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Catch Engineers hockey!Catch All the Action!

If you can’t make it back to campus, hockey fans across the country can watch the Rensselaer vs. Clarkson game during the annual Satellite Hockey Telecast Saturday, Feb. 1. Visit for a link to specific sites.

On Saturday, Feb. 8, hockey fans are invited to the Heffner Alumni House for Big Red Freakout Ice House. Enjoy a pre-game buffet, and then ride the shuttle to the Field House to see the Engineers take on Brown. Return post-game to meet the team and coaching staff. Earlier in the day, hockey alumni are invited to take part in the annual hockey alumni game and luncheon. For more information about any of these programs, contact Peter Pedone at or (518) 276-6061.

Alumni will have an opportunity to see many of Rensselaer’s outstanding student athletes in action in their regions. Men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will travel to Nassau, Bahamas, Jan. 1-9. Women’s softball will travel to Orange County, Calif., for the Sun West Tournament March 6-15, and baseball will be in the Ormond Beach-Daytona Beach area the week of March 7-17. Men’s and Women’s track will visit San Diego, Calif., March 9-15. Women’s lacrosse will travel to Panama City Beach, Fla., March 10-16. Men’s and women’s tennis will return to Daytona Beach, Fla., for a Spring Tennis Jamboree March 11-18. As more dates are set, they will be available at the Rensselaer Athletics Web site at

Celebrating the achievements of RPI athletes

Schedules of the current men’s and women’s hockey teams, photographs and a display of hockey All-Americans can be seen in the new display in the Houston Field House.

RAA Support

Celebrating Student Athletes

A new display honoring Rensselaer’s current and alumni hockey players is now located in the west grandstand area of the Houston Field House. The display was conceived and
paid for by the Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA), in support of its ongoing mission to help enrich student life.

The goal of the exhibit, according to Jan Pirrong ’69, chair of the RAA’s Athletic Relations Committee, is to “celebrate the achievements of RPI athletes and to build pride among alumni and the general public about RPI athletics.”

The display includes schedules of the current men’s and women’s hockey teams, photographs, a display of National Hockey League alumni, and a display of hockey All-Americans.

RAA wants your input!

Nominations Sought
The Rensselaer Alumni Association (RAA) Board is accepting nominations to serve on next year’s 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 are also being accepted for “Friends of Rensselaer.” Non-alumni/ae who have rendered exceptional service to the RAA may be given this designation, and inducted as honorary alumni 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 at by Feb. 1, 2003, or call (518) 276-6208.

Volunteer Awards
Each year, hundreds of alumni volunteer for Rensselaer. Nominations are being sought to recognize these dedicated individuals through the RAA awards program. Awards include:

Distinguished Service Award—This highest award recognizes 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 alumni or non-alumni.

Alumni Key Award—Recognizes outstanding service supporting the advancement of Rensselaer, by alumni or non-alumni.

RAA Teaching Award—Recognizes current faculty members for outstanding teaching techniques, and commitment to students.

Student Community Service Award—Recognizes current students involved in community service and philanthropic activities, who, through their involvement, motivate and encourage others.

Hartford Chapter Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award—Recognizes the outstanding achievement of a graduate of Rensselaer at Hartford in professional and/or civic involvement.

Send nominations to Jeff Schanz at (518) 276-6910 or by Feb. 1, 2003. Include the nominee’s name, your name and phone number, the award you are nominating the individual for, and a brief rationale.

Alumni Travel Tours 2003

The RAA sponsors tours to exciting destinations around the world at a great price. Alumni of all ages can travel with a group of people who are sure to share their interests—fellow Rensselaer alumni. For more information, contact program coordinator John Buckley ’49 at (518) 274-6562 or write to him c/o Alumni Relations, 1301 Peoples Ave., Troy, NY 12180.

eProNet Online Recruiting and Career Management

RPI eProNet, powered by Experience, is an exclusive network for online recruiting and career management. Whether you’re a job seeker or a hiring manager, RPI eProNet is the best way to find exceptional opportunities or candidates. Find eProNet, and the rest of Rensselaer’s award-winning career networking services online at

E-mail for Life

All alumni as well as current seniors, juniors, and graduate students are eligible for a free “” e-mail account. The easy-to-establish browser-based account can be used from any computer with Internet access. Additional features include the ability to forward mail to and from another e-mail address, create folders, set up a vacation reply, send and receive messages with attachments, and change user passwords. Yahoo Mail users take note: Yahoo will soon be charging for its mail-forwarding feature. To sign up, visit AlumServ at and click on the “E-mail for Life” tab.

Rensselaer Magazine: December 2002
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