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I love connecting with local alums and friends of Principia.
Chelsea Kendrick Sheasley (C’10)
 

Every year, alumni and friends show their support for Principia in many ways! From organizing local events and planning class reunion activities to meeting with prospective students and serving as career contacts, there are a number of opportunities to volunteer and get involved . . . and you're never limited to picking just one. Whether you’re a recent grad or have been an alum for years, below are a few of the ways you can show your appreciation and gratitude for Principia.

  1. Volunteer with Your Local Principia Club

    There are more than 50 Principia clubs throughout the United States and internationally. Find the club nearest you! Membership in a Principia Club can be an excellent way to feel connected to Principia in your local community. Meet other Principia friends and alumni, attend events, and share with others in your support of Principia’s educational mission. Why not volunteer to serve on your club’s board? Board members help coordinate local events, talks, and gatherings, and provide a vital link to prospective Principians in their area.

    Contact: Merrilee McFarland
    Phone: 800.218.7746, ext. 3146 or 314.514.3146
  2. Become a Career Mentor

    Share your career expertise with current Principia students and recent graduates with CareerConnect. Students benefit from interacting with professionals who share their career interest and alumni gain satisfaction from sharing their valuable insights. Career contacts are helpful resources for students as they research careers, industries, and companies, prepare for interviews, and/or evaluate graduate schools. 

    Contact: Annabelle Bloom
    Phone: 800.277.4648, ext. 2868 or 618.374.5191
  3. Volunteer for Your Class Reunion or Organize an Affinity Group Reunion

    Serve on a reunion planning committee and encourage your fellow alums to come back for a memorable weekend on campus. Class reunions are held every five years and Affinity Group reunions can be created for a team, a house, or an activity at any time. As an affinity group reunion volunteer, you'll help plan special activities for your class or group and play a vital role in the success of the reunion. You’ll find it rewarding to help bring your classmates, housemates or teammates together again. 

    Contact: Kelly Peticolas
    Phone: 800.277.4648, ext. 2868 or 618.374.5192
  4. Participate in Your 50th Reunion Campaign Committee

    Connect with classmates to plan and promote your 50th Reunion celebration. Participate in conference calls with other committee members and campus leadership and work with classmates to make decisions on your 50th Reunion gift to Principia.

    Contact: Katlyn Straub
    Phone: 800.218.7746, ext. 3199 or 314.514.3199
  5. Become a Class Agent and Support Principia’s Annual Giving Campaign

    Partner with the Alumni & Field Relations Office to communicate with classmates and help build strong relationships with each other and Principia. Help educate others on the importance of class participation and the impact of alumni giving for Principia students today and tomorrow.

    Contact: Amy Nickell
    Phone: 800.218.7746, ext. 3164 or 314.514.3164

What else would you like to do?

We'd love to hear your ideas! If you'd like to volunteer in another way, please let us know. And don't forget these simple ways to get (and stay) involved:

  • Attend events:
    You're always welcome back on campus. Attend a reunion, homecoming, Principia Club activity, or any number of the many events happening on both Principia campuses.
  • Make a donation:
    Giving financially to Principia supports the character education and spiritual growth of current and future Principia students. Whether through academics, athletics, the arts, or community service, your contribution helps offer students invaluable opportunities. Give online.
  • Share your news:
    What are your latest and greatest achievements? New career, children, professional honors or a recent educational accomplishment? Share your news in Connections, Principia's alumni news magazine mailed to all alumni biannually with the Principia Purpose. Submit your news.