Alums’ Input Needed

OBU’s Alumni Office is compiling information for an updated Alumni Directory. In an effort to include current data, all alumni are being contacted through the mail and asked to provide their updated information.

“Through the years, our directories have been popular with OBU alums,” said Lori Hagans, executive director of the OBU Alumni Association. “We want the directory to be as accurate as possible, so the involvement of our alumni is critical to the success of the project.”

Hagans said the magnitude of the updating process required working with an external firm. OBU has contracted with Harris Connect to produce the directory. The university worked with Harris on directories which were released in 1994 and 2000.

“Harris has the resources to quickly contact our alumni and then compile that data for a professional directory,” said Hagans. “To provide accurate and timely data on more than 22,000 alums is a significant task.”

There is no purchase obligation to participate in the information update. Copies of the directory will be available for purchase. The directory is scheduled for release in April 2007.