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Alumni Association President

Jennifer Sheffel '02

Jen Sheffel

Dear fellow NKU Alumni –

It is an honor to be serving as the President of the NKU Alumni Board of Directors/Alumni Association as our past Presidents are some of the most outstanding and talented individuals in our community. I am thrilled to be alongside some of the most visionary minds in our region as the caliber of our alumni is truly spectacular. Seven years ago, I reconnected with the University and quickly realized the growth and development opportunities awaiting me, but even more a new passion erupted in me. Empowering our youth by leveraging our alumni for a stronger community to ensure a brighter future became that newfound passion.

Our mission states “We are key leaders and community partners in the pursuit of excellence for NKU. We contribute our professional skills and experiences to deliver NKU’s mission, vision and goals. We serve our Alumni by seeking to understand their needs and developing initiatives that maximize their engagement.”

To carry out this mission, we need our Alumni to help us in this endeavor and make this a reality as a Call to Action! The time is now! It is even more apparent as we rise out of the pandemic together with agility and perseverance! We will continue to align our work with the University’s strategic plan as defined in Success by Design.

This year’s priorities for the Alumni Board of Directors include:

Alumni Legacy Day – a new event to support student recruitment, promote scholarships, and bring Alumni and their families back to NKU.

Connectionsget involved in the University by speaking in classes (virtually or even in class), mentor students, sign up to be an Ambassador or volunteer, attend one of our many alumni events.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship and Young Alumni Scholarship – Alumni support students to help eliminate financial barriers, you can even donate today.

Strategic Partnerships – we will work to identify partners within the community where you are working and living to connect Alumni back to the University and to support student success.

I hope Alumni regardless of location will decide to get involved as the pandemic has allowed us to think differently and more creatively of how Alumni around the globe can also be engaged.

I’m excited for the year ahead and even more about the future for our University. Together we can make an impact in our community and with our students. Let’s make this Call to Action a reality and connect with us TODAY.