The Office of Alumni Engagement kicked off the fall semester with a celebration of legacy students and the family members eager to keep Campbell University in the family.
This year’s Legacy Brunch — a recent Move-In Day tradition held for the first time this year in the Oscar N. Harris Student Union Ballroom — attracted 21 families (a total of 76 guests) this year. The new students were pinned by their alumnus relative — fathers, mothers, siblings, grandparents were all represented — and were led in a reciting of the Legacy Pledge:
As a Campbell legacy, I will strive to be a successful student and a vibrant member of the Campbell alumni family. I will learn and appreciate Campbell’s past and invest in its future, so that others may also have this opportunity.
I will be loyal to my alma mater, pursue a life of meaningful service and lead with purpose as a student now, and an alumnus forever.
Recent graduate Rachel Davis (’19), whose sister Elizabeth began classes as a freshman this fall, encouraged the students on hand to be active and “show up” over the next four years.
“There are opportunities waiting at Campbell for you that can set the stepping stones for the rest of your life if you’re willing to take the time to seek them out,” Davis said.
Director of Alumni Engagement Nikki Olive (’18) said the legacy program is as much a celebration of the incoming students as it is the alumni who remain active and want to see their alma mater succeed.
“We are grateful for our alumni who had such a great Campbell experience that they’re willing to share it with their family members,” she said.