The Duke alumni network has a strong foothold in the energy sector, including high-level decision-makers with prominent corporations, government agencies, and research organizations. We’re all part of the effort to advance an affordable, reliable and clean energy system.

A crucial element of that effort is bringing alumni and friends of the university together, and with energy now a featured theme of the Duke Forward campaign, there are more opportunities than ever for the Duke energy community to converge and connect.

Through events in major hubs like New York, San Francisco, Houston, Washington, DC, and more, Blue Devils worldwide can join an impressive circle committed to the future of energy and to Duke. Learn more about Duke Forward regional gatherings.

For graduates living in or visiting the Triangle, there’s a wealth of activity here on campus. The Energy Initiative’s regular networking event, the Energy Mix, attracts students, faculty and staff, and professionals from around the region. A busy slate of public lectures and workshops keeps the community informed about new ideas in energy. Sign up for Energy Initiative email updates on events, news and more.

No matter where you live, you have the chance to support the Energy Initiative and give back to Duke. Alumni participation enriches our energy community, creating learning experiences for students and collaborative opportunities for faculty and researchers. Here are some great ways to stay in touch:

Bring Your Expertise Back to Campus

  • Participate in a research project: Energy businesses, non-governmental organizations and agencies are participating in many energy research projects, including Bass Connections in Energy project teams that include students and faculty from across the university.
  • Be a mentor, field trip host, speaker or team member: Care to join us for a Power Lunch or Energy Mentoring Conversation? We welcome inquiries from alumni and other professionals who would like to mentor Duke energy students, share your expertise in a Power Lunch, speak to student energy clubs, host a Power Trip, or join a Bass Connections in Energy team. Contact Stacy Peterson, Senior Education Program Coordinator, to discuss how you can get involved.
  • Contact us: Contact Suellen Aldina, Director of Engagement and Administration, to discuss any other ideas or questions you have about engaging with our people, programs and other resources.


For more information on ways you can support the Energy Initiative, please contact Cam Kelly, Assistant Vice President for Principal Gifts (919-613-6296, or visit our Support Us page.

Mailing Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
Box 90467
Durham, NC 27708

Street / Delivery Address

Duke University Energy Initiative
140 Science Drive
Gross Hall, Suite 101
Durham, NC 27708

Location: Student Wellness Center, Room 148
Time: 10:30 am to 12:15 pm
Location: Fitzpatrick Center, Schiciano Auditorium Side B, room 1466
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • Director of Engagement and Administration

    Suellen has more than 20 years' experience in the energy sector, finance, operations and contract negotiations.