A MESSAGE FROM THE RAA PRESIDENT

The RAA Board has dramatically demonstrated its leadership and significance as an organization dedicated to the Institute’s future – with financial support of important campus projects, a concern for and dedication to today’s students and campus life, and a commitment to improving and adding value to the alumni network. They are the “voice” of Rensselaer’s nearly 100,000 alumni worldwide.

The RAA Board of Trustees consists of approximately 30 caring and involved student and alumni members who represent alumni interests to the Institute. They work closely with the Office of Alumni Relations in developing and implementing programs that are of interest and value to alumni, including networking, social, educational, and student-centered activities.

Join us in our important partnership with our alma mater! The nominations committee is accepting nominations through February 1, 2018, for the upcoming RAA Board of Trustees year. Nominate yourself, or a fellow alumnus or alumna! If you are interested or have questions, contact raa@rpi.edu, (518) 276-6205, or nominate online at alumni.rpi.edu/raaboardnominations.

Kareem I. Muhammad ’01
President, Rensselaer Alumni Association

Message from Vice President for
Institute Advancement Graig R. Eastin

I am pleased to serve as Interim Executive Director of the Rensselaer Alumni Association at this exciting time in the history of Rensselaer, and to announce the appointment of Michael Bivens as Operations Manager of the Rensselaer Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni Relations. We are currently recruiting for all open positions in the Office of Alumni Relations.

We congratulate Kaitlyn Lounsbury ’ 15, ’15G on her promotion to Advancement Officer, Alumni Relations and Regional Programs, and Jeff Schanz and Geoff Seber on their new opportunities in the Capital District. We would also like to recognize and thank Peter Pedone for his 30 years of service to the Institute. He will be retiring on December 1, 2017.

Over the past 18 years, under the visionary leadership our 18th president, Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer has been dramatically transformed. Today, demand for a Rensselaer education has never been higher. Michael and I look forward to working closely with the Rensselaer Alumni Association, and our more than 100,000 alumni and alumnae worldwide, to create opportunities to further strengthen the bonds between each other, and to deepen our connections with Rensselaer.

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Rensselaer Alumni Association Scholarship

This fund, established by the generosity of the Rensselaer Alumni Association, recognizes the need for technically educated people who will serve the betterment of mankind through the “application of science to the common purposes of life.” The fund recognizes Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as one of the finest universities and a leader in providing an excellent and rigorous technological education – preparing its students to contribute to a better world.

Join the RAA in support of student scholarship. Visit the Give Now page and designate your gift to the “RAA Scholarship.” Read more about the RAA Scholarship.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE 2017 RAA AWARDS

For a list of the 2017 winners, visit the RAA Awards Program website. The winners were recognized at Reunion & Homecoming, which took place this year October 12-15.

Do you know an outstanding alumnus/a who volunteers their time in support of Rensselaer? If you do, please considering nominating them for one of the Rensselaer Alumni Association’s (RAA) annual volunteer awards, which are designed to recognize our important alumni partners for the critical work they do. Nominees may be new to their role, or have been involved for many years, and may have served in any area of the Institute. Access the nomination form by clicking here. Nominations are due May 1, 2018.

If you have any questions about the RAA Awards, contact Alumni Relations at (518) 276-6205 or alumni@rpi.edu.

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