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


1. Introduction

2. Contacts

Chapter & Club
Alumni Board of Directors
University Contact 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:

3. Chapter/Club Management: Purpose


Purpose of Alumni Chapters:  Because alumni play an integral part in the advancement of Truman State University, alumni chapters are an attempt to strengthen the already powerful link between Truman and its family and friends.  Some of these purposes include:

  • Promoting the interest and welfare of Truman students and alumni;

  • Providing opportunities for Truman alumni to become acquainted through alumni activities in a community;

  • Encouraging social and professional camaraderie among alumni;

  • Stimulating opportunities for alumni to support the University in areas of public relations, student recruitment, fundraising, and career networking. 

 In short, alumni chapters exist to serve the Truman community by enhancing public perception, increasing financial development, and creating opportunities for alumni to continually participate in the Truman experience.