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About Us

 

History

September 2016, the Dallas College Office of Alumni Relations was established under the leadership of Chancellor Joe May. The purpose of Alumni Relations is to serve as a governing body and supporting office for college-wide alumni efforts.

June 2020, DCCCD became Dallas College, centralized as one college with seven campuses.

Alumni relations within community colleges is new with efforts from community colleges to reconnect and engage with alumni occurring in the last few years. As a result, community colleges nationwide have created programming for which their alums, who also may be alums of 4-year colleges and universities, can engage and reconnect with their “starting points” in higher education. The ultimate goal is to build an elite alumni relations program that provides opportunities for advancement, engagement, camaraderie, and service for alumni of Dallas College.

Within the first year of existence, Dallas College Foundation Office of Alumni Relations surveyed over 50,000 alums of Dallas College to determine their physical locations, engagement needs, solicitation patterns, and giving probabilities; held a constituent-specific networking mixer, social media engagement campaign, and the first-ever district-wide graduation celebration.

Vision

The Dallas College Foundation Office of Alumni Relations strives to create a cross-generational, cross-cultural, vibrant network that helps advance the mission of Dallas College. Our alumni volunteer, donate to the district and provide other help. Their efforts benefits students, fellow alumni, and the entire Dallas College community.

Mission

The mission of the Dallas College Foundation Office of Alumni Relations is to be the premier alumni relations program among community colleges.

Values

Integrity -Our reputation is our greatest asset, and our decisions and actions must reflect that. We strive to be respectful, honest, and integral in all we do and we will treat every person we encounter with dignity and respect.

Engagement – Our success is dependent upon the involvement and participation of our alumni. We aim to provide alumni with opportunities that span across generations and colleges.

Inclusiveness – We are committed to fostering an alumni relations program that welcomes all alumni of Dallas College regardless of age, college affiliation, gender, ethnicity, and belief.

Service - We are intentional about creating and providing an environment in which alumni can give back to Dallas College through their time, talents, and resources.

Definition of Alumni

The Dallas College defines an alumna/alumnus as any person who has obtained a degree and/or certificate from Dallas College and any one of the former seven colleges of the Dallas County Community College District (Brookhaven College, Cedar Valley College, Eastfield College, El Centro College, Mountain View College, North Lake College, Richland College). In addition, an alumna/alumnus is any person who has completed at least 12 credit hours and has not been enrolled within the last 5 years at Dallas College.