Letter from the Alumni Association Presidents

Dear Fellow Columbia Engineers:

The Columbia Engineering alumni community enters the fall 2015 semester with positive momentum. We are still abuzz from the wildly successful Blue and White Gala hosted by Columbia Engineering Young Alumni (CEYA) in March and the conclusion of our School’s yearlong 150th anniversary celebration, capped last November by a gala at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. We saw record attendance at both of these events, reflecting the lifelong bonds so many of us share with our School and with each other as Columbia engineers. It is the mission of CEYA and the Columbia Engineering Alumni Association (CEAA) to promote these bonds, and we look to sustain the high levels of interest in the Columbia Engineering alumni community this coming year through our continuing celebrations and networking events.

Dean Mary C. Boyce and faculty representatives have spent time this summer traveling in East Asia and Europe, meeting with Columbians and updating them on the School’s progress. The global network of Columbia engineers continues to impress and inspire with commitment to our School. Wherever you are based, we encourage you as Columbia engineers to stay connected through our programmed events and to let us know if you would like to be more involved in CEAA, CEYA, and the Columbia Alumni Association (CAA).

We warmly and enthusiastically welcome the newest members of our Columbia Engineering alumni community, the SEAS class of 2015, and also our future colleagues, the class of 2019, who just arrived at Morningside. We look forward to seeing many of you at our scheduled events this semester as we continue to support Dean Boyce and her vision for Columbia Engineering in the year ahead. Stay tuned through our websites myceaa.org and ceya.engineering.columbia.edu!

Professor Emeritus Rene B. Testa MS'60, EngScD'63
President
Columbia Engineering Alumni Association

Jessica Aspis BS'08, '13BUS
President
Columbia Engineering Young Alumni