Hello Class of 2016!
I’m sure you have been getting lots of email this semester about graduation, and the mixed emotions of excitement and fear are beginning to sink in. I know some of you hoped this experience would never end, while others cannot wait for the next chapter of your lives to begin! Two years ago I was in your same position, dancing somewhere in the middle of both those feelings.
I’m here to tell you that graduation doesn’t mean your relationship with Hofstra ends. The moment you receive your diploma, you become a Hofstra GOLD Alumnus/a (Graduate of the Last Decade) and are welcomed as a member of an incredibly successful network of young professionals.
Hofstra GOLD hosts many networking events throughout the year where alumni come together and show their support for the university. I would like to warmly welcome you to your first Hofstra GOLD event, which will be taking place in New York City on June 16, 2016. Attending a Hofstra GOLD event is a great opportunity to make new contacts, as well as connect with old friends! Additionally, GOLD alumni are eligible to receive discounted ticket prices for regional and University events such as Gala, Fall Festival and the NYC Alumni Holiday Party.
Being a GOLD Alumnus/a provides you with the opportunity to give back to Hofstra. Your support benefits student scholarships and ensures that undergraduates will continue to have the same resources you had when you were here.
To celebrate the transition from student to Hofstra GOLD alumnus/a, I ask that you support the 2016 Senior Class Gift. This annual tradition invites seniors to make a difference by giving back to the university and showing your support for the Hofstra community. Your class gift of $20.16 will help to ensure that future students have the same opportunities you’ve had during your time at Hofstra.
Hofstra University has placed you in a unique positon to succeed, if you let what you’ve learned help you along the way. So don’t be afraid to take risks and stay adventurous!
Good luck and CONGRATULATIONS! I hope to see you at the next GOLD event on June 16!
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