(L-R) Robert Gans '03; his wife Peggy Wurm; CSIAA Corresponding Secretary Jim Raggi '68,'70; Jeff Rosenblatt '78

The CSI Alumni Association (CSIAA) gave College alumni the opportunity to mix and mingle recently at its annual Manhattan Networking Party at The Ketch restaurant. Attendees enjoyed a buffet and open bar while catching up with old friends and forging new connections.
Barbara Eshoo, CSI Vice President for Institutional Advancement and External Affairs welcomed everyone to the event and introduced Event Chair Jim Raggi ’68, ’70. Raggi recognized CSIAA Board President Vullnet Kolari, ’98, who is nearing the end of his last term as president, thanking him for all his hard work as President.

For his part, Kolari spoke on the importance of staying connected to one’s alma matter and how he and fellow board members feel strongly about CSI and the education they received.

College President Dr. Tomás D. Morales was also on hand to offer greetings and share some of the College’s many achievements with attendees.

In addition, the assembled alumni had the chance to share some of their fondest memories of CSI. Robert D. Gans ’03 reminisced about his time at the College while he pursued his graduate degree, underscoring the importance of how his instructors and small class sizes were key to his success.

The Manhattan event is one of many networking parties and reunions that will be taking place in the near future. A networking party for Brooklyn Alumni will be taking place at Cebu Restaurant on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

For more information, call the CSI Alumni Association at 718.982.2290 or email alumni@csi.cuny.edu.