ACU to begin alumni email newsletters

For immediate release
July 6, 1999

Mark Meador, director of alumni relations, plans to keep in touch with the 80,204 Abilene Christian University alumni via email.

The Alumni office is creating an email newsletter to help keep the alumni informed about university activities and accomplishments.

"We want to increase communication between the alumni office and all alumni," Meador said.

Currently, publications such as ACU Today, an alumni magazine, are the only form of mass communication to alumni, so email will increase the speed of information sharing.

Initially, Meador said, the email newsletter -- which will be called "Alumnotes" -- will be emailed once a month, but frequency can increase as needed.

It will feature information about ACU alumni events in different communities across the United States. It also will share current information about ACU to keep alumni informed about their alma mater.

"Email will allow us to quickly put out a call for volunteers or get people involved in activities that might say 'ACU people are making a difference,'" Meador said.

Distribution of "Alumnotes" should start in the fall. Before that, though, Meador said the alumni office is attempting to create a comprehensive list of alumni email addresses.

To receive Alumnotes, send an email to and write "Subscribe Alumnotes" in the message body.


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