Holy Cross College Launches New Website at www.hcc-nd.edu
One of the most important tools for a college today is its website. It not only functions as the information hub for the entire campus, but it introduces prospective students to the college, keeps parents, friends and alumni informed, provides up-to-date information for the media and community, provides a living, cyber-community for far-flung alumni and helps to raise funds.
"The new website is a significant advance for our web presence," says Robert Kloska, Vice President of Mission Advancement. "It is graphically more inviting, it is easier to navigate, it has many rich content features, and it can be updated on the fly so that we can keep content fresh. What's more it is optimized for Google Analytics so that we can develop a better idea of how constituents use the site, what inquiries are most popular, how visitors find us (and where they come from), and what pages get the most traffic. This feedback will be invaluable to create continual improvements in both our website and all our communications programs," Kloska continued.
The new website was designed and constructed by Andy Baughman of Newcomb Marketing Communications in Michigan City, IN with copywriting and direction from Mike Davids, Holy Cross College's Director of Marketing. Technical support was provided by Doug Blair, the college's webmaster. The video site on the home page, Crosswaves, was provided with content and logo design by Tom Raymer '10, a Visual Arts major at the college and a summer intern.
Along with the new website, Holy Cross College has been undergoing a dramatic transformation with seven new majors, a new athletics program and recreational facility. The College continues to provide transformative, faith-inspired education that produces graduates who are prepared to succeed in a global, competitive environment.