TC Alumni Association – MST Alumni MessageBy mst • Jul 31st, 2012 • Category: MST Announcement
Dear MST Alumni,
As you may know the mission of the Alumni Association is to re-connect you, our alumni, to Teachers College. As President of the Alumni Council, the Association’s governing body, I wish to congratulate all of the recent MST graduates and welcome you as the newest members of the TC Alumni Association.
Part of the mission of the alumni council is to explore how alumni of specific programs at TC can feel inspired, continue learning and experience a sense of kinship with those who share a common educational experience and belief in life-long learning.
This past year, our annual signature homecoming event, Academic Festival, featured insightful faculty, alumni and student presentations related to the theme; “Rewiring the Learning Landscape” and explored the intersection of technology and humanity. To see videos from Academic Festival 2012, please visit: www.tc.edu/festival. Academic Festival 2013, scheduled for April 6, will celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Teachers College. Mark your calendars to join us! Stay tuned, as speakers will be announced soon.
For those MST alumni who want to play an active role in shaping the alumni experience, the Alumni Council offers a unique opportunity. For those who may have wanted to get involved, but aren’t yet sure if the Alumni Council is the perfect fit, you can learn more about the commitment required and the kinds of projects it works on by taking advantage of the “ad hoc member” role. This offers an opportunity to be an integral part of evenings with experts, networking events that you may have read about or attended. Take a look at the committee descriptions below, and consider how you might want to engage, either as an Alumni Council member (Applications are available online and due December 1, 2012.), an ad hoc volunteer or simply an event attendee.
The Programs and Resources Committee determines council activities that would be most attractive to TC alumni and actively plans lectures, socials, screenings and networking events. Members take leadership roles in executing events, supported by ad hoc council members and the Office of Alumni Relations. The committee, among other events, has most-recently sponsored an event held at IBM on the topic of Learning Analytics. If you want to represent the interests of alumni from your particular TC program, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.678.3215. If you simply want to be informed about these events, contact us to be added to our distribution list.
The Awards and Recognition Committee recommends ways to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of alumni, in particular by selecting candidates for the annual Distinguished Alumni and Early Career Awards, which are given at Academic Festival. Nominate an alumnus whom you think deserving of this honor today. Nomination forms are available online at www.tc.edu/alumni/DAANominationForm and due September 1, 2012. This year, we are also exploring more creative forms of recognition, to further celebrate our 125th Anniversary. Share your ideas!
The International Outreach Committee recruits alumni living abroad to serve as country representatives for the International Alumni Network and supports them in organizing local alumni activities. The committee also promotes events for current international students to keep connected to TC after they return to their home countries. If you would like to get involved as your country’s IAN Rep, email email@example.com.
Finally, the Nominating Committee solicits nominations and selects candidates for membership on the council. If you think you would make a strong contribution to the Association as either an ad hoc or full member, download the nomination form at tc.edu/alumni or contact the Office of Alumni Relations for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-678-3215.
I hope you take advantage of the many opportunities that exist for you to engage with the College and fellow alumni. I encourage you, to stay up to date with all of the latest news and events for alumni, by updating your contact information and signing up for monthly e-newsletters from Alumni Relations or visiting www.tc.edu/alumni. Here you can also find our links to social media, where we hope you will join us in our ongoing dialog.
Please send any further suggestions to Rosella Garcia, Director of Alumni Relations, at email@example.com.
Thanks for all of your contributions. I look forward to connecting with you at one of our events this year.
President, Teachers College Alumni Association