October 20-24, 2016
Committee chair Monica Higgins ’86, Tu’90 welcomed the Alumni Service Committee. Theresa Ellis ’97, director of the Center for Service, gave a presentation about the new role of the center, its objectives, and mission moving forward. The mission of the center is to prepare students to be transformative leaders for the common good. It is a community-driven experiential learning process that leads students to enjoy lives of purpose, both personally and professionally. Ellis asked the committee for assistance in identifying and developing a list of alumni who work in the social sector and nonprofits that can serve as a resource for the center and for students.
Higgins reviewed the purpose and history of the committee revolving around idea of service. The Dartmouth Alumni Day of Service is an outward focused, data driven project. The data resulting from a survey completed last May solidifies the Alumni Day of Service as a catalyst and points to the need of intentionality with volunteer work. Monthly calls will be scheduled in preparation for the 3rd annual Dartmouth Alumni Day of Service on May 6, 2017. The committee members will reach out to the Day of Service site coordinators from 2016 and will engage alumni in their regional communities to develop sites as well.