New Networking Site Connects Alumni

Westmont-Connect-RGBA powerful new online tool now connects Westmont alumni around the world. Westmont Connect  enables alumni to locate each other for personal and professional reasons, giving them access to jobs, mentors, special interests and opportunities.

The Westmont alumni office and information technology department developed the program. “We intend this tool to be a dynamic resource for alumni in all stages of life to reconnect with fellow alumni, create new professional relationships and bring Westmont closer to their home, wherever they may live,” says Teri Bradford Rouse, senior director of alumni and parent relations. “We seek to create a community for life among our alumni.”

“Westmont Connect is one of the more important new services to come out of the college,” says Reed Sheard, vice president for advancement and chief information officer. “It represents a fundamental shift in how we serve and empower our alumni. I’m excited to see how Westmont Connect enables personal and professional networking among our more than 21,000 alums.”

The college launched the site at a professional networking event with about 70 alumni at eBay in San Jose on Jan. 17. Alumnus Dane Howard, eBay director of global brand experience, hosted the gathering. The college will hold other Westmont Connect events for alumni in Pasadena, San Francisco, Denver, Portland, Ore., Seattle, Dallas and Washington, D.C.