A NOTE FROM PRESIDENT CHARLOTTE G. BORST
Thank you for your interest in the Alumni Admission Ambassadors program! Our alumni play an important role in the recruitment of students to The College of Idaho. By sharing your C of I stories with prospective students and their families, you can help grow the enrollment and expand the reputation of our outstanding institution.
Whenever I meet with alumni, I’m impressed by the stories they share. Our graduates have deep, memorable connections to the professors, classmates, leadership opportunities, hands-on learning experiences and close-knit community that define life at the C of I. Those stories—and the professional and personal successes our alumni enjoy—are powerful tools for attracting new students to the College. We thank you for telling others what a great experience—and return on investment— your C of I education was. With your help, we will continue to advance the College's 125-year legacy of excellence!
MEET THE ALUMNI ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR COLLIN HARTMAN
We couldn’t be more excited to unveil our new Alumni Admission Ambassadors program! As alumni, sharing your experiences is the best way for students to learn more about the C of I as they consider going to college. From stories about favorite professors or classes, to studying abroad, to sports games, internships, living on campus and much more, your stories matter, and we are thrilled for you to connect with prospective students.
Below, you’ll find information about ways to get involved. Thank you in advance for representing The College of Idaho and helping us to recruit the next generation of future Yotes!
Here’s how you can help Attract the Pack of future College of Idaho students. The following opportunities are not limited to geographic region so you can help from all over the country!
Step 1: Pledge to proudly wear purple and gold on Fridays and hang a C of I pennant in your place of work
Step 2: Post about it on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) with hashtag #AttractThePack
Step 3: When people ask about your purple and gold, share your College of Idaho story!C OF I:
Provide you with swag for you to display. Keep up with your social media posts for your chance to win College of Idaho prizes!
Refer the best and brightest students to apply to The College of Idaho.
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Notify the prospective student that an alumni has invested in their college future. Build a relationship with the student.
Write handwritten notes congratulating students on their admittance to The College. Share your College of Idaho story and make a personal connection based on similar interests with the prospective students.
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Provide you with a list of 3-5 students and their interests. Send you stationery and a sample card to reference while you write.
Meet with prospective students and their families to form a personal connection. Share your College of Idaho experiences. Recommend a meeting place for lunch or coffee. Share your insights with the Admission Office to help in their recruitment efforts.
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Match you with a student with similar interests who lives in your area and has been admitted to the College of Idaho. Provide you with information about the student and their family before the gathering.
Collaborate with the Alumni Admission Coordinator to decide on event venue (house, park, restaurant, etc.). Provide a meal or refreshments for prospective students and their families as they interact with you and an admission counselor and learn more about The College. Provide feedback to the Admission Office to assist in recruitment efforts.
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Work with you to plan event logistics. Invite prospective students in your area to attend the event. Send an admission counselor or Alumni Admission Coordinator to event to help facilitate dialogue and answer questions specific to admission to The College.
Collaborate with Admission Office to select potential college fair. Attend a college fair with an admission counselor. Share your College of Idaho story with prospective students and their families. Encourage students to apply and visit The College.
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Provide training before you to attend a college fair. Communicate logistics before the fair to ensure your preparedness!
***The Alumni Admission Coordinator will provide alumni with preparation documents / materials before any interactions with prospective students.**
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