an undergraduate at Pomona, Jordan Snedcof 99 was involved with
student government and the residence hall sponsor program, and he occasionally
wrote articles for The Student Life. Today, while hes busy pursuing
a masters degree in Public Policy from UCLA, he still manages to stay
involved with Pomona by planning alumni events for the Pomona College
Southern California Young Alumni Community (PCSCYAC).
I developed close relationships with students, faculty and staff
while I was at Pomona. Now, he says that volunteering permits him
to experience them from outside of the College. As the chair of the PCSCYAC
planning committee, he has been coordinating the young alumni events for
When it comes to working with other Sagehens and cultivating an active
young alumni group, Snedcof says persistence and a little humor can help.
In the past three years, the PCSCYAC planning committee has relied on
an e-mail listserv to get the word to young alumni about upcoming events
(PCSCYAC@lists.pomona.edu). Snedcof says that about half of the L.A. young
alumni events are advertised exclusively on the listserv, while the other
half are announced both by e-mail and snail mail.
In order to keep the messages to young alumni interesting, he began including
a P.S. with each event announcement. Unsolicited and always
humorous, the postscripts range in topic and most often are commentaries
on popular culture, actors and actresses, movies and television shows
like The Gilmore Girls, Dawsons Creek and
Alias. Snedcof says his postscripts are just a fun thing
to add some humor.
As hes found out, they certainly make an impact. Once I stopped
including the P.S. for a while, he says, and someone actually
wrote me to ask why I stopped!
Jessica Drenk '02