Nominate Deserving Alumni for the Alumni Board

All MCAA Board nominations must be completed by December 15.  The Executive Committee of the MCAA Board will review the nominations and make decisions based on the information received. 

Prior to submitting: Please review the information on this page and please discuss your nomination with the person being nominated to verify their interest in a MCAA Board position.

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  • MCAA Board membership is limited to 9 members for each of 3 board class years. This does not include officers or chapter representatives.
  • Each MCAA Board member serves a three-year term. Members may be invited to serve a second three-year term. When a board member leaves prior to completion of their term, members selected to complete the term will be eligible for reappointment for a full term.
  • Board membership attempts to reflect the population of the alumni in all areas including, but not limited to, age, gender, race, location, etc. in order to have a diverse cross-section of representation.


MCAA Board members are representative of Maryville College’s diverse alumni body. While member’s personal and professional backgrounds vary, all are passionate about MC, proven leaders with a history of professional achievement or civic involvement, and tireless volunteers dedicated to the College and its work. To be eligible to serve on the MCAA Board, candidates must be alumni of Maryville College (defined as having a degree or having completed a minimum of three or more semesters in a degree-granting program). Current faculty, staff or students, are not eligible.


To be considered a qualified candidate for the MCAA Board, the applicant will have demonstrated much of the following:

  • Evidence of leadership experience, professional achievement and/or civic involvement.
  • Commitment to the College with a record of volunteer service.
  • Commitment through financial support and a willingness to participate in fundraising efforts.
  • Willingness to physically attend regular board and committee meetings (both on and off campus).
  • Previous board experience is a plus.

In order to complement and strengthen the composition of the current board, additional criteria such as diversity and area of expertise may be considered.



Attend at least one MCAA meeting per year, select the College functions you would like to attend as a representative of the MCAA (HC, Christmas Open House, 100 Days Celebration, Senior Bar-B-Que, Commencement, alumni events, etc.) – especially if living in the area.


Be a cheerleader for MC! Encourage alumni to become more engaged with the College by sharing updates, information and opportunities to participate in MC events. Share the importance of supporting the operation of MC through annual gifts to the Maryville Fund. Market opportunities to host MC events, refer prospective students or contact prospective students and serve on a Board Committee.


Make an annual gift to the Maryville Fund as this is the operating fund of the College. Consider becoming a member of a giving Society through your annual contributions to MC. The Alumni Board has a 100% participation goal.

President's Circle – annual contributions of $1,000 or more

Members are invited to attend the President's Circle reception at Homecoming. There are four President's Circle levels:

  • Benefactor: $10,000 or more
  • Fellow: $5,000 to $9,999
  • Patron: $2,500 to $4,999
  • Member: $1,000 to $2,499

Thomas Jefferson Lamar Society

Named for the College’s greatest advocate of the 19th century, the Lamar Society recognizes donors who contribute between $500 and $999 during the fiscal year. William Thaw Society

Named for the College’s greatest benefactor of the 19th century whose gifts helped finance the reopening of the College following the Civil War, the Thaw Society recognizes those who contribute between $250 and $499 during the fiscal year.

Century Club

Through their contributions of $100 to $249 during the fiscal year, members of the Century Club provide vital financial support which enables MC to continue its pursuit of excellence. Society of 1819

Named for the year of the founding of our College, this giving society recognizes those who have included the College in their estate or financial plans for any amount or percentage.


Participate in KT Week (if only for 1 day!), bring baked goods to the HC Bake Sale which supports scholarships for MC students who reside in Blount County, host an alumni, admissions, or church events.

Note to Nominators:

Comprehensive information is critical in creating a qualified pool from which to choose the incoming Alumni board members.  Nominators are asked to discuss the MCAA Board Nomination with the nominee before submitting a nomination. Please review the questions on the Nomination Form with nominees so the answers are accurate and complete (print questions here).  Additionally, let the nominee view the guidelines above to determine if an MCAA Board position is appropriate for them. Finally, one letter of recommendation is required and may be uploaded below.

The following items must be submitted in order for your nomination packet to be complete:
  • Completed MCAA Board Nomination Form (below)
  • A copy of the nominee’s resume, CV, LinkedIn profile url, professional summary, etc.
  • 1 letter of support from an individual other than the nominator. 

Deadlines:  Nominees not chosen for the following board cycle will be retained as nominees for two years from the date of nomination.

Thank You!

We appreciate your efforts to nominate potential members for the MCAA Board.  Maintaining Maryville College's high standards of excellence, each nomination will be reviewed thoroughly to determine the best fit for the Board and the College.