Definition of alumnus
1 : a person who has attended or has graduated from a particular school, college, or university an alumnus of Columbia University —usually used of a man in the singular but often of men and women in the plural
2 : a person who is a former member, employee, contributor, or inmate a Saturday Night Live alumnus
Examples of alumnus in a Sentence
Her parents are alumni of the state university.
Recent Examples of alumnus from the Web
And it could've been easily prevented said Lyons alumnus Cristian Sanchez, who started at left back.
Thousands of Southeastern Bible College alumni have gone on to work in ministry and other professions around the world.
Marist alumni and friends can register at www.marist.net or call (773) 881-5377.
More than 2,200 headed to DeKalb as high school students Sunday and returned home District 204 alumni following three commencement ceremonies at Northern Illinois University Convocation Center.
The Booker T. Washington Alumni Foundation and Alumni Association awarded 25 seniors with $2,500 and $1,500 scholarships that were donated from community organizations, family memorials and alumni from 1959-68.
The surge represents a major turnaround for the campus, which was lagging in fundraising, especially among its alumni.
Dr. Carlos Pérez Díaz, an alumnus who was president of the board of trustees until his resignation Tuesday, said students should be protesting somewhere else, like maybe the governor’s mansion.
Hayward alumni include Michael Caine, Richard Burton, and John le Carré (who immortalized Hayward as the eponymous Tailor of Panama).
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Alumnus or Alumna?
Many people are comfortable using the word alumni to refer to someone who was a student of a particular school. However, others feel quite strongly that this is an error and that the following forms should be used: alumnus (for one male), alumni (for multiple males, or for a mix of males and females), alumna (for one female), and alumnae (for multiple females). The shortened form alum and its plural form alums began to be used in the 19th century. Initially, alum was widely viewed as highly colloquial or informal, but is increasing in use as a gender-neutral alternative.
ALUMNUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of alumnus for English Language Learners
: someone who was a student at a particular school, college, or university
ALUMNUS Defined for Kids
Definition of alumnus for Students
: a person who has attended or has graduated from a school, college, or university
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