Dear Class of 1984,
Welcome to your class web page. As you may have noticed, it now resides within Skidmore Connect, the secure alumni social network and online community, which we think is convenient. Wondering what your freshman roommate is up to these days? You can search for him or her by clicking the directory tab at the top of the page. When the listing comes up, you’ll have the option of shooting off an email to say hi and adding roomy to your friends list. To get started, you must first activate your account and login.
We hope you will take some time to explore all the features available to you in Skidmore Connect. You’ll find quick instructions for each task by clicking on the Tutorials tab above. We strongly encourage you to start the ball rolling by customizing your profile page. You can decide what information you would like displayed and add a profile photo. Then, try submitting a class note. Why make your friends wait for the next SCOPE magazine to find out you got married, moved to Albuquerque, and patented an online bridal chapel complete with a rush-order gift registry and virtual rice rental for your guests? And, of course, you’ll want to upload a photo of the happy event along with that note. Both will appear on your profile as well as your Skidmore Connect class group page. (to enter SC class group page, click the icon on upper right). Your note will also be viewable by any community member who clicks the Class Notes tab above and searches by class year or name.
If you have logged in using Facebook Connect (for instructions, see FAQs) you have the option of having the note and photo you submitted in Skidmore Connect post simultaneously on your Facebook profile page. Wow, now that’s pretty efficient social networking.
Speaking of social networks, many of you like to stay in touch using Facebook.
But there is a similar online group venue that’s a bit more specific to Skidmore you may want to consider: the Skidmore Connect class group page. There are two advantages to using this group: classmates are already members and access is limited to Skidmore alumni only. You can email, post messages and photos on the wall, and IM classmates. As previously mentioned, any class note you post will be displayed here as well.
We hope that Skidmore Connect will be a helpful and flexible set of tools for communicating with one another and the College. So take your time and explore. Figure out which features best fit your communications needs—and don’t forget to tell us about it by emailing comments to me at email@example.com. We greatly value your feedback on Skidmore Connect. It’s your network and we want it to make it work for you. Thank you.
Class FOP Chair
Paige von Hoffmann
Robyn Tarallo Drainville
Michael J. Burke
Diane West Hayden
Craig W. Poler
Michael L. Tucker
Claudia F. Winkler