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Alumni Association President's Message

Alumni Association President's Message

Dear TC Colleagues and Friends,

During my first year as President of the TC Alumni Association, we worked with the TC Alumni Council to host numerous 125th anniversary celebrations and reconnect with alumni worldwide.

With the launch of TC’s $300 million campaign Where the Future Comes First, the Alumni Council is using social media and other tools to engage as many of our 90,000 alumni as possible. Beyond raising money and support for campaign priorities, the goal is to reconnect you with TC and one another. I encourage you to stay informed by following Alumni Relations on social media or joining the email list to learn more about your classmates, programs and events. Get connected at

TC’s sixth annual Academic Festival in April brought nearly 1,000 alumni, students and friends to campus and highlighted the leadership of alumni, faculty and students in education, health and psychology (see page 51). Speakers included New York City Department of Education Chancellor and former TC Cahn Fellow board member Carmen Fariña, faculty Lisa Miller and Ryan Baker and alumni Eric Nadelstern and James Gordon. Visit for videos, photos and stories and join us at TC for next year’s Festival.

My goal this year is to connect current students with alumni and involve them in our activities. So as we embark on a new era at Teachers College, come back to Morningside Heights to network, to reunite with faculty or to take part in one of our celebrations and thought-provoking discussions. I look forward to hearing from and seeing you!


Patrick P. McGuire, (Ed.D. ’94)
Teachers College Alumni Association

Published Friday, May. 30, 2014