Wagner School Alumni eNews – February 2006

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Wagner Professor Elected as Institute of Medicine Foreign Secretary

 

Jo Ivey Boufford, M.D., Wagner Professor of Public Service, Health Policy and Management, and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at NYU Medical School, has been elected as the next foreign secretary of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. In this position, Professor Boufford will serve as a senior adviser on international matters to the IOM president and Executive Council and as liaison to foreign academies of medicine and science. Read the full story online.

WAA Aims to Engage Alumni through Networking Happy Hours

The Wagner Alumni Association (WAA) Board has taken an active role energizing alumni involvement and interest with what’s going on at Wagner. As Wagner continues to grow, WAA recognizes the importance of keeping alumni connected and has organized a series of networking happy hours. The goal of these and other activities is to help alumni stay informed, develop new skills, and keep in touch with the Wagner community. The first happy hour is taking place Thursday, February 9, from 6-8 pm at the Princeton Club (Also the club for NYU alumni/ae) at 15 West 43rd Street. Please RSVP via email to Patty Tobin, place "Princeton Club" in the subject line.

Bob Shrum Speaks to Dean's Circle and Friends of Wagner Members

Members of the Friends of Wagner and the Dean’s Circle donor societies received a special invite to a VIP reception featuring Bob Shrum, renowned political strategist and recent addition to the NYU Wagner faculty. At this intimate reception, Mr. Shrum analyzed President Bush’s State of the Union Address through a dynamic lecture. You too can see Mr. Shrum’s next lecture, “Looking Ahead in Politics: 2006-2008,” taking place on Wednesday, March 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Princeton Club. Admission is $20. For more on the benefits of becoming a member of Wagner’s giving circles, please contact Steve Sagner, Director of Development, at 212-992-9860.

Lobbyists Ready to Make a Difference at "NYU in Albany Day"

The NYU Office of Government and Community Relations will lead a team of deans, vice presidents, faculty, students and alumni to Albany for the annual "NYU in Albany Day" on February 28th. The event kicks off the University's 2006 New York State Legislative Lobbying Campaign and provides an opportunity to meet with elected officials and discuss the issues that are important to the University, including increased financial aid and special programs to help at-risk students. President John Sexton will also host a special reception that attracts legislators and staff from across the state, as well as Albany-area alumni and friends. Reconnect with Wagner Alumni from the Albany area, for information on attending this event, go online.

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Events and Regional Activities:
February 2006/March 2006

 

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.

  • Feb. 9, 6 to 8 pm- WAGNER ALERT! ALL ALUMNI/AE HAPPY HOUR by the WAA. The Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd St. RSVP via email.
  • Feb. 9, 6 to 7 pm- Laurance Allen & Regina Fazio Maruca or Value Magazine. Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Rm. Please RSVP via email.
  • Feb. 15, 5:30 & 6:15 pm- Global Public Health Emergencies: Preparation, Practice, and Politics. Reception at 5:30 pm and program at 6:15 pm. RSVP via online.
  • Feb. 16, 12:30 to 1:30 pm- IPSA Brown Bag: Impact of Migration and Remittances on the South. With Wagner Professor, Natasha Iskander. RSVP by phone: (201) 344-4567.
  • Feb. 16, 6:30 to 8:30 pm- "The Moving Edge: The Place of Downtown Art in New York City" panel discussion including: Harvey Molotch, Laurin Raiken, Mitchell Stevens, and Sharon Zukin. For more information, call: (212) 998-2596.
  • Feb. 18, 12 pm- Thomas Jefferson Lecture & Luncheon in St. Petersburg, Florida. NYU’s own John Stewart will present excerpts from the writings of Thomas Jefferson about our nation's father. For more information, click here.
  • Feb. 25, 8 to 11 pm- Opportunity for Young Alumni in Connecticut: Mardi Gras 2006. Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT. For more information, call: (203) 869-6786, ext. 329 or go online.
  • Feb. 28, 5:30 to 7:30 pm- NYU in Your Neighborhood: ALBANY, NY. Join President John Sexton and your NYU neighbors at this yearly reception! For more information, or to RSVP, go online.
  • Feb. 28, 6 pm- Film: "At Five in the Afternoon.” Filmed in Afghanistan by Iranian Samira Mahkmalbaf. Woolworth Building at 15 Barclay St. For more information, call: (212) 992-8380 or send an email.
  • Feb. 28, 6 to 8 pm- The 2006 Annual Leadership in Transportation Awards Reception, sponsored by the Rudin Center for Transportation Policy & Management. For more information, go online.
  • March 2, 12 to 1:30 pm- School Nutrition: The Way a School Lunch Should Be. Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Rm. For more information, visit the Wagner Alumni Calendar.
  • March 2, 6:30 to 8:30 pm- “No Alternative: New Downtown Art” discussion. Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South. For more information, call: (212) 998-2596.
  • March 5, 11:30 am to 2 pm- Recent Alumni Network Brunch Cooking Class. Jewish Community Center. For more information, call: (212) 998-6946.
  • March 7, 6 to 8 pm- NYU Alumni Association Meeting at the Farkas Auditorium, Med. Center, 550 First Ave. RSVP via email.
  • March 9, 6 to 8 pm- Save the Date! WAGNER ALERT! ALL ALUMNI/AE HAPPY HOUR. Details to follow.
  • March 14, 6 to 8 pm- NYU in Your Neighborhood: SPRINGFIELD, NEW JERSEY. Join your NYU neighbors at this donor reception at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey! For more information, call: (212) 998-6946 or RSVP online.
  • March 23, 6:15 to 7:30 pm- The NYU Alumni Association Speakers on the Square Lecture "Global Immigration Today: The Best of Times; the Worst of Times." Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. For more information, call: (212) 998-6763 or RSVP online.
  • March 28, 6:30 pm- Alumni in the Industry Colloquium (International Careers) at Silver Center. For more information, call: (212) 998-6907.
  • March 29, 6 to 8 pm -Healthcare Finance Panel: If it's Costing So Much, Why is Everyone so Unhappy? Hosted by the Wagner Finance Society. Puck Building, 2nd Floor Conference Room. For more information or to RSVP, call: (917) 297-9641 or visit the Wagner Alumni Calendar.

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Office of Career Services Events

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

  • Feb. 7, 12 to 4 pm- NYU Summer, Full-Time, and Diversity Fair at Puck Building. For more information, go online.
  • Feb. 13, 12 to 1 pm- Women's Network for a Sustainable Future Information Session. Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room. Register online.
  • Feb. 16, 6 to 8 pm- Networking Strategies Workshop. Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room. Register online.
  • Feb. 17, 12 to 1 pm- Port Authority of NY & NJ Information Session. Puck Building, Jersey Conference Room. Pre-register online.
  • Feb. 22, 12 to 1:30 pm- U.S. Office of Management & Budget Information Session in Puck Building, Second Floor Conference Room. Register online.
  • Feb. 23- GAO Site Visit at Employer Site in Washington D.C. Register online.
  • Feb. 23, 10 to 3 pm- Washington D.C. Nonprofit & Government Career Fair. Marriott Conference Center, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Register online.
  • March 3, 2 to 4 pm- Interviewing & Salary Negotiation Workshop. Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room.
  • March 7, 3 to 7 pm- NYU Education, Health and Non-Profit Fair. Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South. For more information, call: (212) 998-6763 or go online.
  • March 10, 3 to 6 pm- School of Public Affairs Government Career Fair. Hosted at Baruch College. For more information, go online.
  • March 20, 2 to 3 pm- Resume Writing Workshop. Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room.
  • March 22, 2 to 3 pm- “How to Work the Career Fair.” Learn how to prepare for your career fair experience and maximize your interactions with employers. Puck Building, Mulberry Conference Room.
  • March 23, 3 to 6 pm- NYU WAGNER Career Fair 2006. The annual NYU Wagner Career Fair at the Puck Building, Grand Ballroom Room. For more information, go online.
  • March 27, 12 to 1 pm- California Family Health Council's Open Doors: Title X Intern Program Information Session. Puck Building, Jersey Conference Room. Register online.
  • March 29, 3 to 7 pm- Job Expo for Alumni, Graduate Students & Experienced Professionals at the Puck Building, Grand Ballroom Room. For more information, go online.

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Office of Career Services: 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 online right now:

  • Occupational Health Program Administrator, CHD Meridian
  • Chief Arts Officer, Chicago Public Schools
  • Manager for Institutional Funding, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Campaign
  • Director of Finance & Development, Jewish Council for Public Affairs
  • Senior Legislative Communications Associate, National Resources Defense Council
  • Director of Education and Training Unit, NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene
  • Senior VP for Programs and Planning, The Partnership for the Homeless
  • Director of Teaching and School Leadership Careers, Teach for America

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

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Office of Career Services

NYU Wagner 2006 Career Fair: Recruit for Your Organization. Looking to hire the perfect candidate? The annual NYU Wagner Career Fair brings together job seekers and representatives of nonprofit organizations; government agencies; hospitals and health organizations; urban planning agencies; international organizations; and private sector companies that have a public sector component for informal meetings with Wagner students and alumni. These contacts can increase your organization's visibility by allowing Wagner students and alumni to gather information about your organization and present and future career options. To register go online.

Job Hunt at Career Fairs. In addition to NYU Wagner's 2006 Career Fair, several other events will provide opportunities for job-seeking alumni to find the perfect position. Career Fairs are a great opportunity to practice interviewing skills, network, and make personal contacts with agencies. Maximize your time at these events by pre-selecting from the list of participating employers which connections will most benefit you and your area of focus.

  • NYU Summer, Full-Time, and Diversity Fair. February 7th from 12 to 4 pm at Puck Building, NYC. For more information, go online.
  • Washington D.C. Nonprofit & Government Career Fair. February 23rd from 10 to 3 pm at Georgetown University, Washington DC. Register online.
  • NYU Education, Health and Non-Profit Fair. March 7th from 3 to 7 pm at Kimmel Center, NYC. For more information, call (212) 998-6763 or go online.
  • School of Public Affairs Government Career Fair. March 10th from 3 to 6 pm at Baruch College, NYC. For more information, go online.
  • NYU WAGNER Career Fair 2006. March 23rd from 3 to 6 pm. The annual Wagner Career Fair at the Puck Building, NYC. For more information, go online.
  • Job Expo for Alumni, Graduate Students & Experienced Professionals. March 29th from 3 to 7 pm at the Puck Building, NYC. For more information, go online.

 

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Wagner Alum Connects Experienced Professionals With Community Service Opportunities

Claire Haaga Altman (MPA ’74) has recently joined ReServe, Inc. as a Senior Advisor to help launch this new non-profit organization. ReServe connects educated adults with meaningful public service opportunities in the public sector. ReServe links volunteers to stipend-paying jobs that challenge them to use their lifetime skills for the public good. A wide range of volunteer opportunities are available. For further information, contact Claire Haaga Altman at 718-923-1400x247 or check out the ReServe online.

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Wagner

This Valentine's Day, show how much you love Wagner by making an online contribution to the Wagner Annual Fund. You can donate to Wagner in a variety of ways: online, through the return envelopes that come in Wagner mailings, or by mailing a check (made out to New York University) to 295 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl., New York, NY 10012-9604. Remember to indicate that your gift should go to support the Wagner Annual Fund.

Thank you for the difference you make through your commitment to Wagner.

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Did You Know...?

 

Meredith Ballew (MPA '02) is the Executive Director at Wall Street Rising an organization dedicated to the revitalization of Lower Manhattan. Wall Street Rising was founded in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 and helps to promote Downtown as a thriving 24/7 community by planting the seeds for the areas cultural, residential and economic re-growth.

 

Cheryl LaSota Bundy (MPA '98) is being honored as the Outstanding Volunteer of 2005 by the New York Junior League on March 4th. For the full story, click here. Congratulations, Cheryl.

David Cleghorn (MPA '01) is the Director of Real Estate Development for the New Kensington Community Development Corp. Housing & CommunityDevelopment in Philadelphia, PA. David is responsible for the creation of affordable rental and sales properties for low and moderate income families.

Frances Edwards Winslow (WAG '74, WAG '78) has accepted a position as the Director of the MPA program and an Associate Professor of Political Science at San Jose State University. Congratulations, Frances.

Romain Fravien (MPA '03) is a Budget Analyst for the NYC Office of Management and Budget Administration of Justice Taskforce. As an expense analyst, Romain who oversees the budgets for the five District Attorneys of NYC and the Special Narcotics Prosecutor. Romain also oversees a small portion of the Police Department's budget dealing with traffic enforcement and construction grants.

Jessica Goldberg (MPA '99) is the Assistant Director of Development for Gilda's Club Worldwide Development in New York. Working with the 27 North American Gilda's Clubs to assist them with all aspects of operating in a non-profit; including fundraising, outreach, communication, and non-profit basics. The main goals of Jessica’s job are board building, and fundraising.

Roger Goodman (MPA '03) is an Analyst for Moody's Investors Service dealing with Higher Education & Healthcare in Boston, MA. Roger looks at credit analysis of colleges and other non-profits seeking to borrow funds through a public bond offering.

Ival Grant-Williams (MPA '00) is a self employed Independent Consultant in Brooklyn, NY. Ival served as project manager for the NYS Economic Development Corporation reviewing grant applications and proposals. She has worked in the areas of fundraising, small business assistance, and event planning.

Cindy Greenberg (MS '05) he Executive Director of the Edgar M. Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at New York University was one of nine Hillel professionals from North America and Israel honored with the Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence Award. For the full story, click here. Congratulations, Cheryl.

Lisa (Matus) Grossman (MPA '99) will be rejoining MDRC as a Research and Operations Associate in the Welfare and Barriers to Employment policy area. Lisa’s focus will be in site development and implementation research for a new federal demonstration project. The project aims to test several new strategies and policy changes designed to help youth with disabilities access employment and education opportunities.

Oma S. Holloway (MPA '93) is the Director of Family Dynamics, the Bedford-Stuyvesant/Bushwick arm of the citywide SCO Family of Services, a multi-functional social service organization. Family Dynamics counsels families in these neighborhoods and in some cases prevent the Administration of Childhood Service (ACS) from breaking families up.

Allison Kestenbaum (MPA '03) is a Planning Associate for UJA - Federation of New York. As part of the Caring Commission, Allison also works on planning and allocation/grantmaking, and program development.

Valerie Kretchmer (MPA '76) is the President of Valerie S. Kretchmer Associates, Inc. in Evanston, IL. The company serves as a real estate and urban planning consultant to developers, investors and municipalities. Kretchmer Associates specializes in low and moderate income housing, market rate housing, retail, economic development, community revitalization and transit-oriented development.

Richard Levy (MPA '98) is a Research Analyst for the National Multi-Housing Council Research in Washington, DC. Richard analyzes and compiles government and industry data for company reports. In addition to these duties, Richard answers inquiries from members and the general public and assists staff with surveys and research on specific housing-related issues.

Hope Lyons (MPA '04) has accepted a position as Grants Manager at Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Her focus is in international development. Congratulations, Hope.

George Paralemos (MPA '02) is a Manager for the Office of the State Comptroller - Alan G. Hevesi. George handles Intergovernmental Affairs and Community Relations.

Wilford Pinkney (MPA '03) is a Detective for NYPD in Bronx, NY. Wilford coordinates conspiracy investigations into violent gangs or groups.

Kim Watson (MPA '96) has accepted a position as the Development Director for the Studio in School Association, Inc. Congratulations, Kim.

Be in 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..."!

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