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Posts by Holly Enneking, Associate Director of Career & Online Programs

#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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Monon Bell

November 11, 2013

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

In a fitting introduction to an intense and evenly played rivalry, my first Monon Bell game ended in a tie.

I was a freshman in 1992 when DePauw led 17-14 on a typically cold, muddy Monon Bell game day at Little Giant Stadium. Wabash drove to the DePauw nine yard line with nine seconds remaining.  To the objection of DePauw fans, and as the story is told, many Wabash faithful as well, Coach Greg Carlson opted to send in his field goal unit rather than go for the win.  Placekicker Alex Costa’s 25-yard field goal bounced off the left upright and through the goal posts.  Since the rivalry rules call for the team holding the Bell to retain possession in the event of a tie, the coveted trophy remained in Crawfordsville.

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Connecting Alumni

November 4, 2013

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

On Friday I shared by email the first of several steps to better connect DePauw alumni. More specifically, we expanded our online directory profiles to include business information relevant to helping all alumni, but especially young alumni and students, develop their careers on the highest trajectory.

The connection among our alumni is one of the many qualities that make DePauw distinctive. In some ways, the ability to connect is a fundamental attribute of an educated person. William Cronon’s article, “Only Connect…,” from The American Scholar offers keen insight on the goals of liberal education. He emphasizes the necessity of making connections among ideas and people in order to make sense of the world. Cronon writes, “A liberal education is about gaining the power and the wisdom, the generosity and the freedom to connect.”

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