May 22, 2015
On a quintessential spring day in New York City, Violet replaced pin stripes at Yankee Stadium as the NYU community gathered to celebrate the Class of 2015. The 183rd all-University Commencement was an especially momentous occasion for John Sexton, who was presiding over his final commencement ceremony as NYU president.
The NYU Alumni Association is proud to announce a new NYU alumni discount program with local New York City businesses. Starting this month, keep your eyes peeled for a decal in the window of your favorite shops, indicating an exclusive discount is available when you show your NYU Alumni Card.
The Archivist’s Angle
By Deborah Shapiro (GSAS ’16)
Did you know that every Hall of Fame in existence traces its name back to NYU? That’s right—the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and even the Cockroach Hall of Fame in Plano, TX, all descend from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans on NYU’s University Heights campus, the brainchild of NYU chancellor Henry Mitchell MacCracken.
The spring 2015 issue of the NYU Alumni Magazine is online, featuring NYU’s president-designate, Andrew Hamilton; the future of public transportation; the state of comedy television; and much more.
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WELCOME NEW GRADS
Alumni, join us for gatherings in NYC, across the United States, and around the world to celebrate the Class of 2015 and to welcome them to the NYU Alumni Association. New grads, network with fellow alumni and build your NYU community wherever you are in the world! Register now!
BE PART OF THE MOMENTUM
“I always remember that people like my mother and those who awarded me my scholarship are counting on me to succeed.”– Nana Apraku (STERN ’18)
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Just two days ago, more than 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students became the newest NYU alumni. Though their years as students were brief, they will be forever Violet: now lifelong members of the global NYU community—nearly half-a-million strong. As they celebrate this achievement and embark on the next steps in their careers and studies, here are a few members of the NYU Class of 2015.
As a student at NYU’s College of Arts and Science, Heather Cannady (CAS ’04) was a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholar and helped spearhead the New York Anti-Hunger League, eventually becoming the group’s president. Since graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in history and politics, Cannady has continued to be an actively and extensively involved member of the NYU community.
SAVE THE DATE
There’s no place like home! Save the date: You're invited to the Washington Square campus for NYU Alumni and Parents Day on Saturday, October 24. Celebrate your NYU memories with former classmates, friends, and fellow alumni. The full day of events includes exciting programs, a luncheon with your school's dean, and a cocktail party with a stunning view of Washington Square Park. More details will be available soon.
SEE THE WORLD
Join fellow NYU alumni on this once in a lifetime opportunity to visit some of the finest wineries in the Napa Valley. Explore vineyard estates, enjoy breathtaking panoramic views, and sample wine varietals offered by the region. Whether you are a novice or a wine connoisseur, you will discover something new on this once-in-a-lifetime NYU experience. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
Events for NYU alumni 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.