The College of Education Alumni Association was founded in 1893 in connection with the Detroit Normal Training School, the forerunner of today’s college. There are almost 3,000 active members in the association, and of the 14 constituent groups on Wayne State University’s campus, it is the third largest.
The aims of the association, as set forth in its Constitution, are:
- To foster a spirit of loyalty to the college
- To maintain high standards for the teaching profession
- To assist professionally and financially those who need help continuing their education
- To keep alive the spirit of fellowship
- To encourage productive contacts between the student body and the Alumni Association
In addition to being supportive of the college and university and meeting the needs of its membership through appropriate programs, in recent years, the association has focused on ways in which it can be of service to the broader community, recognizing that only through this commitment can it be a viable force in an urban setting.
The Alumni Association has provided funding for a number of initiatives in the college. For example, a significant gift furnished the Alumni Conference Room/Faculty Lounge in the College of Education building. The association provides scholarships for academically accomplished students; sponsors the annual Golden/Silver Anniversary Dinner to honor 25 and 50 year graduates of the college; hosts Recess Night, at which annual awards to faculty, administration, staff or alumni are presented; and supports the work of the dean of the college in many activities of mutual interest and concern.
By becoming active members of the College of Education Alumni Association, graduates of the college have the opportunity to uphold the best practices for education professionals, to assist current students in their academic programs, and to help graduates in their professional careers.
Please join our efforts to build the College of Education pride and brand! As you can see, there are many ways to connect on our site. Share your stories and your Wayne State pride!
If you have questions, contact Dr. Janice Green, assistant dean for Academic Services and College of Education Alumni Association liaison.