Every Hiram student is a future alumnus/a. That's why the Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving wants to develop productive relationships with students well before graduation day. We do this in many ways. Students can participate in a variety of events and activities including social, networking, and leadership opportunities as well asbenefit from numerous services designed to help make the transition from student to alumni-hood seamless.
Student Ambassadors - Student Ambassadors is a service organization for the advancement and continuation of positive relationships between Hiram alumni & friends of Hiram and students. This is achieved through involvement in various types of student-alumni programs including unique networking opportunities with the Alumni Executive Board, the Board of Trustees, and the Board of Visitors.
Etiquette Dinner - The Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving partners with the student ambassadors to put on the annual etiquette dinner. This event is designed to help students feel more comfortable with the mechanics and protocol of power lunches, business dinners, and formal receptions. These events are also designed to enlighten participants on how to hold a plate, glass, napkin, to shake hands, and make intelligent conversation all at the same time.
Spring-break networking & alumni gatherings - The Office of Alumni Relations sponsors a variety of events over Spring Break that promote student-alumni interaction for sports teams, the Madrigals, Habitat for Humanity, and others!
Student-Alumni Games - The Office of Alumni Relations works with each athletic coach to coordinate annual interaction between student-athletes and former athletes including student-alumni games & socials.
Passport to Graduation - This event is designed to provide graduating seniors a "one stop shop” to graduation. Seniors can visit with the registrar’s office, take their financial aid exit interview, and more!
Career Connections (in partnership with the career center) - Co-sponsored with the Career Center, Career Connections provides students an opportunity to shadow an alumnus/a in the profession of their choice. Ranging from two days to one week, these shadowing experiences provide students an opportunity to explore various careers through hands-on learning experiences.
Senior Class Gift - The Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving partners with the senior class committee to guide the senior class gift efforts. The senior class gift is hopefully the first of many gifts that are made to the Hiram Fund.
In addition to our own programming, the Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving also take an active role in campus activities that promote tradition including:
- Senior Week
- Athletic events to promote spirit such as Pack the Price
- Sugar Day
- Campus Day/Alumni Volunteer Day