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Berklee Offers All Alumni Free E-mail for Life

It is with great pleasure that Berklee announces that all alumni are eligible for e-mail service for life, courtesy of the college. This offer was highlighted by President Berk during his address at the spring 2000 Commencement ceremony and is available to all who completed at least two semesters at Berklee at any time. It was made possible by a generous gift from software.com, a leading provider of electronic mail systems, and was arranged by Berklee Trustee Scott Benson.

All members of the Berklee Class of 2000 have access to e-mail services now. Information on new passwords for this e-mail service is being provided by the Office of Alumni Affairs, as the accounts are moved onto the new mail server.

Alumni who desire Berklee e-mail service for life will find the electronic sign-up form at the alumni area of Berklee's Internet site. The e-mail address that alumni receive will reflect their relationship with the college. All addresses will be configured with the first initial of the first name, the last name, and then @alumni.berklee.edu. For example, <jdoe@alumni.berklee.edu>.

Alumni who already have e-mail service may have e-mail forwarded from the new Berklee e-mail address to any other electronic mail service that they may be using. Another option is for alumni to base their new e-presence at <alumni.berklee.edu>. Alumni will be able to include their name and alumni e-mail address in our electronic e-mail directory. Everyone will be given the option to choose whether their Berklee e-mail address should be made accessible to those outside Berklee. These administrative tasks can be performed by alumni themselves right at the <alumni.berklee.edu> site.

Of the new service, Scott Benson stated, "I am really excited about the possibilities this service offers our alumni all over the world for staying in touch with each other and with the college. Everyone knows how important networking is in today's music business. We constantly hear from successful alumni that some of the most important professional breaks they received came through the people they met during their studies at Berklee. With e-mail being one of today's most valuable communication tools, it seemed to me that to make a way for all alumni to have it and stay connected would be a great thing."

We hope that all alumni find this new e-mail offer to be a valuable and convenient resource for professional and personal communications.

— David Lustig, assistant vice president for information technology