Eberly Students Attend President's Holiday Reception in New York City

Posted on 1/21/2011 4:07:31 PM

Students from the Eberly College of Business and Information Technology (ECOBIT) attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) President’s Holiday Reception on Thursday, December 9, 2010, in New York City.

The IUP Alumni Association sponsored the fifth annual event, held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel. Forty-six IUP students, including thirty-six ECOBIT students, attended. Dr. David Werner, IUP’s interim president, Kay Werner, and Dr. Robert Camp, dean of ECOBIT, hosted the alumni reception and culminating dinner, during which the students networked with approximately seventy alumni and friends.

Students at the reception
IUP students enjoy the fiifth annual IUP President's Holiday Reception in New York City

“The NYC networking event was one of the best experiences that I have had as a student here at IUP,” said Chelsey Anderson, a senior Marketing major.

Anderson appreciated the fact that all the alumni were from IUP, and she said that she would attend the event again if she could.

The event also provided networking opportunities for Soon Hooi Ee, a December graduate in Management.

“Being an international student, it was great having met three of the other alumni who are also of a foreign background—Carlos Salcedo, Sassan Safay, and Florent Mauchant,” Ee said. “I have been making attempts to keep up with them, and they have given me invaluable advice into how to start off my career.”

Dr. Werner, IUP student, and IUP alumnus at the event
Dr. David Werner, IUP interim president, with an IUP student and an IUP alumnus at the event.

In addition to enjoying time spent with alumni and friends in the landmark hotel, students had the opportunity to enjoy New York City’s holiday displays.

The event aims to connect IUP alumni in New York City with IUP students to help them build a network in New York City and to update alumni about their alma mater, according to a description on the IUP Alumni Relations website.