An earlier poll, from her alma mater Fairleigh Dickinson, had her down 17 points.
For the first time since I put my acceptance letter in the mail, I woke up this morning ashamed of my alma mater.
Sanford Weill has also been a big donor to his alma mater, in his case, Cornell University.
late 14c., Latin, literally "bountiful mother," a title Romans gave to goddesses, especially Ceres and Cybele, from alma, fem. of almus "nourishing," from alere "to nourish" (see old) + mater "mother" (see mother (n.1)). First used 1710 in sense of "one's university or school" in reference to British universities.
The school or university from which one graduated. The term also refers to a school's official song: “The reunion began with everyone singing the alma mater.” From Latin, meaning “nurturing mother.”