|@St. Norbert December 2007 - Extending connections through the online alumni directory||St. Norbert College|
More than 3,000 alumni have so far taken advantage of the web-based service. Michael Hillmer ’96 logs on every couple of weeks. “I have had an absolute blast using the directory. I have had great success reconnecting with old classmates. I am now back in touch with one of them on a regular basis and I actually just located a former high school friend who also attended SNC whom I hadn’t heard from in over 10 years.”
Brian Riordan ’82 had a similar experience. He was able to get in touch with his old roommate and good friend Mike Ruminski ’82. “With the help of the directory, we have reconnected and now share e-mails, phone calls and stories.”
The online directory provides options for alums to share news and announcements such as births and adoptions, marriages, photographs and professional accomplishments. “The directory is an outstanding resource for SNC alumni to network with not only the people they knew in school, but those who graduated before and after us,” says Pat Rafferty ’96.
By registering, alums can keep their old friends informed of life’s happenings, as well as see what those friends are up to themselves. Keith Renk ’94 explains his reasons for using the web-based service. “Valuable friendships were made in college and this tool is something that helps bring back together those who have lost contact due to career, family, or location changes. We all get busy with our individual lives … this helps to reestablish some of those old friendships.”