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University of Central Florida Alumni Association Records

 Collection
Identifier: UA05A

Scope and Contents

Series I: Administrative Files, 1964-2000 contains administrative documents from the Alumni Association Advisory Committee, the Alumni Association Committee, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee that include minutes, bylaws, and correspondence.

Series II: Programs and Projects, 1992-2000 contains scholarship records pertaining to the various undergraduate and graduate awards given by the Alumni Association as well as documents related to the seminar sponsored by the Alumni Association entitled "Financial Strategies for Successful Retirement."

Series III: Ephemera and Commemoratives, 1994-2000 contains the brochures, pamphlets, flyers, and other miscellaneous materials distributed by the Alumni Association as well as items noting the association's outreach within the surrounding community.

Dates

  • Created: 1964-2000

Creator

Access

The entire collection is open for research.

Copyright Statement

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical or Historical Information

The FTU Alumni Association was founded in 1971 to generate and further relationships between the university and its alumni, current students, their family and friends. By 1975 the association had become a formal entity of the university and in 1978 changed its name to the University of Central Florida Alumni Association. The organization fulfills many roles including the allocation of scholarships, membership and chapter generation, and the planning of over two hundred university events that include each year's homecoming. Additionally, the association began the Student Alumni Association in 1993, which has emerged as one of the largest student organizations at UCF. 1994 saw the release of a bi-monthly publication, called Pegasus Magazine, to increase communication with UCF alumni across the country. In 1998 the Alumni Association became part of the UCF Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Through this partnership the association abides by the mandates of the Foundation and has assumed a greater fund-raising role. However, the association still maintains its own governing board and supplies seventy percent of its annual operating budget.

The association's primary governing body is its Board of Directors (BOD), previously known as the Alumni Advisory Council in 1977-78 and then the Alumni Association Council from the late 1970s to the mid-1980s. The composition of the board consists of both alumni and current students. These alumni simultaneously represent the university as graduates and as leaders in local business, politics, and professional fields. As part of its responsibilities, the BOD elects five persons to act as President, Secretary, Treasurer, and two members-at-large of the association's Executive Committee, which directly manages the affairs of the association. Each term of office lasts one fiscal year. In addition to the BOD and Executive Committee, the Alumni Association contains eight standing committees: Nominating, Athletics, Communications, Finance, Homecoming, Legislative Relations, Membership, and Scholarship. Special committees may also be created in order to fulfill specific needs of the association. Such committees, their chairs, and number of members are subject to the discretion of the association president.

Extent

3 boxes (2.3 Linear Feet)

Abstract

Originally a volunteer organization, the UCF Alumni Association was founded in 1971 to foster relationships between the university and its alumni. Included in this collection are minutes, correspondence, brochures and related materials detailing the association's administration and outreach programs.

Arrangement Note

The collection is divided into three series by type of document and then organized chronologically within each series.

Method of Acquisition

Tom Messina transferred these materials to the University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives in 2006 (CFU2006_14).

Accruals and Additions

Collection Identifier: CFU2006_14

Related Materials

For more information on university archives, please see our website. Further information about the Alumni Association may be found in the University of Central Florida Office of the President Records, including the collections of the individual university presidents, the University of Central Florida Foundation, Inc. Records, and in the Vertical File.

Processing Information

Collection processed by and finding aid prepared by Ryan Groves in 2007. Documents were removed from three-ring binders and placed in archival folders. Additionally, metal paper clips and rubber bands were removed and replaced with archival grade plastic clips. The finding aid was updated for consistency among all collections by Mary Rubin in 2012. The finding aid was placed into Archon, with adjustments made for Archon and resulting in edition 2, by Mary Rubin in 2015. The acquisition method field and the subjects were updated by Kryslynn Collazo in 2018, resulting in edition 3.
Title
University of Central Florida Alumni Association Records
Author
Ryan Groves
Date
2007
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the UCF University Archives Repository

Contact:
Special Collections & University Archives
University of Central Florida Libraries
P.O. Box 162666
Orlando Florida 32816-2666 US
(407) 823-2576