Associates - Class of 1972
October, 2014 Report
Provided by Associates Program Co-Chairs (Mike Schneider and Rob Smart)
Program’s primary role is to communicate personally and
respectfully with Class Associates. Associates are the surviving
spouses or other self-designated parties interested in maintaining a
relationship with the Class of 1972. The goal of this communication
with Associates is to offer them the opportunity to become more
involved - as ongoing members of the Class of ’72 community.
program has incorporated feedback arising from the Executive
Committee Reunions 2013 and 2014 presentations.
Specifically when inviting Associates to University or Class events we are emphasizing events, which remember and celebrate lost classmates. We will additionally share with Class Associates the full calendar of events available during any on-campus visit.
The Associates will be directed to active links describing the full programming for specialized alumni events (Alumni Day, Reunions).
The Co-Chairs will enlist a group of class members and spouses to function as a "formal" reception group for returning Associates. Initially this group will be our present program co-chairs and spouses. As the program realizes larger Associate roles, other class members (spouses) will be enlisted.
The Co-Chairs will partner with the Reunion Chairs (45th) to identify and recruit the ecclesiastic designee to lead our Class Memorial Service.
II. Communication Process
3 communications: specific to potential and designated Associates
invitation to Alumni Day & Service of Remembrance,
which incorporates a full description of
the Class Associates program.
to major Reunions highlighting Class Memorial Service
Associates will receive all general class mailings (President's
Letter, Reunion Letters, and open class e-mails.)
III. Strategies for Program Implementation
key previous strategic issue had been the most efficient methods to
designate and incorporate lost classmates and their designated
Associates onto our class website. Coincident with University
policy, non-classmates (including Associates) need to follow the
steps below to gain access to the class website:
University will establish an entry for each Associate on the Class
Directory. If the Associate wishes to post information or fully
access the website, the Associate should send an e-mail to Doug
Harrison, the Class Webmaster (firstname.lastname@example.org),
designating their desire for the Webmaster to enter their e-mail
address into the Directory. That will allow the Associate to access
the website through the First Time User Sign-Up (underneath the
login). Once that Sign-Up is complete, the Associate can delete the
e-mail address from the directory if desired.
Website presently lists 34 Class Memorials as linked to PAW published
Memorials. The PAW Memorials are list alphabetically.
72 Website additionally offers a heading entitled: "Crossings".
Because the publication of memorials in the Princeton Alumni Weekly
is delayed by deadline and available space, the class will publish
the loss of members as soon as possible in "Crossings".
Notices will be listed chronologically. The website presently lists
all known deceased classmates (52).
"Crossings”, Classmates can post personal remembrances of their
deceased friends under the Remembrances tag in their own personal
profiles (MY PROFILE). These remembrances can then be shared with
class members viewing the entries within Crossings.
Previous communications on the Associates program can be accessed here.