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Alcorn returns to MC to take development position

Barry McNamara
Gena Corbin Alcorn, a 1988 graduate of Monmouth College, has returned to her alma mater as an associate development officer. She began her position on Jan. 2.
Alcorn comes to Monmouth from Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, where she served the past 10 years as director of the Carl Sandburg College Foundation. She earlier worked in Galesburg as executive director of the Cottage Health Care Foundation.
Prior to that, Alcorn was on Monmouth’s staff from 1995 to 2000 as director of alumni programs, and she said she is “extremely excited” to be working for the college again.
“Working at Monmouth was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had,” said Alcorn. “I’m delighted to be back here working for my alma mater. The people here are phenomenal, and the alumni I’ve worked with are so supportive of the college.”
In her development position, Alcorn will work collaboratively with and in support of other advancement staff, as well as various college departments, to cultivate and solicit donors for college-wide priorities. She will recommend, implement and assist with programming involving the president and his council, as well as capital campaign leaders.
“The department of development and college relations, as well as the entire Monmouth College community, is excited about welcoming Gena Alcorn back to our campus,” said Steve Bloomer, MC’s director of principal gifts. “We look forward to once again benefiting from Gena’s numerous years of alumni relations and fundraising experience.”
A native of Alexis, Alcorn earned a degree in business administrations from Monmouth, where she was active in the Kappa Kappa Gamma fraternity. She is the mother of two sons, Nathan and Matthew.