Alumni Survey Summary September 2017

We recently completed a survey with 350 of our alumni. Thanks to all those who spent the time to share your thoughts.

October 9, 2017

We recently completed a survey with 350 of our alumni. Thanks to all those who spent the time to share your thoughts.

One of our most exciting discoveries in this process was that many alumni supported forming an alumni group for the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. Janice Harte is organizing that group. If you would like to be on a planning committee to help with future alumni engagement, please email her at harteja@msu.edu.   

Here are some of the results:

  • ~ 350 responses completed
  • 127 Food Science, 8 Foods Responses*
  • Dietetics-150*
  • Nutritional Science - 52*, 25 Nutrition
  • Foods and Nutrition 18
  • Those who “support” or “strongly support” some type of FSHN Alumni Group- 100 strongly support; 134 support= 234 (66%)
  • Multiple responses allowed for what type of activities alums would support:
  • Number who put down Tailgate at homecoming- 143
  • Facebook - 222
  • LinkedIn- 156
  • Mentoring students, interacting with Student Clubs-148
  • Annual alumni student Happy Hour/mixer- 109

*Some had more than one degree and responded to more than one FSHN major, some did not answer all questions.

Respondents told us that they were willing to volunteer their time remotely, volunteer time at events, make an annual contribution and serve on a committee. Several also said they were willing to make contributions to a fundraising event or endowment.

FSHN Survey Chart

# Answer % Count
1 Volunteer Time Remotely 36.59 165
2 Volunteer Time at Events 17.07 77
3 Annual Contribution 12.42 56
4 Serve on a Committee 17.96 81
5 Contributions to a Fundraising Event and/or Some Type of Endowment 11.31 51
6 Other 4.66 21
  Total 100 451

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