At Commencement ceremonies in May, more than 1,100 Rensselaer students became Rensselaer alumni. Most are beginning new careers, some are continuing their education, but all will find that Rensselaer offers a variety of programs and services to help along the way.
Like all alumni, members of the Class of 2001 are now part of the Rensselaer Alumni Association. And as such, they can take advantage of career services or network with influential alumni at regional chapter events and at affinity group gatherings around the country. Alumni can stay involved in campus life through volunteer opportunities that include online alumni/student mentoring programs, alumni admissions, class Reunion committees, and phonathons.
To stay in touch and informed, alumni can receive a monthly e-mail news update and get a free e-mail for life account. For traditional mailings, send your current address to address_ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit AlumServ at www.alumni.rpi.edu to see the full range of products, services, and opportunities available to alumni. If you have questions about alumni programs, write to email@example.com or call the Alumni Office at (518) 276-6205.
The Network Works!
The Rensselaer alumni network was in full force at two recent regional events. A technology networking event was held in May in the Washington, D.C., area hosted by Booz, Allen & Hamilton and its senior vice president, Gary Mather 65. Nearly 80 alumni enjoyed a reception, followed by a presentation on e-government.
The networking event was an excellent opportunity to meet people working in technology. The RPI tie is a great icebreaker. You can be sure that I will make every effort to attend future events, says Burt Liebowitz 57, telecommunications consultant.
At another in a series of the New York City-based Rensselaer Entrepreneur Network affinity group networking events, over 60 alumni and students attended a panel discussion hosted by Rensselaer trustee and entrepreneur Paul Severino 69 on Navigating Your Company Through an Economic and Business Downturn. Business plans were shared, mentoring matches were made, and job leads were exchanged by attendees, who enjoyed the event so much that it ran two hours late!
If you are interested in Rensselaers professional networking groups, contact Kathy Kinsey at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 276-2832.
If you are an alum of Rensselaer and have a relative who attends (or attended) Rensselaer, a special evening of hospitality is being planned for you Nov. 3 in conjunction with Family Weekend. Contact Susan Haight for details at haighs@ rpi.edu or (518) 276-6042.
Feb. 9, 2002
Big Red Freakout meets Satellite Hockey when RPI takes on Clarkson, Sat., Feb. 9, 2002. If you can make it to campus, join us for the popular pre- and post-game Ice House. If you cant be in Troy, catch the game live at one of the Satellite Hockey Telecast sites around the world. If youre looking for more hockey excitement, the annual Alumni Hockey Game will be held earlier that afternoon. For more information, contact Peter Pedone at (518) 276-6061 or email@example.com. Mark your calendar!
Reunion 2002 June 6-9
Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame
Call for Nominations
Nominations are being accepted for the fourth induction class into the Rensselaer Alumni Hall of Fame, which is designed to celebrate and preserve Rensselaers exceptional heritage. To view the current membership, visit the Web site at www.rpi.edu/dept/NewsComm/sub/fame/. Nominations are due by Feb. 28, 2002. For a form, contact Peter Pedone at (518) 276-6061 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let us know your new address. Update it electronically on AlumServ, e-mail us at email@example.com, or write to: Rensselaer Magazine, Marketing and Media Relations, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180 or call (518) 276-6531.
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