Elite Scholars' Organization
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The Association of American Rhodes Scholars (AARS) is an elite alumni association for recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. The mission of the AARS is to bring Rhodes Scholars in America together through events, publications and online networks.
Design and develop a web site to serve as the primary online means of communication between the AARS and all Rhodes Scholars in America. The site must visually transport members back to their unique, Oxford experience, incorporate the latest in interactive features to strengthen the Rhodes network, and provide for online tools to streamline the organization's administrative duties.
- Incorporated an automated dues and donation payment system that allows members to check their dues status, renew their membership and make contributions to the AARS online. Members can also make online bio updates, submit news items and RSVP online for reunions and special events.
- Created a password-protected Rhodes Forum chatroom where members can interact and have ongoing discussions, debates and conversations
- Consolidated four, different databases that were formerly housed in various locations around the country; created a comprehensive database of member information that includes all important member details ranging from year of election and Oxford course of study to areas of expertise and mentoring interests.
- Designed a site that is easy to navigate with rich content and visual images of Oxford and Rhodes Scholar members