Alumni Resource Book
Alumni Association   •   Truman State University    •   Kirksville, Missouri


1. Introduction

2. Contacts

Chapter & Club
Alumni Board of Directors
University Info

3. Chapter/Club Management

General Administrative Info
Tips for Successful Chapters & Clubs
Working with Volunteers
Working with the University
Planning for Officer Succession
Honor Chapter Structure & Points System
Sample Alumni Survey

4. Membership

Benefits of Chapter Membership
How to Build Chapter Membership

 5. Communications

Chapter Communications
Chapter Email Accounts

Social Media Best Practices 

Sample Membership Letters
Miscellaneous Communications Samples

6. Event Planning

Organizing & Planning Events
Banquet Planning
Care Package Event
College Fair Program
Freshmen Send-Off
Golf Tournaments
Member-at-Large Events: Tailgate
Silent Auction
Other Event Suggestions
Listing of All 2011 Alumni Events

 7. Marketing Alumni Events

Guidelines for Submitting Event Info to the University
-Online Event Form
     -Printer-friendly Event Form (PDF file)

8. Scholarships

Establishing a Foundation Scholarship
Current Chapter Scholarships & Criteria
Sample Scholarship Appeal Pieces
Sample Thank-You Note to Donor


Alumni Association
Truman State University
McClain Hall 205
100 E. Normal
Kirksville, Missouri 63501-4221
Telephone: (800) 452-6678 or (660) 785-4133

Web Site:

5. Communications: Chapter Email Accounts


Alumni Chapter Email Accounts
Each Truman alumni chapter has an email account that can be accessed from any computer by authorized chapter members.

1. Only Truman alumni chapter officers have permission to access the alumni chapter email accounts; the USER NAME and PASSWORD for the email account are assigned by the University. A
current alumni chapter officer can request the USER NAME and PASSWORD for their alumni chapter email account by emailing a request to

2. Once you have the USER NAME and PASSWORD for your alumni chapter email account, you can
access the account from any computer or other devices used to access the Internet by going to and logging on to the account.

Password not working?

If you have a PASSWORD for your alumni chapter email account, but it does not work, your PASSWORD may have expired. The University's policy requires that passwords be changed every 180 days for security purposes.

  • To reset your PASSWORD go to

  • Select “I know my current password and want to change it”

  • Enter your USERNAME and your current PASSWORD.

  • Enter your new PASSWORD twice.

Don't have a Username or Password yet?

If you do not know what the USERNAME and/or PASSWORD is for your alumni chapter email account, please contact Denise Smith, or Deanna Rood,