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 Project during Reunion weekend.  She supports student-alumni relations including student leadership recruitment and oversight of student-focused events,managing the Alumni Relations Fellows and Student 'N Alumni Programming Committee.  She provides project management and assessment of life-long learning opportunities and programs, including the Carleton Connects series, social media strategies for volunteer and alumni communications, and web content management.

Aliza Ross Profile
Associate Director of Alumni Relations

Aliza works with the 10th, 15th, 20th, and 55th Reunion programming committees.  She is one of two staff liaisons to the Carleton Clubs program and oversees the Coffee with a Carl program.  Aliza provides strategic direction for Carleton's mini reunion program and supports volunteers who organize class newsletters.  Additionally, she manages the Domestic Alumni Adventures Program.

Erin Updike Profile
Assistant Director and Reunion Coordinator

Erin coordinates and produces Reunion weekend, including all event setups, logistical details, provides oversight of the Camp Carleton and Teen programs, management of vendor relationships and provides oversight for reunion student staff recruitment, supervision and training.  She serves as the primary staff liaison to the Out After Carleton board, giving strategic direction and program planning. She coordinates other Alumni Relations special events and programs, including the Carleton Alumni Volunteer Experience, supports the Awards and Nominations committee of Alumni Council.  Erin provides strategic direction and support for student to young alumni programming as well as supervises and trains the Administrative Assistant for Reunion communications and student office workers.

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.