YSE offered an engaging and varied program for our virtual reunion, October 7-10, including time for classes to gather with special guests, opportunities to showcase alumni achievements and learn new things, and good old-fashioned fun.
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360 Tour of Kroon and other YSE Buildings
Start Tour (also available in VR View)
Kroon Hall: Lessons Learned from a Decade on the Leading Edge
An opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of alumni who have recently passed with their class and family members.
Schedule of Events
All times are EDT. Links for all events will be sent by email after registration.
Thursday, October 7
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
YSE Alumni Association Board Alumni Awards Ceremony
Introduction by YSE Dean Indy Burke
Distinguished Alum Seminar: Nan Jenks-Jay, '86 M.E.S.
Introduction by Professor Dorceta Taylor M.F.S. ‘85, Ph.D. ’91
Distinguished Alum Seminar: Dechen Dorji '01 M.E.M.
Introduction by Professor Tim Gregoire
Prospect Street Award: Daniel Piotto '06 M.F., '11 Ph.D.
Introduction by Professor Florencia Montagnini
Distinguished Alumni Award
The Distinguished Alumni Award honors the contributions and achievements of YSE alumni who have had distinguished careers and made significant contributions to the field of conservation, environmental science, and management. This year's awards will focus on members of the reunion classes (‘1s and ‘6s). Two Distinguished Alumni awards are given each year.
Prospect Street Award
The Prospect Street Award recognizes a graduate of the last decade (2011-2021) who embodies the spirit of YSE by having applied their education, energy and enthusiasm and demonstrated leadership, innovation and creativity to make a significant impact in their field.
Alumni of Color Gathering
Virtual intergenerational gathering of alumni of color, coordinated by the YSE Alumni Association Board Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and alumni volunteers.
Friday, October 8
5:00 p.m.- 5:40 p.m.
State of the School, YSE Dean Indy Burke
5:40 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
Dr. Luke Sanford - Professor of Environmental Policy
Dr. Nyeema Harris - Professor of Wildlife and Land Conservation
7:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Reunion Weekend TGIF
Virtual TGIF with alumni, faculty, students, and staff.
Networking and building professional connections
Social hour with new and old friends!
Saturday, October 9
Individual classes will have the opportunity to gather virtually, with the option to have a special faculty guest.
Class of 1981 | 10:00 a.m.
Class of 2001 | 10:00 a.m.
Class of 2016 | 10:00 a.m. with Joanne DeBernardo
Class of 1975 | 11:00 a.m. with Professor Marian Chertow
Class of 1976 | 11:00 a.m.
Class of 1991 | 7:00 p.m.
Class of 1996 | 7:00 p.m.
Class of 2021 | 7:00 p.m.
Links provided by email
8:30 - 9:30pm
YSE Talent Show
Join us for the second annual virtual YSE Alumni talent show! The participation will be virtual, but the talent will be real!
Been passing the time learning new skills, or brushing up old ones? Have a great COVID song cover? This is your chance to shine in front of a loving audience that can appreciate you only as YSE Alumni Can!