Mitchell Rennie ’14

Fort Collins, CO

Inspiration:
St. Olaf was a unique, incredible experience, and there’s something to be said about the community that’s fostered at St. Olaf. It’s an awesome opportunity if I can help promote that community and offer opportunities to recent graduates who are looking to reconnect, or help reconnect folks who have been away for 30 or 40 years. I sang in the St. Olaf Choir, and Dr. Armstrong always said, “Go forth and do good works of service.” That resonated with me. St. Olaf develops individuals into hardworking, dedicated, forward-thinking people who are willing to volunteer their time and make the world a better place. I think Oles deserve to have a little of that turned back on them. We’re here to serve you too. That’s what drives me.

Impact:
I’m serving on the events committee, and we’re trying to establish great opportunities for Oles to reconnect with other Oles. If you just graduated and are looking to reconnect with a community that’s similar or you’ve been away for 25 years, we’re going to create the space to reconnect and allow you to have meaningful experiences with other folks from St. Olaf. Whether it’s through volunteering during an Ole Day of Service or just getting together at a happy hour and having fun, or helping plan your 25th reunion, maybe it will encourage people to give back to the school and the greater alumni community.