Annual Report for July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016
Where’s your stock certificate? Is it somewhere visible for you and others to see? If not, we want to encourage you to take time to consider giving your alma mater space and place. Proudly display your Iowa State stock certificate in your home or office. Make your Iowa State connection known!
So what is this stock certificate, anyway? It’s your diploma. This diploma is a statement of your academic pilgrimage and achievement. It had value when you received it. And as you took it into the marketplace, employers and organizations knew its value and credibility. Because of this quality reputation, that exchange led to your employment and inclusion.
For decades (and at an even greater levels this past year under President Steven Leath’s leadership), your Alumni Association has recommitted itself to helping alumni and friends see, understand, and share the story of why Iowa State’s stock is at an all-time high. Here are a few of those facts:
As the second largest dues-paying member-based alumni association in the Big 12 Conference, your Association wants to ensure others know your Iowa State connection. We also want to make sure you are armed with the facts that further explain why Iowa State’s value to you and the world is still highly respected. If you don’t have a frame for your “stock certificate,” check out our complete collection at www.isualum.org/diplomaframes.
And if you don’t have a “walking diploma,” we’d encourage you to join with the more than 550 Iowa Staters who proudly wear the official Iowa State ring. (Yes, that’s the walking diploma!) Learn more about the ring and how to order your own at www.isualum.org/ring.
Read below to learn more about how your Alumni Association worked last fiscal year to tell Iowa State’s and Iowa Staters’ stories and engage alumni, students, and friends with each other and Iowa State.
Thanks for your engagement and for helping make Iowa State more visible!
Al Krysan (’87 agricultural business)
2015-2016 chair, ISU Alumni Association
Board of Directors
Jeff Johnson (PhD ’14 education)
Lora and Russ Talbot ISU Alumni
Association Endowed President and CEO
Total ISUAA members: 52,727
Total number of events held in the ISU Alumni Center: 475
13,916 Facebook likes
6,396 Twitter followers
1,132 Instagram followers
1,100 unique emails sent
25 ISU News Flash e-newsletters sent
4 issues of VISIONS magazines produced
Private dollars raised to support ISU Alumni Association outreach and engagement programs
The number of service hours that 403 volunteers provided during the fifth annual Cy’s Days of Service in April 2016
468 alumni and friends traveled on 41 ISUAA-sponsored trips in 2015-16; 51 additional travelers booked alternative departure dates/itineraries.
Active alumni clubs
Student Alumni Association:
Student Alumni Leadership Council:
The number of meals served at 7 Cyclone Centrals in fall 2016
Number of alumni, students, and friends honored with ISU Alumni Association awards in FY16
The Bank of America affinity credit card program by the numbers:
The Iowa State University Alumni Association is an independent 501(c)3, self-governing organization charged with the mission of engaging the talents and resources of alumni, students, and friends in the life, work, and aspiration of Iowa State University. Our vision is to become the lifetime partner in engaging all alumni, students, and friends with Iowa State University.