Alumni Association

F&ES Alumni Association


Overview

The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES) Alumni Association exists to connect our alumni with all parts of the School and Yale University—building bridges to faculty, students and staff—and to promote and support connections among alumni by class year, area of professional interest and geographic location.

Organization

The F&ES Alumni Association membership includes every living graduate of the School. Supported by the F&ES Office of Development and Alumni Services, the work of the Association falls under the leadership of the Alumni Association Board—alumni volunteers who are elected annually by the alumni at large to serve three-year terms. These volunteers meet virtually and in person eight to ten times a year. The Board is governed by elected officers, President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Impact

The F&ES Alumni Association’s mission is to serve the needs of the alumni and to support the work and outreach of the School. The following examples highlight some of the valuable contributions of the Association to the overall mission of F&ES:

  • Developed “Branches” online network to generate summer internships from alumni for students
  • Visited the School individually and as panelists to offer lectures and presentations to enrich student experience
  • Mentored individual students and student interest groups
  • Organized and hosted regional alumni events across the United States and around the globe
  • Assumed leadership roles for the F&ES annual Reunion Weekend
  • Served on the Association of Yale Alumni Board of Governors to create closer ties between F&ES and the greater Yale University community
  • Honored exceptional contributions of alumni, faculty and administrators with Distinguished Alumni and Distinguished Service Awards
  • Developed online and social networking opportunities to enhance communication among alumni and with the School
  • Promoted alumni volunteer community service as leaders in such efforts as the Yale Day of Service
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