Letter from the Alumni President

Christine Ianuzzi, ’87BSEE ’94MSISE

Christine Ianuzzi, ’87BSEE ’94MSISE

Dear Fellow Alumni,

It has been a busy fall season in Brooklyn, and I am thrilled to have this opportunity to share with you some of the exciting things happening at our alma mater.

We are now in our third year of the affiliation with New York University, and now more than ever, we need your involvement and support to propel NYU-Poly forward as the premier engineering and technology school in New York City and the world.

Over the past several months, NYU-Poly’s alumni presence has truly gone global. President Hultin’s recent visits to China, South Korea and Taiwan have led to a renewed interest in alumni engagement overseas. In South Korea, Dr. Sang-Keun Park ’79 is leading the Korean Poly Alumni Association. We look forward to further collaboration with him to engage with our more than 180 alumni living and working in that country. In other countries and here in the US, the Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association (PIAA) has established clear goals for developing active chapters that will ultimately work in collaboration with NYU-Poly to fortify alumni engagement and networking, as well as student recruitment efforts.

Other goals set forth by the PIAA International Board of Directors for 2011 include: 

  • Enhancing our efforts to help alumni identify job opportunities and support their job search process 
  • Building a stronger connection with students through the Student Alumni Association and the newly formed Young Alumni Leadership Council to facilitate relationship building, career networking and a stronger affinity to their Polytechnic roots
  • Supporting NYU-Poly’s development goals by increasing alumni giving and first-time donors in support of the Polytechnic Fund

We need you to be part of our efforts. There are multiple opportunities to be involved with the PIAA, to serve on committees, to help revive a local chapter, or to make your first gift to the Polytechnic Fund. These activities fuel NYU-Poly’s growth as a center for urban sustainability, multimedia technology and bioengineering.

To get involved, please e-mail alumni@poly.edu and a representative from the PIAA or the Alumni Relations staff will be in touch. If you aren’t able to commit your time to volunteer, be sure to stay in touch with us by joining our group on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and connecting with us on LinkedIn, so we can keep you informed of the latest news and events.

Please accept my warmest wishes to you and yours as we close out 2010 and welcome the new year with renewed energy and that enduring NYU-Poly spirit that has made us who we are today.

Christine Ianuzzi