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Alumni Association welcomes three new alumni chapters

Alumni Association welcomes three new alumni chapters

TCNJ alumni across the globe have a new way to connect with each other, and their alma mater, thanks to the creation of three new alumni chapters. The Alumni Association Board announced the approval of a career and community studies chapter, a theatre chapter, and a New York City regional chapter. 

These groups provide TCNJ alumni the opportunity to stay connected through specific academic and social activities that they were active in as a student. Alumni chapters engage in social, networking, and student enrichment programs and provide support to specific areas of the college.

“These chapters ensure that the college has a growing, active alumni base that is available for support and counsel,” says Pete Simons, president of the alumni association. “The college’s alumni comprise a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, and talents. The alumni association is thrilled to be able to welcome these three new chapters and hopes to add more each year.”

With these additions, the Alumni Association now sponsors 22 different chapters, ranging from individual schools, academic departments, athletic teams, and extracurricular organizations.

“These chapters are another way for our alumni to share meaningful experiences together,” says Amy Walton, director of alumni engagement. “We’re lucky to continue to add to our robust offerings for our alumni community. We encourage all of our alumni to join as many of these chapters as they’d like.”

Anyone interested in joining an existing chapter or creating a new one is encouraged to email alumni@tcnj.edu.

— David Pavlak

Alumni Association helps college fight food insecurity, promote inclusivity

Alumni Association helps college fight food insecurity, promote inclusivity

Food insecurity and campus inclusivity are two prominent issues on the forefront of TCNJ’s 2021 agenda; and the Alumni Association Board of Directors is here to help the cause. On November 12, the board fully funded a $12,500 proposal for the campus food pantry, The Shop@TCNJ. It also provided partial funding to the Division of… Continue Reading

Students still MUSE despite coronavirus challenges

Students still MUSE despite coronavirus challenges

For more than a decade, TCNJ’s Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience (MUSE) has given students an invaluable opportunity to conduct research alongside members of the faculty. Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic and limited on-campus engagement this year, the program was a success with 70 students collaborating with 40 faculty members on 46 projects. The… Continue Reading

Trenton’s Puerto Rican history captured with a collaborative research project

Trenton’s Puerto Rican history captured with a collaborative research project

Despite a less than hospitable welcome and tasked with overcoming racism in the 1950s, Trenton’s first Latinx members established successful business, education, and public service opportunities in the city that still stand today. The stories of these pioneering residents were recently captured in a cross-disciplinary research project involving students and faculty from the School of… Continue Reading

Alyssa Silva ’20 gets a commencement surprise while serving her country during COVID-19

Alyssa Silva ’20 gets a commencement surprise while serving her country during COVID-19

When Alyssa Silva enlisted in the New Jersey National Guard in March 2018, she took an oath to protect and serve her country above all else. That promise came with the understanding that there would be personal sacrifices — including potentially missing her college graduation. But this is a happy story. Silva ’20, a specialist… Continue Reading

Now and then: TCNJ’s response to global health emergencies

Now and then: TCNJ’s response to global health emergencies

The March shutdown of campus as a result of COVID-19 wasn’t the first time a public health crisis forced the college to send students, faculty, and staff home. In 1918, when TCNJ was known as the New Jersey State Normal School at Trenton, a pandemic — commonly referred to as the Spanish flu — spread infection… Continue Reading

Mechanical engineering alumnus helps make face shields for NY hospitals

Mechanical engineering alumnus helps make face shields for NY hospitals

Andrew Ziemer ’19 is helping the doctors and nurses who are facing supply shortages of personal protective equipment. Working around state orders to remain indoors during the health crisis, Ziemer is part of a team that is 3D printing face shields that are being donated to local New York hospitals — all from the safety… Continue Reading

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