RAA Board Members



RAA Annual Report 1998-1999

Looking Ahead

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.

On June 5, our first two-year term RAA president, Glenn Brown '54, handed over an actively involved alumni association to new leader Jan Pirrong '69. Pirrong has identified the following key challenges for the upcoming year:

  • Provide a financial base to increase support to alumni and campus initiatives.
  • Continue building the Rensselaer alumni network via affinity groups (based on profession, common interest, ethnicity, and student activities) and online services. Through both regional and virtual events including chapter networking, national conferences, on-campus reunions, mentoring programs, and career services, alumni will be able to develop value-added business and career connections.
  • Develop lifelong learning opportunities for RPI alumni. The RAA Academic Relations Committee is working with the Office of Professional and Distance Education in developing continuing education programs available to Rensselaer alumni via satellite, video-conferencing, remote classrooms, and the Internet. This growing program provides a natural link to the ongoing education needs of our technological alumni base.
  • Grow the alumni admissions program. Alumni will be recruited to serve as "regional managers" who will partner with the admissions staff to train and place fellow alumni at local college fairs.

The RAA has accomplished much in the past year, and looks forward to growth and change in the year 2000. We hope you will join us in changing the world and contributing to the success of Rensselaer!

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