Intergroup Relations

Announcing the 2016 IGR Outstanding Alumni Award Winner!

IGR is delighted to have presented this year's IGR Outstanding Alumni Award to Theresa Q. Tran at the recent IGR graduation ceremony. Below is a short biography so that you can read more about Ms. Tran's impressive accomplishments and skills.

Congratulations, Theresa! We are honored to have presented you the award this year, and were so pleased you could join us and speak to our 2016 graduates.

Theresa Tran accepts the 2016 IGR Outstanding Alumni Award

Fond Farewell: A7med Alawami

IGR would like to send a fond farewell to A7med (Ahmed) Alawami, a long-time IGR community member. A7med has had a tremendous impact on the program through his committment in many different avenues of IGR involvement including teaching, research, alumni outreach, and dialogue participation/facilitation. Most recently, A7med served as an instructor for IGR's Practicum in Intergroup Dialogue Facilitation course. A7med is moving to California and will soon be joined by his family.

Don't Use Facebook? We'll Catch You Up on the Most Popular IGR Hashtag

In the past schoolyear, IGR started a Facebook hashtag campaign called #thisisigr, inspired by Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton. The purpose is to showcase our students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends telling their own stories, in their own voices.

The gallery below contains some popular selections IGR has featured in the past two terms:


Fond Farewell: Tyra Bandt

Tyra Bandt, a long-time member of the CommonGround programming team, graduated just a few short weeks ago and will soon be joining the corporate business world. Because of her deep engagement with the program and dedication, we wanted to thank her for her work with us and send her off with well wishes!