Kristen Spargo, director of advancement communications at Amherst College, spoke to The Republican (Springfield, MA) of the success the college has had using social media such as Facebook and Twitter for fundraising. Amherst has advertised its annual appeal on Facebook since 2010. “Almost 700 alumni have clicked through to our giving webpage,” she said. Read more here.
References to the Fairest College in Animal House, Titanic and more
The recent Mad Men season included a character who went to Mount Holyoke. That got us thinking about Amherst College references on TV and film. We asked our more than 1,000 Twitter followers to name their favorites. Here is a sampling of what they wrote:
dybner: My favorite is “I’m Frank Lyman from Amherst” [Animal House]. Note that Frank Lyman’s name appears on the plaque under the Rte. 9 bridge.