Wagner School Alumni eNews – February, 2005

In This Issue:

Top Stories


Renowned Political Strategist Joins NYU and Wagner


Robert M. Shrum, the renowned political strategist who most recently served as senior advisor to the 2004 Kerry-Edwards campaign, has joined New York University as a senior fellow. Shrum will be affiliated with the Wagner School and is expected to teach a class at Wagner during the 2005-2006 academic year. (Read more...)

February and March: Alumni/Student Networking Events

Looking to connect with Wagner alumni and students working in your sector? Want to network with people in the roles and organizations you're interested in? Join us at one of four Alumni/Student Networking Events organized by focus area: Public/Nonprofit on Thursday, February 10; Health on Wednesday, February 16; Global Public Service on Tuesday, February 22; and Urban Planning on Wednesday, March 2. Each Networking Event runs from 7 - 9 PM at the Puck Building. Beer, wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. (RSVP online)

Women of Color Policy Network Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary

On February 1, the Wagner School's Women of Color Policy Network marked its five-year anniversary with a celebration highlighting its policy research accomplishments. The WOCPN also honored C. Virginia Fields, Manhattan Borough President, and Barbara Phillips of the Ford Foundation. Ms. Fields announced her candidacy for New York City Mayor during the celebration. (Read more...)


Events and Regional Activities:
February/March 2005


Talks, Receptions and Seminars


For updated listings and event details, as well as RSVP information, click on the links below or see the Wagner Alumni Calendar.

  • February 7, 5:30 to 8:00 pm NYU in Your Neighborhood: Palm Beach, Florida (RSVP online)
  • February 10, 7:00 to 9:00 pm Alumni/Student Networking Event: Public & Nonprofit Management (RSVP online)
  • February 15, 6:30 to 8:00 pm NYU in Your Neighborhood: Atlanta, GA (RSVP online)
  • February 16, 7:00 to 9:00 pm Alumni/Student Networking Event: Health Policy & Management (RSVP online)
  • February 17, 6:30 to 8:00 pm NYU in Your Neighborhood: San Francisco, CA (RSVP online)
  • February 22, 7:00 to 9:00 pm Alumni/Student Networking Event: Global Public Service (RSVP online)
  • February 23, 8:00 to 10:00 am Public Service Today Seminar: Is My Program Making an Impact? (RSVP online)
  • February 24, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Washington DC Government and Nonprofit Career Fair (Alumni Registration Information)
  • March 9, 4:00 to 7:00 pm Wagner Career Fair (Register as an Employer)
  • March 15, 6:30 - 8:00 pm Chicago Alumni Reception (RSVP online)

Office of Career Services Events

For updated listings and event details, see the Wagner Career Services Calendar. To RSVP for any OCS event, see the OCS Event RSVP Form.

  • February 10, 12:00 to 1:00 pm Port Authority of NY and NJ Information Session
  • February 15, 6:00 to 8:00 pm Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop
  • February 16, 12:00 to 1:00 pm OAISIS Information Session
  • March 1, 6:00 to 8:00 pm How to Work the Career Fair
  • March 4, 2:00 to 4:00 pm Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop
  • March 23, 6:00 to 8:00 pm Interviewing & Salary Negotiation Workshop


Office of Career Services (OCS)


Wagner Career Fair: March 9, 2005


Alumni are one of the best resources students have for finding opportunities to fulfill their career goals. Make sure your organization gets a table at the annual Wagner Career Fair on Wednesday, March 9th, from 4 pm to 7 pm in the Puck Building. The Career Fair offers you a chance to increase your organization's visibility, while making contacts with interested and qualified candidates. To register as an employer, submit the 2005 Career Fair Registration Form by February 9, 2005 (alumni can register at a special reduced rate of $35). For more information about resources for employers, visit the Office of Career Services web site.


Wagner Alumni Receptions Across the Nation


Wagner's Alumni Services has partnered with Wagner Admissions to host a series of receptions around the country to help you meet other alumni in your area, and give prospective students a chance to learn about Wagner. Join us in San Francisco on Feb. 17, Chicago on March 15, and Los Angeles on April 14. If we're coming to your town, we hope to see you there! (For information on New York University's regional alumni events, visit the NYU Alumni Regional Events page.)



NEW! Support Center for Nonprofit Management Workshops


The Support Center for Nonprofit Management is now offering workshops in its Management Workshop Series at a special reduced rate for Wagner students and alumni. The Support Center offers over 100 workshops per year on a wide range of topics including organization development, staff development, fundraising, financial management and marketing. For a flat $35 fee, alumni may register for any workshop ranging from half a day to two days in length. For more information on workshop topics, dates, and registration, visit the Support Center's web site at http://www.supportctr.org/workshops. Be sure to indicate that you are an NYU Wagner alum when you register.



Partnership for Innovative Practice


Wagner's Partnership for Innovative Practice offers two programs in February focusing on the demands facing health care leaders:


Project Management for Health Care Leaders, New York (February 10-11)

This two-day program helps health care leaders develop the tools to meet the challenges of offering new services, developing new approaches to streamline existing operations, opening new facilities, and introducing new technologies. Fee: $595; discounted rate of $525 for Wagner alumni. (Approved by NYSNA for 15.2 contact hours.)

Building High Performance Health Care Work Units, New York (February 23)

This one-day program introduces health care leaders to leading edge human resource strategies, such as becoming a magnet organization, utilizing talent management programs, creating a learning organization culture, and establishing individual performance standards that are linked with organizational metrics. Fee: $295; discounted rate of $250 for Wagner alumni. (Approved by NYSNA for 7.8 contact hours.)

For further information, please contact the Partnership at 212-998-7508 or visit us online.


Wagner Annual Fund


Show Your Love For Wagner


This Valentine's Day, show how much you love Wagner by making an online contribution to the Wagner Annual Fund. Be sure to indicate that your gift should go to support the Wagner School. Thank you for the difference you make through your commitment to Wagner.


Did You Know...?


Mark Foggin (MPA '01) is the new Assistant Director of the Mayor's Office of Industrial and Manufacturing Businesses in the NYC Department of Small Business Services. In this role, Mark will work to implement the various cross-agency and legislative initiatives outlined in the New York City Industrial Policy. Prior to arriving at SBS, Mark spent over six years at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene coordinating public health emergency management activities. Congratulations, Mark.


Heather Lubov (MPA '99) has been named Vice President for Development at The New York Public Library. Heather celebrated her ten-year anniversary at the Library in December, and now oversees all non-membership fundraising efforts for the institution. Congratulations, Heather.

Antonella Petruso (MPA '04) is the new Coordinator of Administrative Services for Hunter College's VP for Finance and Administration. Congratulations, Antonella.

Matthew Summy (MPA '97) was recently appointed Director of Opportunity Returns for NE Illinois, the state's economic development engine for the 10-County Chicago Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Matthew was previously Vice President of CH Johnson Consulting, an economics and management firm based in Chicago. Congratulations, Matthew.

Robin White (MPA '01) was named Senior Policy Analyst for the New York City Mayor's Office of the Criminal Justice Coordinator. Congratulations, Robin.

Be the next "Did you Know..."

In each Wagner School Alumni eNews issue, we highlight alumni who are doing interesting work in the public sector. Please share your professional comings and goings with us at wagner.alumni@nyu.edu, and perhaps you'll be the next alumni "Did you know..."!