There are many ways to stay connected to classmates, fellow alumni, and the college. One of the easiest is to get involved with the Alumni Association — all Purchase alumni are automatically members and every member has an opportunity to submit a nomination to join the PCAA Board of Directors.
The mission of the Purchase College Alumni Association (PCAA) is to cultivate fellowship among alumni and foster mutually productive and rewarding relations between alumni and the College community.
Letter from the Alumni Association President
Dear Fellow Alumni,
As the newest president of the Purchase College Alumni Association, I am excited to lead work with our Board, committees, and members to create new initiatives and experiences for our community.
Purchase is incredibly important to me. As an undergrad, I found a warm community that welcomed me and my classmates. We were encouraged to learn, grow and Think Wide Open. As a graduate, I have stayed connected to my alma mater. The Alumni Association opened the door to meaningful relationships that enable me to give back to the college I love while having fun reliving shared memories with friends and former classmates.
Alumni Weekend in Fall 2022 epitomized the spirit of Purchase with hundreds of alumni coming together alongside Family Day participants. We were elated to celebrate the 50 th anniversary of the first cohort arriving on campus and to join graduates from the Classes of 2020 and 2021 as they walked across the stage and turned their tassels! During the Night of Reunions, we presented “Golden Brick” Honorary Alumni awards to Professor Lee Schlesinger and to counselor Donna Siegmann posthumously. The inaugural Young Alumni Award went to Bryan Korn ’12 (Dramatic Writing) and the first #ProofofPurchase Award for Alumni Achievement was presented to the talented Jodi Long ’76 (Acting). On Saturday, we reunited on the Great Lawn for a festive picnic. Some of us ventured to the STOOD and walked around to see the many ways campus has changed since we graduated.
During the PCAA Annual Meeting on Saturday afternoon, October 1st, twelve new members were elected to the Board. We have diverse representation from every decade and nearly every school and conservatory. Congratulations to the new members, officers, and committee chairs who were elected. The year ahead will be exciting!
Alumni: You can get involved! Volunteer to serve on one of our committees or Affinity Groups. Share an idea for a virtual event or program for our community. Become a mentor. Make a financial gift to the Purchase Fund to support our students, faculty, and campus projects. Explore these pages to learn how you can be a part of keeping our Purchase community strong for years to come.
I look forward to sharing more events and memories with you. You all are #ProofofPurchase!
All the best,
Stephanie Blum ’13 (Arts Management)
President, Purchase College Alumni Association