On Saturday, September 28, 2013, alumni and friends gathered together to celebrate STEP’s 45th anniversary and to recognize two very important people in STEP’s history – Dr. Varoujan Mazmanian and Dr. Snowden Taylor.

The evening, with more than 200 people in attendance and more than $15,000 raised in sponsorships and for the STEP scholarship, was a tremendous success! The highlight of the evening was the recognition and honoring of Mr. Varoujan Mazmanian, a longtime presence at Stevens and steward of the STEP program, and Dr. Snowden Taylor, who was instrumental in the founding and success of STEP at Stevens. We also were thrilled to have President Farvardin deliver the keynote address where he expressed his pride and admiration for the fantastic turnout at the event, as well as the commitment of so many alumni in making certain others are able to follow in their footsteps.

For those who missed out, we are pleased to announce that there is still time to support the STEP scholarship. Join your fellow alumni and make your gift today to help ensure that Stevens is able to continue to provide support and encouragement to students from diverse backgrounds in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and liberal arts communities. Together we can strengthen Stevens and guarantee the viability of the STEP program for another 45 years. To make a gift, visit www.stevens.edu/makeagift. To obtain additional information on the STEP Scholarship, contact Melissa Fuest, Director of Annual Giving, at 201-216-3346 or melissa.fuest@stevens.edu.  To volunteer and help STEP plan future events and activities, visit www.stevens.edu/alumni/volunteer

We thank all of our very generous supporters and volunteers for helping make the 45th STEP Celebration a premier event and a shining example of what Stevens’ alumni support can accomplish.

More updates to follow soon!  Make sure to check out the STEP Facebook group for the latest.

If you attended this past week's STEP Celebration, here is our post-event survey! Even if you weren't able to make it, we would love to hear your thoughts for future events.