Alumni Association

Peirce College Alumni Association

Peirce College Alumni Association

A Note from Barry James, President, Alumni Association


My name is Barry James and I am the current President of the Peirce College Alumni Association. I earned my first Peirce degree in 1983, an associate degree in Computer Data Processing, and then a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology in 2007.

I have long been an advocate of the College’s mission to help working adult learners further their education and advance their careers. I always knew I wanted to give back to Peirce because this is the place that got me started. These are the people who believed in me. This is the education that led me to my success.

During my time as president, I hope to not only continue my efforts of growing alumni engagement, but also increasing awareness of the Alumni Associations across current students, faculty, staff and alumni.

As alumni, we can play a vital role in helping new generations of Peirce students reach their goals and walk across that stage at Commencement. I encourage you to remember those who helped you get where you are today. Now is your opportunity to become that person for someone else – whether as a mentor, a sponsor or a friend.

We cannot do this without you. Please reach out to me if you have any thoughts or ideas on how to continue growing the Alumni Association or if you are interested in getting involved. Thank you. I look forward to working with all of you.


Barry James '83 and '07

The Peirce College Alumni Association Keeps Its Members Connected

The Board of Directors is the Alumni Association's governing body and works with the College's administration to develop the relationship alumni have with one another and with the College. The Board is led by a president, vice president and secretary. Board members can serve up to two consecutive two-year terms in the Alumni Association; elections are held annually in the spring.

Student Alumni Association programs include:

  • Admissions programs involve alumni in identifying and recruiting potential students, sharing information about and communicating enthusiasm for their Peirce experience within the communities where they live and work.
  • Career Development Services assists alumni and current students with career guidance, networking, mentorship and accessing work opportunities.
  • Outreach opportunities take advantage of print, electronic and social media to give Peirce alumni the information they need to be better connected to their fellow alumni and to the College.
  • Chapters will promote connections among alumni through the lens of the academic program in which they participated, professional area in which they work, geographic area in which they live or other related affinities like Greek affiliation, athletics or social activity.
  • Awards will be presented by the Alumni Association to individuals whose service to the College and community reflect the very best qualities gained through their Peirce education.