In November, the IUP Alumni Association will honor six recent graduates for their outstanding professional accomplishments. The Young Alumni Achievement Award is sponsored by the IUP Ambassadors student alumni association, and it recognizes recent graduates as emerging leaders in their chosen professions. These outstanding graduates exemplify the strong tradition your alma mater continues, in educating and developing leaders in diverse fields throughout the world. Learn more about this year’s honorees, or recommend a recent graduate for future consideration.
While the Alumni Association offers programs and services for everyone, did you know the association offers programs specifically designed to assist our recent graduates? If you are just getting started, you may be interested in the following benefits offered through the Alumni Association:
IUP Alumni Connections: Social networking is a great way to expand your professional network, stay in touch with friends, and stay connected to your alma mater. With IUP Alumni Connections, a free on-line community, you can create your own personal profile, access the IUP on-line alumni directory, learn about and register for networking events in your area, view the IUP alumni photo gallery, and stay connected with your friends. IUP Alumni Connections is connected to Facebook, so once you log in, you can use your Facebook login for future visits.
Regional Networking Events: If you are looking to expand your professional network, these events are the place to go. Meet IUP alumni who are business leaders in your area, and learn about opportunities for you to advance your career at upcoming events in your area.
Group Discount Insurance: IUP offers group discounts to alumni on auto, home, and renters’ insurance through Liberty Mutual. In addition, short-term medical insurance is available to all alumni under the age of sixty-five through GradMed. This is great for when you are switching employers, or when you no longer qualify for coverage under your parents’ policy but have not been added to an employer’s policy yet. Visit our site for more information on all alumni insurance services.
The IUP Alumni Association recognizes the importance of assisting recent graduates as you begin building your careers. Staying connected is easy! Simply update your e-mail address, and the IUP Alumni Association will keep you connected.
Again, as we spotlight our recent graduates this month, I extend my sincere congratulations to our 2009 Young Alumni Award Recipients.
Mary Jo Lyttle ’86, M’89
Executive Director, IUP Alumni Association