Welcome, Alumni!

Dr. Angelo Giardino, 
Alumni Committee Chairman and Trustee,
Wilma T. Gibson Presidential Professor,
Chair, Department of Pediatrics,
University of Utah School of Medicine

Dear CDU Fellow Alumni:

Let me be the first to welcome you as a member of The Catholic Distance University’s Alumni Association. As a graduate, CDU considers you family. We want stay connected to encourage you and walk side-by-side on your journey. The newly formed CDU alumni association is dedicated to strengthening and working in partnership with the University to connect, support, and coordinate the global network of graduates in promoting the mission of the University and the Church Community, for the glory of God.

The alumni association committee plans to provide educational and spiritual support to the alumni through CDU resources; foster global communication network among the alumni to spread the good news of CDU to the Church and the world; to encourage participation in programs to enhance your over-all welfare; create camaraderie, sisterhood, and fraternal relationship among its members to promote full support and cooperation with the CDU programs; develop goal-directed and structured activities that foster personal, social, and spiritual transformation as Christian-Catholics within the University, the Church, and the Community; promote awareness, concern, and commitment for Church Community issues as well as coordinate with the University administration to promote support together as partners, and provide assistance to the University and the Church Community projects as defined and agreed upon by the general membership.

We hope that you will take advantage of immediate CDU resources like the new-mobile friendly website to serve more Catholics across the globe. Enjoy continued access privileges to our online campus, library resources and faculty, network support, community boards and graduate thesis research through our Digital Continent. You may also take advantage of free webinars, steeply discounted rates on non-credit continuing education courses and seminars, audit academic courses if you qualify, and attend upcoming alumni conferences. Contact Annie Hager at ahager@cdu.edu for more information.

We invite you to join us in our timely mission. CDU, the first fully digital online Catholic university is embarking on a bold plan to fulfill God’s plan “teach all nations.”

Unlike most traditional universities, CDU will not be asking you to beautify our campus, to build a new stadium or even promote a mascot. We are asking for your prayers, updated email information, testimonials, ideas, support and community to strengthen CDU and pave the way for others to learn the Truth of our Faith. We are hoping that you cheer us on, pray boldly, refer your friends and local Church to CDU resources, share your triumphs, help each other live as an example of your faithful education, and continue to share our mission. Our vision is to bring you value, while directly influencing the growth and effectiveness of The University for others in need. We have big plans; let us know what we can do to make a difference for you.

We are proud of our alumni and hope to connect with you soon.

Angelo P. Giardino, MD, PhD
CDU Trustee, Alumni Chairman

Benefits to alumni:

  • CDU alumni can audit academic courses for just $300 subject to space availability.
  • CDU alumni will receive 30% off seminars. (Contact Annie at ahager@cdu.edu for Alumni discount promo codes).
  • CDU alumni can take an on-demand, non-credit continuing education courses for just $99. (Contact Annie at ahager@cdu.edu for Alumni discount promo codes).
  • Your participation advances CDU’s mission to share joy from the truth and teach all nations.
  • Lifelong membership in a supportive network of alumni, faculty and CDU administration.
  • Lifelong access to CDU’s online campus, digital resources, and online library.
  • Enjoy exclusive online webinars and events for alumni and friends.
  • An active voice in planning and alumni priorities. Join the alumni committee or send us your suggestions.
  • Periodic exclusive specials on continuing education courses and inspirational messages.
  • Quarterly Alumni e-newsletters.
  • Access to Digital Continent, CDU’s journal for graduate theses on theological subjects of interest.
  • Alumni association membership certificate.

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