The newly established association held its kick-off reception in October of 2008, with nearly 1/3 of the total postdocs at Dartmouth College in attendance. On November 14th 2008, approximately 40 postdocs met from various departments and elected officers to represent the DCPDA (President, Melanie Rutkowski; President Elect, Guido Memmi; Vice President, Kristine Hill; Secretary, Maroun Beyrouthy; Treasurer, Joshua Gamsby; Social Chair Heads, Danica Hickey and Louise Hughes; Career Development Heads, Sandeep Tamber and Dhana Nair; Community Service Heads, Hao Xu and Ian Street).
The elected officers pledged to work hard, increasing the College's awareness of postdocs and their individual needs. The DCPDA aims to aid in the professional development of its members, foster a sense of community and identity among them, and enhance their overall experience at Dartmouth College. With a main focus on career and professional development workshops, the DCPDA hopes to equip postdocs with the tools needed to find and obtain satisfying and fulfilling careers within or outside of academia.
Last Updated: 12/19/11