At the urging of two energetic young alumni, the Bakersfield College Renegade Alumni Council (RAC) was established to actively engage and advocate for BC’s most recent graduates. RAC receives its funding and its charter from the Bakersfield College Foundation.
RAC was formed to work with the Bakersfield College Alumni Association to address the engagement needs of the young alumni population. RAC represents Renegade alumni who graduated from the College since the graduating class of 2007.
RAC serves the young Renegade alumni community by:
If you're interested in joining the Renegade Alumni Council, submit an interest form below.
Please tell us your Renegade story. How did your time at BC help shape your life? Is the Home of the Renegades where you found your passion, your voice, or inspiration from one or more of our professors? Did you make made lifelong friends, fall in love, or discover your future career? What are you doing now that might be of interest to your fellow alumni?
RAC is composed of members, with at least two members representing each of the recent graduating classes. From this group, an executive committee of the president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, public relations manager, and events coordinator is elected each year. Council members serve on committees and project working groups.
RAC is advised and coordinated by the Foundation and the Director of Student Life. Each spring, two new board members from the current graduating class, along with other alumni who have graduated in the last 13 years, are selected to participate in the Renegade Alumni Council. We seek alumni who are passionate about working to optimize the postgraduate experience for all young alumni, regardless of their involvement as students, degree, or their current engagement with the College as alumni.
Members serve for a term of three years and may be eligible for re-election to an additional three-year period at the expiration of their first term. From its inception, the Renegade Alumni Council has attempted to be a dynamic, proactive group. Each member is expected to be active and willing to take on responsibilities related to the goals of the Renegade Alumni Council.
At the heart of Renegade Alumni Council are the 26 alumni that comprise its membership, composed of 2 representatives from each of the 13 most recent graduating classes. Unless not able to participate, the BCSGA President of each given year is automatically enrolled as one of the two representatives. The success of the Council depends largely on the leadership, enthusiasm, and dedication provided by its members. These volunteers generate initiatives and activities.
Responsibilities generally include the following:
If you are interested in joining the RAC Leadership Board, please email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
The work of the Renegade Alumni Council is grounded in four key pillars: career development; student engagement and philanthropy; traditions; and young alumni engagement. These pillars inform our goals and initiatives on a yearly basis and serve as the foundation for our work. The efforts and contributions of RAC members, while self-directed in nature and flexible by design, must align with, and support, these pillar areas.
The Renegade Alumni Council seeks to provide career-related insight, resources, and opportunities to current students and young alumni. In developing programming and content related to each of the unique stages of career exploration and growth, from current students to 13 years out of college, RAC seeks to capitalize on the phenomenal academic experience that Bakersfield College provides, and leverage the liberal arts education for continuing personal and professional advancement.
Members of the Renegade Alumni Council serve as liaisons between BC’s young alumni community and current students. RAC aims to facilitate the student to alumni transition, and more intentionally educate current students about alumni engagement and the importance of philanthropy.
The Renegade Alumni Council is committed to increasing understanding and awareness of BC’s institutional mission, history, and traditions among current students and alumni. In celebrating BC’s history and traditions, the RAC will work to promote and inspire lifelong pride and support of the College.
The Renegade Alumni Council aims to keep members of each of the 13 most recent class years connected to, and engaged with, the College. In facilitating outreach and communication to classmates, RAC members play an important role in bridging the gap between the undergraduate student experience and postgraduate life, strengthening and maintaining young alumni connections with the College.