The Alumni Relations Committee (ARC) helps facilitate substantial and sustainable ties with CUSP Alumni. From managing the CUSP Alumni database to organizing alumni networking functions to writing and publishing the CUSP Alumni Newsletter, the ARC plays and integral role in enhancing the intergenerational component of the Program.
In the spring of 2006, the ARC hosted its first CUSP Alumni event, “Finding Your Niche: A Scholar Alumni Panel,” which featured three young CUSP Alumnae, Esti Tambay (John Jay Scholar, CC ’04), Cristina Carpio (Kluge Scholar, CC ’05), and Sophia Robbins (John Jay Scholar, CC ’04), who at the time were respectively working with the Coalition for the International Criminal Court, studying medicine at Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, pursuing a doctorate in Anthropology at Columbia University. The women spoke on the transition from Columbia to the professional world and the impact CUSP had on their Columbia experience.
In the fall of 2006, the ARC began implementing the CUSP Alumni Outreach Campaign, informing our alumni of the remarkable strides the Program has undertaken in the last few years as well as the amazing accomplishments of its students. The Campaign will later lend itself to the creation of a CUSP Alumni Mentoring Program.