May 24, 2016
Credit: NYU Photo Bureau
The clouds parted just in time, letting sun stream into the Violet-filled stands holding 30,000 exultant members of the Class of 2016 and their families. Reflecting the elated mood, President Hamilton quipped, “You are here because of pride, you are here because of happiness and celebration, and you are here because this was the only showing of ‘Hamilton’ that you could get tickets for," as he presided over NYU’s 184th Commencement ceremony—his first—at Yankee Stadium on May 18.
MOBILIZING FOR MOBILE
NYU alumni (and students) are famous for their innovative entrepreneurial spirit. Take a dive into some NYU alumni-founded apps that maybe you haven’t heard of before, but you should know. From social media, to navigation, to real estate, our alumni and students are setting the bar for resources on the go and in the palm of your hand.
MEET THE NYUAA BOARD
Corey Blay (STERN, WAG ’14)is completing his first year on the Board of Directors, where he serves on the Recent Alumni & Student Programming committee and the Board Membership sub-committee.
save the date
NYU Alumni and Parents Day
There’s no place like home! Save the date: You're invited to the Washington Square campus for NYU Alumni and Family Day on Saturday, October 22. Celebrate your NYU memories with former classmates, friends, and fellow alumni. More details will be available soon.
NYU Alumni Relations will be sending an online survey to alumni this summer. We want to learn more about your NYU experience and the best way to communicate with you, among other topics. Your input is essential. Update your contact information at nyualumni.com/address-change to make sure you receive our survey to your preferred email.
be a part of the momentum
Victoria Cana (STEINHARDT ’16): I will never be able to fully express how thankful I am that you've contributed to my education all these years. I hope you know that I've found more happiness, purpose, and motivation at NYU than I have in my entire life. Before, my dreams were just that—dreams. Now, they're actual opportunities I can envision a path to achieving. I will never forget the impact your generosity has had on my life.
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On May 18, we welcomed the newest members of the NYU Alumni Association. As they celebrate this achievement and move forward to the next exciting chapter of their lives, we asked two members of the NYU Class of 2016 to tell us what they’ll miss and what’s in store.
Marion Bauer was among the first women to have a piece premiered by the New York Philharmonic, and she was also the first woman to sit on the faculty of Washington Square College’s Department of Music. Professor Bauer also led an American music movement, raising the collective profile of her modernist contemporaries and guiding new generations of composers.
what a wonderful year
President Hamilton & NYU Alumni So Far
It's been a whirlwind first semester for President Hamilton. From hosting meet-and-greets in Shanghai, Washington, DC, and New York City to presiding over his first commencement, he has had quite a busy five months!
points of #violetpride
Burton Snowboards, Def Jam Records, Etsy, Foursquare, The Home Depot, Pinterest, Seamless, Twitter, BuzzFeed, the Knot, and more than 100 other start-ups were founded by NYU students, faculty, and alumni. Here are more reasons we're #VioletProud.
Events for NYU alumni—like the NYU Alumni Club in Seattle running a 5K, pictured above—take place almost every day at locations in the New York City metro area, across the US, and around the world. Check out photos from recent events on our Flickr page.
People and Places