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Alumni

How to Gather News

Email/Web
At your request, we can send an email each quarter requesting news to all members of your class whose email addresses we have in our database. Please notify us at least two weeks ahead of the quarterly deadline if you would like us to send out an email. We can also occasionally send postcards to those classmates without email. You will need to supply the text.

If your class has an active class website or Facebook page, you should check it regularly for news. Remember to always confirm!

Telephone
Probably the best way to get news, especially from classmates who don't regularly write, is to make a few phone calls. Your alumni office liaison can give you an updated contact list for your classmates. This contact information, whether sent electronically or in print, is confidential information and is NOT to be shared with others or used for any purpose other than for gathering class news. You can also check contact information at amherst.edu/alumni, or call our office anytime.

News Releases
The alumni office receives news release information from many companies and alumni. We'll forward relevant articles and notes to you each quarter.

Class Letters, Postcards and Surveys
Sometimes secretaries send an annual letter to the class with a reply postcard asking for news. Not everyone will respond, so you should not rely on this method alone. Mailings are coordinated through your alumni office liaison and paid for by the alumni office.

Address/Information Updates
You will learn of new email addresses and phone numbers as you contact your classmates, and it is enormously helpful if you report these changes to our office. Please email (alumni@amherst.edu) or call us (413-542-2313) with these updates.