IFA Alumni Association

Dear Fellow Alumni,

The Alumni Association has three important goals – to help alumni stay in touch, and to support todays’ students and the IFA community. To accomplish all of this, we are very active. Our annual publication of the alumni newsletter and the reunion hosted every year at the CAA conference are designed to help alumni keep connected; we raise funds through the Alumni Fellowship Fund and the Alumni Fund for the Summer Travel Grants program, which provides invaluable support for advanced PhD students researching their dissertations; we sponsor the annual Walter W. S Cook Lecture, which spotlights alumni achievement by inviting one of our own to give a public lecture at the IFA; and, we oversee the oral history program, which is documenting the many remarkable scholars who have taught and/or trained here and created lasting legacies in their fields.

If you haven’t already, I hope you will join the Alumni Association now. Through your contribution of $50 or more, you will become a member and be entitled to reading privileges at the IFA library. And, as an alumni, I hope you will contribute as generously as you can to the IFA through one of the designated alumni giving funds, the Annual Alumni Fund, which supports the activities of the Alumni Association, as well as student fellowships, and the Annual Alumni Fellowship Fund, which is solely directed to fellowships.

Please be sure that the Hope O'Reilly (hope.oreilly@nyu.edu) in the Development Office has your most current contact information. We look forward to keeping in touch with you.

With best regards,
Gertje Utley
President, IFA Alumni Association

IFA Alumni Association Officers


Gertje Utley


Alicia Lubowski-Jahn


Lisa Rotmil


Cora Michael

Board of Directors

Patrick Amsellem
Yassana Croizat-Glazer
Valerie Hillings
William Hood
Jennifer Perry
Sabine Rewald
Jaśon Rosenfeld
Marie Tanner
Alison West

Past Presidents

Mary Tavener Holmes 
Connie Lowenthal
Suzanne Stratton-Pruitt
Gerrit Lansing

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