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Multicultural Advancement Alumni Council Seeks New Members

The Multicultural Advancement Alumni Council is a great way to impact the College of Education.

by David Price (May 2010)

class.jpgUNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Multicultural Advancement Alumni Council is an excellent way for graduates and former students to impact the College of Education, today and for the future.

An Affiliate Program Group within the Penn State Alumni Association, the mission of the MAAC is to act as an informal advisory board to the dean and to provide a way for alumni to join together to improve the College. (The MAAC is open to graduates and former students of the College whether or not they are members of the Penn State Alumni Association.)

When the MAAC was created, Dean David H. Monk noted three specific focus areas where alumni and former students could impact the College by participating:

• Increasing multicultural recruitment into undergraduate and graduate programs in the College
• Networking with and mentoring current students and alumni
• Supporting the College’s agenda for multicultural development

In that spirit, the goal of the Multicultural Advancement Alumni Council is for its members to serve as role models for, and to inspire an emerging generation of, culturally diverse leaders. Opportunities to get involved with the MAAC include mentoring; volunteering for special events like recruitment fairs, the SCOPE program, and career days; and serving on the Board of Directors.

If you would like to get involved with the MAAC, contact Phil Hoy—assistant director of alumni relations—at 814-863-2216 or at peh106@psu.edu.