Title

Alumni Development For Aquinas High School

Publication Date

12-2017

Committee Chair

Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.

Committee Members

Fang Ren, Ph.D.

Abstract

This project aims to apply geographic information system (GIS) technology to visualize and analyze the Aquinas High School current students and alumni datasets for the purpose of alumni development. Two major spatial problems were addressed. The first problem was to assign all the current students to the facilities of different capacities for a day of service. A location modeling process went through various steps of spatial analysis, successfully allocating students to these facilities. The second spatial problem was to locate the alumni by specific year of graduation and analyze the spatial distribution of the alumni to help the school with fundraising, including identifying areas for community support. Two web GIS applications were developed through Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS. By including the Tapestry Segmentation data, the web applications not only allows the user to query specific alumni information that the user is interested in, but also displays the alumni spatial distribution in the context of their neighborhood characteristics. In general, various GIS concepts and methods were utilized in this project, and the outputs of this project will be used in the future by school administrators, students, and alumni, to improve alumni connections and their fundraising strategies.

Full text is available at the University of Redlands

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