Welcome, fellow Nicholas School and Duke Alumni!

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As Duke Environment alumni, we are a diverse lot. We represent many backgrounds, degrees, career paths, places, ages and experiences. What we all have in common is our deep commitment to environmental stewardship and the extraordinary environmental education that set us on a path to professional and personal success.

The Nicholas School Alumni Council serves as a strong voice for our alumni community and helps our fellow graduates stay engaged with the school and university in valuable and meaningful ways. The new go·grow·give program offers a wealth of opportunities – from prospective student recruiting to social events to networking – for Duke Environment alumni to connect with each other and with today’s students, faculty and staff.

While we were students at Duke for just a few years, we will be a part of this amazing alumni community forever. I encourage you to get involved, and to let me or another Alumni Council member know your ideas for how we can serve you better. And don’t be surprised if you get a call from one of us to touch base and see how we can help you get involved with some of the exciting things happening at the Nicholas School today!

--Shannon Lyons
  President, Alumni Council, MEM’04

Ways to Stay Connected with the Nicholas School



Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment LinkedIn University Page

  • The Nicholas School has established this page in order to provide alumni and students with a more robust tool to network with one another.  In addition to being able to view, search, and connect with alumni, the page also serves as an umbrella that will provide alumni the opportunity to learn about the wide variety of Nicholas School & Duke sub-groups organized around activities or regions.  Lastly, by joining the page you are able to proudly display the Nicholas School’s logo under the Education section of your LinkedIn profile.  Doing this not only helps to provide the school with a more consist look amongst all of our alumni but it also helps to showcase the post-graduate success of our alumni and their degrees.
  • Our hope is that you will find this tool useful in networking and connecting more easily with the Nicholas community, exchanging business ideas and sharing professional opportunities. With this being said, its maximum effectiveness hinges on participation from all! 
  • For more information about the  Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment Linkedin University Page, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, at


Regional Alumni Networks

The Nicholas School hosts Regional Alumni Networks through LinkedIn in several cities where many of our alumni live and work. Join a network to keep in touch with fellow graduates, find out about local alumni and environmental events and networking opportunities, and stay up-to-date on the latest news from the Duke Environment community. Regional Alumni Networks currently exist for:

Coordinator: Theo Gimenez (MEM’12),

New York City
Coordinator: Ashley Hartman, MEM’14,

Portland, OR
Currently seeking Portland coordinator; please contact Glenda Lee ( with questions and interest.

Raleigh-Durham (Triangle)
Coordinator: James (Gene) Stroup (MEM ’99),

San Francisco
Coordinator: Jessica Lam, MEM’13,

Washington D.C.
Coordinator: Kate Brogan, MEM’13,

To join a network, you must have or create a LinkedIn profile. Once you have a profile, search LinkedIn groups for “Nicholas School of the Environment” and requesting group admittance. Once you are accepted, you can look for and join Regional Networks by going to the “Subgroup” section of the Nicholas School’s LinkedIn page, and finding the group in your region. For more information, click here.

Don’t live near a current Nicholas School regional network city? You can still connect with the larger Duke community through the Duke Alumni Association (DAA).  Or, to learn how to start a new regional network, click here.

DEL-MEM alumni: We encourage you to join our DEL-MEM Alumni LinkedIn subgroup, which is open to all DEL-MEM alums. Please follow the above directions to the Regional Alumni Network LinkedIn subgroups, where you can also find the DEL group. 

Alumni Networking Socials

Join fellow alumni in a casual atmosphere to catch up, see who is in the area, and network. These socials provide an opportunity to see old friends and meet new contacts. Learn about upcoming Alumni Networking Socials by joining your Regional Alumni Network, and watch for upcoming events listed in Duke Environment eNews. For more information on Alumni Networking Socials, contact the Regional Coordinator in your area, or Glenda S. Lee, Assistant Director Alumni Engagement and Programs at

Volunteer Opportunities with Students

Assist current Nicholas School students as they prepare to transition into the workplace. Our Career and Professional Development Center offers many opportunities to help with resume review, mock interviews and Master Project advising, serve as a Master Project or internship client, and much more. To learn more about these opportunities and see how you can participate, contact Karen Kirchof, Assistant Dean, Career and Professional Development Center, at

Give Back – Contribute to the Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the lifeblood of the Nicholas School, and alumni participation is a critical component. Beyond the critical funds that you provide when you contribute to the Nicholas School Annual Fund, high alumni participation rates help the School secure additional grants and funding, and demonstrates to prospective students that our alumni value their Nicholas School degree. For more information, visit the Giving section of the website, or to make a donation, please click here.