Realizing the Mission
Middlesex is fortunate to have an incredibly engaged, committed alumni community. To harness this engagement, the Middlesex Alumni Association (MxAA) was formed in 2004 with a mission of connecting alumni to one another and to the school. The MxAA designs and executes various programs and initiatives in furtherance of its mission and is continually innovating given the advent of new technologies, and the shifting needs of our alumni community.
Below are three specific ways that we are positively impacting the Middlesex community:
- Internship Stipends
The MxAA runs an internship stipend program for college-age alumni to support them during an unpaid or low paid internship. Alumni qualify through an application process, and share a reflection about their experience upon completion of the internship. The MxAA’s support has allowed alumni to pursue their passions with internships at the White House, the Center for an Urban Future in New York City, the Foundation for African Medicine and Education in Tanzania, and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, among many others.
- Digital Community
This year, the MxAA launched an online alumni community platform, allowing alumni to quickly look up and connect with one another by geography, profession, class year, etc. The platform also provides our alumni with a formal mentorship network and a live job board to help facilitate career opportunities. The online community is already yielding amazing connections and it will only continue to grow in impact.
- Laptops and Financial Aid
Over the past several years, the MxAA has donated nearly $200,000 back to the school for the purchase of new laptops for students receiving financial aid and for the financial aid budget itself. We believe strongly in “paying it forward” and these direct investments in current students are one way that we’ve chosen to strengthen our community.
Our goal is to create the strongest possible community and I invite you to get more engaged in the work of the MxAA. Please feel free to reach out to me or John Morrissey if you’d like to learn more about how you can make an impact.
Rob Trumbull ‘00