We are winding down another academic year, and your Alumni Council has been a part of the many fantastic things that have been taking place at Redeemer and in the lives of its 4,000 alumni.
We are very excited to launch our Affinity Program with TD Insurance. Alumni, council members and staff have put in many hours to bring this program to Redeemer. It’s a great program and also a great way to give back to Redeemer.
This past November, I attended Cornerstone, Redeemer’s donor recognition event, and met some of the students we support through the Alumni Award Fund. The generosity of alumni and other supporters is incredible and helps so many students continue their education. If you would like to be a part of giving back to students, those who one day will also be alumni, please support the Alumni Award Fund.
Some of the initiatives we are planning include the awarding of our 3rd Annual Distinguished Alumni Award this spring, hosting a networking social in St. Catharines and holding a Redeemer Alumni Mentorship Program (RAMP) event with the Religion and Theology Department.
I will be completing my term on the Alumni Council at the end of August. It has been a pleasure serving in this way for the past four years, including the last three as president. Being on Alumni Council is one of the ways I’ve been able to give back to the community that grew my faith, instilled a sense of belonging and enhanced my leadership abilities. It has been so much fun interacting with current students through dorm dinners or listening to their conversations about faith and culture. You can hear in students’ voices the confidence they have in Christ – that’s why I love Redeemer. Here, Christ is over every square inch, from the classroom to the kitchen table to the soccer field and across the world where its alumni live. We’re making an impact for the Kingdom of Christ wherever we are.
If you would like to know about any matters relating to Alumni Council, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also connect with us via Facebook, LinkedIn and the monthly Alumni eNewsletter. We love to hear from our alumni!
Miranda de Rooy
Alumni Council President