelist at Finalsite, has presented […]
AT32. School and College-based Alumni Engagement with Caitlin Johnson January 24, 2021
On this episode, I visit with Caitlin Johnson, Director of Alumni Engagement at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Trendlines include:building a college-based engagement program;college-based affiliate groups; andengagement through COVID.Caitlin Johnson facilitates, maintains, and grows relationships connecting alumni back to the business […]
AT31. Data and Customization in 2021 with Jennifer Heisey January 17, 2021
NOTE: This episode was produced before the University of Cincinnati appeared in the 2021 Peach Bowl.On this episode, I visit with Jennifer Heisey, Chief Alumni Relations Officer for the University of Cincinnati and we discuss data and customization for richer alumni engagement. Trendlines include:learnings from 2020;optimism for 2021; andher plan to levera […]
AT30. What did you learn in 2020 with Mike Worley January 10, 2021
A conversation with the Vice President for Advancement at Lander University (SC), Mike Worley, about learnings from 2020 and the state of higher education advancement.Trend lines:- learnings from 2020;- looking forward to 2021; and- launching a campaign in 2021.
AT29. Alumni Engagement through Podcasting January 3, 2021
A conversation with William Corbin, Vice President of Revenue and Brand Partnerships for Sound that Brands.Trend lines include:Engagement through podcasting;telling your brands story; andrevenue generation.
AT28. Digital Engagement, Podcasting, and Conversations about Race with Viannca Velez December 27, 2020
What's Up Trendsetters!Today, I talk with Viannca Velez, Director of Alumni Communication and Digital Engagement at Seton Hall University. Our trend lines include:- ramping up digital engagement,- podcasting, and - conversations about racial equality.
AT27. Examining How Alumni Make Sense of Their Relationships with their Alma Maters with Dr. Kevin Fleming November 29, 2020
Today, I talk with Dr. Kevin Fleming, Co-Founder and CEO of Prosper, a consulting firm that provides guidance to nonprofit organizations to transform their engagement and philanthropic programs, specializing in fundraising practice, Board management, volunteer programs, event planning, and communications.Today’s trend lines include:– student experience is th […]
AT26. Advancement through the eyes of a new professional, CASE resident Alisha Hartley November 22, 2020
What's Up Trendsetters!Today, I talk with Alisha Hartley, CASE resident and Assistant Director of Leadership Giving at Penn State.Today's trend lines include:- perspective of a new professional,- self-care and grace, - CASE residency program, and- development in Covid times.BioAlisha Hartley is a native of Monroe, NC. She earned a B.A. in Psycholog […]
AT25. Leadership in Challenging Times with Mo Cotton Kelly November 15, 2020
Today, I talk with Mo Cotton Kelly, the Vice President for Alumni Relations and Communications at the UConn FoundationToday's trend lines include:- COVID-19 engagement,- UConn's advancement model, and- Leadership in challenging times.BioMONTIQUE (MO) COTTON KELLYVice President, Alumni Relations and CommunicationsMo Cotton Kelly leads the Universit […]
AT24. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Dr. Anthony McAdoo November 8, 2020
What's Up Trendsetters!Today, I talk with Dr. Anthony McAdoo, the Executive Director of the WKU Alumni Association.Today's trend lines include:- COVID-19 innovation,- the new WKU Alumni diversity, equity and inclusion council, and- his advice to new professionalsBioDr. Anthony McAdoo currently serves as the Executive Director of the WKU Alumni Ass […]
AT23. Engaging Graduate and Doctoral Alumni November 1, 2020
What's Up Trendsetters!Today, I talk with a panel of experts about engaging graduate and doctoral alumni from alumni relations, career development, and philanthropic perspectives. Our panelists include:Anna De Cheke Qualls, Director of External and Alumni Relations, Graduate School, University of Maryland (Linkedin)Natalie Lundsteen, Assistant Dean for […]
AT22. Alumni Career Services with People Grove CEO Adam Saven and Jen Pollard, Interim Executive Director Wellesley College Career Education October 25, 2020
Today’s trend lines with People Grove CEO Adam Saven and Jen Pollard, Interim Executive Director Wellesley College Career Education, include:using technology to scale career services;making technology decisions;COVID-19 collaboration for innovation;micro-internships and gig projects sourced from alumni for students.About Adam SavenAbout Jen Pollard
Today's trend lines with Amber Redmond, Director of Alumni relation for Penn State's World Campus, include:online alumni engagement is the new normal;collaboration is the key;leveraging faculty for alumni engagement.BIO:Amber is the Director of Alumni Relations for Penn State World Campus. She is newer to her role, having taken over the position in […]
What's Up Trendsetters!On this episode of the podcast, I visit with Gary Olsen, former associate vice president for alumni engagement at Villanova University and vice president for university advancement at the University of Scranton.Trend lines include:career in higher education advancement;the future of alumni boards; andstrategic planning.BioGary Ols […]
Today, I talk with Yolanda F. Johnson, President, YFJ Consulting, LLC, Founder, Women of Color in Fundraising and Philanthropy (WOC), and President, Women In Development, NY.Today's trend lines include:- non-profit philanthropy,- creating diversity, equity and inclusion from the inside out and- the Blacks in Advancement pledge.LinksWomen of Color in Fun […]
Today, I talk with Abby Hopkins, Associate Director of Development, College of Agricultural Sciences at Penn State and most recent chair of the CASE District V conference.Today’s trend lines include:growing in your career at 1 institutionGetting involved with your professional organization The power of professional networkingBioSince 1999, Abby Hopkins has p […]
On this episode, I talk with Cindy Frederick, Associate Vice President, University of Virginia. Cindy is the 2020 Faculty Chair of the Summer Institute in Alumni Relations.Today's trend lines include:- start-up mentality through COVID-19,- providing resources for volunteers,- and the power of the alumni professional community.