Alumni Network Activities & Events

Mark your calendars for these events!

Homecoming 2018 – Communications, Interactive Media & Sport Management

Thursday-Friday, Nov. 1-2: All day. Classroom Visits. Communications, iMedia and Sport Management faculty welcome you into their classrooms to share your experiences. Students, staff and faculty would love to hear your stories and career advice. You may recall speakers in your classes who inspired you. Now, it’s your turn!  Please contact a faculty/staff member or email ntonkins@elon.edu to schedule a class visit.

Friday, Nov. 2: 9 – 10:15 a.m. Mentors’ Breakfast. Invitation only. An informal opportunity for designated mentors and mentees to chat about their goals and mentoring relationships.

11:30 a.m. – Noon. Building Tours. McEwen Lobby.

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Alumni Luncheon, Snow Atrium, Schar Hall. (70 maximum). The School of Communications Alumni awards will be presented, along with a brief look at our past, present and exciting future with our new dean, Dr. Rochelle Ford. Also, join the celebration of iMedia’s 10-year anniversary.

2 – 3:10 p.m. Alumni Panel Video, Williams Studio, McEwen Building. Panelists chat with hosts about their careers and give advice to students. All alumni in the audience will be included in the alumni panel video.

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Alumni Reception, Snow Atrium, Schar Hall. Networking and brief roundtable discussions with alumni on topics such as branding, artificial intelligence (AI) and resume writing. This is also a time for great pictures and for fellowship with classmates and faculty, making new friends, and sharing your stories with students.

4:15 – 5 p.m. Live Oak Communications Alumni Reception, Live Oak Office, Schar Hall 103. Live Oak: The First Ten Years. Celebrate the accomplishments of students and alumni as we look back at the agency’s first decade in business. This is an opportunity for alumni to reconnect with former classmates and professors, renew old friendships, and network with our current students and other professionals.

Saturday, Nov. 4: 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Tailgating, Mary Nell Lake, across from Rhodes Stadium. Join the fun with games, food and drinks under the School of Communications, iMedia & Sport Management tailgating tent.

*Yes, these Communications, iMedia and Sport Management events are free, but you must R.S.V.P. by Friday, Oct. 26, on the alumni homecoming page. While we gladly absorb the food costs, please attend if you RSVP. A $500 scholarship will be presented to a student on behalf of the alumni chapter/city with the most COM alums in attendance of our School of Communications events.  Please make sure you sign in at each event.


Elon in L.A.

The Elon alumni network in Los Angeles extends a warm “Elon Welcome” to all alumni who are new to L.A. and encourages you to attend the following events.

Thursday, Sept. 20: 7 – 9:30 p.m. Welcome to the City, The Belmont. Alumni of all generations are encouraged to attend as we kick off a new year of chapter events. Learn more and register for our event here. Family, friends and guests are welcome to join. Free food, one drink ticket and new Elon giveaways will be available. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with other L.A.-based Elon graduates and hear from alumni chapter leaders about what is in store for the upcoming year.

Thursday, Nov. 22: TBA. Friendsgiving Potluck. In L.A. for Thanksgiving? Join your fellow alumni for a Friendsgiving potluck and celebrate the family that we all found at Elon. We’ll provide the turkey and stuffing – you bring your favorite dish to share. More details to come.

Date TBA: L.A. Luminaries & Toy Drive. Elon House, Hollywood. Miss the magical night of Elon luminaries? Your L.A. alumni board will be recreating one of Elon’s most beloved events this year at the Elon House in Hollywood. We’ll be lighting our own luminaries and donating toys for the holiday season. More details coming soon.


Sport Management

Monday, October 1: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Sport Management Internship Forum, Turner Theatre & Schar Atrium. Want to see where our sport management students have completed recent internships? The Sport Management Department will host five sport management internship presentations. Then, join us at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Atrium for a dessert hour to view poster presentations of student internship experiences from summer 2018.


Save the date

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019: Spring Communications Internship Showcase & ePortfolio Review. Snow Atrium, Schar Hall. We welcome alumni to participate by recruiting intern/job applicants and to review ePortfolios for our juniors and seniors. No charge for a table. More details coming soon.


Elon in L.A. announces new initiative

The School of Communications is happy to announce the formation of the “Women’s Elon Entertainment Empire” (WEEE), a new initiative of the Elon in L.A. program.

The mission of WEEE is to promote equal opportunities for women in the arts, support current Elon female students and alumni in L.A., and champion the female creative voice in all artistic disciplines. A long-term goal is to also establish the WEEE scholarship for need-based students to participate in the Elon in L.A. summer program.


How do I get involved with these events?

Please check back periodically for updates. There are more events coming!

Would you like lunch with an Elon speaker? Another free online iMedia Sampler? Webinar on freelancing? Contact Nagatha Tonkins, director of alumni relations and internships, with your ideas and suggestions. Contact J McMerty, director of the Elon in Los Angeles program, for our L.A. events.