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Tech Golden Bear Alumni Association

Our Mission: The Tech Golden Bear Alumni Association is committed to preserving and sharing the history and achievements of WVU Tech alumni while bridging the gap between former, current and future Golden Bears.


ABOUT THE ASSOCIATION

Golden Bear Alumni Networking

How does TGBAA support Golden Bears?

TGBAA is committed to raising funds to support students and enhance their experiences at WVU Tech. The funds raised by the TGBAA are used to support the initiatives, programs and events at WVU Tech. Some of the events and activities TGBAA has supported include:

  • STEM Outreach Initiatives (Discover Engineering Day, Introduce Girl to Engineering Day, K-12 outreach throughout the year)
  • Tech Summer Camps (STEM, Forensics, Nursing)
  • Student Life and Career Services programs (career fair, mock interviews, etiquette dinner, new student orientations, etc.)
  • University events (homecoming, graduation, etc.)
  • Alumni events

Donations to the TGBAA general fund will be distributed among several outreach initiatives. Half of the contribution will be applied to the TGBAA Scholarship Fund and 50% will support the initiatives and programs in the bulleted list above. 

UPDATE (May 2020): To address the economic impacts of COVID-19 on students and their families, TGBAA voted in their May meeting to shift 25% of any donation received between May 2020 and May 2021 to the WVU Tech President Fund, which is a fund that can assist students with emergency support needs. This could help bridge the financial gap for students who are impacted by the current health care crisis. 

UPDATE (Oct 2020): To further support student and alumni programming and emergency need for students, the Tech Golden Bear Alumni Association has shifted their focus completely to fundraising for these efforts and recognizing alumni for their contributions. TGBAA eliminated the dues requirement for membership. TGBAA extends membership to all Golden Bear graduates, regardless of dues payment or financial contribution.

Honoring our Supporters

WVU Tech alumni, dressed to the nines, mix and mingle at an alumni recognition event.

Alumni Legacy Circle

TGBAA has launched a new recognition program, the Golden Bear Alumni Legacy Circle, for those who have supported TGBAA and WVU Tech.

Those who are recognized will need to give permission for their name to be listed. Giving totals won't be provided, but donors will be listed within their respective giving level. Those who have given at least $250 since the establishment of the TGBAA funds with the WVU Foundation will be recognized for their total giving to any WVU Tech fund. 

We wish to honor our alumni who are paying forward the gift of a Tech education. 

Get more info about the Legacy Circle 
Contribute to TGBAA 

Our BOARD

Board of Directors

The TGBAA Board of Directors oversees association activities, initiatives and fundraising efforts in accordance with the association's constitution and bylaws.
 

Join Our Board

The TGBAA is currently seeking alumni who wish to join the Board of Directors. You must be a dues paying member in good standing. Board members will be elected by a majority vote of the current Board of Directors. 

TGBAA Alumni Scholarship fund

This endowment was established in 2017 to assist West Virginia students attending WVU Tech who are the relative of a Tech alumnus.

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