WPI Journal, the university’s alumni magazine, has launched its digital companion this week, hoping to reach a broader audience both at home and internationally.
The goal of this beautifully designed, full-color publication—over 40,000 copies per issue are printed three times a year (spring, summer, and fall)—is to deliver stories about a diverse group of alumni who have made an impact after graduation, to share news about campus and community, and, of course, to highlight class notes from alumni all over the globe.
“We are not replacing the printed Journal,” says editor Doreen Manning, “just simply creating a new vehicle to share our alumni news with a broader audience.”
She hopes the digital Journal will extend its reach beyond the print publication, sharing articles such as the fall cover story on Kyle Petersen `90, who has returned from living in Lima, Peru, as commanding officer of Navy Medical Research Unit No. 6. There’s also a feature on Marissa Goerke `14, who recently set the record as youngest female to winter over at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, in the midst of the Antarctic winter.
“As the site evolves, online readers have access to contents from the printed version, along with fresh features, and late-breaking news,” says Manning. “Our team is excited to share even more alumni news with our readers than ever before.”