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New Online Community Aims to Connect LMU Alumni

Loyola Marymount University’s Alumni Association is launching an enhanced online community in April 2009. The updated system, designed to foster relationships between the university and alumni regardless of distance, is a significant upgrade from the current online directory.


“Alumni wanted to have additional features on the current Web site, and this online community was created to offer that and more,” says Tom Arteaga ’98, associate director of alumni relations.


The online community will allow alumni to create personal profile pages, and users will have the option to search for alumni by name, class year or major. Other features include the ability to upload photos, write blogs, and post class notes online to share career achievements and personal updates. In addition, users will be able to use RSS and Widget feeds to have the latest news and Web content pulled into their profile pages.


“Our alumni made valuable friendships and created unforgettable memories at LMU. Our new online community will help our alumni stay connected to one another and the university,” Arteaga says.


Also, the online community will function as a networking opportunity. Everyone from recent graduates to those looking for career changes will find the online community a helpful place to seek feedback from other alumni or connect with professionals in a certain field.


“The online community will put you in touch with your friends and the university in a new, dynamic way. We know our alumni have wanted this type of resource, and we are very excited to launch this alumni benefit,” Arteaga says.


To learn more about the new online community and receive information, update your e-mail addresses at http://alumni.lmu.edu.