The Maryville College Alumni Association (MCAA) is made up of all MC graduates and all MC attendees who were enrolled at least one year and left in good academic standing. The purpose of the Association is to promote the interests and mission of the College and to consider and deal with common problems. The MCAA currently has more than 8,000 members. An annual meeting of the Alumni Association occurs each fall during Homecoming/Reunion Weekend. It is during this meeting that the Alumni Citation and Kin Takahashi Award for Young Alumni winners are recognized. A second meeting of the Board typically takes place around Commencement weekend. The MCAA is governed by the Alumni Board.
The National Alumni Board
The Executive Board is the governing body of the MCAA. The Board meets twice annually, once in the fall and once in the spring semester. Board members are responsible for keeping the Alumni Office and the administration informed about the alumni opinion. They also serve in a leadership role by encouraging fellow alumni to remain engaged with the College in areas including student recruitment, alumni relations, volunteering and fundraising (advancement). The primary fundraising role of the Board is its annual support of the Maryville Fund, which assists to fund annual operating expenses of the College.
Blount County Chapter of the Alumni Association
The Blount County Chapter, being made up of Alumni living in Blount County, has approximately 1,300 members. The Board members organize the Fall Craft Festival and Bake Sale at Homecoming and host the Christmas Open House at Willard House, among other projects. All monies raised help support scholarships for students from Blount County. Their annual meeting is held in the spring. For more information on the Blount County Chapter of the Alumni Association, visit the association’s Facebook page.
Knox County Alumni Association
The Knox County Chapter of the alumni association officially kicked off in 2012 under the leadership of Wade Knapper '05 and Sheridan "Dan" Greaser '60. This newly formed group meets several times a year and is open to alumni in Knox and surrounding counties. For more information on the Knox County Chapter, join its Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Alumni Chapters
Currently, Maryville College has chapters/groups in Florida and Washington, D.C. The 2014 Florida Reunion will be held in Tampa, Fla., on Jan. 18. For more information, contact Carol Clark at 865.981.8202 or email@example.com.