, alumni
 Alumni is the masculine plural for a collection of college graduates. In the context of an all-female institution, the correct word is alumnae. The singular forms are alumna (feminine) and alumnus (masculine).

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  • alumnae — a·lum·na || É™ lÊŒmnÉ™ n. female graduate (of a school, college, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

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