Marlboro College Branch Out
Branch Out is Marlboro's online platform for alumni to connect with each other as well as with current students, faculty, staff, trustees, and friends of the college. It serves as a virtual commons for the full Marlboro College community, a space to share stories, support each other, create interest groups, mentor, offer resources and advice, and give or get a helpful nudge to careers. All in one place. All Marlboro. Dubbed “Branch Out” by one student focus group member, the platform provides real-time opportunities for alumni to both benefit and give back through engagement opportunities, mentoring, events, and fundraising efforts. Similar platforms have been adopted at many colleges and universities worldwide over the last few years, and have been highly successful at increasing alumni engagement during particularly challenging times for institutions of higher education.
The platform is currently being tested by a group of volunteers from the community, and will be rolled out to the greater community starting with the official launch May 1. Alumni will be encouraged to participate, to make this new tool as engaging and useful as possible in the years to come. Contact Kathy Waters for more information, or check back here as more content is developed. Get ready to Branch Out!