NSU Alumni Association announces new online community

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- Northeastern State University alumni can now remain more closely connected to their alma mater through its alumni Internet site, The Green and White Network Online Community.
 
Alumni can visit the same address, nsualumni.com, to see the enhanced website which eases navigation and provides information about Alumni Association membership, programs, resources and news. Visitors may also search for and reconnect with other alumni and personalize their experience on the site by creating there own user account.
 
"In this age of social networks we wanted to offer an online platform that is customized to our alumni community's needs," said Daniel Johnson, director of alumni relations. "The Green and White Network Online provides that, and the personalization starts once an alumnus registers an account."
 
To create an account, visitors will first need to request their unique online ID. Once an account is set up, Johnson encourages alumni to log in during each visit to enjoy customized content, purchase tickets more easily and buy or renew their Alumni Association membership.
 
"When they log in to the community they can search for and reach out to old roommates, classmates or maybe even an old flame," Johnson said. "They can update their account to include job information or share vacation or family pictures. Let's say a logged in visitor is an Alumni Association member. They will automatically receive their discounted ticket price if they are buying tickets to an event. They'll be able to take a look at the latest edition of Imprints online, or they can renew their membership with just a few mouse clicks."
 
Johnson said the new website tells a better story about the purpose of the Alumni Association, how it is governed and why NSU alumni should support the association through membership. Resources relevant to the alumni community are also more easily accessible.
 
The home page includes a calendar of upcoming Alumni Association events in the lower left corner and tickets can be purchased at the site. Updated information about the annual Homecoming activities and Emerald Ball is also available.
 
Under the "Alumni Programs" menu, alumni may nominate deserving candidates for the Alumni Association awards of Distinguished Alumnus or Outstanding Young Alumnus. Children and grandchildren of alumni may apply for the Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship for incoming freshmen. Benefits through corporate partnerships are also outlined.
 
Resources for members include an alumni directory, permanent e-mail accounts and job search support from the Office of Career Services. Requests for transcripts and diplomas may be made.
 
Future enhancements are planned, including interactivity with Facebook and LinkedIn.
 
"We understand and appreciate the role the popular social networking sites play in how our community connects with each other," Johnson said. "We'll soon be adding components to the Green and White Network Online Community that complement how our alumni are interacting with Facebook and LinkedIn."
 
Other unnamed additions to the website are planned for future launch dates.
 
"Internally, we love the dynamic nature of this new platform and look forward to a whole new level of interaction with the NSU alumni community," Johnson said.
 
Visit nsualumni.com or call 918-458-2143 for further information about The Green and White Online Community.

Published: 2/4/2013 2:28:17 PM

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