Pacifica Graduate Institute Alumni Association (PGIAA) will sponsor its Third Annual “Toast Heard ‘Round the World” on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the school’s Alumni Association.
Pacifica’s Office of Alumni Relations has invited members of the school’s global community—alumni, students, faculty members, and staff and their families, as well as other friends of the institution—to join in the celebration. The Alumni Association and groups of alumni across the U.S. and abroad have planned special gatherings for the evening of December 31st designed to bring the spirit of Pacifica alive and raise the Alumni Association’s visibility.
“Offering ‘a toast’ to Pacifica and the Alumni Association in various places will build stronger bonds among alums and other members of the Pacifica family and will celebrate the Association’s many accomplishments in 2013 ,” said Tom Lyon, President of the Alumni Association . “We hope they all will embrace our continued efforts in 2013 to further develop our alumni network and help us fully honor our school, our community, and our Alumni Association.”
Pacifica, whose beginnings as an educational institution date to 1976, has more than 4,000 degree-holding graduates. However, until recently, it had not had a fully operating alumni association. The association, which launched in 2010, has organized regional pods around the United States and in several foreign countries.
Dianne Travis-Teague, Director of the school’s Alumni Relations, urged graduates to “resolve to be a Pacifica Ambassador in the coming year— share the Pacifica story and invite a potential student to an Information Day at Pacifica.” Such sessions are held periodically throughout the year on both Pacifica’s Lambert and Ladera campuses. “More importantly,” Travis-Teague said, “we encourage our graduates to support their Alumni Association in 2014. Offer a toast with us on New Year’s Eve and ‘tweet’ your dreams to #ToastPacifica2014.”