Mission The alumni association of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is committed to cultivating a lifelong relationship between the school and our alumni, fostering camaraderie among certificate, graduate and training program student alumni. The association supports the mission of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies and, in doing so, affords all alumni opportunities for continued professional development, networking and scholarship. The association sponsors reunions, events and mentoring opportunities. Purpose The alumni association works collaboratively with school leadership and faculty to advance the Graduate School's mission and vision by: Serving as school ambassadors to the field of addiction treatment and recovery as well as the larger community Supporting alumni development through mentorship, employment and career advancement opportunities Promoting lifelong learning and continuing education as a function of alumni professional development Alumni Association Membership Membership is open to all school graduates including graduates from previous iterations of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, regardless of program major or rank of credential awarded. Alumni Association Responsibilities Promote alumni professional development, lifelong learning and career advancement Recommend an annual plan of events and activities to the faculty and Student Affairs Committee Request budget expenditures on an annual basis, informed by the association’s annual plan Ensure an operational/leadership structure to sustain organizational effectiveness Steward allocated resources The alumni association sponsors quarterly continuing education events in the Twin Cities, promoting and sustaining alumni loyalty to the Graduate School. For more information regarding the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, contact Kate Gray.