Events

This past Saturday, April 2, the WCPR Alumni Association was proud to award its very first WCPR Outstanding Performance Award (WOPA) to Andy Waldron ’17.  The reception was held on the 4th floor of the Babbio Center, and was attended by WAA members, the WCPR e-board, and Andy’s parents.

The event began at 3 PM, when snacks and drinks were served. Keith B. Cassidy ’09, Scholarship chair of WAA, served as the Master of Ceremonies. The first speech was given by Melissa Fuest, Assistant Vice President, Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving and Executive Director, Alumni Association for Stevens. Melissa praised the efforts of the WAA in building a bond between the current students and those who had gone before. As is par for the course at Stevens, the festivities were interrupted by a fire alarm on the 3rd floor of Babbio, forcing the attendees to evacuate until the smoke could clear. Thankfully, someone outside had brought donuts.

Once back inside, next up was Mike Bocchinfuso ’08, President of the WAA, who gave a thoroughly entertaining, in-joke-laden speech that was equal parts soul and LOL.  Not to be outdone, Andy gave an equally entertaining and clever acceptance speech that included a detailed update on the state of WCPR and its plans for the future.

Attendees socialized, old friends caught up, and lots of Beef Wellington was consumed. All in all, it was a successful event.

Photos by Scott Orshan ’77.

When disaster strikes, how do we keep the public informed?

Broadcasting systems can be as vulnerable as we are, yet they have a crucial job supporting our communications. How have we evolved and created systems that can continue running through severe weather, terror, or other disasters?

The WCPR Alumni Association is looking to answer that question with “Broadcasting Through Adversity” – a panel discussion featuring broadcast industry leaders sharing their experiences and ideas about creating reliable, sustainable systems.

Join us on October 14 in the Bissinger Room, from 6-8pm as we discuss the past and future of broadcast systems with a panel featuring:

Richard Palestri, Director of Implementation, NBC
Bob Desiato, Director of AT&T Disaster Recovery
Chris Tobin, former Chief Engineer, 1010 WINS
Jeff Kinney, Director of Field Operations/Chief Photographer, CNN

 

The event is free, but please take a moment to register at www.stevens.edu/events/broadcastingthroughadversity.

These are the candidates for the WCPR Alumni Association Council. Members, please email your votes from your primary email address to elections@wcpralumni.com by October 3rd!

For each position, please select only one candidate. Please indicate your name and class year.

President

Spencer Morasch ‘78

Michael Bocchinfuso ‘08

Vice President

Michael Bocchinfuso ‘08

Matthew Keyser ‘09

Scott Orshan ‘77

Derek Ives ‘08

Secretary

Nicholas Barresi ‘12

David Cabrita ‘13

Imran Merali ‘07

Technical Resource Officer

Paul Rea ‘06

Imran Merali ‘07

Rob May ‘13

Event Coordinator

Dana DeSantis ‘14

Historian

Derek Ives ‘08

David Cabrita ‘13

Imran Merali ‘07

Matthew Keyser ‘09

We’re kicking off the Oktoberfest season a week early with a happy hour meetup at the Pilsener Haus beer garden in Hoboken!

Come out on September 13th from 5 PM onward and enjoy some excellent food and drink, meet up with your old friends and maybe even make some new ones all while enjoying some (hopefully) lovely weather. If it rains, we will relocate indoors.

Note that while there is no registration fee (it will be pay-your-own-way with food & drink), please try to make your response as definite as possible, so we can reserve the proper amount of space.

Prost!

Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1457364637862752/

WCPR Happy Hour at Finegan’s

Friday, January 24 at 7 PM

734 Willow Ave, Hoboken, NJ 07030

Come join the WCPR Alumni Association in kicking off its 2014 calendar of events with a Happy Hour meet-up on Friday, 01/24 at Finegan’s (formerly Rogo’s) in Hoboken at 7PM.
Everyone, including current students (21+ of course), is welcome to attend and no formal RSVP is necessary. We’ll be in the back room with some identifiable WCPR gear on. Come by, reconnect with old friends, meet new ones, and have fun!

We are always open to suggestions for more locations to host future events, as well as ideas for events – so please let us know if you have any ideas!

RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/573335399418911/