After a comprehensive eight-month program from September through June, Bespoke Reunion Publishing came through with a beautiful, high-quality reunion yearbook for the Holy Cross Class of 1962. Throughout the process – from outreach to the alumni to encourage participation, to providing help-desk support to alumni for the user-friendly project website they created to gather photos and memories, their level of service went above and beyond what we could have imagined! When members of the 50th reunion class were handed the yearbook at check-in, they were struck by the level of care and attention that went into every page. The photos, stories and history that were presented immediately brought them back 50 years! The yearbook is an incredible tool for engagement when working with any reunion class.
It is something of an understatement to say how so very professional your work on the yearbook turned out. I wasn’t sure what to expect in anticipation of the final product. But when I saw it, I personally felt it was truly quite extraordinary. As a former Marine Corps Admin/Logistics officer I have had considerable experience in similar kinds of work so I believe I have some credibility in acknowledging your efforts & complimenting you on a job well done!! Truly a Herculean effort.
As Co-Chair of our 50th Reunion at Bucknell, I was extremely impressed with quality of the finished product, and the hands -on support we received from Tom Hostage. It is a wonderful concept, and the response to, and the participation in, the reunion yearbook by my classmates, was nothing short of overwhelming. In retrospect, I cannot think of a better way to reconnect the entire class, especially those classmates who were unable to attend. Since the reunion weekend, I have used the yearbook, numerous times, as a reference source when I needed to locate and contact a classmate. The yearbook is a truly valuable resource!
I was excited when I learned that the College of the Holy Cross and the Class of 1962 would be the beta for a 50th Reunion Anniversary Yearbook. Having been in business for 34 years at AT&T, I learned two important principles that must be applied to a project of this importance and magnitude. First, “the devil is in the details” and second, “you must inspect what you expect”. Working with Bespoke Reunion Publishing over the past 6 months, I found them to be very responsive and in lock step with those principles. The end product far exceeded our expectations and the feedback from classmates, and yes, their wives too, has been very positive!
My name is Thomas M. Murphy ’63 Providence College and I was Co-Chairman of our 50th class reunion. Bespoke Reunion Publishing was brought to our attention at our first committee meeting. The committee thought it was a great idea but I was somewhat skeptical of the idea thinking everyone had to be computer experts. Our reunion was a huge success and the yearbook was a big part of it. The people at Bespoke were incredible to work with. They are dedicated to their work and delivered on everything they promised. I can not say enough good things about this company and if you have any questions, you may contact me direct. They are terrific to make part of a reunion.
I finally received my copy of the 50th Reunion Yearbook for the Class of 1963. What a beautiful compilation of our Class memories and bios ! Thank you very much. This far exceeded my expectations. I am sorry not to have been able to attend the reunion. But you helped to produce a stirring memento: So many lives in so few words. But the publication, I think, served and will serve to pull us all together.
Thanks for producing such an outstanding year book for the reunion of the class of 1963 of Providence College. It really added to our reunion experience. The history and flashback articles were a unique and entertaining feature which increased the special meaning of the yearbook. The yearbook will be a treasured keepsake which we will reaffirm our connection to our alma mater.