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Young Alumni Council

Leading the way for young alumni

The Young Alumni Council is the advisory board for York College helping to shape and establish programming for recent graduates. The Council focuses on increasing the shared connection between young alumni and the College and advises the Alumni Relations Office on programming and services for young alumni and students.

The Young Alumni Council was founded in 2010 and consists of approximately 25 Council members and three student representatives.

Young Alumni Council
Former Young Alumni Council President Kyle Joines '13 addressing graduating seniors at their 100 Days to Graduation Toast.

More About the York College Young Alumni Council

  • Goals

    Leading our Young Alumni

    The Young Alumni Council promotes young alumni events, supports fundraising efforts, and works with young alumni to ensure the connection is not lost once they leave York College. In addition, the Council exists to:

    • Serve as an advisory board to the Alumni Relations Office and the College
    • Encourage and maintain the relationship between young alumni and the College
    • Assist in implementing programming to enhance career and social networking opportunities
    • Promote and cultivate leadership to encourage alumni to support the College both financially and through volunteer activities
    • Instill the motto Spartans for Life by assisting in the transition of students to alumni
  • Responsibilities and Duties

    Responsibilities and Duties

    Members of the York College Young Alumni Council attend three meetings per year on campus. This current year, meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

    October 6, 2018
    February 2, 2019
    April 27, 2019

    In addition to attending these four meetings, Council members are expected to:

    • Make a personal best gift to the York College Fund
    • Serve as an active member on one of four committees
    • Actively participate in Council and College programming and events
  • Committees


    Career Development & Leadership Committee

    • Identify and advise the College on the professional development and networking needs of young alumni.
    • Engage young alumni in mentorship and networking opportunities for students. 

    Development Committee

    • Work with the York College Fund Office to assist with securing resources for the College.
    • Support the Senior Class Gift campaign to assist in the transition from student to alumni.
    • Advise the College on appropriate strategies and methods to communicate the importance of philanthropy to young alumni.

    Nominations Committee

    • Oversee the recruitment and retention of Council members each year.
    • Collect and compile an appropriate number of Council member nominations each year to fill vacant positions.

    Outreach Committee

    • Plan and execute young alumni specific programming and events on campus and regionally.
    • Advise the College on improving overall alumni events and marketing to better appeal to young alumni.
  • Interested in joining the Young Alumni Council?

    Interested in joining the Young Alumni Council?

    Currently, we are not accepting applications for the Young Alumni Council. Applications for the 2019-2020 year will be available in early 2019.

    To be eligible for the Young Alumni Council, you must have graduated from York College between 2009 – 2018. Applications are reviewed by current Council in consultation with the Alumni Relations Office.

    Council members are appointed for a two year term.

    Questions? Please email Brigette Gardner, Assistant Director of Alumni Relatons, at

Contact Us
Alumni Relations
Kristin Schab '04, Director of Alumni Relations
Grantley Hall, Room 125
Phone: 717.815.1285

Darby Frey '18, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations for Regional Engagement
Grantley Hall, Room 117

Brigette Gardner, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Grantley Hall, Room 118

Andrea Jackson, Office Manager
Grantley Hall, Room 123

Semester Hours
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours (May-August)
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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