Fall 2023 issue now available online.
What is an Alumni Magazine? It’s proof—of the power of an educational experience. The evidence? The outcomes, good work, and success stories of the amazing people who chose Purchase College.
Proofs are integral to math, science, writing, and art. These pages contain the unceasing legacy of the Purchase experience carried on by you. You are proof of Purchase. And this is Proof .
Whenever you run into someone who went to Purchase, after the initial shock and delight, there’s an ease and shorthand.
Purchase artists, scholars, scientists, and activists boldly apply creativity across and within disciplines, all within our open-minded and diverse community. With each successive generation, this grows stronger.
After all, Purchase College itself was initially a big experiment— what happens when you put a bunch of arts and liberal arts students together on a brand new 500-acre campus outside New York City?
In This Issue
Side by side, much like the Purchase campus, you’ll find artistic drag queens challenging society and entrepreneurial scholars innovating healthcare. You’ll find examples of leadership and giving back. It’s a shared sandbox, and the experience is richer for it. These pages are meant to reflect past and current Purchase experiences and the cultural ties that persist.
50 Years of Purchase
An alumni magazine is more than a list of accomplishments. It can spur connections, networking, and cross-pollination between generations.
We endeavored to play with format to better reflect the unique and thoughtful experimentation that you undertake as a student and continue after Purchase. One example—Alumni in Action, where submissions are organized topically. For many graduates, the impact of their work shared isn’t tied to a year or major.
We hope you are inspired to collaborate and connect with grads outside your year, decade, or millennium.
Associate Director of Communications
James Monroe ’06