Letter from the Alumni Association Presidents

Oct 31 2018

Dear Fellow Columbia Engineers:

As we begin our second year as leaders of Columbia Engineering’s Alumni Association and Young Alumni Board, we are honored to continue to serve the community. With the fall semester well underway, our attention has turned from Reunion weekend, Columbia’s summer Asia campaign—which brought together alumni for talks and panel discussions with Dean Mary Boyce and others— and graduation, to the regular programs, events, and traditions of the academic year. From the “Just Desserts” event for sophomores and juniors, to Homecoming at Baker Field, to the annual Giving Day competition (October 24), these beloved traditions of fall programming serve to reinforce our connection to each other and to the School. 

And we have been gratified to see how deep that connection runs with many of you. Recently, the alumni office asked for Class and Program Notes submissions and the response was overwhelming. By streamlining the process, we saw a 100 percent increase in Class Notes and a fivefold increase in Program Notes. Thank you for sharing your updates and news with the School—we love hearing from you! Please read on for a sampling of what’s happening in the community, and visit magazine.engineering.columbia.edu/fall-2018/class-notes and magazine.engineering.columbia.edu/fall-2018/program-notes to find much more news from your fellow engineers. Moving forward, you’ll always be able to access the complete Class and Program Notes online.

The School continues to thrive with top faculty hires, outstanding students, and updates to campus spaces. As alumni, we appreciate the opportunity to support Dean Boyce and her leadership. To that end, the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association, Columbia Engineering Young Alumni, and the Columbia Alumni Association all offer volunteer opportunities to stay involved and connected throughout the year. You can stay up to date on events and happenings by following CEAA and CEYA via Facebook at www.facebook.com/ myceaa and www.facebook.com/myceya.

We hope to see many of you at alumni programs in the future!


Doug Yolen
BS’11, ’16BUS
Columbia Engineering Young Alumni

Alex Ned
BS’87, MS’90
Columbia Engineering Alumni Association