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At SP2, we offer our alumni a slate of events that provide opportunities for networking, personal development, and professional enrichment.

These events allow SP2 graduates to interact with each other but also to get to know current students, faculty, and staff. We hope these events will create spaces for alumni to feel connected with SP2’s present and invested in the School’s future.

Some of our regular programming includes: 

Nomination requirements, due by 2/1/2024:

The nominees should have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields, disciplines, positions and/or occupations. Contributions may include, but are not limited to: development of new programs, procedures, models, teaching, writing, research, service, or by other outstanding records of consistent advancement in their chosen profession.


  • Nominations may be received from any member of the SP2 community, including faculty, staff, alumni, and students
  • Alumni can self-nominate
  • Nominations must be received by February 1st deadline
  • Nominations and supporting documents may be submitted online or through other approved forms when electronic submission is not possible

Nominations must include:

  • Nomination form (available here)
  • If the nomination is accepted, nominee must submit two letters of support and current resume or curriculum vitae for consideration 


  • Nominees to the SP2 Alumni Hall of Fame must have graduated at least five years prior to their nomination
  • Nominees must have contributed in a significant way to the mission and vision of SP2
  • Nominations and awards are not contingent upon a graduate’s giving record or potential for giving.

SP2 Fridays

A chance for alumni to return to Caster for relaxed evening of food and refreshments with current students and faculty. Held throughout the semester.

SP2 Minute

This event allows SP2 graduates to share their expertise with the rest of the School’s community and engage in thought provoking discussions on a wide range of relevant topics. Held throughout the semester.

SP2 Speaker Series

The Speaker Series features leading scholars and activists from within the SP2 community and beyond in conversation with renowned social justice leader Ben Jealous. Held throughout the semester.


Alumni Weekend

SP2 Alumni Hall of Fame, May 17th; 4-5:30pm

SP2 Alumni Reception, May 17th; 5:30-8pm

SP2 Commencement Pre-Reception, May 18th; 2-3:30pm

SP2 Jazz Brunch, May 19th: 12-2pm

All alumni are welcomed back to campus to celebrate the completion of another academic year with food, drink, and live music. 

In addition, each semester, special one-off events are held to highlight alumni from each program, events to create networking opportunities for alumni, and events that feature current faculty discussing their work. 

Please make sure to check your email for details on all upcoming events as well as the SP2 Calendar.

Upcoming Alumni Events

SP2 Speaker Series: The Courage to Agree: Voting Rights, Justice, and Bipartisan Action in Virginia

Join us for a conversation about working across party lines to champion voting rights in Virginia, advance racial reconciliation, and revisit the forgotten story of when Freedmen and former Confederates […]

SP2 Fridays

Come out and network with current students and alumni. Refreshments will be served. SP2 Fridays is presented by the Offices of Institutional Advancement & Student Affairs.

Networking with NPL Alumni & Practicum Partners

NPL students will have the opportunity to connect with practicum partners and alumni while enjoying lunch. This event is open to current NPL students, alumni, and practicum partners.

NPL Lunch & Learn — Leveraging Volunteers to Build Capacity

Volunteers can be a critical part of a nonprofit’s impact infrastructure. As a nonprofit leader, what does it take to effectively leverage volunteers and build a consistent, reliable volunteer base? […]

NPL Alumni Panel

A panel of NPL alumni will talk about their experiences during and after the NPL program, as well as how to get involved with the NPL Alumni Association. Please email […]



Graphic that states Kindness is contagious. Be the one who makes others feel included.

Acts of Kindness Pop-Up

Stop by the Caster lobby for a quick afternoon snack as you go about your day!



Graphic that states Kindness is contagious. Be the one who makes others feel included.

Acts of Kindness Pop-Up

Stop by the Caster lobby for a to-go snack on your way to your evening class or before you head home!


Aerial panoramic view of Paterson, NJ

Report: Guaranteed income improved financial well-being and quality of life in Paterson, NJ

In a report authored by SP2’s Center for Guaranteed Income Research, findings from the Paterson Guaranteed Income Pilot Program reveal connections between unconditional cash and recipients’ quality of life, financial well-being, ability to balance their time, and feelings of belonging.