Published in TC Today - Volume 36, No. 2
Calling All International Alumni!
TC is eager to (re)connect with alumni both in the United States and around the world. The International Outreach Committee of the Alumni Association especially wants alumni overseas to connect with others in their country or region as well as to increase their participation in College activities “virtually,” if not in person. We are asking you 1) to provide/update your contact information in the Teachers College Alumni database and 2) to spread this message to any and all TC alumni whom you know. Talk to your colleagues to see if they know any TC alumni....expand your own TC network!
Our goal is to spread this message to as many TC alumni as possible around the world using the powerful “grass roots” energy of each graduate’s own network. To update your information, visit www.tc.edu/alumni/update. Alumni without email can send their information to: Office of Alumni Relations, Box 306, 525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027 USA. Please include your name, the name you used while attending TC, your graduation date, all contact information and any additional information you would like to share.
How can you connect with TC alumni in your country and region?
First, check the TC website to see if there is an International Alumni Network Country Representative: www.tc.edu/alumni. Contact your Country Representative to help her/him build local networks. If you are living in a country with no Country Rep, or if you are in a country with a large number of alumni, we hope you will consider volunteering to become an IAN Country Rep. Visit our website for a job description and application information.
We are excited that Teachers College will be celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2013. To include overseas alumni in the celebrations, we need to build our International Alumni Network and increase the number of Country Representatives, who will serve as the College’s liaisons in planning anniversary events around the world. We are enthusiastic about the opportunities that the 125th anniversary will provide for alumni to (re)connect with each other and with the College.
Alumni Association President’s Message
Dear Fellow Alumni,
As you know, the mission of the Alumni Association is to reconnect you to Teachers College. I hope you have taken advantage of the many opportunities that exist for you to engage with the College and with 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 or visiting www.tc.edu/alumni.
Academic Festival is TC’s annual signature homecoming event, and this year, with the theme of “Rewiring the Learning Landscape,” the focus of the faculty- and alumni-led sessions is the intersection of technology and humanity. Academic Festival is a true celebration of the TC community, and on this day we also recognize the six alumni chosen by the Alumni Council’s Awards & Recognition committee to receive our Distinguished Alumni Awards (including one alumna who will receive our Early Career Award for her achievements during the first decade following her graduation). To submit your nominations now for the 2013 awards, use the form included in this edition of TC Today. To learn more about Academic Festival and the sessions or speakers, please visit www.tc.edu/festival.
Congratulations to this year’s graduates. We welcome you as the newest members of the TC Alumni Association and hope you will stay engaged with the College. I know that your focus will and should be on your work and careers. You are destined to do important things in education, development, health care and as leaders of organizations. But please know that in TC you will always have a home and an intellectually rich and diverse community that you can tap into physically and virtually. If you have not already done so, please update your contact information with the Office of Alumni Relations. You can send your updates to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I would like to thank all of my colleagues on the Alumni Council for their many hours of service to our College and our Alumni Association, and for the progress we have made together. Additionally, I would like to recognize this year’s ad hoc members for their hard work and dedication. If you would like to learn more about how to get involved with the Alumni Council, visit www.tc.edu/alumni. We say goodbye and express our gratitude to those whose terms on the Alumni Council end this May—Connie Belton Green, Elaine Heffner, Carolyn McNally, Kathleen Morin and Robert Weintraub—and we look forward to welcoming our new members in September.
We also eagerly anticipate TC’s 125th anniversary celebration, which will begin in 2013. We hope you will all reconnect with us at one of the many events planned throughout this milestone year.
Adam Vane, President, Teachers College Alumni Association