Proctor's 5,000 alumni live worldwide, and while their time in Andover spans generations, their shared experiences living at Proctor creates a lifelong connection. Through the Proctor Alumni Association, alumni around the globe are able to connect with each other, and as we navigate a global pandemic, ironically these connections have never been stronger.
Through network receptions, a mentoring program, regional events, and our annual on-campus Alumni Reunion each June, the Proctor Alumni Association strengthens the alumni base. The job of the Association does not end with formal events, however. Many alumni connect with current students through engagement in Project Period, Senior Project, and guest visits in academic courses. Helping navigate the ever-growing network of alumni, reconnecting them with Proctor, and accomplishing the Association's goals is made possible through the Proctor Class Chair Program.
Through the leadership of Proctor Alumni Association President Walter Perry ‘73, the launch of the Class Chair Program has seen success over the past few years. Walter shares his insights on the program, "As president of the Alumni Association, my focus is to engage a Class Chair program. The program is a peer-to-peer network for all alums to maintain their Proctor bond no matter when and where they are. This program is a personalized form of communication that complements our social media and communication engagement from the Proctor Alumni Office. It is designed for alums to hear from classmates on the news within the Proctor Community, and is a vital part of the Alumni Association's communications efforts."
Goals of the Class Chair Program
The goal of the Proctor Alumni Association's Class Chair Program is to maintain relationships, build engagement and excitement, encourage participation and create opportunities to be involved with Proctor, ensuring a vibrant and active Alumni Association.
Class Chair Responsibilities
- Communication: Communicate Proctor news and programming to classmates with the information provided by the Proctor Alumni Association via phone, email, in person, and social media.
- Reunion Year: Coordinate with Proctor Alumni Office during a class Reunion year to drive Reunion Weekend attendance. It will be free for you to attend any Reunion as a Class Chair.
- Alumni Events: Attend area receptions and events. I.e., Reunion, local Alumni events in your area.
- Giving: Encourage participation in The Hornet's Nest. The Hornet's Nest identifies all alumni who have made a financial gift to The Proctor Fund annually or by other means through the Development Office.
- Updating Contact Info: Receive and exchange updated contact information with Proctor and classmates as new contact info is made aware to you.
With the Class Chair Program's momentum, we look forward to what the future holds for the Proctor Alumni Association. We encourage all alumni to contact their Class Chair as their direct line of contact back to Proctor, and, of course, contact the Alumni Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any additional information needed.