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The Sweet Briar College Alumnae Alliance fosters and sustains Sweet Briar’s vibrant learning environment for women. The Alumnae Alliance promotes programs and services that enhance strong bonds of fellowship, mentorship and vision. It supports Sweet Briar as an institution dedicated in perpetuity to producing extraordinary scholars and leaders who serve the needs of a contemporary world.
The Alumnae Alliance Council has a working relationship with the alumnae relations and development office, assisting with and augmenting special projects and initiatives to further the operational needs of the College. As appropriate, the alumnae relations and development office seeks input and involvement from the Alumnae Alliance Council on strategic planning projects.
Alumnae Alliance Council Working Groups and Co-chairs
Alumnae Alliance Co-chairs
Debra Elkins ’93 and Sarah von Rosenberg ’72
This group connects alumnae and students across generations, building a network of personal and professional support.
|Co-chairs||Katie Maxwell Schellhammer ’95||Sarah Clement ’75|
This group works with class officers to support reunions, class notes, social media communications, and to maintain alumnae contact information.
|Co-chairs||Phyllis Watt Jordan ’80||Amy Leigh Campbell ’97|
This group coordinates geographic alumnae club events and fundraisers in collaboration with the College.
|Co-chairs||Cady Thomas ’98||Kathryn Hagist Yunk ’91|
This group augments the fundraising efforts of the College’s Office of Alumnae Relations and Development to increase the impact our alumnae have on the financial resources of the College. Key members are appointed by the alumnae relations and development office.
|Co-chairs||Lisa Wray Longino ’78||Lea Harvey ’90|
Media, Marketing and Communications
This group provides expertise and research to the College’s MMC office to increase the awareness of Sweet Briar College outside of the College’s community.
|Co-chairs||Meg Moss Guegan ’92||Sally Mott Freeman ’76|
Alumnae Admissions Recruiters (AAR)
This group coordinates the work of alumnae who volunteer as recruiters for the College with the admissions office. Key members are appointed by the alumnae relations and development office.
|Co-chairs||Julia Schmitz ’03||Michelle Badger ’06|
Council Strategic Initiatives
This group assists the College in research and development by assignment. Key members are appointed by the alumnae relations and development office.
|Co-chairs||Debra Elkins ’93||Sarah vonRosenberg ’72||Deirdre “DeDe” Conley ’72|
Alumnae Alliance Council Meeting Minutes