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YAA Board of Governors Excellence Award 2023

We are grateful to receive a YAA Board of Governors Excellence Award for our 1stGenYale alumni conference on April 29, 2023. The citation reads:

About 150 alumni gathered in New Haven for a 1stGenYale conference representing classes from 1956 to 2022, a broad geography, and most Yale schools. There were a variety of opportunities for networking including pre- and post-conference gatherings. The achieved goals included learning from diverse experiences from alumni who shared a first-generation, low-income, or underrepresented background. Sixteen panels promoted career advancement across a variety of professional fields including arts, finance, and STEM. The conference provided a rare opportunity for 1stGen alumni and students to celebrate and learn from their diversity and their unique journeys.