yMac: young Macalester alumni connect, organizes events and activities for young Macalester alumni, defined as those who graduated in the past ten years. These include outreach and engagement on the yMac Facebook page, as well as virtual and in-person events for young alumni.
Upcoming yMac Events
0-4 Reunion, June 4, 2021, 8:00 – 9:00 PM CDT
Join young alumni from the classes of 2021 through 2017 for the first ever 0-4 Reunion! Hosted on Remo, a virtual conference platform, this gathering will include small group “tables” for different class years, majors, areas of interest, and topics of conversation. If you’re missing Mac conversations, or looking to re-connect with the larger Macalester community after the past year, this is the event for you. Register here.
March 11, 2021 – yMac Cooking Demo – hosted by Kira Pollack ’18, featuring cooking demos (complete with recipes and shopping lists) by members of the young alumni community: mushroom risotto with Sean Lawrence ’17, scallion pancakes (and tips for dough versatility) with Dylan Kulik ’20, and charcuterie/choosing meats with Mara Steinitz ’18. Video coming soon!
February 11, 2021 – yMac Zoom Bingo – hosted by Joanne Johnson ’16, with prizes and opportunities for conversation.
September 10, 2020 – yMac Gathering – hosted by the yMac committee on Remo, and featuring special guest President Suzanne Rivera. An evening of networking and conversation based on topics of interest submitted by young alumni, including Organizing for the Election, Reading for Fun, Mental Health and Self Care, and Friendships During Quarantine.
yMac Steering Committee
Serving on the yMac committee is a great way to build and strengthen skills in outreach, community building and organizing, event planning and management, social media and communications, and general leadership skills. Committee members form meaningful connections with alumni across all class years with whom they may not otherwise meet, and gain high-level access to staff at the college. Link to yMac volunteer position description.
The committee is now accepting applications for new members, who will be selected in May 2021. Apply online here to be considered: engage.macalester.edu/register/yMacApp
Connect on Facebook
Join the yMac group on Facebook!
With over 3,900 young alumni members, the yMac Facebook group is one of the most active alumni social media spaces. Young alumni post daily to share job openings, coordinate housing, seek advice, and lift up the accomplishments of their alumni friends.
Associate Director of Alumni Engagement