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NYC Inaguration

Inauguration of ETH Alumni, NYC Chapter

ETH Alumni's international network continues to grow: on 30 April, the third US Chapter of ETH Alumni was officially launched at the Swiss Consulate in New York. The original intention had been to launch the Chapter back in October 2012. However, Hurricane Sandy temporarily put a stop to the alumni's plans. Now at the second attempt, everything was fine: in the presence of the Ambassador Francois Barras, ETH President Ralph Eichler and Daniel Schaufelberger, Head of Relations for ETH Alumni in North America, the two Board members Anna Torriani and Werner Kaufmann welcomed over 60 alumni and their guests to the founding ceremony. It was particularly pleasing that representatives of the alumni organisations at Yale, MIT and EPFL were also there, as Peter Brunner, Managing Director of ETH Alumni, explained. The new US Chapter would like to work closely with those associations in future and organise joint events. The first event is planned for 27 July: the alumni representatives in New York want to take part in the celebrations for Swiss National Day at the Bronx Zoo in New York.

Happy faces in New York: Peter Brunner, Daniel Schaufelberger, Anna Torriani, Ralph Eichler and Werner Kaufmann (l-r) at the launch ceremony.