Idaho State University alumni chapters established in Treasure and Magic Valleys
June 24, 2015
The Idaho State University Alumni Association has created local alumni chapters in the Treasure and Magic Valleys, and are in the process of creating local chapters in Idaho Falls and Pocatello.
“Alumni chapters are being formed all throughout the state and region,” said ISU Alumni Director KC Felt. “They are led by some of ISU’s most dedicated and loyal alumni.”
Local alumni chapters are run by volunteer five-member boards consisting of a president, vice president, membership chair, young alumni representative and events coordinator.
“The support for ISU in the Magic Valley is overwhelming,” said Shawnee Burt, president of the Magic Valley chapter. “Our chapter is bringing ISU into the greater Twin Falls community and is providing awesome opportunities to network, build friendships and remain connected to Idaho State. It’s a lot of fun.”
Local alumni association chapters give more alumni an opportunity to network and stay involved with their alma mater, Felt said. Local chapters can also plan activities in their areas, and assist with recruiting efforts.
The Treasure Valley chapter recently created the Bengal Brown Bag Speaker Series as an opportunity to get together for lunch and benefit from innovative speakers. ISU alumnus and chief U.S. district judge for Idaho B. Lynn Winmill was the most recent speaker.
“Our Bengal Brown Bags have proven to be very popular,” said Treasure Valley chapter president Joshua Whitworth. “Our chapter is connecting alumni through engaging programming, fun social activities, philanthropic opportunities and professional networking. The Bengal community is strong in Boise.”
Additional chapters are also being established in Idaho Falls and Pocatello. To get involved with or start a local alumni chapter in your area, please visit isu.edu/alumni to learn how.