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Communications and Technology Committee

CAT's mission is to ensure that all alumni have the most fruitful, productive and effective means to communicate with the university, alumni organizations, other alumni and current undergraduates. CAT will be analyzing the ways in which alumni and alumni groups currently communicate with an eye towards the use of technology in communications. CAT will advise the Alumni Council committees and other alumni groups, when appropriate, of technical tools and communications strategies that will enhance their current efforts. CAT will collect, create and organize best practices and will provide insights on the evolving world of communications and technologies that can enhance the work of committees and alumni organizations to help them serve the alumni community better. CAT will seek to bolster the storytelling capabilities of our alumni organizations and also allow individual alumni to share their stories to the greater community to foster inclusivity, curiosity, camaraderie, and discovery. 

Specific areas of focus for the year will be:

  • TigerNet
  • Social media
  • Newsletters and websites
  • Committee communication tools
  • Surveys
  • Audio & visual storytelling — i.e. podcasts & instagram TV or YouTube

ACE Award for Excellence in Communication

Videotaping of alumna at She Roars

In 2002, the Alumni Council established the Award for Communications Excellence (ACE) to recognize and support effective communication by its alumni organizations with their membership.

View award recipients

Outreach Grants

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Through CAT, the Alumni Council awards grants up to $2,000 to support the marketing and communications outreach of its standing committees and affiliated groups.

Learn more about the Outreach Grants

Committee Leadership

Jessica Davidoff '04, Chair

Rishi Jaitly '04, Vice Chair


Soojeong Chi '13

Stephanie Freeth '97 S95

Olivier Kamanda '03

Michael Lin '13

Mary Newburn '97

Nneka Nwosu Faison '05

Jenna Rodrigues '14

Rebecca Shaughnessy '15

Elizabeth Ussery '15

Leda Kopach, Staff Liaison

Nicole Fischer, Staff Liaison

Stephanie Rosenbluth, Staff Liaison