Membership Record Within Reach
As MU prepares for its upcoming move to the Southeastern Conference (SEC) on July 1, the Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) has one piece of unfinished business to attend to before it can leave the Big 12: breaking an MAA membership record.
The SEC is steeped in rich tradition, and according to MAA Director of Membership and Marketing, David Roloff, strong alumni membership plays a key role in proving that Mizzou fits right in with its new peer institutions.
“Membership in the alumni association is critical in supporting Mizzou, keeping alumni connected and helping preserve the best interests and traditions of Missouri’s flagship university as we transition to a new conference,” Roloff said. “MAA members receive the satisfaction of supporting a 159-year-old, member-focused, volunteer-driven organization that works tirelessly on behalf of the world’s best alumni body, students and the University of Missouri.”
By May 18, the association hopes to top last year’s peak membership count (42,178) and set a new record. While the MAA’s 2011 membership numbers ranked in the top half of the Big 12, it fell just shy of the Kansas Alumni Association’s 42,854 members. This year, the MAA is determined to best the Beakers once and for all.
“One of the traditions Mizzou alumni will miss most in leaving the Big 12 is the satisfaction of beating the Jayhawks in whatever we do,” Roloff said. “We need all our alumni to come together as the larger alumni association and show KU how loud Mizzou Tigers can roar!”
To show your school spirit and be included on the association’s membership roster when the MAA takes its peak count on May 18, click here.