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Commencement Press Release Information
for 2010 Graduates and Their Families
Congratulations on your graduation from Wellesley!
is a major milestone, one we encourage you to note by
sending a news release to your local newspapers. Use the sample release below as a
guide. Be sure to personalize the release with information about aspects of
your Wellesley experience, including honors earned,
internships, extracurricular activities, sports teams,
study abroad, exchanges and future plans.
- Copy the sample
news release into a word processing document.
- Replace the bolded
information with your personal details.
the release into
message and send to your local papers. "Local Resident
Graduates from Wellesley College" should be the subject
line of the e-mail.
- Attach a 300 dpi
JPEG photo of yourself to
each e-mail and be sure to use your
last name and "Wellesley2010" in the title of
the JPEG file.
- Copy the Office
for Public Affairs on your e-mail to the paper. We can follow
through to see if and when the paper runs the story.
find the contact information for your local newspaper,
go to the paper's Web site
and look for a "Contact Us" link. As an example,
below is a sample result from a local paper. In this
case, the release
would be e-mailed
to the newsroom.
newspapers often have regional editions that are distributed
to different parts of the paper's readership area, each with its
own team of editors and reporters and separate newsroom
contact information. If your
local paper has such an edition, your release has a better chance
of being published
release to the attention of the regional edition's editor.
news should be published within two to four weeks of submission;
call the editor to confirm receipt. If your release is published,
please send a copy to
the Office for Public Affairs.
wishes in all your future pursuits!
Press release for (your
release: May 28, 2010
|LOCAL RESIDENT GRADUATES FROM WELLESLEY COLLEGE
Mass.-- (Your full name) of (your
town, state) was awarded a bachelor of arts degree
at Wellesley College on Friday, May 28, 2010. (Last
name) was one of approximately
600 graduates at Wellesley, the nation's leading college
speaker for Wellesley College’s
132nd Commencement was Wellesley alumna Lynn Sherr, a former ABC News correspondent.
(Your last name) majored in (your major) and
plans to (work
at ABC Company in City, State, OR attend XYZ
graduate school, OR travel, volunteer, etc.) after
DAVIS SCHOLAR, INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: (Your
last name) was an Elisabeth Kaiser
Davis Scholar. The Elisabeth Kaiser Davis Degree Program
is named in honor of a Wellesley alumna from the Class of
whose generosity supports financial aid for non-traditional
age students. Davis Scholars participate in the same courses,
meet the same exacting standards and earn the same degree
as students of traditional college age, but on a schedule
to their personal and professional needs.]
Wellesley, (your last name's) activities
included (clubs, sports, volunteer work, jobs, honor
societies, etc.) In addition, she completed a (senior
thesis, Ruhlman, Tanner or other conference presentation) titled (title
of your presentation).
She graduated from (name of your high school) in (city, state) in
(year) and is the daughter of (your parents' names and hometown(s).
Wellesley College, a prominent liberal arts college, has been a leader in
the education of women since 1875. Its 500-acre campus near
Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students. Wellesley's distinguished
alumnae include U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, author and film producer
Nora Ephron and broadcast journalists Cokie Roberts and Diane Sawyer.
to Commencement 2010