Graduway recently awarded the “Best Performing Professional School Portal” to Lagos Business School Alumni Networking Portal, Alumni Connect.
The award was given in recognition of the engagement of Lagos Business School Alumni through the Alumni Connect Network. Since the network’s launch in January 2016, One Thousand Eight Hundred and Sixty Four (1,864) members have signed up and members have been able to make Two Thousand and Sixty-Four (2,064) unique networking relations.
The portal, which also serves as a repository for information on alumni activities, has been very beneficial to alumni members. Through the portal members of alumni have been able to engage in various activities including reconnecting with each other regardless of location, give back to the School and each other in various ways, expanding their networks into other classes/programmes and within the alumni body; access to recruiting qualified talents for their organizations among others.
Bunmi Afolabi, Director, Alumni Relations in her acceptance speech thanked members of the community for their engagement in the alumni activities of the School and acknowledged that this was a huge feat for the Alumni Relations Team as Graduway has over 500 top educational intuitions worldwide that engage with its network. “This is significant because there are several business schools in the world also using the Graduway platform. Our winning this award says a lot about the level of our Alumni engagement. We would like to use this opportunity to thank all members of the LBS community who contribute in various ways to our Alumni engagement activities” she said.
According to a statement by Daniel Cohen, CEO of Graduway, “many business schools across the world use a Graduway platform; however, Lagos Business School has excelled in finding lost alumni and connecting them with existing students. Congratulations, LBS on this well-deserved award” Cohen concluded. Graduway was founded in 2013. The network, which is recognised as the leading provider of alumni networking platforms, has over 500 leading education and non-profit institutions. The vision of the company is rooted in the belief that alumni are at the heart of improving philanthropy, employability, and enrollment. Graduway’s software empowers a valuable network for alumni, students and supporters of an institution to connect and engage with each other and as a result, bring them closer to the institution.