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Clockwise from top left: Ralph Dawson, Neil Mazzella, Lise Strickler, Kevin Nelson, and Tom Leatherbury
  • Volunteer Recognition

Change Agents and Trailblazers Headline 2021 Yale Medal Recipients

The Yale Medal is the highest honor bestowed by the YAA, awarded for outstanding service to the university. Like their predecessors, the 2021 Yale medalists have made significant and lasting contributions to Yale – as volunteers, fundraisers, trailblazers, and difference-makers.

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Ultimate Yale Campus Guide

We asked the members of the Yale community to share their favorite campus spots and Yale traditions to create this ultimate campus guide for new and returning students. Here are their recommendations. 


"The First Women in Yale College: Reflections on Coeducation for the 50th Anniversary Celebration," a collection of essays that chronicles what it was like to be among the first women to attend and graduate from Yale College, is now available as a digital book.

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In our September update, YAA Executive Director Weili Cheng ’77 reflects on the the YAA’s and Yale's efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and notes the association's DEI programming and offerings of the past year.

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Weili Cheng '77
  • From the Desk of Weili Cheng ’77

A Five-Year Reflection

This summer I celebrated five years as executive director of the YAA. I’m proud of all that we have accomplished, and even after four decades as a volunteer, I continue to learn a lot about alumni, from our alumni – you!