Posted on May 16, 2016 in Alumni News and News
Staying in touch with fellow Jayhawks is as simple as the swipe of a screen on your cell phone or tablet, thanks to a new app from the Alumni Association.
“We know that in addition to traditional forms of communication, digital media is changing the way alumni engage with each other and with KU,” says David Johnston, j’94, g’06, the Association’s vice president of marketing and digital media. “The app is another way for us to connect with alumni on their terms.”
The free app is available to all alumni, friends and fans of the University. Features for all users include options to renew or upgrade membership and receive notices of alumni events. Alumni Association members also have access to locked members-only benefits such as the Alumni Mentor Network, which currently includes 376 Jayhawks who have volunteered to assist fellow alumni and current KU students in their careers. “Members can search for a mentor in their field by name or location to find someone willing to offer advice,” Johnston explains.
Other members-only benefits include:
• access to register for and participate in monthly online career-networking events
• special discounts from local and national retailers
• Kansas Alumni magazine
• digital membership card
• social media feeds
To use the app, you should register your 10-digit alumni ID number to connect with your alumni profile. Alumni IDs are printed on the plastic mailing wrappers for Kansas Alumni magazine, and they are included at the bottom of every email sent from the Alumni Association. You also can call the Association at (800) 584-2957 to request your 10-digit alumni ID. Download the app from the App Store or Google Play, or visit kualumni.org/app for more information.