On March 23rd, many members of the IPED family got together to meet, catch up, and chat for the IPED Alumni night. IPED alumni were asked to speak about their experiences working in the non-profit, government, and private sectors and gave advice for current and recent IPEDers starting their careers. Following the alumnae panel, current students were presented with their study and internship awards. Congratulations to all of you!
IPED career panel comprised of IPED alumae.
The 2017 Language and Immersion Study Award (LISA) recipients with Dr. Crystal. They will be studying French, Spanish, and Arabic around the world this summer.
This year’s Public Service Fellows awardees. Luther Flagstad (right) will be going to Kazakhstan to work at the US Embassy and Robyn Emory (left) will be going to Xi’an, China to pursue language study in Mandarin Chinese.
This year’s Arrupe Fellows with Dr. Crystal. Owen Fitzgerald (left) will be going to France for language immersion and pursuing work with the UNDP. Tess Hart (right) will also be pursuing French immersion and going to Micronesia to perform research.
The audience listening to the panel.
Current IPEDers, (left to right) Carlos Baeta, Liya Khalikova, Samantha Kinney, and Maggie Hutchison
IPED class of 2017 (the most recent group of alumni)
Dr. Schwalbenberg with some of his former students
IPEDers, current and past
The IPED family laughing with Dr. Crystal as he gives the closing comments.
The 2016 Fordham IPED Alumni Networking Night was an unmitigated success. It took place on Thursday, March 10 in the Fordham Lincoln Center campus.
Dr. Schwalbenberg welcomed current IPED students, professors, alumni, and guests to the event.
IPED alumni Ramon Fuentebella (L), Jane Wilkins, Thomas Moviel, and Claudia Pessagno discussed their impressive careers in the public and private sectors, and indicated the role Fordham IPED played in advancing their careers.
This year’s Language Immersion Study Awardees (LISA). Ryan Barthel (L) will study Mandarin in Taiwan. David Masagbor will study Arabic in Egypt. Jaclyn Yap plans to study French in France. Andy Munn will study Quechua in Bolivia. Lastly, Armand Acquino plans to study French in France.
This year’s Arrupe Overseas Field Placements include Katie McCann (C), who will be taking a French immersion course in France, and Daina Ruback, who will be pursuing entrepreneurship research with TechnoServe, Emory University, Oxfam, and Value for Women in Mexico and Guatemala.
This year’s Public Service Field Placements include Grace Avila (L), who will be working with the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Mission in Myanmar, and Tyler Falish, who will be pursing policy centered research focused on sub-Saharan Africa in partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations, among others.
Dr. Jonathan Crystal provided the closing remarks, and once again questioned his decision not to pursue the grueling career path of a stand-up comic.
Alumni night is a great opportunity for current IPED students to mingle with alumni from past years.
The 6th Annual Alumni Fiesta was held on the beautiful rooftop of Leong Hall on the campus of the Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City. The Fiesta coincided with the Philippines Study Tour in January of this year. Many thanks to the Ateneo Economics Department for hosting us!
Group photo featuring the much-heralded banner.
The Alumni Fiesta is a great opportunity for IPED alumni living in the Philippines to reconnect with the program, and mingle with each other as well as current students.
Isn’t this just pleasant?
Enjoying the fresh air, good company, and cool 80s beats.
Special thanks to these two for plying us with good food and drinks.