On May 7, 1879, eleven young men from the local coalmines began night classes at the Institute for Mining & Mechanics. This inaugural class attended school six nights a week, for 2-hours a night, in pursuit of a better life.
One hundred and thirty-nine years later, on May 7, 2018, MMI Preparatory School launched the new MMI Alumni Community to commemorate that first day of classes.
MMI Alumni Community Frequently Asked Questions
MMI Preparatory School is pleased to introduce a new way for alumni to stay connected: the MMI Alumni Community, powered by EverTrue! No matter where you live or how busy your schedule is, you can connect with other alums and keep up to date with the latest MMI and alumni news. Any MMI alum may use the app! Your information is secure and protected, and only MMI Alumni have access.
- Alumni Directory searchable by Name, Class Year, College or Company
- Nearby function lets you search by location and view the results on a map
- Integration with Facebook and LinkedIn
- MMI, Alumni Events and News feeds
- MMI Facebook, Twitter and YouTube feeds
How do I start?
How do I get the MMI Alumni Community on my mobile device?
For Apple devices, search for "Alumni Community" in the App Store and download. When you open the app select “MMI” as your community.
For Android devices, search for “MMI Preparatory School Alumni” in the Google Play Store and download.
I don't have a smartphone so how can I access the MMI Alumni Community?
A web-based version of the MMI Alumni Community is also available
How do I log in?
How do I login to the MMI Alumni Community?
You can sign up with your primary email address or login with your LinkedIn account. You will then need to verify your email. Head on over to your inbox to find a confirmation email waiting for you. Simply click on the confirmation link and return to the app to proceed. If MMI does not have your most up-to-date email, please answer the questions in the app and an administrator at MMI will approve you once your identity as an alum has been confirmed.
What does it mean when my information is under review?
If the email address you use to login is not found in our MMI database, we will have an administrator confirm your identity using the information you provided. After your identity is confirmed, you will immediately gain access to the MMI Alumni Community.
Can I login with more than one email address?
Using the MMI Alumni Community
How do I navigate to settings in the app?
In the app, you can access settings by clicking on the gear icon in the top right corner of the menu page.
How do I customize my privacy settings or edit/update my contact information?
Your primary contact information will be visible in the MMI Alumni Community; this includes your name, address, phone number, email, education, and place of employment that is currently on record at MMI.
To edit or hide your personal information, click Update My Profile at the bottom of your record to request the specific information that you would like to hide. Please note that regardless of your privacy settings, your name and class year will display in the MMI Alumni Community.
It is easy to update your contact information directly in the MMI Alumni Community. Click Suggest an Update at the bottom of your record and enter the requested changes which will be forwarded to MMI. To protect the integrity of the alumni database, you cannot directly change contact information in the mobile app in real time. Please note that it may take 7-10 days for changes to appear in the app. To suggest an update for a fellow MMI classmate, friend, or family member, click the Suggest an Update button at the bottom of their profile. The Advancement Office will confirm all changes before updating the information in the MMI Alumni Community.
How do I connect my LinkedIn and why should I connect it to the MMI Alumni Community?
You can login to the MMI Alumni Community using your LinkedIn credentials, which will automatically connect your LinkedIn account to your profile. However, if you choose to authenticate using an email and password, you can still connect your LinkedIn account via settings. Simply click the gear icon at the top right of the menu page and enable LinkedIn.
The MMI Alumni Community allows you to connect and network with other people using LinkedIn. Being connected via LinkedIn also enhances some of the app’s built-in features, like Professionals to Know and other filtering options. Once you are connected via LinkedIn, you can view information that people have included in their LinkedIn profiles along with the number of connections you have in common. Anything marked as private in LinkedIn remains private. Don’t forget to list MMI in the education section of your LinkedIn profile, and be sure to join follow the MMI LinkedIn page!
How do I search for people using the directory?
To perform a search in the directory, click the magnifying glass located in the top right corner of the directory screen. You can search by individual name and/or filter by several other useful fields like graduation year or location. To get a list of your classmates, simply enter your class year into the search field. A full class list will then be displayed (not including deceased classmates).
How can I email or call another alum from the app?
While in the directory, tap the e-mail address of the alum you wish to contact and your smart device email client will launch enabling you to create a message. If you click the phone number, your phone will begin to dial the number.
How do I search for people nearby?
Click on the Nearby tab in the sidebar navigation. A map will appear with pushpins indicating people in your area. Clicking on one of these pushpins will open that alum’s listing in the directory. To view that alum’s full profile, click the round information button to the right of their name. You may also click the List icon in the bottom right corner of the map to view a list of people nearby.
Who are my Professionals to Know?
If connected to LinkedIn, EverTrue will use your self-identified LinkedIn Industry to pull a list of other MMI alums in that same industry. This is a great way to network within your chosen field.
Can I access MMI’s Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Alumni Events and Website directly from the app?
Absolutely! We have included links to MMI’s Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Alumni Events and Website in the MMI Alumni Community for your convenience. Just head on over to the News and Social page and browse around. Use the down arrow located at the top right corner of the screen to navigate to other linked pages.
What if I am a part of several communities using the EverTrue app? Can I join more than one community? How do I switch between them?
EverTrue gives you the ability to not only be a part of any and all communities that you belong to, but also switch between communities quickly. You can use the same credentials for all communities you belong to as long as each organization has that email in their database. To switch between communities, go to settings and select “Change Community.”
Can I remove my profile from the app? If so, how?