Clark’s alumni relations recognized as top 7 in U.S.
Ranked as a leader for community college programs
Clark College Foundation’s alumni relations program was acknowledged last week as one of the seven best in the country for community colleges for the last five years. This is a new nationwide initiative by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The metrics consider fundraising, boards, alumni awards programs; quality and types of communications like the foundation’s magazine, electronic newsletter, podcasts; affinity programs like the athletics hall of fame and graduation, as well as student-alumni interactions such as career services involvement and mentoring. The foundation hit it out of the park for alumni fundraising—16%—that’s the average annual amount raised over the past five years. Compare that to the national average of about 4%.