The name of the organization shall be the Southwest Tennessee Community College Alumni Association.
The purposes of the Alumni Association shall be to promote interest in the general welfare of the College, its student body, faculty, staff, and alumni and to promote and support the College in business, industrial circles, and other areas of potential growth.
Section I - Regular Members
All persons who had been regularly enrolled at Southwest Tennessee Community College and the former Shelby State Community College and State Technical Institute at Memphis shall be eligible for membership in the Association.
Section II - Honorary Members
All persons who have rendered outstanding service to Southwest Tennessee Community College are not eligible for regular membership.
Section III - Associate Members
All persons who have demonstrated interest in Southwest Tennessee Community College by participation in the College’s Annual Fund campaign that is conducted by this Association; those persons who have demonstrated an interest in Southwest and are nominated to associate membership by the alumni chapter provided such persons are not eligible for regular membership.
Section IV - Membership Privileges
All members of this Association shall be entitled to full participation in the programs of the Association, but honorary and associate members shall not be entitled to vote or hold any office in the Association.
Donations will be accepted at the Association’s annual meetings.
Section I - Annual Meeting
The Executive Board shall hold an annual meeting of its members. Annual meetings are mandatory for the purpose of conducting the business of the Association.
Section II - Special Meetings
Special meetings of the Association may be called by a majority of the members of the Executive Board of this Association, provided that notice shall be given to the members of the Association in a communication prior to the special meeting.
Section I - Executive Board
The Executive Board of the Association shall be the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, at large members, and the College.
Section II - President
The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Association. Her/his duties shall be to preside at general membership and Executive Board meetings, execute resolutions of the general membership and Executive Board, appoint all committee chairpersons, and address the general membership and Executive Board.
Section III - Vice President
The Vice President shall perform the duties of the President in her/his absence and other functions as designated by the Executive Board. The Vice President shall succeed the President.
Section IV - Secretary
The Secretary's duties shall be to record and maintain the minutes and records of the Association, distribute copies of minutes to the Executive Board, and preside in the absence of the President and the Vice President.
Section V - Treasurer
The Treasurer's duties shall be to collect donations, maintain necessary records, disburse Association expenditures and render regular reports to the membership as requested. An auditing committee appointed by the President shall audit the treasury at the end of each term. The President and the Treasurer shall sign all disbursements. The Director of Alumni Affairs shall approve all disbursements.
Section VI - At Large Members
The at large members shall be voting members of the Executive Board. Each one shall serve as chairperson of one of the following committees: Fund-raising and Special Projects, Membership, or Social Activities.
Section I - Nominations
The President shall appoint a nomination committee prior to each annual meeting. The committee shall solicit nominations for Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and at large members in good standing, screen the nominations, and submit a list of nominees at the annual business meeting. Nominations shall also be accepted from the floor. Section II. Election. Officers shall be elected by a majority vote of active alumni present at the annual business meeting.
Section III - Term of Office
The term of office shall be for two years.
A quorum shall consist of those members present at any announced meeting.
All meetings shall be conducted according to Robert’s Rules of Order unless otherwise specified in the constitution.
Amendments to this constitution shall be submitted to the Executive Board in writing for submission to members for a vote at the annual business meeting. A two-thirds majority vote shall be necessary for the adoption of any amendment.
Cynthia Graham, Vice President External Relations
The Alumni Association is on LinkedIn, the professional networking site. Join us and network with other Southwest graduates. To join, just go on to your LinkedIn site and click on groups. This is a great place to find out what other graduates are up to and build your own professional networks. The Association is also building another social media site just for Alums to connect.