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The Philanthropic Culture at DePauw University

May 13, 2015

Steven J. Setchell '96
Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Campaign Initiatives

Life at DePauw is made up of moments; magic moments that spread across campus and give all students, faculty and staff that “uniquely DePauw” feeling. Traditions of excellence and leadership thrive in these moments, making it near impossible to imagine a place better than DePauw. Our most recent moment occurred just a few weeks ago as Philanthropy Week, hosted by DePauw’s newly formed Student Philanthropy Council (SPC), swept across campus and took DePauw by storm.

Managed by DePauw’s Development and Alumni Engagement Office, run by myself, Kevin Bugielski ’16, and Nicole Darnall ’16 as President and Vice President, as well as the Student Philanthropy Executive Committee, the Student Philanthropy Council was founded on the basis of, “Go, Give, Help, and Connect.” Encouraging students to engage in DePauw while they’re still on campus, SPC hosted their inaugural Philanthropy Week and saw amazing results.

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Your help on a big day for DePauw

May 1, 2014

Steven J. Setchell '96
Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement

I want to ask alumni for help on an important day for the future of DePauw. Today, high school seniors all across the nation are confirming their college choices on National College Decision Day. 

For generations, the University has enrolled some of its most promising students with the help of DePauw alumni and friends. Among applications received each year, some of the strongest come from those who are already familiar with DePauw and the type of education we provide. Recommending students who would excel at DePauw is among the most important things you can do to strengthen our alma mater.

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#DePauwConnects

March 3, 2014

Holly Enneking '08
director of alumni Engagement for Career and Communication Programs

A key focus for DePauw this year is better connecting alumni to one another and to the University.

Our worldwide alumni network is a big part of the distinctive value of the DePauw experience.  We want to make that network as accessible and useful as possible, particularly in helping young alumni and students launch their careers.

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Dr. Sununu’s Light

December 19, 2013

Steven J. Setchell '96
Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement

Conversations with alumni often turn to stories of professors whose high expectations and dedication to teaching profoundly change the lives of their students.  These are the stories of Raymond Pence, A. W. Crandall, and Jack Cook, to name just a few.

This tradition was on my mind today on an early morning walk through campus.  As is often the case in late evenings and early mornings at DePauw, the Asbury Hall office light of Dr. Andrea Sununu burned brightly.  Dr. Sununu’s commitment to students, reflected in one-on-one paper review conferences at all hours of the day, is well known to the DePauw community and to me personally. I am one of the many alumni who continue to benefit from the unsurpassed commitment and coaching of Dr. Sununu.

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Virtual Alumni College: The Life of Nelson Mandela

December 13, 2013

Steven J. Setchell '96
Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement

Last night sixty-two alumni heard Professor of History Dr. Mac Dixon-Fyle lead a far-ranging Virtual Alumni College conversation on Nelson Mandela and the struggle for human rights in South Africa. 

Following Dr. Dixon-Fyle’s email of last Friday calling on the campus community to reflect on Mandela’s life, he graciously agreed to share with alumni some perspective from his life’s work of research and teaching on African civilization and culture and, in particular, on ethnicity and conflict in South Africa.

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