From the Archives
Making a Difference
Class Notes Features
THE NETWORK STAYS TOGETHER VIA THE WEB!
AlumServ, Rensselaers World Wide Web
site for alumni, has a new look and new features! In addition to providing vital information about programs and resources, the site is a great place for alumni to connect with each other.
The renovated site includes updated graphics and simplified links, a search engine, an Online Services section highlighting AlumServs interactive features, regional chapter pages with a clickable map and searchable calendar, free E-Mail for Life, updated giving pages with an Electronic Gift Planner that walks you through the steps of estate planning, and much more.
|The Rensselaer Alumni
Association Mission :
The Rensselaer Alumni Association serves and represents alumni and the Institute by engaging and empowering all alumni as active and effective partners in the Rensselaer community and by promoting the lifelong, mutually beneficial pursuit of the aspirations shared by Rensselaer and its alumni.
RAA Board of Trustees
Jan S. Pirrong 69
Leland B. Bishop II 60
Christina E. Banta 83
Glenn O. Brown 54
AnneMarie Ferraro 90
Matthew C. Fox 55
Douglas C. Hasbrouck 57
James F. Morgan 58
Mary K. Skevington 79
William C. Stitt 63
Raymond A. Weisner 75
Richard S. Latuchie 73
Vice President Emeritus
David M. Diltz 38
Institute Trustee Designate
Cornelius J. Barton 58
David J. Bohan 82
RenSource, a free Web service for Rensselaer alumni, makes it possible for alumni to locate classmates, post and search for jobs, and participate in student and alumni career mentoring. A new Yellow Pages module allows alumni to list their businesses for fellow alumni who might be looking for services.
Alumni also can receive summaries of Rensselaer news each
month by e-mail. Each story has a short introduction and a Web link
to the full story. To sign up, follow the links from the front
page of AlumServ.
RAA SEEKS NOMINATIONS FOR VOLUNTEER AWARDS
Each year, hundreds of alumni volunteer for Rensselaer. Nominations are being sought to recognize these hard-working individuals through the Rensselaer Alumni Association awards program, which honors volunteers who have made significant contributions to the RAA and to the Institute.
Distinguished Service Award
This highest award recognizes distinguished service by alumni or non-alumni, to Rensselaer, to a profession, to the nation, or to humanity.
Albert Fox Demers Medal
This second highest award was established to recognize and stimulate interest in the welfare of the Institute by either alumni or non-alumni.
Alumni Key Award
Recognizes outstanding service supporting the advancement of Rensselaer, by either alumni or non-alumni.
RAA Teaching Award
Recognizes current faculty members for outstanding teaching techniques, contributions to the campus experience, and commitment to students.
Send nominations to
Alumni Relations, 1301 Peoples Ave.
Troy, NY 12180-3500
Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 31, 2001.
Include the nominees name, your name and phone number, the award you are nominating the individual for, and a brief rationale.
Nominations Sought for RAA board, committees, and Friends of Rensselaer
The RAA is accepting nominations for next years board and committees. The board meets three times a year on campus, and serves as the voice of alumni for many campus and regional programs. Nominations also are being accepted for Friends of Rensselaer. Non-alumni who have rendered exceptional service to the association may be given this designation, and inducted as honorary alumni members for life. To nominate yourself or another alumnus for the RAA board/committees or for Friends of Rensselaer, send a brief statement of support to:
Joyce Kelly Martin
Alumni Relations, 1301 Peoples Ave.
Troy, NY 12180-3500
Or e-mail to email@example.com by Feb. 1, 2001.
|With 23 varsity teams, Rensselaer Athletics continues to be a great source of pride for alumni. And there are many opportunities for alumni to be a part of this productive program
A big part of college spirit comes from the excitement and fun of cheering on your schools teams. Just because youre a graduate doesnt mean that fun has to end!
Alumni living in or visiting Florida in March 2001 have several chances to see some live Rensselaer sporting action. The mens baseball team takes its annual spring training trip to Lakeland, Fla., March 8-18.
The womens lacrosse team will practice at Frank Brown Park in Panama City Beach, Fla., March 10-17. Mens lacrosse will play Bryant College in the Orlando area on March 14.
And fans on the West Coast can catch up with the mens and womens track teams in San Diego, training and competing at Point Loma Nazarene University March 11-18. Rensselaers student athletes would surely appreciate hearing the applause of supportive fans.
Feb. 3, 2001
Big Red Freakout
RPI takes on Vermont. Popular pre- and post-game Ice House festivities include a great dinner buffet and a chance to meet the team.
Feb. 10, 2001
Annual telecast of RPI vs. Clarkson hockey game to locations across the country.
Feb. 24, 2001
Alumni Hockey Game.
Annual gathering of former players begins at noon. The current Engineers take on Brown at 7 p.m.
June 7-10, 2001
Take the next step toward preparing for your upcoming class Reunion! Call your classmates, make your reservations, and return your Personal Update Form today.
Program will include an affinity reunion of MBA and IT professionals.
If you are a Reunion class year (ending in 1 or 6) and havent received anything in the mail about your reunion, contact Alumni Relations at (518) 276-6205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reunion 2002 - June 6-9, 2002
Visit AlumServ at www.alumni.rpi.edu for details on all these events.
On campus, many
sports teams host alumni gatherings where former players can get together
to relive the glory days. Mens basketball holds its annual alumni
game on Feb. 3 at 6 p.m., following the varsity game against St. Lawrence.
The womens basketball alumni game is scheduled for Jan. 13 at
noon. The mens lacrosse alumni game will be played May 6, and
womens hockey will organize a gathering on Feb. 3.
Rensselaers Division I sports team, mens hockey, began its
season on Oct. 14 with a win over Boston University. Details on the
popular Big Red Freakout Ice House, Satellite Hockey, and the Alumni
Hockey Game are listed in Alumni Date book at right.
For more on Rensselaers athletic teams, visit
WANTED: REGIONAL AND CHAPTER ALUMNI REPRESENTATIVES
Help the Class of 2001 get off to a good startvolunteer at the
Regional Alumni Chapter Open House, May 7, 2001, on the Rensselaer campus.
Help our soon-to-be alumni with relocation information and professional
advice, and introduce them to chapter activities and events across the
The Regional Open House was a wonderful opportunity for me to
find information about the area to which I was relocating. Everything
from maps to brochures was made available to answer my questions,
said Anne Marie Albini 00, who attended the 2000 event as a graduating
For information, contact Susan Haight at email@example.com
or (518) 276-6042.