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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.

We are currently accpeting applications for the Young Alumni Council. Learn more about responsibilities and duties below.

Young Alumni Council
Current 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 four meetings per year on campus. This current year, meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

    September 20, 2017
    November 8, 2017
    February 28, 2018
    April 28, 2018

    Please note:  This past year, the Council met on Wednesday evenings. Moving into next year, the Council will be moving its meetings to Saturday mornings. The dates for next year's meetings will be chosen in May.

    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?

    We are currently accepting applications for the Young Alumni Council. Applications are due by Monday, April 16, 2018 and you can apply online at the link below.

    To be eligible for the Young Alumni Council, you must have graduated from York College between 2008 – 2018. Applications that are incomplete will not be considered. Applications will be reviewed by current Council in consultation with the Alumni Relations Office on or before April 28. You will be notified in early May of their decision on your application.

    Council members are appointed for a two year term beginning July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020.

    Questions? Please email Jason Keller '16, assistant director of alumni relations and advisor to the Young Alumni Council, at

    Young Alumni Council Application

Contact Us
Alumni Relations
Kristin Schab '04, Director of Alumni Relations
Grantley Hall, 125
Phone: 717.815.1285
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Jason Keller '16, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Grantley Hall, 118

Andrea Jackson, Office Manager
Grantley Hall, 123

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