Your involvement and strong leadership within your chapter are vital to our efforts to enhance, strengthen and promote alumni connections.
Thank you for taking on the extraordinary and fulfilling role of leader in our chapter program. You are part of a dedicated group of volunteers committed to keeping Angelo State alumni connected to our alma mater and each other.
The strength of each Angelo State Alumni Chapter depends on the strength of its leadership, and we’re here to help. Together, we can strengthen the bond our alumni have with Angelo State University. Your enthusiasm for and dedication to Angelo State University are invaluable.
We’re here to provide the essential information you need to organize, guide, lead and sustain an effective chapter through a variety of activities each year.
Relentlessly and energetically work to build, strengthen and enrich the relationship among Angelo State University alumni and their alma mater and among all sectors of the extended Ram Family, including alumni, current students, faculty, staff, parents, retirees and friends.
To advance Angelo State University by serving and engaging every member of the extended Ram Family.
Angelo State Core Values
Integrity: Do the right thing, even if no one knows.
Diversity and Inclusion: Celebrate, appreciate, and build on our differences.
Significance: Construct a legacy and reputation of dynamic impact beyond ourselves.
Community: Collaborate to develop an inclusive sense of place and purpose.
Commitment: Hold ourselves and each other accountable to our responsibilities.
ASU Alumni Chapters are organized, active groups of alumni and friends who promote Angelo State University throughout the world.
Chapter definition: a group of alumni and/or friends of Angelo State who coordinate events in their respective geographic area or for a specific alumni demographic (outlined below). A chapter supports our alma mater by encouraging connection with other alumni and the university. Each chapter is governed by a minimum of three volunteers.
Plans and presides at chapter meetings.
Oversees programming sponsored by the chapter.
Maintains contact with the ASU Alumni Association.
Serves as a positive ambassador of ASU.
Commitment of 1-2 years (with option of continuing as leader).
Plus, two of the following:
Co-Leader or Leader in Training
Chapter leaders will work closely with a staff member of ASU’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations (ODAR) team. This staff member will act as a liaison between you and the university.
In collaboration with co-leader and chapter members, develop a chapter annual plan:
About the alumni in your area – their promotions and businesses, community honors and awards, address changes, marriages, obituaries or any other information.
About any of your great ideas to promote the university and its alumni.
Help with student recruitment:
Representing Angelo State University at target high schools.
Submitting names of outstanding high school students to the ASU Admissions Office.
Representing Angelo State University at area high schools during official recruitment visits.
Calling and sending cards to congratulate students who have been admitted to ASU.
Encouraging campus visits.
Hosting receptions and information nights for prospective students.
Become familiar with career internship programs and suggest potential sponsors.
Running an ASU Alumni Chapter is a joint effort between chapter leaders, alumni volunteers and the ODAR. We will communicate with you on a regular basis to provide support in planning activities and events, as well as to offer expertise and guidance. If you have questions of any kind, please do not hesitate to contact us at 325-942-2122 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make your chapter dynamic: teamwork and delegation of responsibilities are key elements.
One person cannot and should not do it all.
Enthusiasm is contagious.
Use me or lose me. Keep volunteers busy, involved and appreciated.
Don’t waste the time that you spend together.
Most importantly, executive committee members should have a vision and be willing to work hard.
The most important work for alumni volunteers is engaging your personal network of alumni and friends. Word of mouth is a critical form of communication and ranks first as the way alumni hear about events in their area. The ODAR and ASU Alumni Association lean heavily on volunteers to engage in their circles. We can assist you in developing and executing a communication plan. When using these tools, remember that communication materials must meet Angelo State’s brand standards. We need our brand to be consistent. Refer to our Visual Identity Guidelines for guidelines and templates.
Volunteers are invaluable when it comes to updating content and sparking engagement, as you know your audience best. Chapter leaders and volunteers are asked to post event photos, tag people, ask questions and generate virtual engagement.
Facebook: The main ASU Alumni Association page is managed by the ODAR liaison. Chapter events may be posted there and shared in each group. On Facebook, like and follow @angeloalumni.
Alumni Chapter Groups: A private Facebook group will be established by the ODAR liaison with administrative rights being given to the chapter leader.
Lists are procured and email is managed by the ODAR liaison. Work with the ODAR liaison to develop and proof text.
Activities bring alumni together to learn, network and have fun! Below are examples of event ideas in categories related to various interests. Chapters should strive to have a balance of events and not all of one type.
Events scheduled around community attractions or events:
Local Event with ASU Leadership or Faculty Member (Work with ODAR Liaison to Schedule)
Business Luncheon (with ASU Leadership and/or Civic Leader)
Featured Speakers for Breakfast Series and/or Luncheons
Gathering in Conjunction with Local, Annual Event (Shakespeare in the Park, Symphony, etc.)
Adopt a Highway
Help with Voter Registration
Sponsor Local or Area Team
Booth at Local Fair
Freshmen Send-off Party – work with your ODAR liaison and Office of Admissions
Family Day at the Zoo
Pre-Game and Post-Game Parties
Bus Trip to Athletic Event
Professional Sports Event (Rangers, Nationals, Spurs, Stars, etc.)
Fish Fry/Hamburger Cookout
Gatherings in Conjunction with Local Events
Each year during Homecoming, the ASU Alumni Association recognizes outstanding alumni and friends through a number of awards that celebrate achievements in volunteerism, success and commitment to the university. ASU Alumni Chapters are encouraged to participate in nominations. For questions about any of these awards, contact your ODAR liaison.
Awarded at Homecoming to an alumnus who has received significant recognition through career accomplishments and/or community service and leadership.
Distinguished Carr Scholar Alumnus
Awarded at Homecoming to an alumnus who attended ASU on a Carr Academic Scholarship and has received significant recognition through career accomplishments and/or community service and leadership.
Distinguished ROTC Alumnus
Awarded at Homecoming to an alumnus who attended ASU as part of the Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 and has received significant recognition through career accomplishments and/or community service and leadership.
Awarded at Homecoming to an individual who did not attend ASU, but has brought recognition to the university or has supported ASU and/or the ASU Alumni Association in a significant manner.
Outstanding Retired Faculty Member
Awarded at Homecoming to a former ASU faculty member who had a distinguished career at ASU.
Golden Ex of the Year
Awarded at Homecoming to an individual who has been an alumnus for 50 years or longer and who has brought recognition to ASU and/or the ASU Alumni Association.
Awarded at Homecoming to a current ASU staff member who has demonstrated support and dedication for the development of ASU. Not required to be an alumnus.
Distinguished Faculty Achievement
Awarded at Homecoming to a current ASU faculty member who has had a profound effect on the lives and careers of ASU students. Not required to be an alumnus.
Distinguished Young Alumnus
Awarded at Homecoming to a young alumnus who has received significant recognition through career accomplishments and/or community service and leadership. Young alumnus is defined as 39 or younger.
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ASU’s original Fight Song was adapted by Paul Peck, a music instructor, and adopted in 1950 when the institution was known as San Angelo College. Unlike the lyrics of ASU’s Alma Mater, which have changed five times over the years, the Angelo State Fight Song has remained much the same except for replacing “San Angelo” with “ASU” in 1970 after the institution became a four-year, state-supported institution.
You’ve got to do your best to stand the test For old ASU. Hang your name in halls of fame For all the world to view. Rah! Rah! Rah! Raise her banners high in the sky, Praise her brave ones as they go by, Hail Alma Mater Hail, Blue and Gold of ASU.
Angelo State University’s Alma Mater has evolved with the school and with the times. The first Alma Mater was written in 1928 by R.R. Masterson, one of San Angelo College’s first faculty members, and called “Our College Song.”
Twenty-three years later, Paul Peck wrote a new Alma Mater that reflected the school’s West Texas heritage, beginning with “O’er the western prairie, ’Neath the Texas sky…”
Times changed and so did the Alma Mater when in 1970 it was decided to replace the early Alma Mater with one that would better reflect the institution’s new-found status as a four-year, state-supported institution. “In Time to Come” was written by Raymond Carver and Douglas Cornell, and remains to this day the Alma Mater of Angelo State, though not without a little tinkering to become politically correct. In 1995, the song was tweaked when “we” was substituted for “men” in the first line to read “In time to come when we shall speak of Angelo State University.”
In time to come when we shall speak of Angelo State University, Then let us raise our voices in praise of the truth we seek to set us free. In time to come when our ideals shall become reality, Then let us praise thee, Alma Mater, Angelo State University.
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As you carry out your activities, you will be supported by our staff in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.