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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, we seek 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.

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 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.


Julia Yager
Vice President for College Relations and Communications

Lars Asbornsen
Director of Constituent Communications

Christina Barber-Just

Michael Byrne
Communications Manager

Cheryl Dellecese
Senior Editor

Ashavan Doyon
Communications and Accessibility Specialist

Linnea Duley
Digital Content Specialist

Jan Ebbets
Editor, Print and Online Publications

Rachael Hagerstrom
Social Media Manager

Marti Hobbes
Editorial Assistant

Anne Howland
Communications Project Manager

Lil Knight
Communications Editor

John MacMillan
Senior Director for Editorial Communications

Carolyn McDaniel
Director, Media Relations

Amy McDonald
Director, Digital Strategy and Creative Services

Shawn Prairie
Digital Design Assistant

Megan Tkacy
Associate Editor

Barbara Solow
Assistant Director for News and Strategic Communications

Brian Stoffer
Web Program Manager

Michael Yargeau
Senior Web Developer and Systems Engineer

Megan Young
Assistant Director, Digital Strategy and Creative Services

Contact College Relations

30 Belmont Ave
Northampton, MA 01063