Wellesley College Alumnae Association Launches New, Personalized Online Portal
This weekend, Wellesley College will welcome Alumnae back for Reunion 2015. Reunion is an annual highlight that brings classes together on campus. Now there’s an easier way for classes to stay connected throughout the year, online.
The new site is designed to serve as a gateway for information for alumnae and allow them to connect with their class, local club, and shared interest groups. The main page offers a portal that displays personalized information for individual users. For example, a member of the class of 1964 who lives in Philadelphia and is a member of WAAD will see feeds for all of these groups on her homepage.
“What is especially exciting about this new tool is that it offers a contemporary approach to creating connections based on class, geography, or in some cases common interests,” Shea said. “The new system is all about an alumna building her community and expanding her Wellesley network.”
The WCAA has created 103 websites with information for 45 clubs, 56 classes and two shared interest groups, so far. Additional sites are being built this summer. Each individual site is managed and maintained by the group leadership and allows groups to share news and photos, sell tickets for events, and items in a personalized store, among other features.
Stephanie Hessler ‘84 created the artwork displayed with this story, which is also the image for the main page of the home site.
Hessler lives in Concord, Massachusetts, and returns to campus regularly.