NIUAA Welcome Letter


“The Alumni Association will provide a mechanism to channel the positive energy, goodwill, and resources of our alumni, with a mission to develop a passionate, sustainable, and effective community of alumni in support of the university and each other.”- Inaugural Alumni President, James-Christian Blockwood, Class of 2007

Get Connected  |  Stay Connected  | Grow the Networks


Fellow alumni, future alumni, prospective alumni, allies, friends and visitors:

Welcome to the National Intelligence University (NIU) Alumni Association (NIUAA), a program which the NIU Foundation (NIUF) established in 2015.

The NIU Alumni Association serves a diverse professional alumni base reflecting a 60-year legacy within the communities of the U.S. national security apparatus.

The NIUAA has matured into a national organization (with affiliated networks in various regions) which endeavors to support alumni pursuing their respective post-academic lives and careers. The NIUAA can help you stay connected with colleagues and to NIU resources, from the faculty that taught and guided you, to insightful seminars and symposia, web sites, social media and a variety of “stay connected” programs designed with you in mind.

Since inception, the NIUAA has been a free and inclusive organization. At the same time, I challenge you to give back to our alma mater, the center of academic life of the U.S. Intelligence Community, to whatever degree you deem appropriate. There are many ways to give back, from career mentoring within your home agencies, serving on thesis committees, to participating in academic and social events. Take a look at the opportunities listed below and consider how you can be more involved this year based on your passions and availability—or let us know how we can tailor an opportunity just for you.

Receive advance notice of NIU-related events and activities.

Update your information to make sure you get timely notice of activities and get-togethers.

Get Involved in a Regional Network
Alumni volunteers—whether serving as network leads or assisting with specific tasks or events—are essential to NIUAA regional programming and ongoing vitality. Participate at the network level in event planning, recruitment of local alumni, and assuming leadership roles.

Purchase NIU Paraphernalia
Proudly display your NIU affiliation by purchasing merchandise bearing the NIU logo or seal.

Give Back/Pay It Forward
If you are interested in providing a tax-exempt donation to the NIUF (which is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the mission of which is to support NIU), there are many opportunities to either sustain programming or participate in a focused NIU capital campaign.

Alternatively, if you have ideas on projects which might help our fellow alumni or students, please do not hesitate to contact me at or the NIUAA Volunteer Coordinator at We look forward to hearing from you, and working with you in order to find an area of the Alumni Association you are passionate about.

Again, on behalf of the NIUAA Board thank you for supporting your alumni association and the NIU.