Alumni to Gather at Citi Field for First SUNY-wide Event

September 24, 2012

New SUNY Alumni Website Allows Graduates to Reconnect, Discover Benefits

Queens – Graduates of the State University of New York’s 64 campuses will join together tonight at Citi Field for the first SUNY-wide alumni event in recent history. For $20, attendees will get an opportunity to network at a pre-game gathering at McFadden’s restaurant before hitting the stands to root for the NY Mets as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The event, which sold out in just over a week, marks the beginning of a series of events being planned to reconnect friends and classmates and make new connections for graduates of different SUNY institutions.

“As I travel the state, I am constantly reminded of the strength of the SUNY family,” said Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “In every corner of the state, one is hard pressed to find someone who didn’t go to SUNY or doesn’t have a relative or close friend who attended a SUNY campus. Tonight we will connect graduates from Buffalo to Stony Brook, Cornell to the Fashion Institute of Technology. Our alumni are one of New York’s most valuable untapped resources and we know bringing them together will benefit not only their individual success but the future of SUNY and our state.”

Graduates who are not able to attend the event can join the movement at the recently launched SUNY Alumni website. Visitors will find information about other upcoming events, how to reconnect with the SUNY system, and ways to take advantage of unique deals and discounts available to alumni and staff through the SUNY Perks program.

About the State University of New York
The State University of New York is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States, with 64 college and university campuses located within 30 miles of every home, school and business in the state. In 2015–16, SUNY served nearly 1.3 million students, including nearly 600,000 in credit-bearing courses and programs and more than 700,000 through continuing education and community outreach programs. SUNY students and faculty across the state make significant contributions to research and discovery, resulting in nearly $1 billion of externally sponsored activity each year. There are 3 million SUNY alumni worldwide, and one in three New Yorkers with a college degree is a SUNY alum. To learn more about how SUNY creates opportunity, visit www.suny.edu.


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