ISU Alumni Association Special Interest Societies
Society -- an organized group for a particular purpose or common interest.
Were you part of an organization when you attended ISU? Are you interested in reconnecting with those individuals who shared some of your same interests? Would you like to initiate a special interest society for your specific group? It's one more way to stay connected to ISU and to other alumni who share the same interests and experiences. If this sounds like something you are interested in pursuing, contact us and get started with organizing your special interest society!
How to Get Started
When you are ready to get started, contact Katie Lickteig (firstname.lastname@example.org; 515-294-1955). Be ready to discuss the purpose of your society and what help you might need from the Alumni Association (help with setting up a Facebook group, contacting people, promotion, help with a reunion, etc.). We encourage each society to have a leadership group of at least 2-3 people.
If your group is looking for an online community, you can set up a Facebook group. Your society will also be listed on the Alumni Association’s website (see current list below).
If you have questions about special interest societies, contact Katie Lickteig at email@example.com.
Current Special Interest Societies
Check out the societies that are already formed. (Society leader contact information is also listed below. Feel free to contact them if you have questions about a specific group.):
- Society of the ISU Alumni Band
(John Mostek, ISUAlumniBand@gmail.com) (website: www.isualum.org/alumniband)
- Society of Dance Marathon Alumni (Cory Hanson, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Society of Entrepreneurial Alumni (Mike Dirnberger, email@example.com)
- Society of ISU Alumni at the University of Iowa (for professional/grad school) (Rachel Nardini, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Society of ISU Carillon Alumni and Friends (Amy Brandau, email@example.com) (Read the latest Carillon Society e-newsletter)
- Society of Oak-Elm Alumni (Courtney Brewster, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Society of Cardinal Key and Mortar Board Alumni (Don Bice, email@example.com)
- Society of VEISHEA Alumni & Friends
o Eric Peterson, President, firstname.lastname@example.org, 515-520-7181
o Jon Banwart, Vice President, Jon@kcilandscapesupply.com, 515-232-1208 (Work), 515-231-8747 (Cell)
o Megan Rodenburg, Secretary (email@example.com)
- Society of Family of the Year (Julie Larson, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Society of Greenlee School Alumni and Friends (Kim McDonough, email@example.com)
- Society of the Iowa State Daily Alumni and Friends (website: http://www.isdalumni.org/)
- The Lavender Alumni Society (Johnny Rogers-Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org) (website: http://new.dso.iastate.edu/lgbtss/on-campus/alumni)
The ISU Alumni Association reserves the right to censor any Societies and/or language on Society pages that it deems inappropriate or contradictory to the group’s purpose.