AU launches social network for alumni, AndersonAlums.com

Wed, 2008-08-06 08:00 -- univcomm
August 6, 2008

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, August 8, Anderson University alumni will have access to www.AndersonAlums.com – a new social network exclusively for Alumni. Visitors to the site will be able to view a special video message as part of the site launch and enter a promotion to win a new iPhone (device only; recipient will need to establish a monthly contract with their wireless service provider.)

Ben Davis, Director of Alumni Relations, said, "It is our hope that www.AndersonAlums.com will be a place where AU alumni can not only catch up with friends and former classmates but also stay more connected to Anderson University. Alumni will see content, news and updates on this site that won't be available anywhere else."

Users of www.AndersonAlums.com are encouraged to manage their profiles with pictures and updates, create content through blogs, discussions and videos, and explore other users’ pages to interact with classmates and acquaintances. Contests and promotions with prize giveaways will be conducted on an ongoing basis for active participants.

"We wanted to provide a new tool for alumni to communicate and network in a way that is fresh and relevant," Davis said. "We're especially excited about the interactive nature of social media, meaning that alumni will be providing their own content by posting videos, photos, blogs and discussions."

"As opposed to sites like Facebook or Myspace, www.AndersonAlums.com is a secure, niche community that is designed exclusively for AU alumni," said Chris Williams, Director of University Communications. "I think this is the direction of the future for social networking."

Features of www.AndersonAlums.com include:

  • Social and professional networking opportunities with other alumni
  • Special AU and alumni news that you won’t find in Signatures or on the official AU web site
  • Alumni event announcements and photos

Visit www.AndersonAlums.com today! Since this is a private online community, you must be granted permission to join. All applicants who are AU alumni will be accepted to the site starting 8/8/08. E-mail Ben Davis with questions and suggestions.

Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson continues to be recognized as a top Christian college: in 2008, U.S. News and World Report ranked Anderson University among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest for the fourth consecutive year. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing and theology.