UB Alumni Association to Launch New Web Site

By Barbara A. Byers

Release Date: August 31, 2009 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo Alumni Association, a not-for-profit organization representing more than 200,000 UB graduates, will launch a new Web site on Sept. 9.

After extensive research that included input from alumni and friends, careful testing and subtle tweaking, the new site will bring a more intense focus on the issues, events, programs and services relevant to alumni, whether it's how to join the alumni association, find volunteer opportunities, contact fellow graduates or register for events.

The new site will be a significant contrast to the current one, which has been in use since 2003. "The look and feel of the new site is very much updated with fresh colors and a sleeker appearance," said Barbara Byers, APR, associate director for alumni communication. "It retains the UB brand, but has its own unique alumni association feel, as well, reflecting the uniqueness of UB's 200,000-plus alumni."

As part of the Web site launch, a contest is being held to encourage people to visit the new site. Five MP3 players will be awarded. To participate, visit the site beginning Sept. 9 at http://www.alumni.buffalo.edu.