“I think most alumni can agree that our time as students at New Paltz went far too quickly and senior year is here before you know it,” said Alumni Engagement Coordinator Elizabeth Reyes ’07 (English). “This event officially marks the last 100 days on campus and brings a little clarity, focus and excitement to New Paltz experience. We want to make sure our upcoming graduates are prepared.”
All students who will graduate in May are invited to attend. Alumni Council representatives and other alumni will be at the Ask an Alum table to answer questions and to offer insight and advice about life after graduation.
Sponsored by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations and the SUNY New Paltz Foundation, the event will also provide information on the spring Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies, Career Services, Senior Toast, and Alumni Relations programs and services.
“We want seniors to know the Alumni Relations office will be here for them after graduation,” said Director of Alumni Relations Shana Circe ’02 (Art Education) ’08g (Visual Arts Education). “There are many programs and services that we hope are of interest to our young alumni cohort. This event allows us to begin a conversation even before they receive their degrees from New Paltz.”
The event also officially launches the College’s Senior Gift program. Each year the senior class has raised more and more for the senior gift and their excitement to be part of the culture of philanthropy is growing and inspiring. The gift they leave will allow the College to continue to provide student and alumni programming through the Fund for New Paltz. Seniors can choose to make a gift of at least $20.19 and to acknowledge their gift, these future alumni will receive orange and blue philanthropy cords to wear proudly at 2019 Commencement.
For more information about the 100 Days Senior Celebration, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 845-257-3230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.