Buies Creek, N.C.-Campbell recently launched a new online community for alumni. Now, over 41,000 Campbell graduates can make connections with each other, relate the latest news about family and friends and keep track of Campbell Alumni events throughout the year.
"It's like Face Book with a twist," said vice president for Alumni Relations Doug Jones. "The site is a great way to stay in touch with old friends, but it isn't open to the whole world. It's for Campbell alumni only."
Within the online community, alumni can also create specialized groups, chat and blog. They can update information, register for upcoming university events, make charitable contributions and post job resumes and job vacancies.
"The job page is called the Career Center, a section within the Web site," Jones said. "And it is a great way to find out about valid employment opportunities using trusted sources."
Each school within the university has its own page and subscribers can also create their own personal profile page with pictures, comments and other information.
"You can also set up your page to include feeds from other sources such as 'USA Today' and 'Money Magazine,'" said Jones.
Campbell's online community has all of the benefits of You Tube, Twitter and other sites within an insulated community.
"You stay in touch with your alma mater and Campbell can stay in touch with its alums," Jones said. "It's really a two-way street."
Campbell offers the Alumni Online Community through iModules Software, a company specializing in online communities since 1999.