Winter 2017

We Need Your Involvement

A message from the president of the Friedman School Alumni Association.

It was an exciting fall semester at the Friedman School. We welcomed 109 new students in September; 100 alumni and friends attended our reception at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Boston in October, and Dean Dariush Mozaffarian held a launch event for the new strategic plan in November.

The Alumni Association Executive Council has spent the past year examining its mission, vision and core strategic areas. The council has established a new committee structure, including the addition of a Communications Committee, which will work closely with other standing committees to develop and execute outreach initiatives for upcoming events, volunteer opportunities and more.

My term as alumni association president ends in April, and I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked with so many of you. I urge all of you to remain connected with other alumni and to support the school. The mentoring program is a wonderful way to give back. It began as a pilot program three years ago and already has proven invaluable to students.

I welcome your ideas and feedback: I look forward to seeing you during reunion weekend, March 31-April 2.

Andrew Shao, N00
President, Friedman School Alumni Association 

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