2019 Alumni Mixer
6 October 2019
This year’s Annual Alumni Mixer was another smashing success as more than forty alumni converged at the home of Tim ’66 and Cindy Wollaeger. The La Jolla weather was pleasantly warm without a cloud in the sky, the camaraderie was always entertaining and collegial, and the refreshments & appetizers were divine (gotta love the homemade guacamole!). There was also a well represented variety of old and new alumni from the College, Graduate, and Professional schools—all quickly became new friends.
Once again, on behalf of the YCSD, a sincere thanks to Cindy (and Tim too) for so graciously coordinating this event.
Yale President Peter Salovey Visits San Diego
9 September 2019, TSRI Auditorium
It was the distinct honor and privilege of the Yale Club of San Diego to welcome Yale University’s twenty-third President Peter Salovey as our guest for a memorable and engaging event at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Auditorium.
The evening began with local Alumni mingling with President Salovey and representatives of the Yale Alumni Association during a catered light hors d’oeuvres reception. The President’s address discussed developing Yale programs and facilities notably in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, strengthening partnerships worldwide, increasing access to a Yale College education, enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration and entrepreneurial opportunity for both faculty and students. He also detailed his goal to positioned the Yale community as it pursues its mission to improve the world today and for future generations. The concluding audience Q&A was a frank discussion addressing multiple topics: the recent admissions scandal and what has been done going forward; intellectual property theft and promoting collaboration; protecting free speech on campus and challenging students to step out of their comfort zone; and the future of Yale in the 21st century.
The YCSD Board of Directors with Yale President Salovey and Weili Cheng, Executive Director YAA