Alumni Relations

Once College days are at an end, the Office of Alumni Relations seeks to be the bridge that leads you back to your Alma Mater. We endeavor to strengthen and maintain the Alumni bonds and connections by keeping you informed and engaged with the College's Forward Movement. We strive to foster and deepen Alumni loyalty through signature events (Alumni Connections), career connections, volunteer opportunities and other benefits exclusive to Philanderians.  

A strong alumni-base with a robust record of giving is critical to the lifeblood of the institution.”

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Additionally, the College seeks the support of Philanderians through donations and charitable contributions that will help make the Philander Smith experience a reality for other aspiring graduates. A strong alumni-base with a robust record of giving is critical to the lifeblood of the institution. As a graduate, your time, talent and treasure are valuable and necessary to the College's Forward Movement. Let us help connect you with ways to invest in your Alma Mater which will be an investment that will yield success for years to come.

The Office of Alumni Relations is located on the first floor of Kelly Hall on campus.


Ms. Brenda Hatton-Ficklin, MBA
Director of Alumni Relations                                                           
Phone: (501) 370-5271                                                           


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Student Communication Policy

When contacting the National Alumni Association via social media, phone call, or email, students must contact The Director of Alumni Relations for all forms of communication. The Director will communicate with the National Alumni Association.  All students will email the Alumni Relations and submit the form below.  The Alumni Relations Director will serve as the liaison and respond to each request.