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Rockefeller College Alumni Quarterly
Summer 2014 

After a fantastic, yet hectic spring season featuring finals, Commencement and the Annual Alumni Awards, Rockefeller College is taking the summer to recharge and gear up for another great year ahead. We hope that you will join us at an event, come speak to a class, or mentor a student!

In the meantime, we wish you a wonderful summer! Keep in touch!
You're Invited:
Upcoming Events 
Wednesday, August 20, 7:45 a.m.
Downtown Campus, Husted Cafe 

Call for Alumni Awards Nominations
Deadline: November 1

SAVE THE DATE: October 10 - 12
Homecoming Weekend
The weekend will feature the Leaders in Public Service Speaker Series on Friday, October 10


Rock Star Q & A: 
Jaime Ian Daley, MPA '07 
Assistant Director
Office of Counter Terrorism
NYS Division of Homeland Security
and Emergency Services

Q: If you had to condense your job description into an elevator pitch, how would it read?

A: I manage a group of intelligence analysts who focus on terrorism and other homeland security issues that face New York State.

Q: How did Rockefeller College prepare you for your career?

A: The homeland security content-specific courses aside, I think the general coursework in the MPA program is extremely helpful, especially as you grow through the management ranks. You definitely appreciate those courses more after the fact!

Support Rockefeller!

Talented students come to Rockefeller for the knowledge and tools to make a difference in the world. We pride ourselves on preparing dynamic leaders who will shape the public policies of the future. Direct support, from annual gifts to donations for special projects and planned gifts, as well as personal involvement, impacts our students in meaningful ways.

To learn how you can help, contact Ben Stickan at bstickan@albany.edu, 518-937-7158, or click here to make a gift online. Thank you for your support and consideration!
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Contact:

Andrea Lomanto
Director, Alumni Relations
Rockefeller College, UAlbany
(518) 442-3862

rockalumni@albany.edu

 

Celebrating Alumni and Student Achievement
Honoring distinguished alumni and the Class of '14
In mid-May, Rockefeller College honored seven exceptional alumni at its Annual Alumni Dinner & Awards Ceremony, and welcomed more than 300 new graduates to the alumni community. Congratulations to all!

MPA Alumni Networking Breakfast
Mingle with fellow alumni and new MPA students
Wcroissant2.jpged., Aug. 20, 7:45 - 9 am   

Downtown Campus

Husted Cafe

135 Western Ave., Albany, NY  

 

Rise & Shine! MPA alumni are invited to a free networking breakfast taking place during Welcome Week.  This event offers our newest class of MPA students the opportunity to meet you - our alumni - who successfully made it through the program and launched into exciting careers. This is also a great opportunity to mingle with fellow MPA alumni. We hope to see you there!

 RSVP by August 15
Take the Alumni Poll
Be a part of a new alumni feature
Do you like movies? Do you have 30 seconds to help us launch this new alumni feature? Take the one-question alumni poll. Results will be reported in the upcoming Fall 2014 Rockefeller College News Magazine. Thanks for participating!

Click here to take the poll!
Great News from the Class of 2013
Office of Career Development Annual Report
The MPA Class of 2013 completed a survey at the time of  graduation in order to determine post-graduate plans.A full report will be released in the very near future, but in the meantime, here are a few highlights:

  • 100% of individuals seeking employment were employed within 12 months of graduatio.
  • The class experienced the highest rates of employment at the time of graduation, and within 3, 6, and 9 months post-graduation, than any class within the last 4 years. 
  • The public finance and economics concentration is the fastest growing concentration area in the College.
  • The average salary of a graduate is $52,854.
Continuing your Education
Certificate Programs and Non-Degree Study: Deadlines Approaching!
Rockefeller College offers graduate certificate programs and opportunities for non-degree study in public administration and political science.

 

If you're considering continuing your education, there's still time to apply for fall!

 

Rockefeller offers five-course certificate programs in the following areas: Public Management; Nonprofit Management and Leadership; Homeland Security; Financial Management; Local Government Management; Information Strategy & Management; and Public Policy. Apply by July 15

  

Take up to three graduate courses without matriculating in a degree program. Non-degree study is a great way to test out graduate coursework at Rockefeller or take a class or two based on your needs and interests. Apply by August 1.  

 

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