Events

Cybersecurity: Leveraging Your Fordham Network

The Fordham University Office of Career Services and the Fordham College Alumni Association presented a panel discussion and networking event on April 4th. More than 60 students and alumni attended to hear Fordham grads and one Fordham professor offer advice on interviewing, certifications, presentation skills and the knowledge base needed for entry level and advanced job-seeking in the cyber field.

Panelists included: Thaier Hayajneh, Ph.D., Professor, Cybersecurity, Department of Computer Information Sciences, Fordham University; Tomás Maldonado, CISO, International Flavors and Fragrances, FCRH 1998; Christine Valencia, Security Senior Manager, Accenture, FCRH 1996; Dominic LeVoci, Senior Account Executive, EnCase, FCRH 2001, and; Amy Batalones, Cyber Security Operations Center (CSOC) Lead, Con Edison, FCRH 2013.

Private Dinner with New York Times Columnist Jim Dwyer, FCRH ’79 to Fund the Newly Established Rev. Joseph M. McShane FCAA Student Achievement Award

Our marquee dinner with Jim Dwyer, FCRH 1979, to support the Rev. Joseph M. McShane FCAA Student Achievement Award, was a tremendous success. Jim regaled a small group of 12 guests with his wisdom and insight about New York City, politics, personalities, Fordham and even books and movies. Our attendees, all accomplished in their own right, contributed great conversation and perspective. We thank all for their donations and participation.

Stay tuned. We will be holding more of these events with other well-known and interesting Fordham alumni!

About Jim Dwyer
Jim Dwyer, a native New Yorker, has spent most of his professional life covering the city as a reporter, columnist and author. He joined The Times in May 2001 after stints at the Daily NewsNew York Newsday and several papers in northern New Jersey. His work for The Times has included coverage of 9/11, the Iraq War, the 2004 presidential campaign and law enforcement surveillance of political activities. He has written the About New York column since 2007. The winner of the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for commentary and a co-recipient of the 1992 Pulitzer for breaking news, Mr. Dwyer is also the author or co-author of six books.

The Rev. Joseph M. McShane, SJ, FCAA Student Achievement Award
In conversation with the FCAA, Father McShane, president of Fordham, suggested the creation of a new student award based in his observation that many Fordham students make extraordinary strides once they arrive at the university, even if they did not enter on scholarship. He believed those students should be rewarded for their achievements. The FCAA agreed and informed Father McShane that it would establish the award and that it would be named in honor of his significant contributions to Fordham students. Read more about Father McShane here.