What is the Alumni Class Connector Program?

A close-knit alumni community is a critical component of Westtown's current and future prosperity. The Alumni Class Connector Program is a network of volunteers that work to strengthen that community by sharing news and information with their classmates. Currently, there are over 75 Class Connectors representing alumni from the Classes of 1950-2016. Connectors represent the members of their class and are the liaisons with Westtown with the goal of enriching the alumni experience. Connectors are also offered exclusive opportunities to receive news from the school, share their insights, talk with current students, and get a first-hand look at today's Westtown.

Class Connector volunteers work directly with an assigned member of the Westtown Alumni Office staff. The total time commitment for a Connector is 2-12 hours per year depending on desired level of involvement.

What do Class Connectors do?

Alumni keep their classmates close to each other and the school by writing three letters per year. Connectors simply draft the letter and Alumni Office staff send it to the class on their behalf. Connectors are provided with news, information, articles, and videos to share in their letters. View a sample Connector letter.

Optional activities include attending in-person and online presentations about Westtown, helping to find 'lost' classmates, and encouraging past donors to continue supporting the Westtown Fund.

Why does Westtown need Class Connectors?

Westonians want to hear from their classmates and they like staying connected. As you can see below, the engagement and involvement of our alumni in the life of the school increases dramatically by simply sharing your voice! 

Emails sent by Class Connectors are 60% more likely to be viewed by classmates when sent by a Connector rather than the school. Classmates prefer to receive and read news and information about the school and their classmates from a member of their class.

Readers are 122% more likely to reply, donate, or interact with emails sent by Connectors rather than the school. Classmates are much more likely to take action when receiving messages from a member of their class.

This is just a snapshot of the significant impact that Connectors have on the alumni community. There are many more ways that Connectors have a long-term and meaningful impact on the entire Westtown community.

Yes, I am interested in becoming a Class Connector!

Or contact Karl Vela '03, Advancement Communications Specialist, directly at: 610-399-7914 or karl.vela@westtown.edu

Current Class Connectors

To reach out to your Class Connectors, please sent an email to alumniconnectors@westtown.edu and we'll pass along their contact info.
 
Hali Giessler1945
David T. Hodgin1950
John M. Beideman1951
Nancy Bernhardt1955
John R. James1955
Cynthia Hillsley1955
Judith Miller1955
Elizabeth Wenny1955
Josephine Withers1956
Mary Eby1956
Peter O. Lane1957
Andrew J. Biemiller1958
Ruth Engler1958
Mary Ann Wagner1958
Penelope Orth1959
Mary Cornell1960
Patricia Herban1960
Nancy Hoffman1962
Sarah Kaesemeyer1962
Emilie Steele1962
Davis F. Henderson1962
Tim James1963
Dagny Henry1964
Laurel Swan1966
Sharon Quarles1966
Margot Eastman1966
Martha Mullin1966
Carol Savery-Frederick1967
Nancy Turner1968
Patricia Macpherson1969
Mary Brown1970
Judith Nicholson1971
Robert McKinstry1971
Christopher B. Cryer1975
Margery Schafer1976
Frederick Spackman1977
Kevin Moore1979
Heidi Zimmerman1980
Kris Batley1981
Bob Batley1981
Bruce Harrison1981
Shelagh Wilson1985
Jennifer Atkinson1985
Will Hurd1985
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Kip Martin1986
Patricia Williams1986
Miriam Elliot1989
Peter Jordan1991
Amy Lytle1991
Sam Bernstein1992
Lydia Bryans1992
Lauren James1992
Richard Bravo1993
Katie Cloutman1994
Franklin Winslow1996
Amanda Ryan1997
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Samantha Jordan2001
Alex Macintosh2001
Karl Vela2003
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