Office of Alumni Engagement
We support alumni in their participation and involvement in College Unbound by fostering and building an engaged community. Alumni services works to involve alumni as partners in learning, career advancement, recruitment, and mutual support. The office is committed to expanding lifelong learning opportunities for alumni to continue the work they began during their CU undergraduate experience.
CU strongly believes that once you’ve become a part of the CU family, you’re always a part of the family. A College Unbound Alum is someone who has completed their bachelors degree through the program.Therefore any student who received their bachelor’s degree from a partner institution and a certificate from CU is included in our definition of alumni.
Director of Alumni and Career Engagement: Michael Reaves
Mike Reaves, one CU’s founding alumni, has rejoined the college as Director of Alumni and Career Services. Mike has spent the past few years working in the Office of Diversity Programs at Southern New Hampshire University and will bring his expertise in relationship building to help build a strong alumni network at CU. Michael will also focus on building a career services program that prepares students for a competitive job market. Mike is excited to be back in Rhode Island and looks forward to experiencing diverse cultures and the arts.
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We want to hear from you and share your updates with your fellow alumni through our upcoming alumni newsletter. Please give us an update and share your most recent contact info.
Upcoming Alumni Events
We are grateful to the Rhode Island Foundation, Balfour Foundation and Amica Companies Foundation for enabling us to launch our Office of Alumni Engagement and provide paid alumni volunteer opportunities. Help us pay it forward! Giving to CU helps current students receive the support that helped our alumni obtain their degrees, and keeps our alumni engagement going.
Please consider a gift to one of the following funds that supports current CU students, or give to our general fund to advance CU’s strategic priorities.
The Student Emergency Fund - provides one-time emergency grants of up to $500 to current students in good standing with the college to help students stay enrolled through unexpected challenges.
The Academic Project Fund - provides project launch grants of up to $250 to fund specific activities and materials that would enable projects to move forward.