Staff

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Director of Alumni Relations and Secretary of the Society of Alumni
Mears House
413-597-4408

Areas of Expertise

  • Oversee Alumni Relations team
  • Secretary of the Society of Alumni
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Alumni Relations Operations Manager
Mears House
413-597-3543

Areas of Expertise

  • Supports the Director of Alumni Relations/Secretary of the Society of Alumni
  • Coordinates the daily operations for the Alumni Relations office
  • Provides logistical support for the Executive Committee of the Society of Alumni
  • Coordinates the Annual Alumni Golf Tournament, Bicentennials Medals and the SOA Annual Meeting
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Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Director of Technology and Affinity Programs
Mears House
413-597-4613

Areas of Expertise

  • Oversee alumni online engagement and technology support for AR staff and volunteers
  • Provide social media strategy and content management for alumni channels
  • Manage affinity group alumni gatherings for special milestones and celebrations
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Reunion Registration Coordinator
Mears House
413-597-4168

Areas of Expertise

  • Reunion Registration Coordinator
  • Reunion Ranger Management
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Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Director of Classes and Reunions
Mears House
413-597-4152

Areas of Expertise

  • On-campus alumni programming and events. Volunteer management of class officers.
  • Responsible for June Reunion program, Homecoming, and smaller class reunions.
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Program Coordinator
Mears House
413-597-4038

Areas of Expertise

  • Supports Director of Affinity Groups & Technology with event management, technology initiative, and special projects.
  • Oversee AR student assistant program.
  • Manage front-line communications for general AR inquiries and alumni concerns.
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Assistant Director/Director of Alumni Career Networking
Mears House
413-597-3058

Areas of Expertise

  • Oversee programs – in-person and virtual – for alumni to connect with one another around professional endeavor.
  • Build online resources to enable alumni to thrive at every stage of their careers.
  • Create opportunities for alumni to serve as professional resources for students and one another.
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Alumni Travel-Study Coordinator
Mears House
413-597-4011

Areas of Expertise

  • Oversee the Alumni Travel Study Program to engage alumni in lifelong learning
  • Build collaborative relationships with faculty across campus
  • Manage front-line communications for alumni travel inquiries and questions
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Program Coordinator
Mears House
413-597-3545

Areas of Expertise

  • Coordinate the Fall Mini Reunions for the post-50th classes.
  • Logistical support for volunteers organizing small class events, Homecoming, and the June Reunion program.
  • Support programs around shared professional interests for alumni.
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Alumni Relations Coordinator
Mears House
413-597-4195

Areas of Expertise

  • Undergraduate and Young Alumni Engagement
  • Children’s Programming for Reunion
  • Ranger Selection
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Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Director of Off Campus Programs
Mears House
413-597-4056

Areas of Expertise

  • Regional Associations
  • Regional Off-Campus Events and Activities
  • Send-Off Parties
  • Williams Book Awards
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Associate Director/Director for Alumni Diversity and Inclusion
Mears House
413-597-4187

Areas of Expertise

  • Oversee and guide initiatives to make our engagement efforts more inclusive of historically underrepresented alumni
  • Design & develop programming for women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community and first generation college graduates
  • Manage volunteers who partner with the college to lead identity & social justice advocacy based alumni networks