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  • Letter from the PIAA President

    Letter from the PIAA President

    Dear Fellow Alumni, Thank you for your support in electing me President of the Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association (PIAA). It is an honor for me to lead this distinguished and diverse group of more than 33,000 alumni from around the world. I am certain that—like me—you all have many fond memories of your days here, and I know you share my pride in our great alma mater, which continues to be an academic leader at home in New York, in the country, and in the world.

  • Chapter and Verse

    Chapter and Verse

    When the Office of alumni relations joins with the alumni association to host a large event at our school, it can be thrilling to be among the throngs, visiting with scores of classmates and seeing which classrooms and labs have been refurbished since your student days. But it’s not always possible to travel to Brooklyn if you live and work outside of the city, and sometimes it’s nice to be part of a smaller, more intimate group.

  • Showing Some Violet Pride at NYU

    Showing Some Violet Pride at NYU

    Graduates came out in force came out in force to take part in the 2013 NYU Alumni Day festivities on Washington Square.

  • Beyond Your Basic Benefits

    Beyond Your Basic Benefits

    Our alumni know that belonging to the Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association (PIAA) has had its rewards We hope that you are already sampling:

  • A Rich History of Engineering at NYU

    A Rich History of Engineering at NYU

    When Richard Thorsen looks to the future of engineering at NYU, he could be forgiven for feeling a twinge of déjà vu. Back in the fall of 1972, Thorsen was teaching at his alma mater when he got the troubling news that NYU would be selling off its University Heights campus in the Bronx—and with that, relocating or even closing the school where he’d worked since 1964 as an instructor and earned his PhD in 1967.

  • Spotlight on the Duryea Society

    There are probably very few of us eager to seriously contemplate the end of our lives and or think of the prospect of leaving behind people and places important to us. But we all know that it behooves us to do some type of advance planning, whether that entails making a simple will, setting up a trust, or arranging charitable annuities.

  • Delightful Delegate

    Delightful Delegate

    Polytechnic alumnus Frank J. Novak ’69 was delighted to accept NYU President John Sexton’s invitation to serve as his delegate at the inauguration of Steven R. DiSalvo, president of Saint Anselm College, in Manchester, NH. Mr. Novak was selected in honor of his 31 years of consistent and generous contributions to his alma mater.  

  • A Message from PIAA President Gerald Dawes

    Dear Fellow Alumnus/a, Thank you for your support in electing me President of the Polytechnic Institute Alumni Association (PIAA). It is an honor for me to lead this distinguished and diverse group of more than 33,000 alumni from around the world. I am certain that‒like me‒you have many fond memories of your days at Poly, and I know you share my pride in our great alma mater, which continues to be an academic leader at home in New York, in the country, and in the world.

  • PIAA Elects Gerald Dawes as Incoming President

    PIAA Elects Gerald Dawes as Incoming President

  • From Russia with Love

    Decades Later, Former Professor Natalie Lipsett Maintains a Deep Fondness for Poly When Natalie Lipsett arrived in America at the age of 19, she had already seen more of the world than many people do in a lifetime. Born in Russia in 1919, she was just two months old when her parents fled the political turmoil there. After a brief stop in Warsaw, they settled in the Free City of Danzig, where Natalie, an only child, was raised in an atmosphere of culture and comfort.