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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Reception & Talk with Professor Phil Bennett
March 18, 2019 - Join Emmy-winner Phil Bennett for a discussion about news organizations and their fight for public trust. Will attacks on news media in the U.S. and abroad destroy a sense of shared facts? Bennett, a producer of the PBS documentary series FRONTLINE, and Eugene C. Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy will share insights and lead the discussion. RSVP here.
Sanford Community Picnic
April 13, 2019 - Sanford Picnic from Noon - 2:00 p.m. under the tent beside the Sanford School.
Coming to campus for your Duke Reunions Weekend? Join faculty, staff, students, and your fellow alumni 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 Spring 2019 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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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 hosts alumni events all over the country featuring some of our great faculty and alumni leaders. This past year we kicked off new regional programming including: Sanford Welcome Events (August), Take A Sanford Student to Work Day (October), and Jeffersonian dinners.
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.