This committee seeks nominations for and selects candidates for various AADC service awards including: the Margaret T. Corwin Award, Alumnae Recognition Award, Vanguard Service Award, Mabel Award and the AADC Medal of Honor. The slate is submitted to the AADC Board for approval. This committee also recommends nominees for the RU Meritorious Service Award and the NJ Woman of Achievement Award. Members of this committee are encouraged to serve on the Founders Day Committee.
Committee members have a background in writing, editing, public relations, and/or Web design. They work with the AADC Director of Communications and the Board of Directors Vice President of Communications to review the AADC publications, websites, social media and develop ideas and ways to enhance communication.
AADC Oral History Project
Committee members capture the history and memories of alumnae from NJC’s earliest classes through face-to-face interviewing. Some members also transcribe their interviews. Ultimately, these histories will be stored in the Douglass Library for generations of students to learn more about the history of Douglass College. Meetings are held to train new members, discuss upcoming interviewing opportunities and to assign interviews.
Founders Day Committee
The Associate Alumnae of Douglass College continues the tradition of celebrating Founders Day each spring. The committee’s main responsibilities are event promotion and logistical arrangements. The committee also plays an active role the day of the event, assisting with tasks such as welcoming and directing guests, and alumnae registration. The committee meets monthly, September – April.
Each year the AADC brings distinguished lecturers to campus for alumnae and friends. The Zagoren Lecture is held in the spring, and the L’Hommedieu Lecture is held in the fall. The committee’s main responsibilities are event promotion and logistical arrangements. The committee also plays an active role the day of the event, assisting with tasks such as welcoming and directing guests, and alumnae registration.
Committee members organize and select materials from the AADC’s collection of memorabilia. Members create exhibits of memorabilia for various alumnae events. The Committee also selects items for permanent display at the Ruth Schilling Hennessy Alumnae Center.
Alumnae Reunion Weekend Planning Committee
Committee members work with the Alumnae Reunion Weekend Planning Committee Chair and the Director of Alumnae Relations to share ideas and help organize and execute programs for classes with milestone reunion and all alumnae (usually the first Friday/Saturday of June each year). Meetings are held Sept-May on a monthly schedule. Members attend all or part of Alumnae Weekend to assist with alumnae questions and the setup and management of various programs and events.
If you would like to volunteer to help at the Alumnae Center or would like to discuss ways to get involved, please contact AADC staff member Erika Toth.