Alumni & Friends Association


Established in 2016, the SML Alumni and Friends Association (AFA) is a volunteer-led initiative to engage the SML community (alumni, donors, faculty, researchers, public, etc.) in a manner that expresses the pride, tradition, and life-long learning that stretches across time and space.

The work of the AFA is divided between two committees:

Networking & Engagement Committee

The Networking Committee’s primary goals are to:

  • develop & expand the AFA network for the overall benefit of the SML community
  • assist with fund-raising efforts (SML Annual Fund, Cornell Giving Day, UNH 603 Challenge)
  • plan the on-island Annual AFA Alumni Weekend & virtual community outreach activities

Recruitment Committee

The Recruitment Committee assists with recruiting:

  • students to SML’s high school and undergraduate courses
  • participants to online and island-based public programs
  • attendees to SML’s online Rock Talk Seminar Series

Stay in Touch!

Whether you are alumni, a past researcher, faculty member, staff, donor, or simply someone interested in SML, you are a member of our community! Check out the resources below to stay connected:

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AFA Council Members

Leadership Team

Chair – Michael Coburn
Vice Chair – Jackie Webb
Secretary – Susan Kennedy

Networking Committee

Co–Chair: Vanessa Constant
Co–Chair: Justin Stillwell

Recruitment Committee

Chair: Doug Fudge