The annual “Welcome Back Faculty Reception” was held at Pat’s Barn in the Rensselaer Technology Park on Sept. 22. Hosted by President Shirley Ann Jackson, the reception is a chance for faculty new and returning to meet and catch up with each other. Rensselaer’s 15 new faculty members were introduced.
“The start of a new academic year is always filled with excitement. It is a joy to meet new people, full of fresh ideas and perspectives and to get reacquainted with those with whom we have worked and shared experiences,” said President Jackson in her remarks. “Those of you who have been here for some years have put in the thought, imagination, and hard work that have transformed our university, and for this you can be proud. Those of you who have just joined us will soon make your marks, and I am looking forward to seeing how you will enrich our lives.”