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Morgan Stanley Alumni Re-Connect to
Baruch College

Photo - President Kathleen Waldron with Baruch alumni at MorganStanley
Baruch's President Kathleen Waldron (right) with Baruch alumni at Morgan Stanley.

 New York, NY – October 27, 2006--Morgan Stanley employs 250 Baruch alumni, and all 250 were invited to meet and mingle with one another and to hear President Kathleen Waldron discuss current events at Baruch at the first-ever Baruch Alumni Reception hosted by Morgan Stanley.  The reception at Morgan Stanley followed the pattern of similar events that have been held at Bear Stearns, PricewaterhouseCoopers, CIT, Goldman Sachs, and TIAA-CREF, among other companies that employ significant numbers of Baruch alumni. An alumni reception at Deloitte & Touche is scheduled for November 28. 

The primary goal of planning events for alumni of a single employer, according to Donna Haggarty, executive director of strategic partnerships, is to “get the good news out to our alumni and the senior management of firms about the value of a Baruch education and the important role we play in the business community.”  Haggarty adds, “We also want to extend a warm welcome to alumni who want to reconnect to Baruch.” 

Kathleen McNally-Reynolds (’92), a vice president at Morgan Stanley in capital planning, and David Sidwell, Morgan Stanley’s chief financial officer, hosted the Baruch Alumni Reception at Morgan Stanley’s headquarters in midtown Manhattan on October 18. Morgan Stanley Vice President Perren Wong, who leads the firm’s recruiting effort at Baruch, also attended. 

President Waldron and Zicklin School of Business Dean John Elliott addressed the group about new faculty hires, the College’s facilities, student profiles, and the positive impact of private giving on College programs. The two also discussed the College’s aspirations to build upon its success, citing several important media stories and rankings identifying Baruch among top schools in business, entrepreneurship, and student diversity.

Alumni had the opportunity to meet staff from the College’s Alumni Relations and College Advancement offices, as well as executives from Baruch’s graduate and undergraduate career development centers. Baruch provided the alumni with information about how to volunteer with Baruch in forums such as Executives On Campus.

President Waldron has strived to meet with the leaders of the New York business community to raise the visibility of the College and its graduates. She has met with such chief executive officers as Chuck Prince of Citigroup, Dennis Nally of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Bob Catell of KeySpan, Sir Martin Sorrell of WPP, Victor Ganzi of Hearst, and Kevin Burke at Consolidated Edison. Other firms have been targeted by Strategic Partnerships for events in the coming months.

“The net result of our corporate outreach will be more financial support, more opportunities for our graduates, and a stronger alumni network,” comments Donna Haggarty.

Baruch’s outreach to senior corporate management has led to a steady stream of meetings with senior human resource executives to familiarize them with the talent of Baruch students and the capabilities of Baruch’s recruiting services. 

“Meeting with senior-level executives allows Baruch to open new doors for our students seeking internships and full-time jobs,” says Dr. Patricia Imbimbo, director of the Starr Career Development Center. “Since Dr. Waldron’s arrival, several dozen new recruiting links at high levels of firms have been established at such companies as Merrill Lynch, Colgate-Palmolive, and Bank of New York.”

Contact: Carol Abrams, Chief Communications Officer, (646) 660-6105 or Lara Moon, Communications & Marketing, (646) 660-6093.

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