Welcome, fellow Nicholas School and Duke Alumni!
We are so glad that you found your way to this page. Alumni are the heart and soul of the Nicholas School. We can be found around the country and around the world, in laboratories and think-tanks, in the halls of Congress and the jungles of Central America, on the top floors of corporate headquarters and the ground floor of grassroots NGOs – in every sector and at every level. We carry our Duke experiences with us, enhancing both our professional and personal lives as we, together, help forge a more sustainable future for all.
The Nicholas School Alumni Council and the School have worked hard to increase opportunities for alumni to stay connected with each other and with the Duke Environment community. We hope you will take advantage of these opportunities, and help the Nicholas School continue to thrive, both here on campus, and out in the real world.
President, Alumni Council, MEM’06
Ways to Stay Connected with the Nicholas School
- 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 email@example.com
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), firstname.lastname@example.org
New York City
Coordinator: Monica Varona (MEM ’10), email@example.com
Currently seeking Portland coordinator; please contact Glenda Lee (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions and interest.
Coordinator: James (Gene) Stroup (MEM ’99), email@example.com
Coordinator: Terah Donovan (MEM ’07), firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator: Javier Lascurain (MEM ’11), email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The “Back to Class” lecture series give Nicholas School alumni a chance to learn and converse with Nicholas faculty, staff, other alums and guest speakers about the latest environmental research, policy, trends and tools. Back to Class sessions are offered four times each year – two online and two on-site in Durham in the fall and spring. Each session features different speakers and topics.
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 email@example.com.
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.