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2020 Alumni Week

Clayton State University's Alumni Week is a time where the entire Laker community comes together to celebrate the importance of our alumni.

Orange and Blue Tuesday

Tuesday, October 13
All Day

Clayton State alumni have deep pride for our alma mater! Show off that Laker pride by wearing your Clayton State gear on Tuesday. Take a selfie and post it on social media, tagging us on Instagram at @claytonstatealumni and Facebook at Alumni of Clayton State University, and using the hashtags #ClaytonStateAlumni and #OrangeandBlueTuesday. We'll pick our favorites and post them on our social media accounts with the top three receiving a Clayton State mask!

Virtual Alumni-Led Cooking Class

Wednesday, October 14
6:00 p.m.
Register for this event

COVID-19 might be keeping us socially distant, but that doesn't mean we can't still be social. Grab your ingredients, your utensils, and maybe a drink, and join other alumni for a virtual cooking class led by Clayton State alumna Tyler Snow '18. There is no registration fee but registration is required so you can get the link to attend, as well as the ingredients list.


Virtual Alumni Panel Series: Planning for Retirement

Thursday, October 15
6:00 p.m.
Access program on Microsoft Teams Live

Panelists

  • Latoya Hubbard '01 ... Senior Manager at Vanguard Group, Inc.
  • Alan Kidd '08 ... Account Executive at American Fidelity Educational Services

The Alumni Association is here to help our alumni and students. We will be hosting a virtual alumni panel focused on preparing for retirement--whether you are 25 or 65. Don't wait too long to think about your financial well-being, life insurance, and other critical aspects of your later years in life. 


 

Visual Podcast: Alumni Membership Drive

Friday, October 16
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Tune in on Facebook Live or Instagram Live to watch and listen to special guests stop by virtually to talk about the importance of being a proud alum. Also, find out what Clayton State has been up to! Renew or make your membership gift to get a free Clayton State mask and possibly be a virtual guest. Scheduled guests include members of the Alumni Association Board and Young Alumni Council, current members of Clayton State staff, and more. 


Community Service Project

All Week (and beyond)

While the Clayton State University campus has done a tremendous job of limiting exposure of COVID-19 to our community, there are students who have unfortunately contracted the virus (follow COVID-19 updates on campus here). Many of these students, if they were living on campus, are in or have been in quarantine for the recommended fourteen days.

As alumni, let's show support for these students during this difficult time and let them know #ClaytonStateCares!

The Alumni Association is asking alumni to sponsor a care package for students who are currently in quarantine due to the COVID-19 virus. A $25 gift will cover the costs of this care package and will not only help lift the students' spirits and provide them needed and appreciated items, but also show these future alumni that their relationship with Clayton State does not end the day they walk across the stage at Commencement. We are also asking each alumni sponsor to write a note to a student to help encourage him/her.

You can sponsor a student care package by making your $25 gift here. Select "Other" as your Designation and type "Alumni Care Package" in the "other designation" box. You can send your note to: Clayton State Alumni Association, PO Box 387, Morrow, GA 30260. You can also choose to e-mail the text of your note to the alumni office at alumni@clayton.edu, where it will be written to the student.


Virtual Alumni Panels (Student Series)

Biology Alumni Panel

Monday, October 12
12:00 p.m.
Access program on Microsoft Teams Live

Panelists

  • Ariel Blanton '17 ... Environmental Technician & CRS Coordinator at City of Griffin
  • Tatiana Bradley '17 ... Biologist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Maria Delgadillo-Tiscareno ... Third Year Pharmacy School Student

English Alumni Panel

Tuesday, October 13
11:00 a.m.
Access program on Microsoft Teams Live

Panelists

  • Timothy Carter '14 ... Partnerships Specialist, Team Lead at U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Letitia James '10 ... Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Compass Group
  • Sibongile Lynch '09 ... Program Specialist at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Criminal Justice Alumni Panel

Tuesday, October 13
2:00 p.m.
Access program on Microsoft Teams Live

Panelists

  • Scott Ashworth '15 ... Director of Security at Atlanta United FC
  • Roodgine Bray '08 ... Senior Associate Attorney at Davis Bozeman Law Firm PC
  • Deandra DeWalt '14 ... Global Investigator at Walmart
  • Yolanda Keys '14 ... Emergency Preparedness Coordinator at MARTA

Computer Science Alumni Panel

Wednesday, October 14
11:00 a.m.
Access program on Microsoft Teams Live

Panelists

  • Jakia Gilbreath '17 ... Software Engineer at The Home Depot
  • Adia Meyers '18 ... Junior Software Developer at Bank of America
  • Benedict Tawiah '17 ... Senior Security Consultant at Verizon; Start-up Founder

Political Science Alumni Panel

Wednesday, October 14
3:00 p.m.
Access program on Microsoft Teams Live

Panelists

  • Chastity Abrom '13 ... Senior Business Analyst at Ginnie Mae
  • Leonel Chancey '10 ... Policy Analyst at Georgia House of Representatives
  • Marcus Dickerson '10 ... Attorney, Owner, & Founder at The Dickerson Firm, LLC

Nursing Alumni Panel

Thursday, October 15
12:30 p.m.
Access program on Microsoft Teams

Panelists

  • Lukeythia Bastardi '06 ... Staff Nurse Anesthetist at Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center
  • Satrina Hill '99 ... Director of Patient Care Practice at Emory Healthcare
  • Claire Monroe '15 ... Charge Nurse at Piedmont Henry Hospital
  • Hahnah Williams, Esq. '00 ... Partner, Attorney at Hahnah Williams, Attorney at Law, P.C.

Psychology Alumni Panel

Thursday, October 15
2:30 p.m.
Access program on Microsoft Teams Live

Panelists

  • Aubrey Banks '17 ... School Counselor at Peachtree Ridge High School
  • Qiana Brand '07 ... Employee Relations Partner at Facebook
  • Leo Martinez '10 ... Project Manager at Casa de Esperanza

Business Alumni Panel

Thursday, October 15
4:00 p.m.
Access program on Microsoft Teams Live

Panelists

  • Anthony Bentil '14MBA ... Manager of Strategic Projects and Analytics at Collins Aerospace
  • Jenice Larmond '10 ... Coram Regional Sales Manager at CVS
  • Sherrie Miller '00, '07, '09MBA ... VP of Sales Operations, Planning & Marketing at Kane Logistics
  • Christina Zolotova '07 ... Experiential Marketing and Live Events Consultant at ZOLOTOVA

Mathematics Alumni Panel

Friday, October 16
12:30 p.m.
Access program on Microsoft Teams Live

Panelists

  • Crystal Billingslea '11 ... Instructional Mathematics Coach at Fulton County Schools
  • Tony Yaacoub '12 ... Data Scientist at Amazon

Archival Studies Alumni Panel

Friday, October 16
2:00 p.m.
Access program on Microsoft Teams Live

Panelists

  • Rebecca Brown '17 ... The Portman Archives
  • Cathy Miller '15 ... Quikrete
  • Jennifer Sirotkin '16 ... Chick-fil-A
  • Shannon Wood '16 ... Truist