Young Alumni Events

From the desk of Sterly Wilder: One office with one goal—engaging our alumni


Last October 30, Dave Kennedy, then the vice president for alumni affairs and development, unveiled a new structure for the staffs of the Duke Alumni Association and University Development. Historically, both of these organizations have reported to associate vice presidents who in turn reported to the vice president. Now these two offices would be merged into one organization under one new title—DUKE ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT—and one new vision.

DukeNY Career Conversations - Weekly 30 Minute Zoom Interview and Q&A, Wednesdays, 5-5:30 pm

DukeNY Career Conversations - Wednesdays, 5-5:30 pm

Join Duke alumni for DukeNY Career Conversations a 30-minute, virtual series designed to help DukeNY alumni continue to expand their professional Duke networks, gain helpful Forever Duke career path advice, and be inspired, as part of the DukeNY COVID 19 response plan.

DukeNY Career Conversations will resume this fall, starting on Wednesday, September 9. Invitations are posted on DukeNY LinkedIn every Friday as well as DukeNY Facebook and DukeNYalumni Instagram every Monday. 

DukeNY Tri-State Area Hoops Watches 2019 - 2020

Don't miss your chance to watch Duke Men's Basketball with Duke alumni, parents, and families in the Tri-State area. DukeNY will hold events in NYC, Long Island and Westchester (additional locations TBD) - please see details below!

For information about official game watches around the world, visit the DAA's Regional Hoops Watch page.


Back on Campus


Read more about these alumni who recently returned to give back to Duke students through mentoring, lectures, and words of wisdom.

Phil Watson performs An Iliad

The War Artist


“Nine years,” the Poet begins intensely, in media res. “Fighting on and off, fighting to the wall and back. Greeks win one day, Trojans win the next, like a game of tug-of-war.” He pulls at a black rope hung ominously from a scaffold. “And nothing to show for it but exhaustion, poverty, and loneliness,” he says, articulating each word with a maniacal kick to the air.