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Nipissing University Alumni Handbook


Table of contents Alumni Checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Social Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Fun Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Benefits and Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Give Back. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Alumni Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8


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❑ Connect with us on social media. ❑  Learn about the great perks of becoming a Nipissing Alumnus by visiting our services webpage. ❑ Plan a trip back to Nipissing University for Homecoming weekend. ❑ Nominate your alma mater for an Alumni Award. ❑ Give thanks through a financial donation or by volunteering your time.

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Fun Facts

38,000

NU alumni worldwide in

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33,746

reside in Ontario

countries

Alumni? Alumnus? Alumna? Alumnae? Which one do I use? Alumni (masculine plural), alumnus (masculine singular), alumna (feminine singular) and alumnae (feminine plural) refer to a former student or students, and more commonly a graduate, of an educational institution such as Nipissing University. Although the word alumni is masculine we do often use it to define groups of graduates, both male and female. The word alumnus means “foster son” or “pupil” and is derived from the Latin verb alere “to nourish”. The Latin language has a lot more distinctions on gender than the English language does, so to make life simple here at Nipissing we use alumni and alumnus to embody all genders. 3


Perks of Becoming a Nipissing Alumnus You can receive amazing discounts or products through various companies. These include AVIS, Park’n Fly airport parking, Cineplex, Canada’s Wonderland, VIA Rail Canada, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Marineland, Toronto FC, Roger’s cup, Samsung, Micheal Kors, and Oakley. With your Alumni Card, you are granted access to the Harris Learning Library, a discounted membership to the Robert J. Surtees Athletics Centre, as well as a discounted rate on Nipissing University Residences for your trips back home. Affinity Credit Card As an alumnus, you are eligible for a customized Nipissing University MasterCard. With this card, every time you make a purchase MBNA will donate a portion of funds back to Nipissing University’s alumni association. Find out more about the added benefits of this card under the services tab online. Home and Auto Insurance You now have access to the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex program. Through this program you will be provided lower preferred insurance rates. Not only that, but you will be giving back to Nipissing University’s alumni association through your savings. This program supports the alumni association each year. Life Insurance Nipissing is partnered with Canada Life Assurance Company to provide both you and your family with comprehensive life insurance. To learn more about this offer call 1-800-387-0649, e-mail alumni_service@canadalife.com or visit the Canada Life website. Perkopolis As an alumnus of Nipissing University you are now able to create an account with Perkopolis to receive exclusive discounts on tickets, hotels, events and products. Email us for your code today!

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Come back home every year! NU Homecoming Head back to Nipissing to experience homecoming as an alumnus! Participate in events organized to help you catch up with your fellow alumni. Make sure to register online as an alumnus to gain access to exclusive events. Take a picture of yourself and tag us @NipissingAlumni on Twitter and Facebook, or Nipissing.alum on Instagram and use the hashtag #nualum and #NUHoco. We love to see your everlasting school spirit!

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Getting Involved Join the mentor network Join the mentor network. Log on to your LinkedIn account and join the Nipissing University Mentor Network group and participate in great discussions and connect with others in your field. Volunteer Contact the Alumni Office today and find out what exciting events and initiatives for which we need volunteers. 705-474-3450 ext. 4573 or email alumni@nipissingu.ca. Ways to give There are a number of ways you can donate back to Nipissing to help further develop our school. These include gifts for today, gifts for the future, or contributing to the annual fund. You can make your gift a one-time gift, a recurring gift, or a pledge. Email alumni@nipissingu.ca for more information.

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Awards for Alumni The next Alumni Award recipients won’t raise their own hands. That’s why we need you. The accomplishments of the members of Nipissing University’s global community of alumni represent an inspiring account of positive social, cultural, and economic change in the world. Our Alumni Achievement Awards give us the chance to recognize those actions and share the stories of our vibrant and influential community. Dr. James Influential Award Presented to a graduate whose dedication and leadership has influenced significant change and prosperity within their community. Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award Presented to someone whose achievement and excellence in their endeavors have distinguished themselves as a valued leader. Rising Star Alumni Award Presented to a recent graduate who has demonstrated significant achievements on a professional, community, and/or volunteer basis, or has displayed promise of significant future accomplishments. Honorary Alumni Award Presented to an individual who is not a graduate of the university, but whose actions and dedication have had positive impact on the Nipissing University experience. Email alumni@nipissingu.ca to find out more.

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Nipissing University Alumni Handbook  

Important information for Nipissing University alumni, including events, awards, benefits, services, and more!

Nipissing University Alumni Handbook  

Important information for Nipissing University alumni, including events, awards, benefits, services, and more!