Alumni Decade Representatives (Reps)

    A decade representative is an alumnus who assists the office of Advancement, Alumni and Constituent Engagement with enhancing the overall alumni experience — from personalized communications, event intel, insider news and more.
    Using a peer-to-peer model, connecting as our alumni do best, the decade representative will represent Washington through personal outreach to classmates and their network.

    Essential Responsibilities and Commitment of the Role

    • Length of Term: one year
    • Willingness to reach out to alumni via social media, email, phone or note-writing
    • Willingness to support major events and fundraising periods
    • Shared belief in the mission and vision of Washington College

    Example Activities

    • Forward the “Word from Washington” to a friend or two
    • Share Washington social media posts
    • Partner with Washington to author outreach materials
    • Provide quotes around “Why I give,” “Why I’m involved”
    • Create your own and encourage submission of Alumni profiles
    • Attend one of the three marquis campus events and bring friends: Flocktoberfest, Spring Migration or Commencement Weekend

    • Share WC information, events, news and giving opportunities with contacts throughout the year
    • Serve as a social media influencer by sharing and reposting college social posts
    • Be a liaison between Washington and alumni by providing feedback to WC
    • Support efforts to collect alumni profiles, encourage alumni to share class notes and encourage attendance at Washington events.
    • Make Washington your philanthropic priority, at the level at which you are comfortable.
    • Contact fellow alumni (classmates or peers) in an effort to secure at least ten donors to the Washington Fund or another area of WC that is meaningful to them.
    • Help the college to thank friends and classmates for making a gift
    • Communicate with other volunteers and Washington staff manager on your progress and outreach


    • Heightened engagement with and access to college staff and resources
    • Access to alumni contact information and resources around social media content, language, etc.
    • Personal and professional growth and development through volunteer engagement with Washington College.
    • Advanced insight into "behind the scenes” with opportunities for feedback and review
    • Celebration of Decade Chair efforts, via our alumni newsletter, webpage, magazine, and at events

    Participation not expected on ALL dates/time periods:

    • Fall Semester (September 1 – 31)
    • Giving Day (October 26)
    • Flocktoberfest (October 27 and 28)
    • Giving Tuesday (Tuesday after Thanksgiving) 
    • Spring Migration (April 20-22)
    • Fiscal Year End (May 1 – May 31) 
    • Commencement and Reunion Weekend

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    Meet Our Reps


    Tom Crouse '59
    Jim Scott '59




    Kristen and Dawson Hunter '04 '04
    Katie Blaha '09

    Andrew Antonio '12
    Lindsay Mehta '13
    Meagan Symes '14

    Caitlyn Creasy '20