NYU Wagner Alumni e-News – May 2009

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Make Your Voice Heard!  Vote for the 09-10 WAA Board
Voting is open for the Wagner Alumni Association 2009-2010 Board of Directors through May 18th.  Learn more and cast your ballot here.

NYU Wagner Capstone Program - RFP Still Open
NYU Wagner continues to accept applications for its 2009-2010 Capstone Program. Agencies that wish to enter into a partnership with NYU Wagner are encouraged to complete and submit a Capstone Project Proposal for consideration. Deadline for 2009-2010 Proposals: May 29, 2009. For information and proposal guidelines, visit: http://wagner.nyu.edu/capstone/

Save the Date for the 3rd Annual "Wave the Flag for Wag Day" - June 16, 2009
NYU Wagner's 3rd Annual "Wave the Flag for Wag Day" will be on June 16, 2009.  We had such a big crowd last year, we're moving to a bigger location.  The event will be held at Glass (10th Avenue at 26th Street) from 6:00-8:00pm.  If you live in the New York Metro Area, watch you in-boxes for more info coming soon.

NYU Wagner Forum with Leading Public Officials Explores President Obama's First 100 Days

New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, and White House senior economic adviser Jason Furman were among leading public service officials, journalists, and professors at a forum held by NYU Wagner on April 24th.  Click Here for more info.





Events, Lectures and Regional Activities
May/June 2009

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


New York:


Capstone End Event Exhibition

Recession, Budget Cuts, and Asian Americans: A Community in Crisis

Panel Discussion and Book Launch: Portfolios of the Poor: How the World's Poor Live on $2 a Day

Essential Tools for Essential Organizing: Training for Trainers

Powering the Future: Commercial Energy Efficiency

Overcoming Barriers to Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings

Wave the Flag for Wag Day. More info coming soon.



NYU Alumni Events:
University-wide Alumni Calendar


5/15/2009 - 6:00pm
OASIS to The Center: Commemorating 20 Years of Advancing Diversity at NYU

Global Events:

NYU Alumni Reception at La Pietra. More info coming soon.



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 online right now:

  • Manager, Learning & Member Services,
    American Lung Association
  • Senior Electoral Policy Advisor,
    California Forward
  • Director of Finance
    Center for Reproductive Rights
  • Executive Director,
    Coalition for Affordable Housing and the Environment
    Gender Based Violence Program Manager,
    International Rescue Committee (International)
  • Senior Development Officer - Institutional Giving,
    Trickle Up

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.


Alumni In Action - Public Service Spotlight

Robert Greenan (MPA '00) is the Deputy Press Attaché at the American Embassy in Cairo. As part of the embassy's public diplomacy operation, he works with local, regional, and international media, facilitating the flow of information through the embassy to the citizens of Egypt and the world at large. A true global citizen, Greenan speaks Arabic, Russian, and German, in addition to English, and he spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Russia prior to coming to NYU Wagner. Read more.


Alumni Insights: Healthcare Emergency Response Systems

Share your insights with us!

Many of our alumni work large healthcare organizations or at international NGOs that offer healthcare services.  A few of you have told us you're currently working on emergency response plans to the H1N1 virus (Swine Flu).  What advice do you have for others in the same boat?  Let us know your thoughts by emailing wagner.alumni@nyu.edu with "Alumni Insights" in the subject line.


Follow the Class of 2009's Example

Before they walk across the graduation stage, the members of the Class of 2009 are supporting Wagner by making donations toward a class gift. They know that by contributing to the school and raising Wagner's alumni giving rate, they increase the value of their degrees - and they're on pace to beat the participation record set by the Class of 2009!

All alumni are invited to get involved. Make an Online Contribution in solidarity with these students and their giving spirit.

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




Did You Know...?

Miguel Centeno (MPA '96) was named one of Crain's "40 Under 40" up-and-coming New Yorkers for 2009.  He is a Vice President at Aetna.  Congratulations, Miguel.

Eugene H. Czajkoski (PhD '64) was recognized for his service as founding Dean of Florida State University's College of Criminology on April 23rd when the College dedicated its conference room and library to him post mortem. Dr. Czajkoski was the first person to receive a doctorate in Public Administration from NYU and served as Chairman and then Dean of FSU's College of Criminology from 1971-1986.

Shaesta Gilani Humayun, MD (MS '94) has been appointed acting chair of the Anesthesiology committee of the New York Academy of Medicine.  Congratulations, Shaesta.

Mariko Lockhart (MPA '93) has been named the inaugural director of the Seattle Youth Violence Prevention Initiative by Seattle mayor Greg Nickels.  Congratulations, Mariko.

David Schmid (MPA-PNP '05) has accepted a new position as Assistant Commissioner for Operations in the Mayor's Community Affairs Unit.  He joins the Bloomberg administration after four years at the Department of Housing, Preservation, and Development.  Congratulations, David.


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!