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Letter from the Chapter

Dear fellow alumnus, 

2018 was a great year. We had many events, we expanded our member network, and we added events in other places. We continue to reach out to more alumni every day, every week and every month. Our community is quite large, the challenge is to find them. But we are getting there. 

Again we could be pride of our Alma Mater, for a 3rd year in a row the Most Innovative University in Europe by Reuters. Congratulations!

We look forward to a fantastic 2019, not only successful, but also just fun, enjoyable, peaceful and full of opportunities.

Happy holidays from the Chapter Board!


A special thanks to our
Patron Members:
An Billiau

Jim Bodtke
Dirk Brinckman

Geert Cauwenbergh
Ank Santens
Ingrid Tierens

Many thanks for your vital support!

Take care,


Please share  our link ( with as many Alumni you know in the States as possible and have them signed up on our mailing list. We want to reach out to our friends and colleagues who attended our Alma Mater, to connect each other and to share the proud feeling of being a graduate of our fine university!

Last but not least, please send us feedback, suggestions, information, etc to improve our website and our network!

US Team

Meet the team here!

Want to get involved? Let us know.


Oct 25, New York

On Thursday night, the Young Alumni group who visited New York City shared a drink at Belgian bar BXL Zoutte. It was a great informal happening over some Belgian beers in a Belgian place. Maybe some of these visitors will once join our community?

Our chapter continues to expand its activities

This year, we have been expanding our reach and the type of activities to serve our alumni better. 

First we introduced informal after hours drinks, first for young alumni, and then for anyone (and perhaps we all feel young, even the older ones amongst us...).

Secondly, we started to do something in another city, with our local reprsentative Utsav. We had a great drink in Tir Na Nog, an Irish pub downtown Philadelphia. 

We will continue to add these kind of novelties, please do not hesitate to send us any suggestions and we look forward to see you all soon!

The Chapter team

2nd Happy Hour - Celebrate summer

Thursday July 12
Bryant Park, New York

Alumni Happy Hour at Bryant Park was a blast! It was fantastic to have so many alumni together enjoying a warm summer evening in the heart of Manhattan. Our balloon mascot for the evening was Cookie Monster - the only blue balloon in the store! - and he did a great job at gathering our attendees. After we carved out a space for ourselves in the crowd, everyone was relaxing and connecting over cool summer ales and cocktails. Happy summer to everyone and thank you to all those who came out! 

The story of a fellow Alumnus

We have started a new tradition: every quarter we will give the floor to one of our alumni and his/her story from childhood to today. We hope they may be inspiring to our incoming alumni. 

Ingrid Tierens

Class of 1990 - Commercial Engineer

Managing director, Goldman Sachs, NYC

Read her story here.

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