Office of Alumni Relations Establishes “Eagles for Life” Young Alumni Program

Doris Bridgeman, Director of Alumni Affairs

The Office of Alumni Relations is proud to announce the establishment of the 2021 Tougaloo College Young Alumni Program Initiative, “Eagles for Life” comprising the members of the Classes of 2010 to 2020. In the initial process, a Young Alumni Council Steering committee has been formed to implement the objectives of the program. The Council is comprised of former members of the Tougaloo College Pre-Alumni Council and Student Leadership associated with the Offices of Alumni Relations and Institutional Advancement, along with the Tougaloo College National Alumni Association (TCNAA). The goal of the “Eagles for Life” Steering Committee is to develop and implement a Young Alumni Program that will engage alumni graduates between the years of 2010 and 2020 as equal alumni stakeholders, and to enhance the financial stability of the college through financial donations and in-kind services. Over the coming months, and into the future, members of the last decade of Tougalooians will have the opportunity to meet the following objectives:

  • Participate in planning and implementing programs by contacting other graduates between the Classes of 2010 and 2020 for better engagement with the College and other alumni.
  • Teach Tougaloo graduates between the Classes of 2010 and 2020 the importance of assisting through giving annual contributions and services for the College.
  • Encourage young alumni to return to the College throughout the year.
  • Develop lifelong relationships through networking, peer engagement, and servant leadership.

Congratulations to the past decade of leaders who are tasked with enhancing the livelihood of the College and each other. The following young alumni have been designated as Co-Chairs of the Steering Committee who will lead the engagement of the Council and their peers of the Classes 2010 to 2020 onward: Dr. Khirsten Echols Scott ’12, Dr. Farryl Franklin ’10, Dr. Courtney Mangum ’17, and Mr. Spencer Davis ’17.

All members of the graduating classes of this decade and beyond will have the opportunity to become more engaged in the enrichment of our beloved Alma Mater, Tougaloo College, with a historic legacy of more than 151 years! For more information please contact, Doris Griffith Bridgeman, Director of Alumni Relations at dbridgeman@tougaloo.edu.