ERIC Number: ED325164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
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An Assessment of the Need for Development of the McCook Community College Alumni Group.
Craig, Ford M.
To provide the administration with a better sense of direction regarding the ongoing development of the college's alumni organization, a mail survey was conducted of a random sample of 200 McCook Community College (MCC), Nebraska, alumni. After a series of follow-up telephone calls, usable surveys were obtained for 65.5% of the sample (N=131). Study findings included the following: (1) 66.4% of the alumni favored the creation of a formal alumni organization; (2) 19.5% rated the alumni newsletter as excellent, 66.7% as good, and 10.3% as average; (3) 70.2% favored having an annual social event; (4) asked about their interest in various social activities, 74.1% of the respondents were in favor of reunions, 71.8% were interested in an alumni night with college events, 49.6% favored travel/tours, 47.3% supported alumni awards, 41.2% were interested in a Phi-Theta Kappa alumni gathering, and 19.1% were interested in an alumni band; (5) over 50% of the alumni were willing to encourage potential students to attend MCC (81.7%), fund an alumni scholarship (61.7%), and serve as career day resource people (51.9%); and (6) over 65% of the respondents favored alumni benefits such as library services (72.5%), receiving copies of the school newspaper (70.2%), special alumni rates for college events (69.5%), and use of the computer lab when available (65.7%). Recommendations based on study findings included dissemination of study results to alumni and administrators, formation of a steering committee to guide the development of a formal alumni organization, and continuation of the alumni newsletter as a major communication device. A literature review on two-year college efforts to implement alumni associations, a bibliography, and the survey instrument and cover letter are included. (GFW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University. Presented at a Seminar on "Emergence of Higher Education in America".