Impact Smeal expands to enhance alumni engagement

What began in 2013 as an on-campus event held twice a year has transformed to encompass an array of in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities aimed at a diverse and growing base of alumni.

Hosted by the Smeal Alumni Society Board, Impact Smeal Day was designed to connect Smeal alumni with the college through activities such as interacting with current students, networking with other alumni, gaining professional insights, and learning about college-wide initiatives.  

According to Jen Crispell, director of alumni relations, while the event has been successful over the past decade, it was important to make sure that alumni could get involved and make an impact throughout the year rather than at just the two annual in-person events.  

Impact Smeal Day was recently introduced to accomplish that goal. When searching the “Impact Smeal” web page, visitors can choose from four areas:

  • Impact Smeal Students
  • Impact Smeal Alumni
  • Impact Smeal Day
  • Impact Smeal Philanthropy.

Alumni are encouraged to visit the site frequently to learn how they can get involved. 

“From mentorship to networking to recruiting and more, Smeal alumni have so much to offer our college community,” Crispell says. “We’re excited to expand the ways our alumni can engage with us and value their contributions year-round.” 

–Anne Louise Cropp