NEW YORK (Dec. 19)
Alumni of the Israel Institute of Technology, located in Haifa, who are presently in the United States, today established a new organization to be known as the Technion Alumni Association in the United States.
More than 300 people participated in a luncheon-meeting at the Statler-Hilton Hotel which initiated the new group, and which will be affiliated with the Technion Alumni Association in Israel. It is hoped to enroll in the new group the nearly 800 graduates of the Technion who are now in this country.
Most of the graduates of the Technion are here studying for advanced degrees in a wide variety of disciplines while others are employed in specialized fields offering techniques and know-how that will be valuable to Israel upon their return. A smaller number of the alumni are also holding down temporary academic posts in leading universities, mostly during their Sabbatical absences from Israel. The luncheon-meeting was addressed by Alexander Goldberg, president of the Technion, who is currently on a brief visit to the United States.