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March 2021

Virtual Alumni Podcast Live

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Wagner's Alumni Board of Directors is launching an alumni podcast to share the stories of Seahawks from around the globe. This project is an evolution from our Thursday Night Live, brought to you in a new live podcast format

To kick off this project, we will be hosting a live alumni podcast on Wednesday, March 24 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Join Dom Williams '13, Jeremiah Brown '12 and Julian Stanford '12 as they chat with friends about their Wagner experience, their NFL time, new initiatives off the field, and their advice for current students. Alumnus Olatunde Ogunlana '10 M'11 will be the moderator.

If you're interested in attending or have a question for Dom, Jeremiah and Julian, submit here along with your RSVP for the podcast!

Women’s Professional Network Women in Leadership

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Women's Professional Network is hosting a two-part event in honor of Women's History Month.

This virtual Zoom event will begin with a discussion featuring our three panelists, members of our Board of Trustees: Lisa De Respino Bennett '85, Mary Caracappa-Hurtado '82, and Joan Nicolais, Chair of the Board of Trustees.

The panel will be moderated by WPN Co-chair, Aurora Brennan'13 and will be followed by small breakout rooms.

Pre-registration required here.

April 2021

Career Conversations Live

April 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our annual Career Conversations event will take place virtually this year on Wednesday, April 7th from 6pm-8pm. This event is sponsored by the Center for Academic & Career Engagement (CACE) and the Office of Alumni Relations.

Attention Students of All Majors & All Class Years!
Career Conversations Live:
-Featuring Keynote Speaker, Elizabeth Cabrera Dye ‘03 (Talent Development Lead, Diverse Workforce Solutions/Johnson & Johnson)
- Theme: “The Value of Networking”

-Live Alumni Panel Discussion & Q&A:
Theme: "Vocation & Purpose: Mapping Your Wagner Experience to Your Career Journey"

Panelists:
• Lisa De Respino Bennett '88 (Then: Theatre/Speech Major), Now: Executive Director, Head of HR Benefits Communications, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
• Keith Stith '87 (Then: Sociology Major), Now: Chief of Detectives, Hudson County Police Department
• Dedrick Dye '03 (Then: Business Administration Major), Now: Teacher, Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School
• Dr. Joy Gallagher '06 M'08 (Then: Chemistry Major/MBA in Management), Now: Global Marketing Manager, Dow
• Lucy Wagner '07 (Then: Business Administration Major), Now: Vice President, FADP Performance Manager, Merrill Lynch, Wealth Management

This will be a Virtual Event through Zoom Webinar. Attendees will have cameras & mics turned-off. Zoom link will be emailed the day of the event.

Students sign up here.

Bonus: Students who register will receive access to a unique Alumni Contact List for fellow Seahawks who welcome networking conversations. Alumni want to hear from YOU! Feel free to reach out to the alumni on this list for an exploratory conversation.

If you have any questions, contact cace@wagner.edu.
Special Notes: This event is only open to Wagner College students.

Wagner College Guild Spring Meeting

April 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Guild Spring Meeting!

Our guest presenter will be Wagner College’s own Patricia Haspel Tooker '79 M'95 D'16, Dean of the Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing. Dean Tooker will be joined by Wagner nursing students to give an update about the School of Nursing and discuss the challenges and triumphs of nursing in a pandemic.

Pre-registration is required. Please visit Wagner College Guild to learn more about the Guild and to register for the event.

About the Wagner Guild
The Guild is Wagner’s oldest organization and was formed by faculty wives 103 years ago to help provide support for the divinity students who were away from home pursuing their education. Today, the Guild’s mission remains in many ways the same as it was over 100 years ago, with its members committed to assisting students in need.

Adulting 101 sponsored by WPN

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an informative and impactful discussion on life after graduation. We will cover topics such as lessons learned, budgeting, and work-life balance.

This 40-minute discussion will be followed by a question and answer period. All senior students are invited to attend!

Panelists include:
Joanna Ciavarella '11 (Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, Wagner and Marymount Manhattan Colleges)
Tatum Colitz '13 M '15 (Senior Associate Director of Athletics, Seton Hall University)
Andrea De Loney '10 (Project Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Northwell Health)
Tori McGrath '16 M'17 (Executive Recruiter, Execu|Search Group)

This panel is sponsored by the Women's Professional Network.
Register Here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdk3aF_y94dhOmsQcgyKxy_EVJeJPXBiERPExp115-g93UP3A/viewform?gxids=7628.

Black Professional Alliance and Black Student Union Social

April 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join members of the Black Professional Alliance and the Black Student Union and other student groups as they gather together, virtually, for the 2021 social.

This event will include TED Talk-style presentations about "Lessons and Skills attributed to Your Success."

The talks will be followed by a question and answer period and breakout rooms where students and alumni will have the opportunity to connect.

Speakers will include:
Jocelyn Ford '08
Philip Georges '83
A Current Student

Register here: alumniconnect.wagner.edu/bpa--bsu-social-2021.

June 2021

Alumni Association Virtual Open House

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join your fellow Seahawks as you hear from the Director of Alumni Relations about the different opportunities to stay connected with your alma mater. You will be able to meet members of the Wagner College Alumni Association Board of Directors who will explain who they are, what they do on the board and how they are involved in other affinities.

To register for this Zoom session visit the Alumni & Friends page.

Alumni Town Hall with President Martin

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join President Joel W. Martin for a Town Hall. President Martin will discuss the college's Covid-19 response this past year, changes implemented on campus, and plans ahead for the summer and fall for our beloved college. You don't want to miss this opportunity to gather remotely to hear an update from our president.

Pre-register for this Zoom event here.

Wagner College Guild Summer Meeting

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Save the date! Join us for the Guild’s June meeting. Stay tuned for details on our guest speaker as the date gets closer.

Please visit Wagner College Guild to learn more about the Guild.

About the Wagner Guild
The Guild is Wagner’s oldest organization and was formed by faculty wives 103 years ago to help provide support for the divinity students who were away from home pursuing their education. Today, the Guild’s mission remains in many ways the same as it was over 100 years ago, with its members committed to assisting students in need.

Alumni Guest Speaker, Kate ‘Grace’ Smith ’08

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the second installment of our Alumni Speaker Series with Kate 'Grace' Smith '08!

Grace Smith is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author and the founder + owner of Grace Space Hypnosis. Grace will be leading a discussion on hypnosis, how to decrease your stress by 50% or more, entrepreneurship and her journey, from Wagner to now.

To register for this Zoom event visit the Alumni & Friends page.

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