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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Talking Points for Student Leaders Clambake

Category: Regional
November, 2017
ECAV Football Suite

Student Leaders Clambake

Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

I am so delighted to be able to join our student leaders for the football game with the University of Rochester.  It is Military Appreciation Day—so I especially welcome the young men and in women in our Reserve Officers’ Training Corps units. While we educate all of our students here at Rensselaer with a great sense of purpose, readying them to take on grand global challenges—our cadets and midshipmen answer the call to leadership with extraordinary courage.

We, also, of course, very much appreciate our student-athletes—and the many ways that they bring us together as a community.

On the field, our Engineers are having a very good year. If they win today, they have a good shot at becoming Liberty League Champions. Next Saturday, I remind you, the Engineers will be playing Union College for the Dutchman Shoes Trophy, commemorating the oldest football rivalry in New York State.

Please, enjoy today’s game, and I thank all of you for joining me.