Student to Alumni Transition, Part Four
Sommer Henderson, BA ’10, an account executive for
group and season ticket sales for the Royals, remembers feeling nervous
before attending her first chapter event soon after moving to the Kansas
City area, but she felt an instant connection to everyone in the room.
“Anybody I meet who says they went to Mizzou, they are my instant best
friend,” Henderson says.
Within a year, she was on the board of directors of the Kansas City Alumni Chapter. Now, as the social committee chair, Henderson is planning the upcoming Welcome Home to Kansas City event.
“It’s way too easy to say Mizzou was the best four
years of your life and then forget about it, and the longer time passes
between graduating and getting involved, the less likely you are to get
involved,” Henderson says. “Mizzou gave me so many opportunities, and I
want to do the same.”
Programs and services for young alumni are made possible through the support of MAA's more than 42,000 members.
“All of the things you got to experience as a student,
so many of them are made available through alumni through their time,
talent and donations,” Reeser says. “To be able to take what you learned
and experienced and to be able to stay engaged and help provide that
opportunity for the next generation is a good goal.”
For more information about joining the Mizzou Alumni Association, visit the website.
Part One, Pay it Forward
Part Two, Supporting Future Students
Part Three, Networking With Fellow Tigers
Part Four, Instant Connection
More Mizzou Memories:
For Zach Sharp, BS ME ’16, every stage in life has had
an obvious next step, from elementary school to middle school and high
school to college. “At this stage, there is no obvious next step,” says
Sharp, who has considered everything from pursuing an environmental
engineering internship to serving as a Mizzou admissions representative.
Wherever he ends up, Sharp hopes the Mizzou Alumni Association can help
him keep track of where people go once they leave Mizzou. “A
lot of people I know, when they leave, they're gone,” he says. “The
biggest thing I really see Mizzou being able to offer new grads is a
chance to maintain the relationships they've made while they're here.”
Mizzou Alumni Association is always looking for the best ways to serve
the specific needs of our alumni. That is why we are developing targeted
programs, services and special offers just for young alumni who
graduated within the past three years. Be sure your membership is
current, and check out the latest updates about Ol' Mizzou.
Learn more about the MAA Young Alumni Program.