Please plan on join.ing us for events in the fall, especially our holiday reunion celebration in December.
Retired faculty and staff met for lunch at the Park Café on Thursday, June 1, our annual pre-commencement lunch. They celebrated the 60th anniversary of the college, viewed a slide show of the the college over the years, and shared stories.
Read the full story to see a photo taken at our annual spring luncheon last year. In the center of that photo is CSI student Basilio Allen,who was the recipient of the ARP Scholarship for 2015-2016. We were moved by his account of coming up through foster care to become a successful student at the College of Staten Island. He is a joint major in Sociology/Anthropology and Dramatic Arts. He also volunteered at the Center for Accessibility and organized several performance groups on his own.
Our Mission Statement
The CSI Academy of Retired Professionals (the ARP) lists the following goals for its organization:
1. To provide for its members opportunities to come together for social, recreational, and educational purposes.
2. To engage in such activities as may contribute to the College of Staten Island in carrying out its educational mission.
3. To engage in appropriate activities as may contribute to the general welfare of the Staten Island community.
4. To provide scholarships in the name of the Academy.
5. To advocate for retirees’ interests.
Membership is open to all retired CSI faculty, professional staff and partners. Yearly dues are only $25 per year. Lifetime dues $100
We hope you'll join us and attend many of our events.
To get a membership application form click here. Print and mail it.
The Academy of Retired Professionals has established a scholarship fund to support worthy students in their pursuit of an education at CSI. Each year contributions will be solicited from ARP members and granted to carefully chosen deserving students. The fund will be administered for ARP by the CSI Foundation, and grantees will be chosen by the CSI Scholarship Committee. Scholarship amounts will be determined by the size of contributions received from ARP members. Hopefully, sufficient funds will be donated to establish a permanent endowment from which scholarships can be awarded. In addition to the annual ARP solicitation of members, contributions can be made at any time through the CSI Foundation.