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Alumni Council President's Message

The Association committees have been in full gear providing enhanced and strategic resources and benefits for the entire alumni community

Dear Fellow Alumni,

Those of us serving on your Alumni Association Council are gratified to see more and more of you reconnecting with TC. So many of you have asked how you can help, attended events, connected with us online or simply updated your contact information to become more informed about what is happening at the College or with the Alumni Association.

The Association committees have been in full gear providing enhanced and strategic resources and benefits for the entire alumni community.

The Alumni Wants and Needs Committee continues to work closely with the College’s academic departments and programs to determine how, together, we can provide pinpointed alumni programs and resources that you…well…want and need.

The Programs and Resources Committee has put together a series of face-to-face social and educational events. Since many of these take place in Manhattan, and many of you live and work well beyond the bounds of this island, the committee has expanded opportunities for virtual, social networking. Check out for more information; search for “Teachers College, Columbia University Alumni” on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to stay informed about alumni news and events.

The International Outreach Committee has built upon the programs and resources with an array of activities at the College and in numerous countries across the globe. Our Alumni Association is getting stronger abroad too, as International Alumni Network representatives step forward to help connect alumni. If your country does not have an IAN rep, and you would like to get involved, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations for more information at or (212) 678-3215.

The Awards and Recognition Committee has expanded its means of recognizing the diverse contributions of your colleagues, no matter where in the world they might be. The committee also performed its annual work to select those who will be honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award at the Academic Festival on April 16. The honorees will be announced in January. To nominate someone you feel has made an extraordinary impact in his or her field since graduation, download the nomination form at

Finally, in order to continue the leadership work of the Alumni Association, the Nominating Committee has been reviewing nominations for new Alumni Council members. If you know of someone, including yourself, who you think will make a strong contribution to the Association, can attend three meetings a year at TC and serve on one or more of the committees referenced above, for three years, you should nominate him or her. Download the form at or contact the Office of Alumni Relations for more information, or (212) 678-3215.

We hope that we are offering you the right ways to (re)connect with TC this year! Please send any further suggestions to Rosella Garcia, Director of Alumni Relations, at

Thanks for all of your contributions. I look forward to connecting with you at the Academic Festival.

Robert Weintraub, President,
Teachers College Alumni Association

Teachers College Alumni Council
The Teachers College Alumni Council consists of 35 members who represent all 90,000 graduates. The Council partners with the Department of Development and External Affairs to advance the goals of the College by providing alumni with opportunities to remain involved in the life of the College through social activities, volunteer efforts and financial support.
Executive Committee
Robert Weintraub, President
Adam Vane, President-Elect

Standing Committee Co-Chairs

Alumni Wants & Needs Committee
Peter Dillon
Carolyn McNally

Programs & Resources Committee
Patrick McGuire
Dawn Williams

International Outreach Committee
Marion Boultbee
Fred Brodzinski

Awards & Recognition Committee
Susan Diamond
Vicki Cobb

Nominating Committee
Maryalice Mazzara
Kim McCrea

Jim Shields

Maritza Macdonald
Kathy Morin
Jason Mellen, Student Council Representative to the Council
Joyce Cowin, Trustee Representative to the Alumni Council

All alumni are encouraged to get more involved with the Alumni Association by serving on one of the standing committees. If you would like to serve on the Alumni Council, you can find a nomination form on the alumni website. Nominations for the coming term’s membership, which begins in May are due by December 31, 2010. Council members serve a three year term. For more information about the Alumni Council and to download your nomination form, please visit our Web site:

Published Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010


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