There has been a growing body of research on Latina/o undergraduate students, primarily in the areas of access and retention, yet there is limited research on Latina/o baccalaureate alumni and their post-graduation institutional engagement. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore and understand how Latina/o alumni define their roles as alumni, interact with their alma mater, and give to the institution. Using Yosso's (2005) Community Cultural Wealth model as a guiding framework for this study, four themes emerged which highlights the different ways Latina/o alumni approach giving: Latina/o alumni as university ambassadors; careers, community, and giving; Latina/o alumni as targeted givers; and competence, conscience, and compassion: the importance of the university's vision and mission. Implications for alumni associations, development, public relations, and student affairs and recommendations for future research are discussed.
|Commitee:||Maldonado, Marta M., Rendon, Laura I., Rivera, Marisa, Saunders, Kevin|
|School:||Iowa State University|
|Department:||Educational Leadership and Policy Studies|
|School Location:||United States -- Iowa|
|Source:||DAI-A 72/09, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Education finance, Hispanic American studies, Higher education|
|Keywords:||Alumni, Alumni associations, Development, Latina/o, Latino alumni, Latino giving, Latino philanthropy, Philanthropy, Predominantly White|
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