Welcome Alumni and Friends!

History and Mission

 The USC Aiken Alumni Association was founded in 1974 by a group of loyal alumni who wanted the University to prosper. The mission of the association is to serve, inform and engage the over 14,700 living alumni in the educational process of USC Aiken while supporting the interests of the University.  Programs, events, and services are coordinated by the USC Aiken Office of University Advancement and the Office of Alumni Relations in partnership with the Alumni Council.

Goals
In support of and consistent with the University Strategic Plan, Forward Together, http://web.usca.edu/forwardtogether/   the Office of Alumni Relations and the Alumni Council have developed and are implementing  four specific goals, which we refer to as M.E.R.G.:

 ·       Increasing Membership

o   (From an Alumni Membership of  6% to 15% )

·       Engaging our Alumni

o   (Networking with one another and the University)

·       Student Recruitment and Retention

o   (Increase participation in Student Recruitment and Retention activities)

·       Increase the Giving rate

o   (Increase the giving amounts of our alumni)

 Staff

Randy Duckett
Director of Alumni Relations and Community Partnership

randyd@usca.edu   803-641-3480

 Michelle Hodge
Advancement/Alumni Administrative Assistant

michelleh@usca.edu    803-641-3408

Upcoming Events

2014 Homecoming Festivities

Friday-Saturday, February 7-8, 2014- Homecoming Festivities including USCA Sports Hall of Fame, along with USCA Basketball and Baseball.

9th Annual Alumni Golf Classic -

Monday, March 10, 2014 - 9th Annual USC Aiken Alumni Golf Classic at The Reserve Club at Woodside Plantation to benefit scholarships

Eleventh Annual Polo Match

Spring 2014, date tbd- USCA Polo Match featuring Alumni Silent Auction and VIP Hospitality Tent. 

Alumni Updates - Giving!

Our annual Alumni giving campaign begins in July of each year.  Our goal is 15% or 2200 Alumni, and we need your help!  Currently only 5.9% of USC Aiken Alumni contribute to the giving campaign, which is well below the national average.  We know we can do better than that and we are asking all Alumni to participate at whatever level they can. Now’s your chance!

A donation of any amount to any account grants you membership in the Alumni Association, with a membership card including benefits. Your gift is also tax deductible and increases our participation rate, which directly impacts the annual US News college rankings.

Giving is easy! You can designate your gift to any area on campus you want (ex. scholarships, athletics, academic departments, alumni programming, faculty development, staff development, etc.). If you give to any account, you are considered a member of the Alumni Association and do not have to pay any additional annual fees. 

Give online today at:

http://giving.sc.edu/areastosupport/campuses/uscaiken.aspx

(This is a USC System on-line giving site. If you have any questions or would like to contribute to an area or program not designated on-line, please contact the Alumni Relations Office at randyd@usca.edu or 803.641.3480.

Or

Mail your check, made out to "Aiken Partnership" to USC Aiken Alumni Relations, 471 University Parkway, Aiken, SC, 29801.


Thanks in advance, and please stay in touch……


 
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