In January 1975, an Alumni Office was established by Bosco Tech. Six months later, the first edition of the Alumni newsletter was published and there was a governing board with representatives from all 16 graduating classes. The alumni governing board determined that the purpose of the association was to foster a spirit of fraternity among alumni, maintain pride in the mission of Don Bosco Technical Institute, and to stimulate and promote business relationships among alumni.
In the Spring of 1976, after polling alumni, the governing board decided to wait before attempting to formalize the efforts of the Alumni Office into an actual alumni association.
On December 5, 1982, 30 graduates attended an organizing meeting of the Bosco Tech Alumni Association. Two committees were formed; the bylaws committee responsible for drawing up the working format, bylaws and constitution and the nominating committee, which was charged with seeking, qualified graduates to recommend for election as officers. The first Alumni Association Board of Directors took office in June of 1983.
The Alumni Association is a viable organization dedicated to the mission of Don Bosco. Its goal is to provide avenues that will facilitate and encourage the Salesian spirit among Bosco Tech alumni and students.
The mission of the Alumni Association is to organize alumni into a cohesive unit for the benefit of the school and all its members including alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends. It accomplishes this through events such as the annual scholarship golf tournament, which provides alumni, faculty and friends the opportunity to interact with one another in a less formal atmosphere and raises needed funds for scholarships. An “Afternoon with Friends” luncheon to promote and foster fellowship among Alumni. A mentor program which is in development and will encourage and assist students in reaching their academic goals and furthering their careers. Finally, encourage Salesian growth among students and alumni by becoming visible both on and off the campus.
Alumni are invited to become involved in one or more of these activities throughout the year, including class reunions, association governing board, and technology advisory boards.
For more information on any activities listed above, please contact Alumni Association President Martin Hairston at firstname.lastname@example.org.