Networking lunches, a mentoring program connecting alumni and students, family movie nights on the Regent University lawn—these are just a handful of ways Regent’s Office of Alumni Relations works to build community among more than 17,500 alumni around the world. As alumni incentives continue to expand, Regent graduates enjoy a wealth of benefits long after graduation.
In addition to receiving special pricing for university events such as the Clash of the Titans® debate, Executive Leadership Series luncheons and Regent theatre performances, alumni have access to various electronic databases, as well as life-long borrowing privileges at the Regent University Library.
Also, through the Regent Leadership Society, they may access more than $4,000 worth of discounts from national retailers including Barnes & Noble, Costco, Firestone, Macy’s, Men’s Wearhouse, Papa John’s, Target, Sprint and others, as a thank you for making a tax-deductible gift of $10 per month. Alumni who are interested can join at regentalumni.org/leadership.
Regent graduates also enjoy connecting with each other through networking events sponsored by regional chapters located in Atlanta, Central Florida, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Hampton Roads, Los Angeles, New York City, Raleigh-Durham, Richmond and Washington, D.C. Or they can access an online alumni directory to connect with Regent graduates around the world.
“We have such a powerful network of alumni now, the networking possibilities within this group are endless,” explains Alumni Relations Director Melissa Fuquay. “As our graduates lead in various industries around the world, it helps them to have such a large community of support.”
Alumni also enjoy the opportunity to help current and future students. The Alumni Relations online mentoring program allows graduates to share career advice and answer questions from current students. They can also use their alumni status to help prospective students receive a $500 one-time grant their first semester at Regent through the Alumni Referral Grant (regent.edu/referral).
Graduates may also choose to further their own education and professional development through free online classes or as part of an affordable certificate program. In January 2014, Regent launched LUXVERA®, a massive open online course (MOOC) platform powered by Regent. Through LUXVERA, Regent provides free courses in a wide range of disciplines including Christian ministries, humanities, business and economics, philosophy, and Internet and technology. Learn more and register at luxvera.regent.edu.
Regent’s Professional & Continuing Education division offers in-depth training with certificate programs covering topics from entrepreneurship and project management to digital media production and homeland security. Training can be customized for individuals, employers and organizations. Visit regent.edu/pce to see a listing of available courses.
“It is important that people stay connected to Regent and to each other after they graduate,” Fuquay explains. “The networking and educational opportunities we offer help alumni continue to move forward in their careers and develop both personally and professionally long after they have moved away from the university.”
The Office of Alumni Relations also offers spiritual support for graduates. They routinely pray for alumni and take prayer requests by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.regentalumni.org to learn more and take advantage of alumni benefits.