West Virginia University alumni and friends can now catch up with former classmates, post jobs/resumes and participate in other unique features as part of the WVU Alumni Association’s new on-line community.

The Association has partnered with Harris Connect to develop the new on-line community. Harris has been delivering on-line services for college and universities across the country for more than a decade.

Users of the community will be able to update personal information, receive a permanent e-mail address and network with other alumni using this new service. The career center function of the site allows alumni to search job postings through the robust Harris job bank which includes listings from more than 400 colleges and universities that use Harris as a provider.

We are very excited about this new addition to our portfolio of programs and services,said Stephen L. Douglas, president and chief executive officer, WVU Alumni Association.After many discussions with graduates and feedback from alumni surveys, we knew our constituents wanted an on-line vehicle to keep them connected to their Mountaineer family, so we are pleased to offer the official on-line community for WVU graduates.

The Association recently mailed a postcard to alumni, which outlines the registration process. Individuals must sign up to use this service or opt out of the community if they do not wish to be included in the system. To access the service, visit: http://alumni.wvu.edu and click on theOn-Line Communityicon or theHow do I find a friendlinkboth located on the Association’s home page.

In addition to the current features, the WVU Alumni Association plans to continually enhance this service to meet the changing needs of its users. For more information about the on-line community and other alumni programs, contact the WVU Alumni Association, 304-293-4731 or e-mail alumni@mail.wvu.edu .

The WVU Alumni Association, chartered in 1873, represents more than 170,000 University graduates residing in every county in West Virginia, every state in the union and approximately 60 foreign nations. With nearly 100 registered chapters and constituent groups, the Association’s 26,000 dues-paying members support Homecoming Weekend, the WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni, Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund, Student Alumni Association, and dozens of other social and philanthropic programs.