Reminiscing About the Future

In late April, alumni representing more than 55 years of Polytechnic's history gathered in Brooklyn to reminisce and reconnect with their alma mater at Alumni Weekend & Back to School Day.

Members of the Class of 1962, this year’s Golden Jubilee celebrants, met at the Bern Dibner Library to tour the space and meet with Director of the Library Jana Richman, and Archivist Lindsay Anderberg.  Following the tour, alumni traveled across campus where they joined their classmates.  Marty Edelman led the group in singing the Polytechnic Alma Mater. Many attendees reconnected for the first time since graduation was held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.  The evening ended with a walk to Junior's Restaurant, a neighborhood institution and a former hang-out for many, where stories were traded over baskets of the establishment’s famed onion rings.

Alumni from the Class of 1962 were joined by fellow alums from over 20 different classes. The full day of activities included breakfast, a campus tour, and a classroom presentation by Prof. Matthew Campisi '96.  A busy schedule ended with lunch where alumni were welcomed by Director of Alumni Relations Valerie Cabral.  During the lunch, President Jerry Hultin spoke about NYU- Poly's presence throughout Brooklyn and the Institute's goals for the future.  Joined by Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association President Josiane Arbouet ’96 ’99ISE, President Hultin inducted the Class of 1962 into the Golden Jubilee Society.  Two of the newest inductees, Charles Deber, and member of the Board of Trustees for NYU-Poly, Bernie Bulkin, spoke to the group about Poly during the 60s, the accomplishments of their class, and the importance of staying connected to your alma mater.