Marauder PRIDE Regional Network
Millersville University’s 68,000 alumni are represented across the globe in several recognized regional networks. Millersville’s geographic reach is ever expanding and we welcome alumni volunteers everywhere to help build the global Millersville network! Stay connected to Millersville alumni resources to benefit from events, career services, mentoring and more. Your next big idea, challenging job or best friend could be found right here—in your Millersville University Regional Marauder P•R•I•D•E Network.
Alumni volunteers are the foundation of the University. The Office of Advancement wants to mobilize alumni in certain geographic areas and provide a great way to connect alumni, parents, students and friends worldwide in the name of Millersville University. Hard working volunteers - along with guidance from Advancement staff – will plan and implement purposeful and meaningful events and programming areas outside of Millersville.
The success of this initiative hinges on the participation of our alumni. Take an active role in helping Millersville University reach out to prospective students, employers and other alumni in your area. Check out the schedule of alumni events near you.
Think about your network of friends and acquaintances who have children approaching college age. Now think about what your time at Millersville University means to you. Share your MU experience with a student. Be our eyes and ears in your area to learn about top students who would be the perfect fit for Millersville University. Let us know what you can do to help MU graduates launch their careers.
Millersville University prepared you to make a difference in the world. Your personal story could be just the motivation a student needs to learn more about MU. You could also serve as a mentor for a current MU student, using your connections and influence to open doors to internships, employment and other opportunities.
Your alma mater is about to embark on a bold 10-year strategic plan that will enhance its position as a national exemplar of liberal education. The realization of this vision depends on the financial support of dedicated alumni and friends such as you. There are many ways to share your gifts of time, talent, and resources to invest in the MU experience for students. Give online today!
Connect with classmates. Be a mentor. Arrange a campus tour. Wear your MU apparel. Attend alumni events. Host a reception. Go to a game when the Marauders are in town. Place a MU window sticker in your car. Demonstrate the power of your MU network to help students discover internship and employment opportunities. Show the world your Marauder PRIDE!
Programming examples include:
- Educational events featuring Millersville professors, administrators or local alumni speakers
- Cultural events, such as attending performances with seating for Millersville alumni
- Networking events
- Events welcoming prospective students / and incoming students into the Millersville community
- Gatherings to cheer Millersville sports teams on to victory
- Events for recent alumni
Interested in learning more on how to become a regional network volunteer? Read more below.
How to become a regional network Volunteer
Regional Marauder PRIDE Network Volunteer Experiences
Assistance from the University’s Advancement staff is determined by the alumni population in a region and activity being proposed. We will do our best to accommodate alumni groups of any size in any region for the purpose of alumni engagement and support of Millersville University and its mission.
All alumni share common characteristics and goals.
As the Regional Marauder PRIDE Network is a newer initiative for Millersville University, we ask for alumni volunteers to share ideas for programming in your area and then work closely with the staff representative from the Advancement staff.
What the Advancement team provides:
- A staff liaison will assist you with aspects of programming
- Online registration and other ways to collect RSVPs and payments (if applicable)
What Regional Network Volunteers provide:
- Time, talent, energy and enthusiasm on planning and executing events/gatherings or other programs
- Knowledge and insight specific to one’s area
Finances and Budget
Regional Marauder PRIDE Network events need to be conducted on a minimum cost recovery basis. Cost recovery means charging a price which is no greater than the cost of actually running the event.
The following should be taken into consideration when planning events:
- Printing, postage and design of mailing pieces
- Cost of reserving the facility
- Speaker honorariums, travel and accommodations
- Audio/visual costs
- Food costs
- Gratuity and service fees
- Bar charges (FYI: cash bar is the best way to go)
- Catering costs
- Cancellation fees and deposits
- All applicable taxes and gratuities
There may be alumni and businesses willing to help defray the costs, donate services or even provide meeting or event space at no cost and these options should be explored whenever possible. Underwriters or contributors, determined in concert with the university, should be obtained in a time-frame that allows for recognition in materials, and when appropriate, will receive soft credit or credit for their in-kind donation. Not all services qualify for in-kind donation credit and this should always be discussed first with a representative from the Advancement Office.
Ready to become a regional network volunteer? See the contact information below.
Tips to Host an Event
Suggested tips on How to host a Regional Marauder PRIDE Network Event
Expected attendance at events will vary based on the activity.
Three months before each event:
- Provide Advancement staff with final details for event publicity and information for registration
- Work with Advancement staff to make arrangements for volunteer hosts, food and drinks, audio/visual equipment, parking, set-up and clean-up
Four weeks before each event:
- Encourage attendance of local alumni via personal phone calls, emails, and social media
- Request name tags and giveaways from the alumni engagement office
Two weeks prior to each event:
- Finalize and confirm all arrangements
Day of event:
- Arrive 60 minutes early to check-in with venue staff and prepare for the event
- Work with vendors to make sure all needs have been met
- Set up welcome / information table:
- Sign or banners
- RSVP list
- Name tags
- Millersville literature
- Sign in sheet
- Business card bowl
- MU promotional item
A - Athletics, Authors, Art, Actors, Aquariums and Alumni hosted events at homes
B - Bruch, Boating, Bowling, Breweries, Basketball and Botanical Gardens
C - Career Workshops, Community Service, Comedians, Coffee, Cocktails, Cooking Classes and Concerts
D - Dinner Theater, Dessert receptions, and Day at the Races
E - Exhibits and Educational programs
F - Family Fun, Food, Fondue, and Football
G - Galleries, Grand Openings, Game night, Game Watches and Golf
H - Historical sites, Happy hours and Helping others
I - Ice hockey, Ice skating, Ice cream socials and Innovation
J - Jazz concerts and Journeys back to campus
K - Karaoke, kid-friendly events and Kayaking
L - Lectures, Luncheons and Lifelong learning; Listening tour events with President Wubah
M - Millersville, Museums, Music and Movies
N - Networking receptions and the Newest spot in town
O - Outdoor activities and Open Houses
P - Plays, Parades, Potlucks and Picnic in the Park
Q - Quarterly lunches and Q&A with the Vice President of Advancement
R - Restaurants, Raffles, and Receptions
S - Symphony, Sporting events, Segway tours, Surfing and Sunset cruises
T - Theater and Tours of famous homes
U - Under the stars for movie events and unusual event venues
V - Volleyball games with fellow alumni and Variety Shows
W - Wine tasting and tours and White-water rafting
X - eXclusive, behind the scenes tours and eXtra fun times with fellow Marauders
Y - YOU helping as a volunteer at various events
Z - Zoo and other Zany ideas you may have!
MU Alumni by State & Country
Current Regional Network Volunteers and their Regions
Dauphin County: If you would like to volunteer for this region, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Houston Area: Jacqueline Williams ’95 | Email: email@example.com
Washington, DC Metropolitan Area:
If you are interested in future events for any of the above areas, please feel free to reach out to the alumni volunteers noted above or contact the Alumni Engagement Office via Phone: 1-800-681-1855 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New areas and regional volunteers are being identified and will be added soon.
Contact Staff for more information on Regional Networks
We are currently seeking volunteer coordinators across the country and around the globe. For your reference, please take a look at the maps detailed above. Please reach out to our Advancement staff partners for next steps:
Steven DiGuiseppe ‘82
Assistant Vice President for Advancement
Duncan Alumni House
PO Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551-0302
Assistant Director of Alumni & Annual Giving
Duncan Alumni House
PO Box 1002
Millersville, PA 17551-0302
Phone: 1-800-681-1855 (toll-free) or 717-871-7551
The Duncan Alumni House is located at 205 N. George Street, Millersville, PA.
Office hours are Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (EST).