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Sanford alumni gather in many ways to make a meaningful impact and contribute to the greater good of society and one another. If you are interested in connecting with the Sanford community, check out the many ways you can make your mark.

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Save the Date for Duke Reunions Weekend 
April 13, 2019 - Sanford Picnic from Noon - 2:00 p.m. under the tent beside the Sanford School.  

Coming to campus for your Reunion? Join us for a picnic on Saturday afternoon. Great food, fellowship and games will be available as we celebrate reunion weekend. Check out the Photo Album from our picnic last year!

36 Hours at Duke

Join Sanford faculty in a collaborate alumni and student workshop weekend where alumni partner with current Sanford students for an intensive learning experience around a specific topic. Past topics include Journalism, Entrepreneurial Leadership, Social Justice, What Citizenship Demands of Us. The 36 hours program includes faculty-led group workshops, small group conversations, and Duke/Durham activities. Weekends typically start with a dinner on Friday evening and end with brunch on Sunday. For further information, please contact Susan George James.

Save the Date for our 2018-19 36 Hours @ Duke Programs:

  • February 8-10, 2019 with DeWitt Wallace on Journalism
  • March 1-2, 2019 at the Duke in DC office

36 Hours at Duke was named one of the best alumni programs in the nation! It won a 2018 CASE Circle of Excellence Bronze Award for Innovative Alumni Program from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

25 Hours @ Duke

Let us know when you are in the area. We can facilitate meetings with faculty, class audits, even lunch with current Sanford students.

Attend a Regional Program

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  • Attached is junior Michelle Qiou who is very interested in education policy. She traveled to DC to meet alum Bill Tucker of the Gates Foundation,

    Take a Sanford Student to Work Day

    In 2018, Sanford offered a new program during fall break: Take a Sanford Student to Work Day. Undergraduate Michelle Qiou took advantage of the program. Michelle is interested in education policy. She traveled to Washington, DC to meet Sanford alumnus Bill Tucker PPS'92. Bill is Senior Advisor, K-12 Program at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Michelle also met with Karen Dresden PPS'89. Karen is Founder and Head of School at Capital City Public Charter School.

Sanford will host alumni events all over the country featuring some of our great faculty and alumni leaders. This Fall we will kick off new regional programming including: Sanford Welcome Events (August) & Take A Sanford Student to Work Day (October)

Click here for event details and the latest updates

For a comprehensive list of Duke Alumni Association events in your region, click here.

Dinner with a faculty member

Our faculty members are often on the road, presenting at conferences and speaking to policy makers. We’d be happy to connect with you when we are in your area. Visit this page to view a list of our traveling faculty, dates and dinner locations

Want to suggest an alumni program or event? Great! Please contact Susan James.