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College Relations

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The Office of College Relations supports and promotes the mission of Smith College by actively building and maintaining strong, long-term relationships with the college’s various constituents. Through strategic print and digital communications, event management and program development, the Office of College Relations seeks to foster a better understanding of and support for the priorities of Smith in communities including prospective students and alumnae, as well as local, regional and national government representatives and media outlets.

Points of Pride

Smith students, alumnae, faculty and parents are vital ambassadors for the college. “Speaking of Smith” provides up-to-date points of pride and distinction you can use when you talk about the college to prospective students, families and other interested audiences.

The Office of College Relations communicates the mission, values, image and news of Smith College. It does this through print publications, admission marketing materials, digital communications, videos, social media, websites and outreach to the media.

Included among the stable of materials produced by the office are the Smith Alumnae Quarterly, the Grécourt Gate news and information site, the Notes from Paradise e-newsletter to alumnae, admission marketing materials, the NewsTracker news aggregator, videos and eDigest.

The editors, writers, graphic designers, event planners and digital media specialists on the college relations staff offer consultative services to assist campus departments with publicity projects and special events, and it ensures that the college's visual identity program is administered across all of the college's internal and external communications.


Staff

Garrison Hall

Garrison Hall, at 42 West Street, houses the primary college relations and public affairs offices, the editorial staff, the news office, alumnae engagement and campaign communications.

Phone: 413-585-2170

Sam Masinter
Interim Vice President for Public Affairs

Lauren Anderson
Content Production Coordinator

Lars Asbornsen
Director of Constituent Communications

Jeffrey Baker
Video Content Specialist

Christina Barber-Just
Associate Editor, Alumnae Communications

Cheryl Dellecese
Senior Content Specialist

Jan Ebbets
Editor, Print and Online Publications

Elise Gibson
Deputy Editor

Rachael Hagerstrom
Social Media Manager

Marti Hobbes
Administrative Assistant

John MacMillan
Senior Director for Editorial Communications

Stacey Schmeidel
Senior Director for News and Strategic Communications

Barbara Solow
Assistant Director for News and Strategic Communications

30 Belmont

This office houses the visual communications and web and print development and design staff. 

Phone: 413-585-2180

Amy McDonald
Director of Marketing and Creative Services

Michael Byrne
Communications Manager

Ashavan Doyon
Communications Coordinator

Eileen Dunn
Communications Editor

Jane Majkiewicz
Digital Content Specialist

Brian Stoffer
Web Program Manager

Michael Yargeau
Senior Web Developer and Systems Engineer

Megan Young
Web Design and Usability Specialist