Alumni Ambassador Program

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The MISSION of the FEF Alumni Ambassador Program (AAP) is to advance the relationship between FEF, its Alumni, current students, Key Professors, and Friends through a program that fosters a spirit of loyalty and promotes the mission of FEF.

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FEF would like to provide all alumni the opportunity to continue to be connected to FEF following graduation all the way through work experience and into retirement. As a participant in the Alumni Ambassador Program you will be able to: network with former classmates and industry acquaintancesguide students and AFS Student Chapters at FEF universities and colleges, and connected to the FEF brand. 


Virginia Tech alumni & students attending CastExpo


IMG7897195491963450148Alumni & students at FEF Alumni Reception (CastExpo)

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Alumni & students at AFS St. Louis Golf Outing

 Become part of the new FEF Alumni Ambassador Program!



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Mattie LaPrade (Virginia Tech)
Manufacturing Engineer-Quality Assurance
American Cast Iron Pipe Co.

Mattie is a 2017 graduate of Virginia Tech - Materials Science and Engineering.


She has been very involved with FEF Alumni Ambassador activities since graduation. As a representative of ACIPCO, she has organized two TopGolf events with ACIPCO employees and FEF students from both UAB and the Univ. of Alabama. This activity has proven very effective for networking with students. She also demonstrated metalcasting to over 5000 students last year using the Foundry in a Box.


Other activities that she has participated in are: a football watch party with FEF alumni, UAB Open MPAD day, and speaking to UAB students about transitioning from college student to industry employee. 



We look forward to keeping in contact with you for many years to come. We are interested in your continued involvement in the metalcasting industry and want to assist you in any way that we can so that you are successful. We would also like to highlight alumni on this page as well as our Facebook page. If you are willing to update your work information and interests, please click here to fill out a short form.


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