Shael Polakow-Suransky Joins BSCAA's March Meeting
BSCAA Advisory Board members with President-Elect Shael Polakow-Suransky (far right)
At their March meeting. the BSCAA Advisory Board had a special guest, Bank Street's President-Elect Shael Polakow-Suransky. Shael began his "listening tour" early, visiting the meeting to share background on his own experience as Bank Street's first President who is also an alumnus, and responding to questions from the Advisory Board as he prepares to take office on July 1. BSCAA President Jim Clay '88, who was also a member of the Presidential Search Committee, traveled from Washington, DC to run the meeting and facilitate this important discussion.
Making Power Visible: Home Grown Community-Based-Learning from Karachi to Philadelphia to You
This event was a collaboration between COS, the Council of Students, and the Bank Street College Alumni Association. It was jointly organized by Sehr Karim-Jaffer '12, who works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Education Department and is primarily interested in multicultural Museum Education, and Yue Fang, current Bank Street Graduate Student in Leadership in Community-Based Learning and president of the Bank Street Council of Students.
The panelists were Alex Epstein founder of Philadelphia Urban Life Creators, Sharon Ahram ’13, Program Coordinator Need In Deed—connecting the classroom with the community, Mariam Durrani, joint Ph.D Candidate in Educational Linguistics and Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania, and Sehr Karim-Jaffer'12, moderator.
Mariam Durrani, Yue Fang, Sehr Karim-Jaffer' 13, Alex Epstein, Sharon Ahram '12
BSCAA at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers, NY
Newest BSCAA officers and event attendees Jim Clay, Pat Pincus, Labiba Abdur-Rahman, Leslie Martinez, and Whendy Carter.
Last Saturday a group of BSCAA members ventured up the Hudson to enjoy a wonderful day at The Hudson River Museum. Bank Street alum Saralinda Lichtblau welcomed them to this absolutely beautiful space where they were treated to a personalized tour filled with interesting and humorous anecdotes about The Museum and the art itself. Read more on the Alumni Blog.
A Letter to You from Advisory Board Member Mary Timson
Dear Fellow Bank Street Alum:
A tremendous opportunity to raise funds for Bank Street’s Alumni Association (BSCAA), without writing a check, has come our way. A fellow alum has introduced us to a cutting edge energy company called, Viridian, which provides affordable green energy to customers. This initiative has the potential to engage all of us based on an important issue of our time, renewable green energy. The program offers an innovative way for BSCAA to raise funds for alumni activities. The way it would work is that each time a Bank Street alum pays their energy bill under Viridian through BSCAA’s future participation, BSCAA would receive a residual income to continue to support our alumni programs and events.
Energy deregulation allows all of us to select an alternative supplier for our electric and natural gas needs while staying with our current utility. This means your current utility company takes care of delivery, service, and maintenance needs and you get the same utility bill. The only difference is you'll be making a significant contribution toward greening and cleaning up our environment, and you'll see Viridian's name and competitive rate on your monthly statement.
Making the right choice doesn't have to cost more. In fact, the average Everyday Green customer saves money on energy costs over time.
At this time, we are asking you to let us know your interest in participating in this program by emailing Linda Reing at Bank Street. If there is significant interest from our fellow alumni, BSCAA will consider moving forward with this project.
Mary Timson ('94)
Chair, Bank Street Alumni Association Advisory Board
DiMenna Children’s Museum Showcases a Bank Street Approach
Bank Street Around the World: International Education
On November 29, Bank Street College held a panel discussion, Opportunities in International Education, to bring together the different experiences of Bank Street staff and alumni to inform current students and educators who are thinking of working or traveling abroad.
Read More about Opportunities in International Education
Bank Street Alumni in Washington, DC
Bank Street's Washington DC area alums held their first networking hour on November 15 at the Zero to Three Headquarters. There was a lively exchange of information about our current work as well as potential future projects.
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The Office of Alumni Programs
The Office of Alumni Programs supports the alumni Association, BSCAA, and its professional development programs; facilitates regional alumni groups and gatherings; helps alumni to network; sponsors focus groups across the country; and coordinates activities with sister institutions. To get in touch, contact Linda Reing, Director of Alumni Programs, 212-961-3432.
Career Services Office
For information on employment opportunities, career counseling, job fairs and upcoming events contact Susan Levine, Director of Career Services, 212-875-4657. Visit Career Services to learn more about career development resources for alumni.
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