Join a Committee, Volunteer at the Alumnae Center

The AADC needs alumnae to help bring our vibrant event and program offerings to fruition. Please contact AADC Vice President for Alumnae Relations Karen Lynch ’79 for more information or questions. If you would like to volunteer to help at the Alumnae Center, please contact Lizethe Martinez at the AADC at lmartinez@douglassalumnae.org or (732) 246-1600.

AADC Smart Talks Committee

Our AADC Smart Talks offers programs about topics of interest to our diverse alumnae as part of the suite of educational opportunities for alumnae at every stage of life, called the Women’s Life-Long Learning Initiative, which also includes our Mabel’s Alumnae Mentoring Program and the Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt ’42 Workplace and Professional Development Symposium. While AADC Smart Talks are usually be hosted on-site in New Jersey, we also seek to utilize the expertise of alumnae in other locations and to live stream whenever possible. Click here to download PDF  about how to submit a proposal for an AADC Smart Talk.

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 Reunion Weekend to assist with alumnae questions and the setup and management of various programs and events.

Awards Committee

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, Young Alumna Mabel Award and the AADC Medal. The slate is submitted to the AADC Board for approval. This committee also recommends nominees for the New Jersey Woman of Achievement Award. Members of this committee are encouraged to serve on the Founders Day Committee.

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.

Lectures Committee

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.

Mabel’s Alumnae Mentoring Program Task Team

The AADC Mabel’s Alumnae Mentoring Program provides professional development opportunities and connections across generations, distance, career levels, and backgrounds. We need your help with the program and welcome your input on inspiring ways to tap into our most valuable asset — our sister alumnae. Please email staff liaison Lizethe Martinez ’13 at <ahref=”mailto:lmartinez@douglassalumnae.org” target=”_blank”>lmartinez@douglassalumnae.org

Marketing and Communications 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 Vice President of Communications and Marketing on the AADC Board of Directors to review AADC publications, websites and social media and to develop ideas and ways to enhance communication.

Memorabilia Committee

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.

Victoria Dabrowski Schmidt ’42 Workplace and Professional Development Symposium Planning Committee

Get involved with our Planning Committee for the Symposium, which takes place on campus in the fall. Please email us at aadc.careersymposium@gmail.com.