Office of Alumni Relations

Becky Zrimsek ’89 Profile
Asst. VP for Annual Giving/Alumni & Parent Relations

Becky Zrimsek ’89 provides strategic direction and management for both the alumni relations and annual giving programs.

Sarah Forster ’93 Profile
Director of Alumni Relations

Sarah '93 oversees alumni relations for Carleton College and directs the activities of the office. Specific responsibilities include supervision of reunion planning and support for the 25th and post-55th reunion classes, oversight of Reunion and the Carleton Alumni Volunteer Experience, and planning the annual Reunion Convocation and Alumni College programs. In addition, she provides strategic direction, coordination and support for Carleton's Alumni Council, oversees the production of the Alumni E-News and other alumni communications, and manages the International Alumni Adventures program.

Catie Gardner ’10 Profile
Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Catie '10 works with the 40th, 45th, and 50th reunion programming committees and coordinates the Oral History Program during Reunion weekend.  She serves as staff liaison for the Multicultural Alumni Network and ‘C’ Club boards and provides project management and assessment of life-long learning opportunities and programs, including the Carleton Connects series. In addition, Catie monitors the Alumni Network web site and guides social media strategies for volunteer and alumni communications.  If you have a great idea for a lifelong learning web program, contact Catie!

Aliza Ross Profile
Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Aliza works with the 15th, 20th, and 55th Reunion programming committees and provides overall project management for Carleton’s Alumni Volunteer Experience (CAVE). She provides strategic direction for the Carleton Clubs program and coordinates Carleton’s mini-reunion program. Additionally, she manages Domestic Alumni Adventures Travel. Aliza loves to hear from volunteers--even if it's a simple hello!

Erin Updike Profile
Assistant Director and Reunion Coordinator

Erin provides overall coordination for Reunion planning, working with staff and volunteers to implement programs, managing vendor relations, coordinating student staff recruitment, supervision and training, and overseeing various Reunion programs including the Camp Carleton and Teen programs. She serves as staff liaison to the Out After Carleton board and supports the Alumni Council Awards and Nominations committee. She also coordinates other Alumni Relations special events, including the Carleton Alumni Volunteer Experience and on-campus affinity gatherings.

Jeanne Estrem
Alumni Relations Administrative Assistant

Jeanne provides administrative support for Alumni Relations. She is responsible for the production of club announcements and for maintaining club records, supports the domestic Alumni Adventures program, and assists with major mailings.  She provides oversight for all Reunion and Carleton Alumni Volunteer Experience housing, assists with Reunion registration, and manages Bird House, Carleton's Alumni Relations welcome center on campus.

Beth Vivant
Beth Vivant Profile
Administrative Assistant for Summer Academic Programs
Alumni Relations Administrative Assistant

Beth works part-time for both Alumni Relations and Summer Academic Programs. For Alumni Relations, Beth works on reunion registration, reunion class communications, and provides overall administrative support for the office. If you call or email Alumni Relations, Beth will likely be the one responding in her friendly, engaging style.