During Duke Homecoming (September 15-17), 12 members of the Nicholas School Alumni Council represented us at the Duke Alumni Association (DAA) Volunteer Weekend. Our gang spent time with hundreds of other volunteer leaders from programs across Duke University at social events, panel discussions and workshops. Duke staff, faculty and fellow alumni leaders updated participants on Duke’s global strategy; shared best practices in engagement, mentoring, social media, and building diverse and inclusive alumni communities; and explained the essential role of volunteers in Duke’s success.
There were also opportunities for professional development, like one-on-one career coaching and a session to determine your individual leadership style and personality, led by best-selling author Sally Hogshead ’91. Some participants took a break from the jam-packed schedule to watch Duke Football trounce Baylor. And of course, the annual DAA Homecoming Dance – the first for new Duke University President Vincent Price – was not to be missed!
On Thursday evening, before the DAA events began, the Alumni Council kicked off the weekend with a dinner at Piedmont restaurant in downtown Durham. Dean Jeff Vincent welcomed the group and updated them on the latest school news, including the search for a new dean to lead the school.
All in all, the weekend provided a great chance for our Alumni Council to network with other Duke volunteer leaders and build upon the amazing work they do for the Nicholas School through our Go Grow Give program.
Want to represent the Nicholas School at next year’s Duke Alumni Association Volunteer Weekend? Consider joining the Alumni Council today! Contact Glenda Lee to learn more.