I am very honored and excited to be the new president of NYIT’s Alumni Federation. As a 1997 graduate of the School of Management, I know firsthand the talent and dedication that NYIT’s faculty, staff, students, and graduates bring to this world-class university.
In my new role, I will focus on developing an organization that reaches across all disciplines of the university and unites us as one. Whether you are an architect, medical professional, business executive, scientist, or work in another field, it is important to realize that we are all graduates of the same university and, with that, share a common bond through our NYIT experiences.
As NYIT approaches its 50th annual commencement in 2011, it is more important than ever that we strengthen our ability to network with one another, build relationships with current students, share our individual successes, and continue to enhance the reputation of NYIT.
I have had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of NYIT graduates over the years. Most have an overwhelming enthusiasm for the university that has provided so much to them. In the coming months, the NYIT Alumni Federation, in conjunction with the Office of Alumni Relations, will unveil new ways for NYIT graduates to communicate, network, and recognize our accomplishments.
Did you know that in 2011 there will be nearly 90,000 NYIT alumni throughout the world? It is to your advantage that you join us in harnessing the power of this global network. In an ever-changing world, NYIT graduates can open doors and boost your level of success as you help pave the way for future generations of graduates.
To this end, the goal of the NYIT Alumni Federation’s dedicated board of directors and I is to increase awareness and further develop a sense of pride and camaraderie among us. But we cannot achieve these goals without your support. Look for communications in 2011 from the NYIT Alumni Federation, from the university’s Office of Alumni Relations, and in the pages of NYIT Magazine. Most notably, look for your invitation to our inaugural Alumni Federation event, “I Love NYIT,” to be held in February. It will be an evening of reconnecting with the university and fellow alumni.
Ralph Sepe (B.S. ’97)
President, NYIT Alumni Federation