The WTAMU Alumni Association welcomes all former WT students as members of the Alumni Association. This means our network, and the reach we have as an Alumni Association and University, will increase from approximately 2,500 to more than 35,000.
Contributing members will continue to receive the benefits associated with making a gift to support the Association's activities. In addition, we are working to increase these privileges to include those outside our local area. We will add benefits, programs, discounts and incentives for members at all levels as we secure them. One example of a new benefit, for those contributing, is the ability to designate up to 50 percent of your gift to the area of your interest at the University. You will receive the benefits of Alumni Association membership at the level corresponding to your full gift. In addition, your gift is no longer considered a membership fee and is therefore entirely tax deductible as allowed by law.
Nearly 500 WT Alumni responded to an online survey which were mailed and available online. 67 percent of respondents indicated that the move to an inclusive, no-membership-fee-required organization will increase their interest in reconnecting with WT. 65 percent of survey responses show an interest in an online alumni store. 50 percent want discounts at national or local businesses. 44 people indicated their willingness to serve in a leadership capacity to establish WT activity in their hometown. These responses are from Colorado, New York, Texas and beyond!
As we compile additional information from the survey we hope to keep you informed with the Alumni Newsletter, something 80 percent of our respondents would like. If you have a success to share, or perhaps a great WT memory that needs to be told, we invite you to Share your Pride in WT.