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Published: December 01, 2016 | Categories: Alumni

Blue & Gold Alumni Receptions in New York City and Washington, DC Bring Alumni and Friends Together

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Alumni and friends showed their true colors at Blue & Gold Alumni Receptions in New York City on October 27 and in Washington, DC on November 17. Guests took advantage of the opportunity to meet President Anthony S. Caprio, reconnected with friends, and made some new ones.

New York City attendees gathered at India House in the Financial District. In Washington, DC, The Dupont Circle Hotel was the perfect setting in which to enjoy a beautiful sunset and mingle. President Caprio highlighted the latest news about the University, including construction on the new 70,000-square-foot Dining Commons, the planned renovation of the St. Germain Campus Center, the new Business Analytics Center in D’Amour Library, and the upcoming doctorate program in Occupational Therapy.

President Caprio also briefed guests on a $389,000 grant awarded by the National Science Foundation to Heidi Ellis, professor of computer science and information technology, and Stoney Jackson, chair and associate professor of computer science and information technology. This grant, part of a collaborative grant with Nassau Community College and Drexel University, will improve computing education by developing a pathway through the computing curriculum that can help address key challenges of computing education by using active learning and in small groups.