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Alumni Advisory Group

Our Mission

The mission of the Alumni Advisory Group (AAG), established at the invitation of former President Jonathan Lash in 2012, is to support the mission, values, and philosophy of Hampshire College by building alumni engagement through support of College fundraising and by acting as ambassadors to the alumni community. The AAG works to establish, maintain, and build mutually beneficial and lifelong connections among alums and, in so doing, strengthen alumni leadership as a College resource.

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Who We Are

The AAG is an independent group of alumni who works closely with the alumni community and the alumni and family relations office. We come from different decades of Hampshire and represent a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and ideas.

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Our Projects and Activities

While the mission of the AAG has been consistent, the nature of our activities adapt to current needs. In the past we have:

  • led and assisted in fundraising efforts.
  • worked on ways for alumni to volunteer and contribute to the College.
  • conducted community surveys.
  • organized ways for alumni to connect as a community via  in-person and virtual events.
  • established regional alumni groups AKA “Alumni Circles,” starting in Boston, New York, and San Francisco.
  • explored opportunities to gather alums in the US South and other larger geographically spatial regions.
  • we started to plan the celebration of Hampshire College’s 50th Anniversary in the fall of 2018.

Addressing the College’s Current Situation

April 5, 2019

The Hampshire College Alumni Advisory Group (AAG) has just learned of the decision of Miriam Nelson and Kim Saal to step down from their positions.

The AAG looks forward to the opportunities presented by the change in direction of the board and interim presidency of Ken Rosenthal. Today, we are committing to collaborating with the Re-envisioning Coalition and the board and offer our support for the continued operation of Hampshire as an independent institution.

We do not know what tomorrow will bring, however this shift offers us the opportunity to join a united campaign in the fight to embrace Hampshire for what it is and what it will become. We look forward to supporting current students, faculty, staff, and alumni and working towards #HampForward.

The AAG is currently meeting on campus to develop strategies and raise funds necessary to sustain Hampshire.

Stephanie Allen 99F
Davis Bates 73F, P16
Tracy Calvan 74F, P10
Sarah M. Gordon 09F
Leslie Hiebert 73F
Adrianna Perry 12F
Jacob Reider 83F, P10
Karla Zarate-Ramirez 92F, P16
Jeff Ritter 78F, P14
RJ Sakai 08F (Chair)
Dan Sroka 85F
Brittany M. Williams 08F

Members of Hampshire’s Alumni Advisory Group


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