Monday, September 26, 2011

Alumni Day 2011- A Great Success!

Alumni Day 2011, which took place this past Saturday was an exciting and busy day of celebrating NYU’s vibrant history and promising future! The morning began at 8:30am with the Perstare Society’s Annual Induction Breakfast, where we congratulated the class of 1961 as they became a part of this society. Shortly thereafter, everyone paraded down 5th Avenue led by the sounds of bagpipes and drums, and were met at the Washington Square Arch by NYU cheerleaders and an excited crowd.

After the procession, everyone broke off on their own to explore the various Morning Programs scheduled between 10:30-11:30. We particularly enjoyed meeting Darin Strauss (GSAS ’97) who read from his recent memoir, Half a Life, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.

At noon, alumni gathered at the CAS and GSAS Dean’s Luncheons where Ellen Langer (CAS ’70) and Darin Strauss were presented with the CAS and GSAS Alumni Achievement Awards (respectively). Alumni had an opportunity to catch up with friends and even make some new ones while enjoying a delicious lunch.


From left to right: Gabrielle Starr, Jerry Goldman, Ellen Langer, Tom Kraner

It was wonderful to see so many Arts and Science Alumni come together in celebration of their alma mater. We are always grateful for your support. And a special thank you to Lillian Marks (WSC '28) who continues to participate in Alumni Day every year, including this year’s morning precession through Washington Square.


Lillian Marks (WSC '28) and Gerald Turer (ARTS '48)

Please feel free to visit the CAS Facebook Page to view the full photo album from Saturday’s event.