Alumni Development & Alumni Relations Activities
- Nearly 200 people, including many alumni, came together on June 22 to honor Gary Butler, president and CEO of Automatic Data Processing (ADP), at this year’s Leadership and Service in Technology Award Reception. The event, held at PricewaterhouseCoopers headquarters in Midtown, generated funds for student scholarships and select scholarly initiatives. Steven Caporale (BS/CS ’86) and Larry Perlstein (BBA ’80, MBA/IS ’93), both alumni, served as co-chairs of this year’s event.
- With a grant from the Verizon Foundation obtained through the efforts of Dawn Rigney, director of development, the school co-sponsoredtheMobile Safety Summit with Wired Safety, a leading cybersafety organization. The event, which took place on March 16, focused on raising awareness among students of issues relating to mobile safety including sexting, cyberbullying and distracted driving.
- Interim Dean Constance Knappand Development Director Dawn Rigney traveled to Boston to meet several area alumni and update them on Seidenberg initiatives and opportunities to become involved. As a result, some of the alumni visited made personal contributions in support of the school’s efforts.
- In January, a number of Seidenberg students, accompanied by Dean Knapp, attended a private breakfast at the Stamford, CT offices of Gartner Consulting, Inc. followed by a series of presentations of interest to the students. The event was arranged by Larry Perlstein (’80, ’83), then Gartner ombudsman.
The school hosted two “Tech Talks” featuring Seidenberg faculty for the benefit of its alumni:
- In October, Professor Christelle Scharff, talked about “The Potential of Mobile Technologies for the Developing Worlds” based on her experiences in Senegal.
- In April, Professor Darren Hayes presented “Digital Warfare and the Threat to our National Security” reflecting on the recent surge in malicious digital strikes against the networks of major corporations and government agencies.
Individual Seidenberg alumni continue to stay connected:
- Terence Finn (BS/CS ’94) spoke at the school’s Westchester Awards Ceremony in May.
- Matthew Knell (’00)initiated “Internet is People,” a series of discussions on IT-related topics held at various locations throughout the city. The first discussion to occur at Pace’s downtown campus was held in November on the topic of online education.
- Tom Lombardi’s (’99, ’05)personal and professional odyssey “From Border’s to Bosnia” was featured in the inaugural issue of the Seidenberg Refresh.
- Tom Murphy (’11), vice president of IT Infrastructure/UNIX Engineering of Millennium Partners, LP; Evelyn Sirena (’89), partner at Top Prospect Group; and Robert Zack, program/project manager at a major financial services and information organization, all served as commentators on the status of the IT job market in the region in the Pace/SkillPROOF IT Index (PSII) Report for the third and fourth quarters of 2010 and the first quarter of 2011, respectively.