FSU Homecoming 2012: Alumni!

The very basic purpose of homecoming festivities and activities is to welcome home alumni. These week-long events are meant to connect the current student body with those who have long graduated.

Although they have left FSU, Bronco alumni can and will continue to play an important role in the life and continued growth of the University. The spirit of FSU continues to live on well after graduation day. Graduates make an immeasurable contribution to represent FSU first-hand locally and abroad. Alumni are the most important manifestation of the University’s excellence; they are ambassadors for the University, representing their Alma mater worldwide.

FSU continuously engages with alumni as a very important stakeholder group. The continued involvement of alumni can ensure FSU remains a university of excellence. Alumni can support their Alma Mater in a number of ways, to include networking and donating time and finances.

Visit FSU’s Alumni Affairs for more information on FSU’s specific needs and initiatives, as well as upcoming events.

Also, check out the list of books and articles on the role of alumni, alumni relations, and fundraising and development.



  1. Brittingham, Barbara E., and Thomas R. Pezzullo. The Campus Green: Fund Raising in Higher Education. Washington, D.C.: School of Education and Human Development, the George Washington University, 1990. Print. (LB2336 .B73 1990  no.1 – FSU Main Stacks)
  2. Coldren, Sharon L. The Constant Quest: Raising Billions Through Capital Campaigns. Washington, D.C.: American Council on Education, 1982. Print. (LB2336 .C57 1982  – FSU Main Stacks)
  3. Deni, Elliot. The Kindness of Strangers: Philanthropy and Higher Education. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006. Print. (LB 2336 E45 2006 – FSU Main Stacks)
  4. Evans, Jeanette Hawkins. A Study of the Attitudes of the Alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Towards Financial Giving to their Alma maters. Michigan: UMI, 1986. Print. (LB 2424 E93 1986 – FSU Main Stacks)
  5. Gasman, Marybeth, and. Nelson Bowman, III. A Guide to Fundraising at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An All Campus Approach. New York: Routledge, 2012. Print. (LC 2781 G37 2012 – FSU Main Stacks)
  6. Mosser, John Wayne. Predicting Alumni/ae Gift-Giving Behavior: a Structural Equation Model Approach. Michigan: UMI, 1993. Print. (LB 2336 M67 1994 – FSU Main Stacks)
  7. Rhodes, Frank H.T., ed. Successful Fundraising for Higher Education: the Advancement of Learning. Arizona: Oryx Press, 1997. Print. (LB 2336 S86 1997 – FSU Main Stacks)
  8. Rowland, A. Westley, ed. Handbook of Institutional Advancement. San Fransisco: Jossey-Bass, 1986. Print. (LB 2342.8 H36 1986 – FSU Main Stacks)
  9. Ryans, Cynthia C. Strategic Planning, Marketing, & Public Relations, and Fund-raising in Higher Education: Perspective, Readings, and Annotated Bibliography. New Jersey: Scarecrow Press,  1986. Print. (LB 2341.96 U6 R82 1986 – FSU Main Stacks)

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