Throughout the year, the GSEAA Executive Board is busy planning and organizing events that engage the alumni, students, and faculty as a GSE Community.
The Holiday Networking Event traditionally is scheduled for early December and is a mingling of the GSE Community both professionally and socially. In 2017, 2018 and 2019, three global outreach programs at the GSE were highlighted. Students and former participants from these three programs shared their experiences, expanded our base of knowledge, and provided invaluable information of local-global relationships as part of the GSE. Dr. Darren Clarke enlightened the group on the South Africa Initiative (SAI), while Dr. Mary Curran brought her visiting East African Development Bank Scholars and Teachers from Uganda and Kenya, as well as "alumni" who participated in the Yucatan Project. (Please see Photo Gallery).
So that the Alumni may assist current students and young alumni in securing employment, staying in the field of education, advancing their careers, and supporting their personal goals and objectives, the GSEAA is engaged in career networking and mentoring events and activities. (Please see Photo Gallery).
With Rutgers University (RU) being one of the national leaders in research, the GSEAA honors Distinguished Faculty and invites them to share their research. Distinguished Faculty have been selected and invited to share their research and discuss its impact on education and beyond. (Please see Photo Gallery)
The GSEAA also honors three graduates who have been faculty nominated for their outstanding doctoral dissertations. The three honorees are invited back to RU for the GSE Convocation and presented with their Doctoral Dissertation Award. (Please see Photo Gallery)
Alumni also are recognized for their outstanding work and contributions. The Distinguished Service Award is presented by the GSEAA to alumni who have rendered outstanding service to the field of education and/or to the GSE. The presentation of this Award highlight’s each recipient’s faithful and continued effort in bringing about the goals and ideals of education, a commitment to education and upholding those values therein, as well as service and dedication to the GSE. (Please see Photo Gallery).
Prior to RU Commencement and GSE Convocation, in which GSEAA members participate, the GSEAA honors the graduating class for their accomplishments and achievements and welcomes them into the GSEAA – their Alumni Association. (Please see Photo Gallery).
In addition to the events and honors bestowed upon alumni, faculty, and students, the GSEAA also has an endowed Student Scholarship which is awarded annually. The GSEAA also contributes to, participants in, and provides support to the Student Emergency Fund, the South Africa Initiative, the Rutgers Food Pantry, the Speed Networking event sponsored by the RAA, the Livingston Theater Initiative, Kappa Delta Pi, the national honorary education fraternity, and Rutgers Day.
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