NYU Wagner Alumni e-News - May / June 2013

In This Issue:

NYU Wagner News

Summertime brings many celebrations, and we are celebrating well at Wagner this year.  In addition to the regular festivities of Convocation and the Capstone Expo, we are thrilled to announce that Sherry Glied has been named as Wagner's new dean!

Sherry comes to us from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, whose expertise in health care reform has led to important governmental posts.   Follow this link to learn more about Sherry Glied.

Sherry will be officially begin August 1, 2013.


about Sherry Glied.Sherry will be officially begin August 1, 2013.

7th Annual "Wave the Flag for Wagner" Alumni Celebration

Join in on Wagner's season of celebrations at this year's "Wave the Flag for Wagner" Alumni Celebration on Wednesday, June 12th from6-8pm at The Atlantic Philanthropies [75 Varick Street | One Hudson Square, NYC].  Catch up with professors and staff while learning about the exciting impact your fellow alumni have had on the world since they left NYU Wagner.  Reserve your tickets today.


Events, Lectures and Regional Events

Thursday, May 16, 2013: NYU Alumni Club of Long Island/Queens Kick-Off Event in Nassau (Levittown, NY)

Thursday, May 16, 2013: NYU Greenwich Alumni Club Kick-Off Event (Greenwich, CT)

Thursday, May 16, 2013: NYU Alumni Reception in Mexico City (Colonia Cuauhtemoc,
06500, Mexico)

Sunday, May 19, 2013: NYU Alumni Brunch in Istanbul (Istanbul, Turkey)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013: NYU Alumni Club of Long Island/Queens Kick-Off Event in Suffolk (New York, NY)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013: NYU Chicago Alumni Kick-Off Event (Chicago, IL)

Thursday, May 23, 2013: NYU Alumni Club of Long Island/Queens Kick-Off Event in Suffolk (Port Jefferson, NY)

Tuesday, June 04, 2013: NYU Alumni Club in San Francisco Kick-off Event (San Francisco, CA)

Wednesday, June 05, 2013: Los Angeles & Orange County Networking Mixer (Costa Mesa, CA)

Wednesday, June 05, 2013: Pre-summer Networking Reception in London (London, UK  WC1B)

Thursday, June 06, 2013: Haig P. Manoogian Screenings of Award-winning Films (Los Angeles, CA)

Friday, June 07, 2013: NYU Conversations and Cocktails in Mumbai (Mumbai, India)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013: Women's Initiative: Alice Aycock Drawings (New York, NY)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013: 7th Annual 'Wave the Flag for Wagner' Alumni Celebration (New York, NY)
Thursday, June 13, 2013: Screening: The Audience (New York, NY)

Monday, June 17, 2013: Performance: "Transition" Presented by Building Bridges (Florence, Italy)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013: Performance: Hamlet (Florence, Italy)

Tuesday, June 25, 2013: NYU Washington DC: Open Source Summit (Washington, DC)

Thursday, June 27, 2013: Lecture: Beyond Gerrymandering and Polarization (Washington, DC)

Thursday, June 27, 2013: NYU Alumni Club of South Florida Summer Social (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

Thursday, June 27, 2013: NYU Alumni Wine Tasting in Madrid (Madrid, Spain)

Thursday, June 27, 2013: A Night of Laughs with Comic Legend Billy Crystal (New York, NY)


NYU Alumni Events!

For updated listings and event details, as well as RSVP information, click on the link below.

University-wide Alumni Calendar


Public Service Spotlight

Nikki Georges-Clapp, MUP 2009, shares about her experiences at NYU Wagner and how she moved into her current role as Assistant Director of Adult Education and Training at the Department of Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability (REES) at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).



Did You Know...?

Updates from fellow Wagnerites!

Susan Hayes (MPA 2001) recently became the Director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Sussex County Community College in Newton, NJ.  In this role, Susan is responsible for state and federal government reporting, accreditation and compliance activities and measuring institutional effectiveness. She provides data analysis for enrollment management and strategic planning and also utilizes surveys for various projects.

Wendy Paler (MPA 2010) was recently named Account Executive at Stack Exchange, a NY-based tech company whose mission is to make the Internet a better place.  In this role, Wendy helps employers to connect with the largest and most talented pool of software developers in the world via Stack Overflow's Careers 2.0 platform.




Wagner Alumni Work-Away-From-Work

Wagner alumni are doing interesting, innovative and intriguing things outside of work - through blogs, books, papers, research, presentations, awards and other resources!

This month...


Jessica Troiano, Elizabeth Kelly & Maria Sarta Herrera (MPA '13)  introduced their proposal, UPleaft, an all-natural beverage company that aims to sell healthy, natural soft drinks made by agricultural communities in Colombia. 


Office of Career Services (OCS): Mid - to - Senior Level Job Postings

Wagner's OCS Career Directory is a great resource for alumni looking to take the next step in their career. Here is a sampling of mid- to senior-level postings currently available:

  • Assistant Director for Policy and Planning - NYS Dept. of Health (New York, NY)
  • Executive Director - ClearWater Initiative (Nationwide)
  • Deputy Director - National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (New York, NY)
  • Foundation Team Leader - Nuru International (Zefine, Non-U.S.)
  • Senior Planner Current Planning - City of Newton, MA (Newton, MA)
  • Manager of Public Policy - Citizen Schools (Washington, DC)
  • Program Director-Impact Assessment & Evaluation - Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Columbia, MD)
  • Director of Research and Evaluation - New Jersey Community Development Corporation (NJCDC) (Paterson, NJ)
  • East Africa Policy Manager/ Director - One Acre Fund (Nairobi, Non-U.S.)

Log on to the OCS Career Directory for full job descriptions and application instructions online. Be sure to check the Career Directory regularly for a job posting perfect for YOU.


Follow the Class of 2013's Example!

Last month, the newest class of Wagner alumni proudly walked across the graduation stage at NYC's City Center, but not before leaving their mark at Wagner by making donations toward the 2013 class gift.  All alumni are invited to get involved.  Make an online contribution to support students who are traveling to conferences and business competitions around the world.  Join the Class of 2013 as they create new opportunities for future Wagnerites, help raise Wagner's alumni giving rate and ultimately increase the value of their degrees.

THANK YOU for supporting the students who follow in your footsteps.


Be in the Next "Did You Know...?"

In each issue of the Wagner Alumni e-News, we highlight alumni who are doing interesting work in the public sector. Please share your news with us at wagner.alumni@nyu.edu!