The Ole Miss Alumni Association has launched the Future Alumni Network, a student membership program that promises special discounts, gifts and events just for Ole Miss undergraduates.
“Student engagement is becoming more important for our Alumni Association,” said Alumni Association Executive Director Kirk Purdom (BA 93). “The Future Alumni Network is designed to better connect students to our valuable network of alumni worldwide, while helping foster a love for Ole Miss and everything that makes our university special.”
Annual memberships are $25 annually, or $75 for four years. As an added bonus, what students pay in during their undergraduate career can be applied as a discount toward a Life Membership in the Alumni Association.
“The four-year membership is a bargain, and it also reinforces the idea that Ole Miss is your home for four years,” Purdom said. “Four years of student membership means $100 off a Life Membership, even if the student paid for the $75 discount membership.”
The student membership fee will go toward membership gifts, perks and Future Alumni Network-exclusive events.
Upon joining, students receive a car decal and smartphone wallet as well as special discounts on retail and restaurant partners through a nationwide discount program. Entry to special events and online networking sessions with alumni is also included.
Members of #TheNetwork should watch out for special events and giveaways throughout the year, said Steve Mullen, assistant director for marketing and membership.
“Follow the Alumni Association on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and watch out for #TheNetwork,” Mullen said. “Expect special surprises during the fall and spring, just for our student members.”
Student members will count toward the Alumni Association’s total membership number, which stands just over 27,000 active members. The Association set a goal to reach 30,000 active members by July 15, 2017, the 165th birthday of the Association.
“We need every graduate, friend and now every student of Ole Miss to join the Alumni Association to reach our goal,” Purdom said. “Ole Miss deserves an elite Alumni Association. At 30,000 members, we will stand among the top-tier university alumni associations nationwide.”
To join the Future Alumni Network, visit olemissalumni.com/students.