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How to Gather News

By Telephone
Your alumni office liaison can give you an updated contact list for your classmates. Check contact information at if you need a phone number or feel free to call our office anytime. There are three ways to pay for your Amherst telephone calls:

  1. Expend your own funds and absorb these expenses personally.
  2. Submit documentation of your expenses and request the college to issue a certification of expenses incurred for tax purposes.
  3. Keep a record of your calls and request reimbursement.

Address/information updates
We depend on your help to keep our database current. 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 fax (413-542-2042), email ( or call us (413-542-2313) with these updates.

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

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 send postcards to those classmates without email. You will need to supply the text.

Classmates may post their own news directly to your Class News page. You should check your Class News Web page regularly for postings.
Class Letters, Postcards AND SURVEYS
Many secretaries use an annual letter to the class with a reply postcard as an effective way to gather 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.

Some secretaries produce an occasional survey of their class. Surveys often turn up news of individual classmates. This news can be shared in the notes, but the overall survey results should be presented to your class in a letter or email, not in the magazine.


Upcoming Events

Virtual Lecture - Prof. Austin Sarat
April 24, 2014 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Southern Connecticut - Reception with President Biddy Martin
April 24, 2014 | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

New York - NESCAC Alumni Happy Hour
April 24, 2014 | 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Philadelphia - RESCHEDULED Evening of music by the Chamber Music Society
April 24, 2014 | 8:00 p.m.

Amherst Today
April 24 - 25, 2014

May 28 - June 1, 2014


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Main Phone: 413.542.2313