Rensselaer Alumni Magazine - Spring 2011 - (Page 42)
Global Reach,Global Impact
Rensselaer’s international alumni are staying connected
China chapter, were instrumental HE RENSSELAER ALUMNI in pulling together the program, Association (RAA) is made along with the Office of Alumni up of 95,000 individuals Relations. Both Xu and Zhu are who live and work literally all over recipients of the RAA Key the world. The global reach and Award, which recognizes outglobal impact of the alumni netstanding service and support of work has been on display as Presithe advancement of Rensselaer. dent Shirley Ann Jackson and a During the Rensselaer delegareception, the tion traveled to China chapter both China and screened Why South Korea over Not Change the the past few World?—a video months. created by the leadLast fall in China, ers of the chapter some 60 Rensselaer that highlights the alumni and officials career achievefrom academic RAA China Chapter President ments of Renssepartner institutions Xinfeng Wang, MBA ’03, laer alumni in honored President presented President Jackson with a customized commemorative China. The video Jackson with a plaque designed in her honor. may be viewed reception and award online at alumni.rpi.edu/china. presentation, hosted by the RensPresident Jackson was in South selaer Alumni Chapter of China. Korea in February to receive an President Jackson was in Tianjin honorary doctoral degree in scifor the World Economic Forum. ence and technology from the Shufeng Xu, parent of a Class of Korea Advanced Institute of Sci2007 graduate and honorary presence and Technology (KAIST). ident of the RAA China chapter; She took the opportunity to meet Xinfeng Wang, MBA ’03, presimore than 50 alumni and friends dent of the RAA China Chapter; who gathered at the Shilla Hotel in and Longjun (Peter) Zhu, MBA Seoul to hear about the accom’99, secretary general of the RAA
plishments of The Rensselaer Plan. South Korea Chapter Chair Young Gil Kim, Ph.D. ’73, president of Handong Global University, and Sung Min Hong ’89, secretary of the South Korea chapter, were also on hand. Kim had received an honorary doctoral degree from KAIST along with President Jackson. “It’s always encouraging to see the enthusiasm of alumni and alumnae no matter where they are in the world,” President Jackson told The Poly. “Clearly, our international alumni are committed to strengthening awareness of Rensselaer.” International alumni activity is by no means limited to China and South Korea. There recently have been events in Mumbai and Bangalore, India, and in Switzerland, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Alumni in Europe are working to move alumni programs forward. Visit the “RPI Alumni in Europe” subgroup of the RAA’s LinkedIn group at www.linkedin.com (search “Rensselaer Alumni Association” to find the main group) to learn more. Alumni who join LinkedIn may connect with others living abroad in many locations—recent posts have come from as far away as New Zealand! If you are living internationally and are interested in connecting with other alumni in your area, contact Jeff Schanz, assistant vice president for alumni relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (518) 276-6205. You may also make connections by joining the RAA on Facebook (www.facebook.com/RPIalumni) or LinkedIn (Rensselaer Alumni Association), following on Twitter (@RPIalumni), or visiting the alumni website at alumni.rpi.edu.
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RENSSELAER ALUMNI ON LINKEDIN
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