Principal Denise Lievesley hosts alumni reception in New York City

Green Templeton College New York City Alumni Reception

Alumni, friends and supporters of Green Templeton College gathered in New York City for an evening reception hosted by Principal Denise Lievesley.

The event at The Yale Club, overlooking Grand Central Station, took place on Tuesday 16 April and was attended by alumni of both Green and Templeton Colleges, as well as more recent graduates of Green Templeton.

Denise travelled to New York after previous stops in Washington, D.C. and Salt Lake City as part of Oxford in North America 2019, organised by the University of Oxford’s North American Office.

She told attendees at The Yale Club: “I’m pleased to be back in New York and to see everyone here this evening, and I’m delighted the 2020 Alumni Weekend in North America will take place here in New York in April next year.

“This gathering could not be more timely as I am working with the current team in college to redouble our energies to engage alumni and friends on the East Coast.”

Denise also held a number of one-to-one meetings in New York with alumni and friends of the college, and visited the University of Oxford’s North American Office, where she presented the Executive Director, Michael G. Cunningham, with a colourful print of the Radcliffe Observatory by Green Templeton’s Artist-in-Residence Weimin He.

In addition, Denise travelled to Princeton, New Jersey, for a day, where she visited the home of alum Walter Cairns, and was taken on a guided tour of Princeton University by current Green Templeton student Ben Zevenbergen. Denise was struck by “the number of buildings in Princeton that were modelled on Oxford colleges.”

The week before arriving in New York, Denise had hosted an alumni reception in Washington D.C. at The Officina.

She also attended breakfast at the White House as a guest of alum Chris Liddell, who is the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

You can find out more about future and past alumni events here.

Denise Lievesley and Green Templeton College alum Chris Liddell at the White House following a breakfast on 12 April 2019

Denise with alum Chris Liddell at the White House following a breakfast on 12 April

Created: 25 April 2019