Alumni & Friends
First World

First World Alumni Activities

The First World alumni steering committee, a group of active volunteers, works collaboratively with the Office of Alumni Relations, the SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association, and the Office of Development and SUNY New Paltz Foundation to conduct programming and outreach for First World alumni. These activities include gifts to SUNYIT Foundation-managed funds that benefit current students and honor the legacy of the late Dr. Margaret Wade Lewis, whose efforts supported students of color during her 36 years as a professor and mentor at SUNY New Paltz.

A number of Alumni Advisory Council members represent First World alumni interests and perspectives within the SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association.

First World Reunion (every five years)
College's coverage of May 2015 reunion on-campus activities:
View press release and slide show
View Friday "Trailblazers Reception" (189 photos)
View Saturday basketball game and BBQ (52 photos)
View Friday-Saturday check-in photos
Held every five years and organized by the all-volunteer First World alumni steering committee, the latest First World Alumni Weekend was May 1-3, 2015. Details are posted to the group's website at

Honor the legacy of Dr. Margaret Wade Lewis...
To make a gift benefiting current students and receive a SUNY New Paltz gift-acknowledgement and receipt for tax purposes, go to

Other activities
First World alumni are encouraged to participate with the Office of Alumni Relations in fostering attendance at all SUNY New Paltz Alumni Association.
Recent activities have included:
• First World alumni participating in the NYC "Career Conversations" Mixer: May 29, 2015
• First World alumni at the annual Washington DC alumni-student event: March 16, 2015
• First World alumni at Atlanta-area Alumni Relations reception: March 14, 2015
• First World meet-up in NYC with Office of Alumni Relations: Nov. 21, 2014
• First World alumni-volunteer steering committee outreach and EOP reception at Reunion alumni weekend: Oct. 17-18, 2014 | Heritage Luncheon honoring Tony Bonilla '87 '05g: Oct. 18, 2014

Can't join us? View other upcoming events for alumni.