The Chapter will be hosting an Alumni “cookout style” Open House on October 16th, during Homecoming Weekend. Additionally, there will be an Alumni Tailgate starting 3 hours prior to the game against Pittsburgh.
Nu Prime Alumni Homecoming Weekend
This is a long-overdue gathering so please plan to attend & reach out to your pledge brothers to join us too!
Hotels are already tight but rooms are currently available at the Hampton Inn Christiansburg/Blacksburg on Arbor Dr.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend. More details to follow soon.
A few years ago, the Nu Prime Alumni Association established a mentorship program to aid the chapter actives ease their way into the workplace careers. At its most active period, about 40 alumni volunteered and were partnered with actives. However, as actives graduated, few new replacement pairings of actives and alumni were established to allow the mentorship program to grow and thrive.
TJ Wilson, our newly appointed Alumni Advisor who is working closely with the VT chapter, has made a great suggestion:
“Rather than hitch an alumnus to an active that will be moving on in whatever number of years, we set the Alumni up more like a permanent resource available to all the active brothers and newly graduated brothers, as necessary. So there are certain Alumni available continuously as a subject matter expert in their particular field - Finance, Engineering, Business, Communications, Architecture, general / life studies, etc.
That way, whether the active is graduating or not is irrelevant. The Alumni will be available for however long they wish to participate and available to all active brothers and even newly graduated brothers. If there are more than one alumnus willing to participate, they can join in and add multiple voices to the mentoring.
We could provide the active chapter with an updated list each quarter that includes contact information and the active and alum would coordinate each phone call, zoom meeting, lunch (when that's feasible), etc.”
***CALL FOR ALUMNI VOLUNTEERS***
The actives at our Nu Prime chapter have provided the attached list of 2 dozen brothers seeking an alumni mentor. Please review this list and volunteer to mentor one (or more) of these actives.
If you would like to help out an interested active brother or younger alumni and be added to the alumni mentor list presented to the Chapter periodically, please contact the Alumni Association at email@example.com and provide the following information:
Actives and Recent Grads Needing Mentors
As you may already know, tomorrow starts the Kappa Sigma Steven Alonzo Jackson weekend of giving. The purpose of this historic initiative is to raise funds for each Chapter Scholarship Fund. Brothers and other Kappa Sigma supporters will be challenged to donate $5.34, $50.34, $150.34, $340.34, $3,400.34 or more between 12:00 AM EST on Friday, March 5th and 11:59 PM HST on Sunday, March 7th. The Nu Prime chapter specifically has been challenged to raise $2,800 this weekend and we are asking all of our alumni to join the effort to reach our goal. The scholarship fund allows our chapter to recognize brothers who exemplify leadership in all aspects of life just as one of our greatest brothers, Steven Alonzo Jackson, did. We have provided the link below where you can enter your information as a Nu Prime alumni and donate. Thank you for supporting the Kappa Sigma fraternity and specifically the Nu Prime chapter!
Click Here to Donate
Below are some additional insights gathered by alumni Ralph Basile, John Skipper and TJ Wilson during a Zoom call initiated by the Chapter’s Executive Council (EC) after they provided the attached chapter update letter:
The Nu Prime Alumni Association will hold a virtual meeting on July 30th @ 7pm. If you are interested in participating, please RSVP using the following link:
The Zoom meeting information will be sent prior to the meeting.
***POSTPONED Due to COVID-19 Measures *** Annual Nu Prime Alumni Association Meeting-April 18th @2:30pm
The Annual Nu Prime Alumni Association meeting will also be held before the Spring Football Game. Join us as we discuss our current activities and ways that we can increase engagement between our members and the active chapter.
The Nu Prime Alumni Association