Category Archives: Alumni Channel News

“Friends of Archbishop Ryan High School” Relies on Alumni Channel’s Online Alumni Community Solution to Connect with Alumni Across the World

Friends of Archbishop Ryan HS LogoCHERRY HILL, N.J. – October 18, 2012 – Alumni Channel, a web provider of online alumni communities for schools, associations, and other non-profit organizations, announced today that the alumni group, Friends of Archbishop Ryan High School in Philadelphia, PA, is relying on the company’s online community solution to develop closer relationships with its alumni. Continue reading

Successful New Launch: EF International Academy Alumni Association

Check out the latest addition to the Alumni Channel family, EF International Academy Alumni Association (  EF International Academy is part of EF Education First, the largest private educational organization in the world, with headquarters in Switzerland.  EF IA provides private high school programmes, including A-level and International Baccalaureate Diploma programmes.  As part of the high school experience abroad, EF’s students immerse themselves in the British or American culture while becoming global citizens.

Sharing on Facebook, Twitter and More

We are excited to announce a new addition to our online community web service. “Sharing” capability has been added to Events and also to News. Through the popular “AddThis” service our communities’ visitors can now share events and news on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more. There are even capabilities to print, add to favorites, and email the details.

This addition helps integrate sharing tools into our sites, spreading content, and driving social traffic. Over 350 services to share including Facebook Like, Twitter Tweet, Google +1, and Address Bar Sharing.

New Office Assistant Streamlining Operations

We asked our newest assistant to help you with your alumni relations projects.  (he said he would nail it.)  I am pleased to welcome Matt Gehringer to Alumni Channel.  For the past 5 months Matt has been hard at work learning the business from Dad.  From setting up free trials to training new site administrators, Matt brings a breath of fresh air into our operations.  Matt’s strength and energies are most evident at 4 in the morning so we’re hoping he’ll handle our international support calls!

Matt officially joined us on February 17th and at 20 lbs and 27 inches he’s “growing” into his position just nicely.  You can contact Matty at

Ann Arbor Alumni site connects district with graduates and friends | AAPSNews

All are welcome to visit and register at the new Ann Arbor alumni website, which has started to take off since its soft launch last fall.

Organizers at the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation, which makes the site possible, say although the site is still developing, they’re putting the word out so that anyone with an interest in district can find it, sign up and begin networking and finding their long-lost friends.

Ann Arbor Alumni site connects district with graduates and friends | AAPSNews.

Newsweek’s Annual List: The Best High Schools in America – Newsweek

NEWSWEEK studied more than 1,000 top schools to determine the best of the best: the ones producing kids ready for college—and life.

Congratulations to our clients on making the list:  High Technology High School (Lincroft, NJ), River Dell Regional HS (Oradell, NJ), and Leonia High School (Leonia, NJ).

Newsweek’s Annual List: The Best High Schools in America – Newsweek.

Fundraising helps school activities |

Alumni Channel is mentioned in this article about education foundations and fund raising.  The more school funds are cut, the more sophisticated fundraising needs to become, said Heather Robinson, the executive director of Partnership in Philanthropy. The days of tricky trays and golf tournaments have evolved into grant writing, major individual donations and alumni endowment funds, much like a public university or college, Robinson said.

“Usually, you pay $80 for an alumni directory because you’re feeling nostalgic, and it’s out of date before it’s even published. Then it collects dust on the shelf,” Smith-Fleres said. “The online directory can be constantly changed so it’s up-to-date and alumni can connect with each other. The education foundations support the alumni website, and the alumni support scholarship funds through their class reunions and other events.”

Fundraising helps school activities |

BHMS of Lucern, Switzerland Joins Alumni Channel

BHMS (Business & Hotel Management School) has joined Alumni Channel. BHMS Business & Hotel Management School is located in the city of Lucerne, Switzerland, and is a member of the Bénédict Switzerland chain of schools. The chain has grown into a world-renowned learning organization, with specialization in hotel management being offered exclusively at BHMS in Lucerne. Here, a select group of approximately 300 students per year prepare themselves for hospitality opportunities available in the world’s fastest growing market and career segment.