Douglass Alumnae: Active, Engaged, Powerful
Douglass alumnae are amazing. Your curiosity, drive and genuine interest in the world keep you moving forward. And you always bring your communities along with you. If there’s one common story among each of your individual stories, it’s the drive to give back.
As we prepare to celebrate Douglass’ Centennial, we recognize that a lot has changed since your time on campus, and it will continue to change in the decades ahead. The first goal of the Student and Alumnae Engagement Office is to preserve the spirit of Douglass, those common threads, while we embrace the present and meet the future.
Our second goal? Engaging today’s Douglass students with Douglass alumnae. Your voice, your interest and your encouragement matter to the 2,400 current Douglass students. Your experience and insight will impact them in unique ways, whether as mentors, colleagues or friends.
Please check back as we announce events and opportunities to engage with Douglass.
“I remember taking the EE bus from College Avenue to Douglass. It was all around a wonderful experience. After I left Rutgers and I went into the real world I saw how wonderful it was to be cocooned in New Brunswick, to be protected from the outside of Rutgers.”—Imbolo Mbue DC’01
Imbolo Mbue DC'01
Douglass Alumnae Make a Difference
From public service careers to industry-shifting entrepreneurship, Douglass alumnae make a difference for others throughout their lives. Some pursue visible leadership roles and some work relentlessly behind the scenes. Some push for societal change and some guide one person at a time through change.
Maybe your years at Douglass shaped you, or maybe you shaped Douglass. At whatever level we work, Douglass alumnae believe that change is possible and that individuals, communities and society-at-large benefit from the efforts of other humans to make positive change.
Douglass Alumnae Give Back
Our other shared strength is helping everyone find their voice, to advocate for change. You can see it in our roots; Douglass wouldn’t exist without women who could and would speak up. You can see it throughout our history. You can see it unfolding today in our BOLD Leadership and Career Development program, as our alumnae speak about their careers and mentor today’s students. This is your legacy—thank you.
Douglass in the Next Century
Douglass has changed since your time on campus, and it will continue to change in the decades ahead. Our goal is to hold on to the spirit of Douglass, those common threads, while we embrace the present and meet the future. Your voice, your interest and your encouragement matter to the 2,500 current Douglass students, and those who will follow.
Consider ways you can be part of this unfolding of Douglass’ next century. You can mentor a current Douglass student, engage with fellow alumnae, or volunteer at an upcoming event.
Our strategic priorities for 2016–2023 include:
- Advance intellectual excellence in the core curriculum
- Enhance the transformative student experience by creating a new center for leadership, career, and personal development
- Establish Douglass’ prominence as a leader in stem education for women
- Further the Douglass emphasis on fostering inclusiveness
- Promote Douglass as a leader in women’s education at Rutgers university, in the U.S., and around the world
- Develop the resources needed to support growth and innovation at Douglass
Engage with our students, share your story and keep moving forward.
“At Douglass, I suddenly had this voice that I never had.” Phuti Mahanyele DC’93
Phuti Mahanyele DC'93