Wednesday, November 4, 2015

CELEBRATION OF SUCCESS: Partnering with Peirce Alumni

Throughout the last 150 years, Peirce has produced many things, but one thing we have been especially blessed with in abundance are alumni. Tens of thousands of men and women have gone onto successful careers and more meaningful lives because of the experience they have had while partnering with Peirce.  Our alumni are our best representatives to the world of the value of the Peirce education.

During the recent observance of our 150th anniversary celebration, it was thrilling to see so many members of that alumni community gather on-campus, sharing pride in their ties with Peirce.  Many recent graduates brought their children and other family members to participate in the 3K Fun Walk, taking a tour around town of the places which Peirce has called home throughout the years.  Later that week, hundreds of individuals came together under the tent on Carlisle Street for our Founders Day celebration – what a festive group - and I am glad to say that more than a few of them had also been guests at our centennial birthday party in 1965. We are fortunate to have such loyal alumni!

The ties that bind the Peirce alumni community are strong and were in evidence throughout our anniversary week.  The best part of it all is that the celebration continues.  The Peirce Alumni Association, led by a dedicated Board of Directors and supported by a group of enthusiastic volunteers, offers ongoing opportunities for our graduates to connect with one another and the College. 

In turn, we welcome all alumni to participate in giving of your time, talent, and treasure to help us fulfill our mission: to equip adult learners, in a personalized, student-centered environment, to achieve their goals and successfully fulfill workforce needs. Working together, we look forward to continuing the Peirce tradition of success that we have enjoyed for the last 150 years, and look forward to celebrating for many more years to come.

See you at the 200th anniversary celebration in 2065!

For more information about getting involved with the Peirce College Alumni Association, feel free to contact me at 215-670-9323 or at rfconnors@peirce.edu