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The term “alumnus” (plural: alumni) refers to an individual who has successfully completed a degree or program of study at a particular school, college, or university. It is a gender-specific term, with “alumnus” being used for a male graduate and “alumna” for the female counterpart. When referring to a group of male graduates or a mixed-gender group, the plural form “alumni” is used, while “alumnae” refers to a group of female graduates.

Alumni associations are organizations that help maintain connections between an educational institution and its graduates. These associations provide alumni with opportunities to stay connected with their alma mater, network with other graduates, and support their educational institution through various means, such as donations or volunteering.

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